Hot Take: I Don’t Love Disney


*Gasp* It’s true. I don’t love all things Disney and I don’t dream about going to Disney World. In fact, I’d be perfectly happy if I never go there. 

Don’t get me wrong. I was the typical 90s girl that loved Disney things. I would watch and re-watch movies like Lion King, Aladdin, and Toy Story. I had a Lion King Super Nintendo game that I played quite often. I even had a handheld electronic Aladdin game. I had a love for Tigger, probably because our school mascot was a tiger. I wore clothes with Disney characters on them. As I recall, the 90s were rife with Disney (and Nickelodeon). 

Now I’m in my 30s, and I’ve moved on.

I’ve left Disney behind in my childhood. I am fully aware that there are adult women out there that are still 100% in love with Disney things and the idea of going to Disney World. I’m just not one of them. 

“You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end, she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls.” -J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

That magical feeling is not there anymore when I watch their movies or read their books, and there’s no nostalgia in it for me. My kids don’t even choose Disney movies when given the option, except for THE one that all little girls love (Frozen!). I’m curious to see if that changes as they get older. 

As for going to Disney World, my immediate thought is, “Why would you pay so much for that?! Why???!!!” I’ve heard of people taking out a loan for that. I would probably be taking out a loan, too, since I don’t even have that much in my bank account. We’re talking $3000-$7000 just for the tickets and hotel. Even all the Magical Kingdom’s organization, cleanliness, and everything you get for the money you pay do not entice me. I’d rather travel to a foreign country for that price. But that’s not happening, either.

So, don’t be surprised if I don’t contribute to your conversations surrounding Disney or get excited about the next Disney movie coming out. It’s not you. It’s me.


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