Dad's Tip of the Week. This week we're going to talk about why are you going to Walt Disney World? Last week, we talked about the second most important question that you could ask when you're going to Disney World. Who is going to Walt Disney World with you?
Meeting Mickey for the first time is a great reason why - Photo by Brett Svenson
This week we're going to talk about the NUMBER ONE most important question. When it comes to dealing with a Walt Disney World vacation, and that's Why are you going to Walt Disney World. Now I know a lot of you are going, huh? What are you talking about Dad?
Well, let me explain. Why are you going to Walt Disney World is important. This is right out of the book. This is one of the ... This is the first chapter in the planning section, in the Simple section of the book.
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"I think that knowing why you're going to Walt Disney World is important. In fact, I think it's crucial. The great philosopher, Yogi Bear, once said, "You've got to be careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there."
"Exactly, Yogi, that's what we're talking about here. Knowing why we are going." Pigment says, "But Dad, you said where, not why. Why yes, Pigment. Yes, he did.
But like Yogi, Dad's going to butcher the English language and his quote a bit. Try this, you have to know why you are going or you won't know if you had any fun. That's a Dad original, by the way.
Pigment says, Yogi, you're not Dad. That hurts, Pigment. It really hurts. Why is the most important question you can answer, especially as you start to develop your plan. Why are you going to Walt Disney World? No, it's not obvious".
Let me repeat this. This is the most important question. Why are you going to Walt Disney World? This is where the magic comes into the process of making your plan. Knowing why you are going will give your trip a purpose. It gives it depth. It's no longer an ordinary vacation.
It becomes special-er. Yeah, that's a great Yogi-like word. I do go on and talk about this a lot, because I think it's important. For us, Mrs. Mom and I, we're always doing this. We didn't even think about it really as we were ... As we're going along.
This kind of came up in my mind about a year ago, but the why you do a trip. A few years ago, we went on our new and different trip. Where we planned around doing things that were new and different. Things we hadn't done before.
This trip we're kind of struggling with. We don't really have a why. I said, my idea is please let the food be good, because we've taken a couple of vacation, where the food wasn't good. A couple of trips where the food wasn't very good.
We're looking forward to the Food and Wine Festival, because we're looking forward to some good food. Why are you going to Disney World? Is it for characters? Is it just I got to take the kids for the first time (like Trent) or maybe you just want to experience some new rides.
How about going to see Pandora. When you know Why you are going, it will help clear up what you're going to do day to day.
Dad's Bottom Line
The bottom line is WHY are you going to Disney World? It is the first thing you need to know when you start planning your trip.
Oh, and name your trip. That makes it even more fun. That's Dad's Tip of the Week.