We Go to Disney World Every Year


I have a wanderlust that encompasses my thoughts. Each year, I plan around various school and sports calendars to figure out how we can maximize our breaks and family time. I want to make lasting memories and give our children experiences they will hopefully treasure for years. I strive for a domestic trip we have never been on, a trip outside of the country, and a tried and true trip that is familiar and exhausting

Yes, we are that family that goes to Disney World every year.

A family at Disney.

Disney World truly is a magical place. It provides something for kids of all ages. It’s a place where we can all let loose and have fun. Whether going to one of the Broadway-quality shows in the park, riding timeless rides like Dumbo and Space Mountain, new thrillers like Tron and Guardians of the Galaxy, or eating and drinking our way around the parks, we always leave after a week not having accomplished everything we set out to do and looking forward to our next trip.

Don’t be mistaken; Disney World is not for the faint of heart. It is by no means a vacation in the traditional sense. It’s the type of vacation that you need a vacation from

The amount of walking you do daily is enough to help coin the “there’s no tired like Disney tired” phrase. Couple in the sun, the humidity, and sometimes the overstimulation, and there are days when it can feel like it’s all too much.

It’s important for us to build in time to relax and have resort days, as well as be flexible when we’re in the thick of it. We always have a plan, but then have a contingency plan. If a kid melts down or someone is grumpy, are we willing to return to the resort, take a break, and stay out later than originally planned? WThis isour secret recipe to success with such a large family with conflicting needs and wants. 

Are you a Disney World family, or do you have another favorite repeat family vacation?

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Gloria lives in Fairfield with her husband, Frank, and their four children, Frank (2011), Sofia (2013), Nico (2019), John (2021), and their two rescue pups, Nala and Ellie. Originally from New York, she settled in Connecticut shortly after college and has been a Corporate Recruiter for many years. Helping people along on their career journey is one of the things she is most passionate about, and working for a company she loves but from home is the icing on the cake. When she's not hustling kids from one field to another or cheering them on loudly, she enjoys true crime documentaries, karaoke, spiked seltzers, and good company. She and her husband can be found tearing up a dance floor if there's one around or trying to make the other laugh until they cry.


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