Thursday, January 16, 2014

My #DisneySide with Magical Blogorail Green


Welcome to those of you joining me from Return To Disney and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.


I've been thinking about my #DisneySide since I first heard about it last fall.  Disney encompasses my life.  It's just a part of who I am.  There is not a day, literally, that I don't talk about Disney face to face with someone- my husband, my sons, my coworkers, my friends, my son's teachers, my youth, etc.  Every. Day.  I can somehow tie almost any topic back to something related to Disney.  Kinda like that game "6 Degrees of Separation" except it rarely takes 6 degrees!   But a #DisneySide is much more than just talking about Disney a lot...

There is something in each room of my house that is Disney related- a book, movie, stuffed animal, picture, pin, frame, nightlight, toothbrush, dishes... the list could go on.  We have Disney everywhere.  I have loads of t-shirts and sweatshirts that are Disney themed.  Some don't even fit, but I feel guilty getting rid of them just because they are Disney!  All 6 of the CD slots in my car stereo hold a Disney CD and I have over 10 hours of Disney songs on my iPhone.    But my #DisneySide has to be more than the "stuff" I own or the number of mouse ears I have...

According to Disney Parks Blog, #DisneySide is “the side of you that says “yes” more often, laughs louder and lives life to the fullest. It’s the side of you that embraces fun and comes out to play the moment you step through the gates at Disney Parks.”  I like this definition.  Laughing, saying "yes" more and living life to the fullest, embracing fun, and playing are awesome, but a #DisneySide is more than when you step through the gates at Disney Parks...
I did more searching.  I took the #DisneySide quiz several times.  Each time I took it, I got the same results:  "You’ve discovered your Timeless side. You love the classics. The characters you grew up with. The tales as old as time. And those tales get better with every telling."  I like that.  I agree with that statement.  But, that's not all of it.  It's just a part of my #DisneySide...
I also took the American Tourister quiz to help determine my #DisneySide.  The results were "Fun-Loving Kids At Heart ~  Which ones are the kids again? You dance through the Main Street, U.S.A.® area, eat Mickey ice cream bars for breakfast with the kids, spin in tea cups, wear funny Mickey Mouse Ear Hats and can't get enough play time in your day."  That is definitely me!  And not just at Disney!  But still, I feel there is more to it...

So in conclusion, my #DisneySide does include talking about Disney A LOT, owning way too much Disney paraphernalia, laughing & playing in the parks, the timeless classics & characters, and being a Fun-Loving Kid at Heart.  But I think the two most important parts about my #DisneySide are
 1) the memories I've been able to make with my family because of Disney parks, movies, and songs and 2) the friends I've been able to make over the years who share this crazy passion for Disney through The Magical Blogorial and this blog.  

Thank you Disney for the memories.  Thank you Walt for your vision.  Thank you friends for being there.  Thank you family for loving me and putting up with my #DisneySide!!


Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Frontierland Station.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Heidi's Head

2nd Stop ~ DISTherapy

3rd Stop ~ Return to Disney


Final Stop ~ Frontierland Station

17 comments:

  1. Beth you said it beautifully! I love your DisneySide - and I totally agree one of the best things Disney has given me is wonderful friends like YOU!!

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  2. I think we are all fun-loving kids at heart. Disney fans truly get it - see it from a kid's perspective and love every minute of it! :)

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  3. Great post! It reminds me a lot of my mom's (Heidi's!). You two must be very similar! ;)
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  4. Now that's a Disney Side, Beth! Thank you for sharing it with all of us, I can't wait to tell you all about my Disney Side next week! :)

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  5. You're so right - it's more than just the stuff. It's how we see the world!

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  6. I loved learning about your Disney Side! Our families are very similar. I also become a giant kid when I set foot in a park. Who doesn't? Thanks for sharing this part of yourself.

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  7. I love that you can tie anything to Disney! I do that too...my husband makes fun of me for it. :-)

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  8. Great post, Beth! And I'm like you...I've got a ton of Disney songs on my phone! :-)

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  9. I think my Disney side is similar to yours - anything with the Dapper Dans and a fun childish side is just for me!!

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  10. There's just something about that Disney magic! I love to see it shining through :)

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  11. I can so see that in you. All of your posts about trips have you smiling and being a part of the fun - not just watching it. They will be memories your kids will cherish.

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  12. I loved this post and reading about all your Disney Sides.You expressed it beautifully!

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  13. Ah! I love this! You so eloquently state what a DisneySide really is!

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  14. Aww cute post Beth! Memories and the friends you make through Disney are top of my list too :) x

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  15. Yes to MB friendships, and the spirit of our inner child that we all share!!!

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  16. Your genuine "pure of heart" attitude shows Beth; your "testing" validates it! I think you encapsulated the soul of your Disney Side, and that which many of us share, but often have difficulty expressing. Touché!!

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  17. We share the same timeless Disney Side! I'm hoping our Disney Sides get to meet up again soon. :)

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