Why do we keep going back to the same place over and over again?

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I don’t know if there are many places I would like to visit over and over. Maybe a cupcake shop. Ha! Or maybe Paris, Hawaii or anywhere with a beach really! So when people make the comment, “Oh, you’re going to Disney…again?” I say yep, we sure are! I’ve been a fan of Disney since I was a kid. I have talked about my love for Disney before as it all started growing up with Disneyland in California. It gave me such great memories and we want to give the same thing to our kids. As they say, life experiences make you happier, not things!

After a three year hiatus from Walt Disney World, we took the plunge and bought Annual Passes last Winter. So our agreement was that the year of 2016 was gonna be the year of Disney for our PhotoPass_Visiting_Magic_Kingdom_Park_7552379266family. As in, look out Walt…our family is gonna get our money’s worth! lol We took our first trip using them in December (our family Christmas present) which was our three year old’s first real trip to Disney. We met up with one of our favorite families and had a blast! Now, Spring Break for us is around the corner and we are on our way back home. Again. Coincidentally, THREE of our dearest friends and their families are gonna be there at the same exact time too! Yay! Then, next month I was lucky enough to be invited to a work conference called the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration so our entire family will be going back for Mother’s Day weekend, with Momma Jane of course! Wooohooo! It will be a big group of moms (and dads) who blog and I hear it’s an unforgettable experience. Of course it will be, it’s Disney.

daddyWHY do we keep going back? Because it brings our entire family so much joy! Really! It truly is a magical place. I don’t know if it brings back the happy memories of my childhood or it’s that I love to see it through both my daughters’ eyes now…I just know that I am so happy when I am there. I never knew my husband would be as excited about each of our trips like I am but he SO is. It’s kinda sexy how he loves to be a kid again with our two daughters. My husband and I have even joked that once the kids are off to college, we will totally still want to go for a getaway date weekend! In fact, my mom said that she and my dad used to go to Disneyland after my brother and I moved out of the house. Not surprising because my dad loved it as much as we kids did and my husband is so similar to my dad. I love that about them!

So yes, we are going back to Walt Disney World next weekend and we can’t wait! We can’t wait to see our wonderful friends. We can’t wait to ride the rides and eat the food. We can’t wait to all stay in one room like a big ol’ family sleepover. We can’t wait to create more family memories and live life to it’s fullest.

Where is your favorite place that you like to go or would go, over and over again?

XO Surviving Mommy

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  • Kristen says:

    Our family was lucky enough to get to rent a house in Hilton Head a few years ago. We had never been. It was the best vacation we had ever taken. As a result… We went back the following spring break and then again for the week of Father’s Day. We continue to go back (even though Steve and I divorced last year). We have always been a family and will always be a family… So we continue to take our family trip there. I can totally relate to what you are saying about being in a place that just makes you happy and brings you joy. Tell Mickey and Minnie I said “hi”!!!!

  • Ashley Davis says:

    We love Disney too! I could go for every vacation! We also love Disney cruises!!!! Disney World next week and a European Disney cruise in August! This year is all things Disney!!! Life is so full when you can feel the magic! We can’t wait to spend time with you guys in Disney next week! We are all sooooo excited!!! Xoxo

  • Tami says:

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME????!!!??? IF I could afford it, I’d buy a house in Celebration, FL where I could visit WDW every….single….day. By the way….take a bite out of the BEST BLT at Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney for me, please, while you’re there. I’ve been salivating for that sandwich since my last trip to WDW….September 2009. Yep. I’m waaaaay overdue for a vacay. That was my last vacay (sniff-sniff).

    Now…Hawaii would be a Bucket List Item. You might not get me back on the plane back to Atlanta, though. LOL

  • Dawn Stallworth says:

    Taking our Granddaughter next February for her 3rd birthday. Would love for you to share any tips or recommendations.

    • This was SUCH a magical trip when we took our 3yo in December. Watching it through her eyes made me cry on almost every ride, especially It’s A Small World. Sigh. Just enjoy every minute. Make sure to get her the MY FIRST VISIT badge for her to have as a keepsake. Also have Dole Whips, Mickey Ice Cream and see every wonderful thing there is to see! So excited for you all!!!!

  • Dawn Stallworth says:

    ** to Disney World…of course! 🙂

  • K Sutherland says:

    Hello from DISNEY. We took a impromptu trip to Disney Easter weekend. We were here in December to see the Osbourne Christmas light one last time and saw the candle light processional for the first time. After an awful 10 hour drive from Atlanta ( usually takes 6 hours and 30 minutes) we were able to make it just in time for the Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show which we have never seen before. Tomorrow we are having dinner at the California Grill so we can see the Wishs Firework from the roof on the Comtempory hotel. 2016 is going to be about having experiences at Dinsy that we never had time for in the past.

    • LOVE that you are there right now!!!! SO exciting! I have never seen the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show…fun OR the Candelight Processional. We did go see the Osbourne lights one last time in Dec too! SO spectacular! Hope you have a great trip and safe travels back to the ATL!!!! 🙂

  • Natalie says:

    Disney for sure! Last weekend we drove 15 hours round trip to go to Disney for 7 hours and 4 hours sleep. It was a last minute surprise for my son. And we had been there at Christmas, and the summer and …etc. My parents (age 73) go all the time just the 2 of them. I plan to follow in their footsteps.

    Disney fan since 1976.

  • Olivine Eyes says:

    There isn’t any place like that, I would want to try to visit everyplace I want to go at least once. As long as your kids don’t get bored keep going Disney World.

  • Amy Green says:

    I think the reason people like to visit the same places over and over again is because basically, it makes you feel good. Unconsciously, you feel like you want to recreate the happiness you got from that experience. Also, it is fun to see if maybe you could get something new out of a familiar place. It seems like there’s always something extra to discover about a destination, especially when you’re at different places in your life.

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