We’ve seen our fair share of weird things at Walt Disney World.
But, one thing that we don’t always tell you about is the weird things that WE do when visiting the Disney parks. Maybe it’s because we’re modest, or maybe it’s because we’re too embarrassed to admit some of these, but it’s time to come clean. We’re letting our freak flags fly in the hopes that someone else can relate to these 5 things that we always do!
Count Daily Steps
Remember when the world got serious about hitting 10,000 steps a day and the FitBit was the hottest watch on the market? (Anyone else have competitions with friends to see who got the most steps in??) Well, we’re no longer pacing around our living room as we write, but at Disney World, it’s a whole different story. We get REAL serious about hitting that step goal and then showing it who’s boss. After all, the parks are big and we can certainly hit more than 10,000 steps in a day.
It becomes a mini badge of honor to see how many steps we can tackle in a day. 20k? Nice. 30k? Welcome to Disney World Beastmode, my friends. At home, it’s downright embarrassing how little steps we take in a day — but at Disney World, these boots (well, sneakers) were made for WALKING.
Care At All About How I Look
We’ve basically made yoga pants and sweats the official work from home uniform. But, when it comes to a day at Disney World we make sure that we’re dressed to impress. Jeans? Hope they still fit because they’re going to Magic Kingdom! Skirts? Didn’t even remember we owned them, but it’ll be perfect for EPCOT! And, it’s time to bust out that straightener because we’re ALL in for looking nice at Disney.
Between pictures and just wanting to look our best when we’re skipping around the parks (it’s what Uncle Walt would have wanted, right? 😉) we just find ourselves caring just a little bit more in Disney World. We’re not entirely sure how or why it happens like this, but Disney World always gets the best version of us.
Order 2 Drinks With Every Meal
Okay, now remember you promised you wouldn’t judge us, right? 😉 One of the more…unique…things that we do at Disney is order at least 2 drinks with every meal. And, we’re not talking about ordering all the cocktails on a menu to give them a try — two just seems like the right number when it comes to hydrating at Disney World. It could be water and soda, soda and a cocktail, or water and juice, we need choices so we order more than one every time!
There’s a bit more of a reason behind this one, so hear us out — when you’re walking around Disney, your busy riding rides and taking in all of the experiences so you don’t think to drink. Ordering TWO drinks with your meal kind of makes up for it…at least that’s how we’re going to justify this one. 😉 (OK, fine, so we like choices too!)
Ride the Same First Ride Every. Time.
Another thing that we always do that is a bit on the weird side is ride the same first ride every time that we visit Magic Kingdom. No matter what time of day it is when we get to the park, there’s one ride that feels like a “welcome back” for us. For some folks (like some on our team!) it’s Pirates of the Caribbean.
Now, this ride isn’t necessarily our favorite, but some of us normally head to Adventureland first when we get to the park (again, why? Not sure!) and this seems like the best first ride to hit! Then we’re stuck singing “Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me” the rest of the day — IYKYK!
For other on our team it was Space Mountain or Spaceship Earth, or any of a number f other classic rides. Whatever that perfect first ride, our trips just don’t feel RIGHT until we’ve been on it.
We’ve arrived at the last weird thing we’re willing to admit to — we smell EVERYTHING when we’re at Disney World. And, not your normal “get a whiff as you pass the store” smell…we will go so far as to stick our nose just a little outside of our ride vehicle to take a deep breath in and smell the air. Put us on Soarin’ and you’re in trouble — how many deep breaths can we get in during the Fiji Islands scene? The limit does not exist. Don’t get us started on any time EPCOT let us smell oranges… .
We’re not just talking rides with known smells. Some of you know what we’re saying when we tell you “old Disney ride” smell could be bottled and sold for 100 bucks an ounce and we’d still be HERE FOR IT. It’s that combination of old animatronics, clothes, and dust. Lots of dust. Spaceship Earth’s Library of Alexandria burning scene smells ahhhmazing but don’t disregard the power of literally any other scene on that ride. Or the Enchanted Tiki Room. Or Haunted Mansion. Mmmm….old ride smells.
Oh, and Disney hotels! That’s another place you can take us solely for the sniffs because they smell REAL good!
Basically, Disney World has a distinct SMELL and we love it! Someone else has to relate…right?
There’s pretty much nothing that will stop us from doing these weird things at Disney World and now you’re in on the secret! OK, cards on the table, getting them out there…they don’t sound as weird as we thought. But everyone has a distinct way they do Disney…so what’s yours?!
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What is the weirdest thing YOU do at Disney? Let us know in the comments!