In less than twenty days, my husband and I will be embarking on a journey to the most magical place on Earth, to the world that makes all our worries and troubles disappear, to the place where even jaded and cynical grown-ups can find a bit of magic and happiness around every corner. We’re calling it the Ross Third Anniversary Disney World Extravaganza, because all great journeys must also have a great title.
This will mark our first visit to Disney World since our Disney honeymoon three years ago, and to say the least, we’re extremely excited. I keep randomly squealing as I surf Disney fan sites in preparation for our trip; my husband and cats seem a little dismayed by this, but I don’t care! Disney, here we come!
As I prepare for this year’s Extravaganza, I can’t help but think back to our magical honeymoon and all of the little things Disney did to make it out of this world. Even before our trip, Disney helped to get us in the mood, er, so to speak…. By using the Disney Honeymoon Registry, our family and friends were able to help design and pay for our honeymoon even before we left. We could add merchandise, accommodations, dining, and even experiences to our registry. The end result was a honeymoon-themed gift card that we could use on basically anything we chose!
Despite this very generous gift card from our family and friends, our Disney honeymoon was still on a budget, so we stayed at the value resort Pop Century to save a little extra cash. Just because this was a value resort did not diminish the stay or take away from the luxury and romance of our trip; after all, this is Disney we’re talking about! From the moment, we arrived we were immersed in the magic.
At check-in, we were given our “Just Married!” buttons and throughout the rest of the stay, Cast Members and other visitors alike were constantly congratulating us and making us feel special. Several Cast Members even pulled us aside for secret treats that I won’t unveil here; suffice it to say: a Disney treat is always amazing, but a Disney special occasion treat is absolutely incomparable.
Most of the magic of our Disney honeymoon was magic that anyone and everyone can enjoy: strolling along the Boardwalk at dusk, partaking in the International Food and Wine Festival, holding hands while walking through all of the incredible stores in Downtown Disney, sharing an order of chocolate-covered strawberries from Goofy’s Candy Company. Such moments were made only more special because of the occasion.
One of the most memorable experiences of Disney magic on our honeymoon was one of the last. On one of the final days of our trip, we returned to our hotel room to find balloons and a card from whom else? Minnie and Mickey! I can still remember the excitement and joy over such a simple touch. We still have our card and the long-deflated balloons, and as we pack our bags and organize our Extravaganza travel binder (yeah, I’m a little TOO excited sometimes), I can’t help but wonder what new magical and romantic touches await us on our next journey to the Most Magical Place on Earth.
Author: Katie Ross
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