What Most People Miss Out On During Their Disney Vacation

What Most People Miss Out On During Their Disney Vacation

This is the most important part of your vacation.

Walt Disney created Disneyland in order to be a fun place for families to spend time together. He hoped that the magic found there can bring happiness and memories to families that can last a lifetime. But so many people miss out on making the most of these memories due to a few simple mistakes that are easy to avoid.

As everyone knows, cell phones can be a greats source of entertainment when you are bored. They offer games, social media, texting and more as distractions. However, being at a Disney theme park is one place where you definitely should not be bored! There is so much to see, hear, smell and do that there is not a moment to lose, especially considering how much you spent on the tickets. Even still, in one moment of inaction, too many families take out their phones and distance themselves from each other.

Rather than taking advantage of time in line to bond with family or friends, they pull up Facebook or Instagram to keep on top of their media. But going to Disney should be about your family and friends! It is time to spend with them, not a time to spend on your phone. If you must be on your phone, a fun alternative that offers family bonding is the app Charades or Heads Up. The categories and options offer hours of entertainment in line that keeps you moving and socializing with your group.

Not only do you lose out on the bonding time spent in line, you also lose much of the theming that Disney puts so much effort into showcasing. Did you know that all the items in line for Expedition Everest actually came from Nepal and Mount Everest? Did you also know that the queue showcases the story for the ride? Maybe you didn't even know Expedition Everest has a storyline. Check it out next time. Each and every queue has something to offer and is not just a place to wait to ride.

Most of this boils down to living in the moment. Is it really necessary to have your phone out to film the entire show of Happily Ever After? How many times do you really go back to re-watch videos you filmed? Especially when there are better quality videos online that Disney has posted. Not every single moment needs to be Snapchatted and Instagramed. Live in the moment. Enjoy the fireworks live rather than from the back of a screen. Appreciate the time you have and make memories together.

Finally, many Disney World guests spend much of their vacation dwelling on the small negative things that happen that may have been a drawback to their experience. Perhaps Peter Pan broke down while you were waiting in line and you were not able to ride. This is definitely something that is unfortunate and disappointing, but it is not something to think back on over and over during your vacation to remind yourself of how upsetting it was. Don't about every spare moment, because then you will lose all the wonderful happy memories that were made during the trip. Maybe a cast member gave you Fast Passes to Space Mountain as a magical moment. It won't feel so special if all you can think about it how you did not get on Peter Pan earlier in the day. Unfortunate things happen that are out of your control. The important thing is to focus on the positive and live in the moment.

Spending a family vacation at Walt Disney World is something magical! Don't ruin your trip by living through social media. It is not necessary to completely document your life and it is extremely healthy to digitally disconnect from time to time. Next time you visit the parks, focus on living in the moment and appreciating your vacation for the time you get to spend with your loved ones.

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10 Ways To Be The Girl Every Guy Wants

A comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to being the girl every guy wants.

1. Smile all the time.

Guys want to be with girls who are always happy. Men get severely uncomfortable when all the women around them are not Cheshire cat level elated all the fucking time. Why are you mad? Why do you look so pissed? Are you defective? Autopilot your brain to borderline creepy giddiness before men get the idea that you might actually be capable of a full range of human emotion.

2. Be smart.

Men want women to be smart, but never smarter than them. Don’t know or say anything too much about anything specifically – except sports.

3. Eat like a man, look like a lady.

How many burgers can you fit in your mouth at once? Better, even, how many hotdogs? Have the appetite of a grizzly bear, but eat like a cute tiny rabbit, or Kate Upton faking an orgasm. Oh, and never, ever get above a size 4.

4. Play video games.

No guy can resist a girl who loves to play video games (in her underwear). Fifa, 2K, Smash, Kart – know them all. If you can’t at least beat his worst friend at his favorite game, you’re not a keeper.

5. Love beer.

If you can’t throw ‘em back like one of the guys, you’re not wifey. Yeah, that Norwegian IPA no one's ever fucking heard of? You got it. Bud Light? Sure. Fat Tire? You love that shit. Feel free to let out that beer burp while you’re at it, but the burp you’d imagine a Japanese dwarf squirrel would let out after eating rainbows. Oh, and don’t forget, size 4.

6. Be a freak, but also a nun.

We all know that lyric (thank you, Ludacris, so much). Hit those yoga poses hard because he wants you to bust that shit out like you’ve done it before. But you haven’t … right? Have you?!

7. Keep him on his toes.

No man wants a woman who is predictable and boring. Challenge him. Keep him intrigued. Drop an F bomb every now and then. Learn a foreign language in your spare time so that you might give the illusion of being exotic in bed (Slavic languages sound super sexy). Induce yourself into an epileptic seizure. Whatever it takes to keep it interesting.

8. Have quirks.

Ah, quirks. The things that make people unique. The things that make people, people. You must have at least three of these but no more than five. Think relatable Stepford Wife.

9. Be hot.

This is potentially the most important, and luckily I don’t need to tell you how this works. Look at anything. Anywhere. That ever existed.

10. Never, ever get mad.

The worst thing you can do as a woman is challenge a man’s authority. Don’t talk back. Don’t think. Don’t have expectations. Sit. Roll over. Hold the bark.


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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

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10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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