Ok, so no doubt you’ve seen that the positivity challenge thing is making the rounds on your Facebook. I’m going to have a dedicated Disney-version of this here on my blog where for the next five days, I outline three Disney “things” that make me super happy. It’s going to be tough narrowing it down to fifteen total but it should be fun. These are in no particular order, by the way, because that would be a bit tough to do each day off the cuff. Without further ado, let’s kick off day one with something delicious and refreshing…

Mickey Shaped Beignets + Mint Julep

Mickey Shaped Biegnets

I know, I know, this is technically two – but they simply go together like two peas in a pod. Nothing is better for me than sitting down in New Orleans Square and enjoying these two delicious concoctions with my lovely girlfriend. Especially when the park is particularly crowded and/or hot. They’re so tasty and so refreshing that sometimes it’s even as good (or better) than heading back to the hotel for a mid-day nap. I can eat like ten Mickey shaped Beignets in one sitting… and in some cases I ruin my appetite for dinner, but it is usually still worth it!

The top of Splash Mountain right before you go over

Top of Splash

No matter how many times I enjoy Splash Mountain this one gets me every single time. You’re right there on the tippy top, about to go over board, and as you try to briefly enjoy the view from the top, your stomach sinks a bit as you topple down to the very bottom. I find the drop exhilarating every time no matter how many times I do it.

The first ride of the morning

Space Mountain Fast Pass

Even I have to admit that when the rope drops and every one makes their way to their favorite ride even I am tempted to run sometimes. I mean, it’s just so thrilling to know that your day at a Disney park has finally begun! You’ve obviously already picked what you’re aiming for first, and you “power walk” that way and hop on, sans line, and enjoy the first ride of the day. If you’re like me, you’ll ride it again once or twice and fully maximize the line-less morning. But, what makes the first ride even more satisfying, is riding it a few times, letting the fast pass times build up a little, then grabbing a fast pass ticket for later (if you’re lucky, at least an hour or two later) so that you can ride it one more time, sans line, in the middle of your day. For the record, yes, Space Mountain is usually the ride I am “power walking” to when the rope drops.

That concludes DAY ONE of the positivity challenge – Disney style. Readers, where do these three rank on your positivity list?

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Thanks for reading!!
~ Disney Dork Tom