In my last post I mentioned how something deep inside me was triggered during that first two cruises on a Disney Cruise Line ship.
This post is aimed at just telling you a bit more about that first overseas vacation I had, and how the Disney effect took a hold of me even more.
After completing the two back-to-back cruises on the Disney Wonder, I spent a weekend with my cousin and his partner in New York, and then spent about another week in Orlando visiting all the Disney theme parks, Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Centre.
During my time at each Disney park, that little thing that was triggered inside me was just strengthened time after time. That “magic” that has been awoken inside me started to grow. Everywhere you went, whether on the ship or in the parks, the crew/cast/staff members were always friendly, always going the extra mile, and always acting in a professional manner.
There were always those little things to look out for which made it Disney. Those things that go unnoticed to the pre-occupied, the non-observant or someone with little attention to detail. But, if you train your eye, and concentrate, everywhere you go there is something to remind you of where you were.
I still didn’t realise, after visiting each Disney park, and after spending a week on the ship, that something inside of me has changed. Something that would only be fully awakened several years later.