I don't even know what words to describe how perfect today was. Being back at a Disney theme park! I had to pinch myself all day just to make sure it all wasn't a dream. We rode every single attraction (even Dinosaur😖) at least twice today! It was incredible. Every single cast member was so amazing and they truly brought the magic back into our lives. What a special day, indeed. Thank you cast members! It is SO good to be home🤍✨
(Check out my insta stories to see a recap of all we did today!)
Thunder Mountain Thursday nights at Disneyland looking 💯🔥💯🔥
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1 13710 July, 2020
Today was magical for Passholder preview and I’m so incredibly happy Disney is reopening! Here’s are some of my takeaways from today:
⭐️ Bring a cooling towel and portable fan if you can. It’s HOT! Stay hydrated and take advantage of the relaxation stations (mask free) spread out throughout the park if you feel you need a break.
⭐️ No gaiter masks! This bummed me out as they have helped a lot at Universal but Disney will only allow masks with ear loops.
⭐️ There are hand sanitizer stations upon entry and exit of every ride. They didn’t seem mandatory to use. Universal has been putting sanitizer on everyone’s hands themselves before every ride or entrance to a store or eating establishment. However, Disney did do a great job sanitizing all the rides and spreading everyone apart. There are now boarders on lines for rides and the monorails.
⭐️ Food was mobile order and contactless payment. You place your order through the app and have to wait outside until you’re food is ready. Then you go in and sit. Not everything was open but hopefully that will change when it’s open to the public.
⭐️ Wait times were anywhere from 5-45 minutes from what I saw. Pretty good for Disney!
⭐️DAS pass still works! This is great news for anyone who uses it.
⭐️ There were mini parades! It was really nice to see all the characters!
⭐️ Cast members were amazing as always! They seemed happy to be back as well.
Despite all the changes it was still amazing! I’m SO happy they are re-opening and can’t wait to visit Animal Kingdom this Monday. Feel free to ask any questions! 🏰⭐️❤️
Snow White, The Queen & 7 Dwarfs: #ModernDayDisney
I have been sitting with this story for weeks, a parallel narrative on comparison, individualization, and beauty. Comparison can rob us of your 'enoughness' if we are not careful. Before I start sharing the magic and wonder of this narrative I’ve created - I wanted to say thank you!
Thank you to my team, the story we created is because each of you gave an intentional, yes. Infusing your very own creativity, and generously pouring yourselves out into my dream. I am so grateful.
Leslie, thank you for turning everything you touched to gold, including me and my story.
Bailey, thank you for showing up 150% and loving everyone around you.
Emily, thank you for your brightness and excellence and for making time for me.
Sarah, thank you for generously captivating all of us with you and your florals.
Omega, thank you for being true to your every word and sewing into my heart.
Allie, thank you for carrying my story in the way that only you can do. I trust you.
Sarah, thank you for seeing what I couldn’t see and stepping out.
Kate, thank you for filling so many gaps and creating the beautiful crown.
Noah, thanks for offering your courage and helping set the stage and tone.
Paul, thank you for your hands and feet and waking up early.
Ella, thank you for being a safe space and seeing me through to the end.
Jordana, thank you for committing to the journey and putting your heart on full display, we are better because you showed up.
Christine, thank you for being brave and..‘going there.’ (You know what that means.) You, my friend, have come so far.
I could not have told this story without you guys and I would never want to!
And finally, thank you all for joining me on this journey, enjoy the story, images. I hope as you follow along, you feel a sense of wonder and possibility in your own stories.
⏰ Set your 𝐀𝐋𝐀𝐑𝐌𝐒! ⏰
A full 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐂𝐊 of color changing cups is happening 𝐓𝐎𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐑𝐎𝗪, Friday July 10th at 12pm PST!
I will create an “alarm” in my stories to help remind you!
What color & design are you gonna get??
some days you have to choose to be thankful for the magic that’s around you ✨
today I am so incredibly jealous of all the cast members getting to return to disney world!! some days it hits me harder than others that I’m so, so sad I don’t work at Disney anymore. today is one of those days. I miss that magic.
but I’ve been meaning to post this pic of Nashville for so long and now I can see it was meant to be a reminder of all the magic that surrounds me here: family, friends, and the beautiful familiarity of home. magic can be found anywhere if we just choose to seek it out 💖