We all do this sometimes to an extent. We make that special purchase from Disney World, take it home and strategically position it to inject that little bit of WDW magic back into our everyday lives. AS DVC members, we have clearly moved all of our vacation chips to the center of the table and I am guessing that we all spend that same enthusiasm in finding just the right keepsakes to bring home from our frequent pilgrimages to the Mecca of the Mouse.
Sometimes it’s the Monorail themed throw blanket on the back of your couch, sometimes it’s the David Doss artwork hanging in the bathroom, and sometimes, especially if you have a passion for cooking like I do, it’s going a little overboard in the culinary section of World of Disney and decking out the kitchen.
For some folks it’s in more subtle ways. It could be your favorite smart watch having the Mickey or Minnie icon on the face that you use, the Disney Vacation Club magnet on the back of your Jeep, or the 1928 hat you wear on the weekends doing yard work. Almost like a secret badge to show your part of the club and give others a small snippet of that world.
Then there are some of us who showcase it loud and proud. We splash our social media with our latest treasures, we wear our classic Mickey Mouse Tommy Bahama pullovers to our kids sporting events, and if you’re like me, we incorporate Disney’s business tricks and ideas into our own repertoire. I personally work with a number of restaurants on a business level, and let’s just say that The Magic Candle Company will be shipping quite a bit of diffuser scents to the North Shore of Massachusetts (there is truly nothing like the smell of Mickey Waffles during a Sunday brunch or that distinctive Polynesian scent when you walk through the doors of a waterfront yacht club).
Whatever it is and whatever we do, I think that most of us are trying to catch that “Magic in a Bottle” for our return trip home that brightens our day, calms our anxiety, and gets us to the next trip. Perhaps is also helps us to find other members of this so called Disney Tribe, who still choose to see and believe in the real magic in this world.
What is the one special piece of memorabilia that gives you that distinctive feeling from your Disney World adventures? I would love to hear about it.