As a family of four, we all have our own (very strong) opinions about our favorite place, so it seems only fitting that I share the spotlight a bit with the Rad Girls who make up three quarters of the Rad Fam. What follows is Rad Mom’s comprehensive guide to Walt Disney World, with some of my own clarifications sprinkled in for continuity and irreverence.
A couple of weeks ago, I started a new series covering my Fab Five: Top Attractions. Today, I want to continue this train of thought and tell you about another favorite of mine that’s certainly a must do in the McDonald house. If you’ve ever waited in a long line at Walt Disney World or know what the cookie projection is, then you might be in for a treat as we talk today about Space Mountain!
We’ve all got our favorite attractions at each Disney park, but I wanted to list out my absolute favorites, figuring it would be an easy task. I was WRONG.
This one might be polarizing to some of you, so let’s establish some ground rules right from the start: I do not condone being rude or shoving past others, especially in line, and I also do not condone “cheating” in the form of disobeying cast members’ instructions. If ropes or tape have been applied to the walkways to form a path or cast members specifically instruct guests not to go through a certain area, these basic rules must be obeyed. Are we good? Excellent. Let’s talk speed.
Tips. We give them out freely on this blog. We’ve got tips on maximizing time, saving money, and staying safe and hydrated. But there are some things that just need to be said, and as the resident coach here on the ZADD Crew blog, I’m going to throw out five tips that you may or may not know about, along with the very blunt reasons for why you’ll want to consider employing them on your next magical vacation. Here are five important tips I’ve learned over the years — some, the hard way — such as…
It’s hard not to be just a bit envious of the families who are clearly experiencing Disney for the first time with their children. The excitement on their kids’ faces, the laughter, the giggles, the wonder and joy captured in the entirety of the
experience seem to be emotional beats that we can only feel once before they become glistening core memories influencing our islands of personality. I remember when the Rad girls were that young, absorbing the grandeur of Walt’s vision for the very first time. I’ll never forget Rad Ella dancing with Woody and Jessie (Jessie was her absolute favorite at the time) or seeing Rad Hallie lose her mind when we walked through the archway into the Magic Kingdom and there, greeting guests at the base of the flagpole, was Daisy. She was beside herself, and her little two-and-a-half-year-old mind must have been replaying only one thought over and over again: it’s real. All of it. Every bit of it. It’s completely and totally real.
Since we’re all still getting to know each other, I figured now was the perfect time to drop some Rad Dad confessions on you. Some of these confessions might be conversation starters (let me know what you think in the comments) while others might be points of agreement that are generally accepted by the Disney community but not necessarily vocalized in civilized company. Fortunately for you, I am many things, but civilized is not one of them, so I will gladly call a spade a spade if it so deserves the moniker of a spade.