Friday, July 10, 2009

I'm a huge Disney Fan

Y'all already know that I am a movie quote nerd. I throw quotes in my post, use quotes to teach (or embarrass) my kids, and pretty much can carry on an entire conversation with my brother in movie quotes. My kids don't know as many quotes as me, so when we play "The Movie Quote Game" we usually do the "Disney Version." :)

I've always been a huge fan of not only Disney movies, Mickey Mouse, etc..., but also of  Walt Disney -- the man. Of course we know he created the Disney resorts, but lesser known is that he received fifty-nine Academy Award nominations and won twenty-six Oscars, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual. He was such a gifted man... A visionary.

I've been to Disney World several times and had the opportunity to stay at Orlando Vacation rentals. I love Disney World. Being there has a way of erasing all the "yucks" of the world. I was in the middle of my divorce the last time I went. I was a newly single mom with 3 kids under the age of 6. We went to Disney World and it was awesome. Everything was ok for that week. It was perfect. I believe that is what Walt Disney was trying to do when he created this magical place. He wanted to create an escape from the stress, the yucks, of everyday life.

Thank you Walt Disney.