Being a huge Disney fan, I have grown up with the odd look here and there when I’ve mentioned how excited I was when I met Mickey Mouse for the 1000th time or that my weekend will consist of a well-deserved Disney movie marathon. Haven’t we all?
Yes and that annoying “aren’t you a little old to love Disney?” (where’s that eye roll emoji?) The answer my friend is no.
No matter how hard you try, some people will just never understand why you keep going back to the Disney parks or love the films so much. There loss right?
Back when I was planning our honeymoon to Disney World, I started to think about the things that us Disney fans do that other people just totally don’t understand.
And let me tell you, there’s a few…
Talking To Disney Characters
Maybe it’s just me (although I highly doubt it) but when I’m at the parks and have queued a good 20 mins to see my favourite Disney pals, I make conversation with them.
No we are not completely nuts! We understand characters are not able to talk back, but they sure do still interact and many character experiences have made my day feel extra special.
We noticed during our last trip to Disneyland Paris that hardly anyone spoke to the characters, just a quick pic and off they went. Where’s that all about?
Call me crazy, but I loved watching Woody tap his foot when I asked if there was still a snake in his boot, or talking to Peter Pan about his latest run-in with Captain Hook. These little things make all the difference. Did someone say magical moments?
Something else that some people just don’t get is the concept of Disney bounding. There’s nothing wrong with styling up your outfits to suit your favourite Disney character.
Disney bounding is more popular than ever right now and it makes for the best park photos. If you feel like Disney Bounding is for you, take a look on Pinterest.. there’s tons of ideas. Even better if you fancy taking part in Dapper Day.
If you follow me on Instagram (thank you!) you probably already know that I absolutely love changing up my Minnie ears depending on who I’m going to visit inthe parks. You are are addicted too right?
It’s all good fun and characters and cast members love seeing all the different designs. I wouldn’t be caught in the parks without a set on my head and to be honest… a couple in my park bag too.
It’s all about the DVDs
Now days there are so many different covers for Disney DVD’s and why wouldn’t you want them?
The latest Disney sleeves are amazing and will look perfect on your shelf at home. Yes us “Disney people” have probably seen the films so many times that we can quote each one, but still the DVD collection is a must.
Obsessing Over Christmas Decorations
Obsession is the word when it comes to Disney Christmas Decorations. The Disney Store bring out so many ornate and beautiful designs every year that it’s nearly impossible to say no.
Heck, they are so popular that Primark have been bringing out their own Disney baubles the last couple of years. It’s an addiction and we can’t be stopped (nor do we want to be).
And it’s not like it can be avoided in the parks either (shame) because Disney love a good Christmas store where you can grab the best decorations for your tree all year round. It is the most wonderful time of the year, so why not get excited?
Pin Trading and Collecting
Another addiction that Disney fans tend to
suffer from enjoy. Admittedly not my go-to these days but still fun.
Park-goers can easily find themselves hoarding 100s of different Disney pins, because there’s just so many to choose from! We see them, we buy them, trade them and it just keeps growing.
And if pin trading isn’t for you, they are still the perfect accessories to jazz up an outfit or bag and you never know when you are going to find a pin that’s super rare. Did I mention great for Disneyfying a denim jacket?
Sometimes a photo just isn’t enough so we might as well grab an autograph or two if we have a pen handy right?
And it may sound daft but framed autographs make for a cute addition to a feauture wall or even as decorations for let’s say… a Disney-themed wedding.
Heading to the Cinema because we can’t wait long enough for the DVD
The longest tag line ever, but it’s so true.
Who cares if you are the only “adults” in the cinema? We are not prepared to wait for the DVD to come out for the latest Disney film right? That’s just too long!
And there was a pretty cool moment when we headed into the screening of Toy Story 4 only to see 3 quatres of the seats being taken up by 20-odd year olds. Winning!
Conclusion? Disney fans… we are never too old for Disney.