Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Where Books and Movies Come to Life

My family just took it's first trip to the place where magic lives. Yup. We went to Disneyworld. I've been there several times before, but this is the first time I've ever been there with kids. It was a slightly different experience. My husband asked me while we were down there what it was about that place that made people want to drop their cash in crazy ways. And, I told him that it's because they make the books and movies that our kids love come to life.

Snuggle time with Gaston from Beauty and the Beast
And, they do it very, very well. My kids weren't the only ones in awe of the sets and characters come to life. You know when you read a book, you have a picture in your head of what the setting is supposed to look like? Or what the characters are supposed to sound like? At Disneyworld, it's like taking your mind's pictures and painting them with a really expensive brush.

Rapunzel's tower amongst other new buildings in an unfinished portion of Fantasyland
Cinderella's castle, Gaston's tavern, Rapunzel's tower - they were all there, and they were all larger than life. The books that I read to my daughter at night only made the visit that much sweeter. She had all the stories in her head - now she has the 3D visuals to go with them.

Disney's newest princess - Merida from Brave
I have to admit to thinking about my GReeps often while I was on vacation. They were on my mind as I went on the ride in the big Epcot golf ball that talks about the history of the written word. And while watching the Beauty and the Beast show when Belle was in wonder in the Beast's library. It was a fantastic trip where dreams and fantasies came to life.

Cinderella's castle at night


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  2. Great post, Krista. Disney is my favorite place in the world. I can't wait to see the new areas. It looks like y'all had a really great time...

    You know what would rock? If the GReeps organized a Disney trip!

  3. I am so glad you had a great time, Krista. I love Disney World so much, and I can't wait to go back.

    I agree, Ash. A Disney meet-up would be sweet!