When I look back at my many, many times at Disney Parks & Resorts, I consistently come back to one overarching memory: family.
I remember my Grandma laughing as she hugged Mickey Mouse. I remember dancing with my cousins at parades. I remember the time my husband and I were called up to be in a show (while the family roared with laughter). I remember my little sisters meeting princesses and riding Splash Mountain with my brother. I remember the time my uncle talked my roller-coaster-fearing mother onto Space Mountain (sadly, we have no photographic evidence of this). I remember my dad in his Mickey Mouse ears. I remember my daughter laughing hysterically as she watched me do the can-can onstage at Hoop-de-doo Review.
I remember all the family moments – big and small – that make up my Disney memories.
These days, more than half of our vacations involve our parents or extended family. Now that we no longer live nearby each other, we have found family vacations are the best way for us to reconnect and spend time together. Not to mention that – with three kids – we prefer to have extra adults around! We often bring my mom along on our trips to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort – it makes things that much more magical!! (Not to mention, then my husband and I get a date night at Disney while the kids hang with Grandma!)
And it sounds like we’re not alone.
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts is launching a new multi-generational Disney vacation travel initiative called “The Gift of the Grand Adventure.”A recent survey from Walt Disney World Parks & Resort noted that 1 in 5 grandparents had been on a Disney vacation with their grandchildren. Grandparents want to spend more time with their families and vacationing together is a great way to do that. Not to mention, Disney is turning 60 next year – today’s grandparents were the first generation to experience Disney Parks and they want to experience it with their grandchildren.
Disney Parks has something for everyone – from thrilling rides, amazing shows and limitless dining options. Its the perfect place to reconnect as a family! Imagine surprising your family Christmas morning with the news they’re going to Disney!! Imagine the look on your grandson’s face when you wear get your pirate face on! Or dancing with your granddaughter in front of the castle! Or surprising your teenage grandkids by braving Splash Mountain! These memories will last a lifetime!
Be sure to check out the Disney site to see all the latest promotions and money-saving offers: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/special-offers/dine-plan/