Confession-I love Disney World. I do. I have been visiting since I was a little girl. I was actually married there on the Boardwalk in a simple family ceremony. In fact, my husband and I just returned from a visit. We stayed at the Animal Kingdom and then at Saratoga Springs (thank goodness for the Disney Vacation Club!). We shopped in Disney Springs, visited the Boardwalk to reminisce, and relaxed by the pool. We had no need to go to the parks on this trip (no kids).
As I walked through the Animal Kingdom lobby one morning it dawned on me why I love Disney so much. As an empath, I tend to pick up on the emotional energy around me. Typically, this is exhausting as there is so much negative energy everywhere. But, at Disney World, there is the energy of excitement, anticipation, curiosity, and joy. Particularly in the hotel lobby in the morning as families prepare for the day. I just love the feels.
The energy does shift in the afternoon and evening a little as kids and parents are overstimulated and tired from the day. But the sense of wonder is still primary. Simply walking along the Boardwalk brings street magicians and performers that can have a large crowd gasping and laughing in minutes. In Disney Springs various street performers and characters appear for photo opportunities and entertainment. There is never a dull moment.
The rooms are always clean, the staff is always friendly. The Disney corporation is the all powerful Oz. In fact, the force at Disney is so strong it can affect bodily processes…my husband and I were playing tennis at the Animal Kingdom…I looked down at the sweat on his shirt and LOOK! Coincidence? I think not. It’s the power of Disney!
I am already planning my 50th birthday celebratory trip there. Matching family T-shirts and all.
So, get thee to Disney World and see for yourself. And Disney, if you are in need of a Yoga teacher or Ayurvedic practitioner…I’m on my way.