One year from today we will be waking up in Walt Disney World for a long-planned week. I say long-planned because as a family we have been going to WDW/Disneyland once a year, but when we learned that Magic Kingdom was going to be renovated, we decided to hold off until the renovation is complete. We made the mistake of going to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure while Cars Land was being built and we missed the opening of the Little Mermaid ride by two weeks. We vowed NEVER to do visit a park during construction again. We're giving WDW a full year to work out the kinks of the new Fanstasyland expansion. It looks great now so we'll all be good and ready for December 2013.
Walt Disney has been a personal mentor of sorts for me. I appreciate his perfectionism and high standards in himself and others, his optimism, his new ideas, his way of "plussing" things that are good enough so that they end up being better than imagined, and they way he kept his eye on tomorrow. I thought it would be a neat challenge for me to live a year asking myself What Would Walt Do? I also thought it would be fun to find a new way to countdown our trip, so I planned a calendar year of inserting Disney into our daily lives through movies, TV shows, resort recipes, merchandise and reading all those great blogs available online. Wow are there some great blogs!
As part of our countdown, every Saturday night we've been watching a Disney movie. We have 52 more to go until our trip, ending with Fantasia. We're huge Disney movie fans so finding over 52 movies that we already own was not difficult. Today I'll start our first Disney recipe. My daughter, age 9, and I will review both as we progress. I'll also share how I incorporate What Would Walt Do in my day.
There's a great big beautiful tomorrow...