Inspired by our trips to Disney World.
1. You do not have to ride the scary ride. You have to eat your vegetables, do your homework, and be polite to others. I will encourage you to not pick your nose in public. Your bedroom should not look like a war zone. But you do not have to ride Tower of Terror unless you want to. Ever.
2. Feel free to wear the most ridiculous grin in your life. Dance through the parks. Sing if you want. Be a little goofy. This is the place to do it.
3. It’s a family tradition that the last park we visit is the Magic Kingdom. As we leave, we turn around in front of Town Square and say good-bye to Mickey. Yes, it’s ridiculous. Yes, I know that Mickey isn’t real. Sort of. Just do it. Humor me. You can laugh at me when you’re in college.
4. You have two legs that work pretty well. People with disabilities, in wheelchairs, on scooters, and pregnant women have the right of way. If you forget how to be polite or grow visibly impatient, you’ll have to deal with me. And yes, your dad gives up his seat on the bus to ladies just because.
5. No laughing at the Carousel of Progress. It’s a part of Disney history.
6. No forgetting to say please and thank you. Cast members work hard for their money and for most of them, it’s more than just a job.
7. The fudge in Goofy’s Confectionery looks better than it tastes, but yes, you may have some.
8. Rope drop is just a suggestion. If we don’t make it, it’s highly unlikely someone’s going to die.
9. No rushing out of the parks at closing. Instead, let’s grab a bench and people watch. Sitting in front of the castle while it changes colors and then walking out of an almost-empty park is the perfect way to end the day.
10. Don’t buy the first souvenir you see. Wait a couple of days. Disney has this magical thing called “inventory.” It will still be there.For more Disney News follow us on Instagram @chipandco on Twitter @chipandcompany and on Facebook or Watch our latest Youtube Videos here.