(We Have Fun Too)
You Been Disney-fied?
another unsuspecting visitor to Disney World, will unknowingly,
(as so many others before and after him), become Disney-fied!
visitor was ME!
Look at me,
on the right... All silly looking with my 1st Time Visitors
ever going to Disney World, my thought was (as I'm sure
are many adults who have never gone), "What's the
big deal... It's just a big amusement park for kids."
In my mind, I was taking my granddaughter, and that was
cool, but I could not, for the life of me, understand
could get so has so excited about going. I mean she had
been at least seven years in a row, and some of those
years, she went more than once. So in my unknowledgeable
eyes, was nothing but confusion about her excitement.
Come on! You been
once, that's enough... Right?
Oh, but how wrong
I was! Once I was there, I started to see more and more that
appealed to me, then I started to see the magic from grown-up
golfing, shows like Cirque De Soleil... Uh-oh... Before you
Had Been DISNEY-FIED!
Yep... The big,
bad adult had fallen to the magic of Disney World!
Now, there are
some things I didn't care for. Some of the visitors are rude,
but when you get that many people in one place, you're bound
to have some knuckleheads. It's not a perfect world, and even
Disney World can't control the manners of it's visitors. But
even with that, I had an absolute wonderful time and was planning
to go again.
By the time we
got back home, I was already talking to Cindy
about going again, just the two of us, and since we had friends
& Terri Rosenhan) that went in December, Cindy
and I went again the first week of December.
So me, the guy
who could not understand why any 'grown-up' could get so excited
about Disney World, had went TWICE in 2008... The very first
year I had ever been!
Had Been DISNEY-FIED!
Not only had I
went TWICE my first year, I joined the Disney
Vacation Club (DVC) a few months later, in February of
2009. Then in December of 2009, Cindy
and I once again visited Disney World. This time, our friends,
Rosenhans, were renewing their vows for their 10th wedding
anniversary, and we, along with other friends, Mike and Sondra
Branson, (along with their young son Hayden), were able to
be a part of that awesome experience.
let's recap here... In a year and a half, I have been
to Disney World THREE times, joined the Disney
Vacation Club, and have already reserved the July
4th week of 2010, and it will be a nice size group of
I've invited my
mom Martha, sister Dianne, brother-in-law Jeff and my daughter
Renae. My other daughter Luvenia and granddaughter Fernan,
who went in June of 2008, are planning to going too.
son-in-law Jon (we plan on golfing a couple days) and granddaughter
Olivia will meet us there, and maybe her other two daughters,
Annie and Chelsea, will be able to make it as well.
and I are also going on a Disney Cruise in late November of
No matter how
I try to justify the 'grown-up' side of joining the Disney
Vacation Club... You know, "to go all the other places
that you can use those points for"... the fact remains...
Am Definitely DISNEY-FIED!
So, whether you're
looking from the excited eyes of a child itching to get out
and meet Mickey Mouse, or the leisurely eyes of a 'grown-up'
just out to enjoy the shows, dine at the fine restaurants,
play on world class golf courses, etc., you need to ask yourself...
Have YOU Been
Julius Covington, Sr.