I’ve been getting a little bit excited about our trip to Walt Disney World next year and have been listening to some podcasts on planning and obviously looking at all the maps and rides in our Little Book of Magic to try and work out what we might do. Now I know you might think I have ages, but as dining reservations can be made 180 days in advance (which is the beginning of October for us), I need to get sorted and book my hotel or villa and tickets soon!
One of the things that I’ve realised when I’ve been looking at all the rides and listening to the podcasts is that my girls currently aged 4,3 and 3 need a bit more Disney Education. So what do I mean by that.
Before we started talking about going to Walt Disney World they hadn’t actually realised that lots of their favourite films, Frozen, Finding Nemo, Peter Pan, Toy Story, Monsters Inc and Mary Poppins were all Disney. It seems obvious to us as adults and probably older children but for them there had never been that link. They now recognise the word Disney and the symbol on all the merchandise and recognise it instantly on fancy dress, DVDs and toys. We are currently in a phase of “Look Mummy this is Disney too – Amazzzzing!”
But whilst listening to a podcast the other day I realised that lots of the rides at Disney are based on some of the older films that they won’t have yet seen and I want to make sure that when they ride Dumbo for example they know what film it’s from and can connect with the experience.
So between now and April we are going to start Disney Education. Here is a list of all the films I think we will try to watch on those wet Winter (and Summer)afternoons between now and next April.