It’s hard when you are running to your next FastPass location to slow down and smell the roses, so to speak. I can tell you firsthand that some of our favorite experiences at Disney happened when we slowed down, talked to each other, and let magic happen. Here are three examples that you may enjoy:
Customer Service – this isn’t really something that you can dash past and miss, but if you don’t pay attention, you may not really appreciate the attention to detail that thousands of Cast Members are committed to. Garbage laying around? Nope. Surly teenagers buckling you into rides? Never. The level of Customer Service is practically a brand in itself. We are all very quick to point out when something is less than perfect. How about on your next trip you notice and count how many lovely experiences you have with PEOPLE during one day of your visit. Whether it’s Snow White or the retiree that has chosen to be a Cast Member as a retirement career – watch how they try to make your visit one you will never forget. Once you focus on it, you will be truly amazed. Take some time and talk to a few Cast Members rather than just rushing past them. They are from all over the world and have amazing stories to tell. I am willing to bet it will change your entire trip.
DiVine in Animal Kingdom – you may not have ever seen her. She is amazing and if you don’t slow down, you can easily miss her. She has been in the park since 1998 and is a performer on stilts that is covered in leaves and vines and lurks in the trees. She moves veeeryyy slowly and is very beautiful and elegant. If you are rushing past, you definitely won’t see her. Take. Your. Time.
Flowers. Have you ever really stopped to look around? The landscaping at Disney is award-winning. As the wife of a landscaper and sod farmer…I notice. Big time. Topiaries, flowers, beautiful landscape design. Take a minute and admire what it takes to maintain a landscape of the magnitude that Disney maintains. Have you ever thought about what happens after hours at Disney in order to keep everything in tip top shape? Think about all of the dead flowers that are in your garden. How many do you see in flowerbeds at Disney? NONE! The scope of what they are able to accomplish is staggering. Take a moment and truly smell those roses!
Although these aren’t things that you need to go find, necessarily…they are all things that you could “miss” if you aren’t paying attention. Take a moment or two and enjoy the atmosphere around you. Everything is there to amaze your senses so use them all! Look, touch, smell, and ENGAGE!
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