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Old 01-29-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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Disney: It's For Adults, Too! (finally booked!!!)

Where to start! Introduction? The Why? The When? With all of those 30-some posts I figure you all know me by know, right? Introductions it is!

I’ve only been to WDW twice now, but seeing as they were the best trips I’ve ever been on, I have two more in the works already!
I’m 23 and all in the last year I graduated from CU (GO BUFFS) and got married. I majored in psych but haven’t made plans to get my masters yet so I working two jobs that have nothing to do with my area of study! DH majored in marketing and is doing two internships with ski companies. The one hobby in my life that trumps all things Disney is hockey. I watch 2-3 games a night and given the choice between a WDW trip and season tickets to the Avalanche, I would pick season tickets (sorry everyone!). That obsession, plus my DH’s ridiculous snowboarding obsession has pretty much penciled us in as Coloradoans for the rest of our lives!

(I realize, now, that this is a lot of text; cue pictures to avoid deterring readers!)

And last, but not least...we're HUGE beer people. In WDW, however, I'm a cocktail person... outside of sit-down restaurants and a Guinness in the UK, Disney beer choices don't really do it for me! (so any beer drinkers out there with good recommendations on where to go in Disney for good beer...I like stouts and porters and nothing I can see through! )

Beer gives me a double chin? I don't know...no excuse for that one!

My husband, despite not being a Disney person, is really the reason I got into the whole WDW thing in the first place. WDW was the ONE place I wanted to go all growing up but my family was so dang frugal! We went on one fishing vacation to Minnesota and that was it! So when we were 20 and DH (then boyfriend) invited me on their family vacation to The World, I died! My SIL planned it and we had the best time ever despite the fact that if we were to list our favorite parks in order, they’d be completely opposite and I was too nervous in front of his un-sentimental family to enjoy Disney the way I wanted. So when the whole marriage thing rolled around, I won the honeymoon battle and we were off to the world, again!

Now, DH enjoys a Disney vacation. But he’s one of those weird, “normal” people that would like vacations to other places. We compromised! We get one more WDW before we have babies (AT LEAST 5 years away…hopefully) and then we can go more with kids. So how would I get my Disney fix in with my companion sitting it out?!

This will sound weird, but the entire time we were touring the parks on our honeymoon, I couldn’t get over the fact that my mom would LOVE this place. She grew up in a tiny farm town and they were poor as dirt! So living without the luxury of vacations translated to her adult life even though they had the money to go. Getting her to agree to go with me to Disney wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. She, like many non-Disney folk, had the pre-conceived notion that Disney is for children. I recruited aunts and all her church friends that have been to Disney to sit her down and tell her how fun it is for everyone, not just children! She’s a kindergarten teacher and is excellent at bring things down to kid level, and just acting like a kid in general but we also love alcohol and food and other adult things! Disney just seems so perfect for her! SOOOO many cocktails AND Disney!

My best friend!

Sorry for so many wedding pictures! I couldn't find any pics of just me and my mom outside of the wedding! SOON TO CHANGE

This trip is for my mom, first and foremost! So this trip will revolve around the adult aspect of Disney. This is new for me! My usual Disney plans revolve around riding rides over and over again until the lines build up and just being ultra-commando. My mom likes to take it slow, enjoy all those boring adult things, and relax!

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