Welcome to THE CONFESSIONAL. This is the place where you can divulge your deepest, darkest, most neurotic things you have done in times of Disney desperation. Don’t be ashamed. We’ve all had these moments. Make yourself comfy in our confessional chair and tell us. What are the things you have done in order to get your Disney “fix”?
Total Confessions: 149
I have a trip planned to Disney World at the end of September. It's just me going. My kids don't even know I'm going. My wife does know I'm going, but she doesn't know that I also purchased an Annual Pass.
I have to confess that when it comes to my kids, I feel like a traitor if I let them watch things like Nick JR instead of Disney Junior! Or if they watch a Universal movie instead of a Disney movie! I really feel a huge pang of guilt in these instances! My 4 year old has been asking to play computer games on NickJR.com instead of Disney Junior and I want to tell him no!! Does anyone else feel this way or am I nuts?! Maybe I'm just a regular Neurotic Disney Mom... I can feel my WDW obsession digging deeper these days when it comes to clothes shopping for my kids. In preparation for our WDW trip in August I have been buying only clothes with Disney characters on them...and I get frustrated when I can't find any for my 3 month old!! Oh my!!
Well this isn't a confession but a secret. My DFF (Disney Fan Freind) got into a accident that she has to go though 3 operations. Well to get her though all this pain is talking about planning a vacation to The House of Mouse next year. Before she had to go though all this pain she took her three kids on their first trip to WDW. She loved it and want to go back so I told her to check out other resorts. She liked Comptemporay so next year that is went we will be staying. Well this is the only thing that helps her deal with all the pain.
Now the confession! I'm getting a free trip!
I just watched my first episode of inner mouse and wanted to confess that I, too visit the Magic Kingdom via Google Earth. I sometimes take it a bit further. I live in Washington state so if I am particularly obsessed at that moment in time, I will start driving to Orlando via Google Earth picking a different route each time until I arrive at Port Orleans. I then drop off my "car" and take Disney Transportation to the Magic Kingdom and start my visit. Once I arrive at the front gate, I put on my headphones and listen to one of Lou Mongello's Audio Guides and walk with Lou through the park.
I am a newbie and my Twitter name is @humbleservant.
My daughter's 5th birthday isn't until July, but after recently receiving a Birthday Express catalog in the mail, all she has talked about is her birthday. All three of my kids have had Disney themed parties. Yesterday, she tells me she wants a kitten themed birthday (the catalog has a set with a kitten wearing a birthday hat). I will confess I was quite disappointed, but of course, she didn't know that. My next confession is just a minute ago, she says she wants Little Mermaid & Sleeping Beauty party and I am so excited! Is that terrible??
I start planning my next trip before I have even left for my current trip. I also make custom Princess dresses for my daughter so she can stand out from the rest of the masses!
I suppose as a fledgling member of the DDL community (don't even have my NDH number yet!), I should divest myself of the burdensome secrets (ha) of my obsession....
As a uniformed officer of the US Air Force's nuclear missile arsenal did my obsession first form from the seedlings of childhood Disney joy. Donned in the cropped hair, flight suit, and bomber jacket standard to my career did I first come to be questioned by my superior officer: "Lieutenant, is that a Mickey watch and a Disney Vacation Club coffee mug you're going to nuclear combat duty with?"
Yes, yes they were, sir.
Then, as a civilian once more, did the tendrils of my affliction take firm root in my very core....
I now spend my days as a professional software developer for a billion dollar company, still wearing my Mickey watch (obtained for just $25 with a $100 purchase at Saratoga Springs on our first trip as DVC members), still sipping from my DVC mug. I've added t-shirts and pullovers of course, culminating in a WDW hoodie worn while riding my Harley, but my symptoms have progressed beyond mere issues of fashion....
I now spend on average, 6-8 hours a day, five days a week listening exclusively to Disney theme park music from one of four different streaming radio sources.
Instead of TPS reports, I browse blogs and podcasts.
Instead of developing the purchase order automation system, I confess -- and also reinforce -- my obsessive tendencies to anything -- everything -- Disney.
"Only five days a week?" you ask with a smirk -- no, my friends, for the weekends are devoted to trip planning, home video review, strategic ride sequencing, and figuring out SOME way, SOME how to make $3 million to buy our home in the Golden Oak community.
I must say I feel relieved to have acknowledged my affliction, and I'm grateful to have found a fun new community to indulge in it with. :)
This year I have will be able to make TWO trips to Disney. One to Disneyland in Feb and Two WDW in Sept. Also I have turned my trips into Business Trips.
I have hidden Mickey's throughout my house. I've only had one person ever notice that they are even there. Someone caught the one in my kitchen from one of my videos.
I've been putting this off, not because I'm too shy to share; it's that I have too many stories to confess.
On my first trip to WDW, my BFF and I came up with this phrase, the "Space Mountain Theory of Life" – the things we would do in and for Disney that we wouldn't do in real life. It was based on the two of us dedicated couch running to Space Mountain after rope drop (those were the days). We practically jumped over people and I sprained my ankle, but we were among the first in line!
Many years later, I was talking to my then-ambivalent-about-Disney marathoner husband and casually mentioned the Goofy Race-and-a-Half Challenge. I told him I'd do it with him if it would earn me an extended trip to recover. WDW Marathon Weekend ended up being my 1st race, 1st half marathon and 1st marathon. And that's how I ended up being a runner, even if I ended up hobbling to Space Mountain in the days after the race.