The Happiest Place on Earth

When you think of Disney World, you usually picture an ecstatic 17-year-old meeting Mickey Mouse, right? Well, try to picture five college roommates meeting Tiana instead: that was my roommates and I when we took a trip to Disney World this past April. disney

We had been planning the trip for months so that we could navigate the lines and crowds at the Magic Kingdom park. Thanks to this planning, we actually got to experience everything on our “must do” list. We met several characters and even though the “magic” is lost on me, I absolutely loved seeing the smiles on my friends’ faces when they met their favorite princesses. disney-2

In addition to meeting all of our favorite characters in the park, we also got to ride a surprising number of popular rides due to our careful planning. Since we arrived to Magic Kingdom as the park opened, we were able to ride all of the rides with “mountain” in the name before noon, a feat that is not easily accomplished.


While meeting characters and riding attractions was an amazing time, my favorite part of the trip was simply spending time with my friends and seeing them have a great time. Laughing as we tried to all fit on a magic carpet, spending time in lines aimlessly chatting and even complaining about the heat really brought us closer than we had ever been. To finish with a question, what is the most magical part of Disney World to you?

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All photos are property of me, Elaine Ticer.


3 thoughts on “The Happiest Place on Earth

  1. I love this! I go to Disney pretty much once a week and I love how enthusiastic you are about it. The picture from the parade is a good memory because that parade no longer exists at the Magic Kingdom. Like you said, you automatically think of a child when you hear Disney, but this isn’t an accurate assumption. There are many adults who love Disney just as much as children. Disney may be expensive, but in my opinion it is a perfect vacation destination for people with or without children!
    -Bailie Braddy


  2. Disney is one of my favorite places to visit, no matter how many times I hoave been. My sister and I are probably able to walk around blindfolded by now. I went to Disney this past summer as well and actually got to meet Princess Tiana. It was funny because the line consisted of a herd of five year old girls, and then my sister and I being 19 and 22 year old ladies soaring high over all of them. I absolutely love going to places like Disney because of the bonding that happens while waiting in line for rides. From the minute I walk in to the minute I leave, despite how bad my feet may be throbbing, I have a smile on my face from being at “the happiest place on earth”. I loved reading this post!


  3. It looks like you had a great time at Disney! I used to go to Disney every summer because my friend worked there, so we went for free. I was like a little kid when I would go because I never went when I was really young. The times I went I was always in high school, so Disney was something new and exciting for me. It’s always fun to go with your friends so waiting in line doesn’t seem so endless. Your blog makes me want to go again soon. Maybe I’ll see you there one time!


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