Every year most of us make a few New Year’s resolutions which we may or may not keep. But have you ever made a Disney resolution? This year I’m taking a look at my Disney life and resolving to make a few changes, but also keep up some of my good habits too! So without further ado, these are my Disney New Year’s resolutions!
Make use of my Premium Annual Pass: This summer when I renewed my WDW annual pass I decided to upgrade it to the premium annual pass for the first time. This pass gives guests access to the four main parks as well as the water parks, DisneyQuest, and Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. I’ve made great use of my admission to Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, but I haven’t set foot in DisneyQuest or the golf course. I probably won’t go golfing, but I should at least check out DisneyQuest. It seems so silly not to go when it is free so in 2012 I vow to go play some games!
Try something new each trip: I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been to Walt Disney World (six times just in 2011) so you’d think that I’ve seen it all right? Not even close! There are so many attractions, restaurants, and activities I haven’t had the chance to try yet. I think this is part of what I love about WDW; there is always something new to see. I usually try to experience something new on each trip, but I’m not always successful. So this year I’m going to make a list of some of the things I’d like to do for the first time. I’m already starting with my plans for my upcoming trip in February! I’ve got two restaurants in my plans where I’ve never eaten before. I’m really looking forward to the Crystal Palace with my nieces and nephew and Coral Reef for a birthday celebration with friends. I’ll be sure to add some other events to my trip and my others for next year.
Show my family the Disney magic: Speaking of new experiences, if you’ve been reading my posts you may recall I’m planning a trip with my entire family full of non-Disney people. I’m hoping to make this trip a great vacation for everyone and I know they are looking to me to lead them on their WDW journey. Not only to I hope to show them all a really good time, but I hope to show them why I keep coming back time and time again. At the moment they all think I’m crazy for going so often, and I’m sure they still will after we come back home, but at least they’ll get a glimpse into my Disney World.
Remain active in the Disney community: While I’m really excited about a vacation with my biological family I’m also excited to spend more time with my Disney family. The Disney community has changed my life in ways I could never explain and given me some of my closest friends. So I vow to continue being an active part of our world in 2012 and I hope you will too! If you haven’t ventured into our community just yet, don’t be shy! We are extremely welcoming and can’t wait to meet you.
Take time to relax: Like many of our TouringPlans.com readers, I often run around the parks from sun up to sun down. I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t always do attractions all day every day, but my schedule always seems to be jam packed on all of my trips. This year I resolve to take it easy from time to time. The few times I’ve gotten to have a relaxing day I’ve loved every second of it. So why don’t I do it more often? It is supposed to be a vacation after all.
Travel elsewhere: This last resolution may have you scratching your head, but hear me out. I love WDW like a lot, but the world is a big place with lots to see. In order to keep myself well rounded and avoid pixie dust overload I like to go somewhere else at least once a year. It can’t be all Mickey, all the time! The way I see it, checking out some other destinations helps me appreciate WDW even more. Disney World is like my second home so it feels good to step out of what is comfortable and familiar from time to time. I highly recommend it!
What about you? What are your Disney New Year’s resolutions? Let me hear about them in the comments!
I’d like to wish a very happy and healthy New Year to all of our readers!