Getting down to the wire here, fellow Disney Dorks! Time for day four of the Positivity Challenge Disney style. Be sure to catch day 1day 2, and day 3 if you missed them. Lets start with the extraordinary detail of each Disney park…

The Extraordinary Detail

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I’m often left literally drop-jawed when I see the level of detail that goes into crafting a Disney park. Nothing is more exciting than exploring a park for the first time and taking it all in. It’s so immersive that it’s pretty easy to forget where you actually are. I know Animal Kingdom isn’t usually a park people visit twice in one trip, but I was awe-inspired by how amazing all the details were both big and small. From the flags flying in the Himalayan area, to the habitats for the animals on the Kilimanjaro Safaris, to each leaf on the Big Tree of Life being literally attached by hand. The immersion just never ends at Disney. Case in point, If I posted the (above) picture to Facebook and said it was a river in an ancient Asian village at sunrise, my guess is people would believe it!

Intense Buzz Lightyear Competitions


Admit it, nothing brings out the competitive side of people more than sitting next to each other on the Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger ride? I know for my girlfriend and I, we’re all over this. We compete every single time on this ride. I even busted her Googling the best targets to aim for! If you want to make it even more exciting, try making a small wager before each ride.

Meeting The Characters

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Many of us at Disney parks are adults. We all know that (*WARNING: COVER YOUR EYES, KIDS*) these characters aren’t actually the real characters. And yet, without question, how excited do we adults still get when we see our favorite character roaming around the parks? How fun is it to get your pictures taken with your favorite princess? I bet some of us adults even still collect signatures (I don’t, but no judging here). I guess there is just something really exciting about meeting your favorite characters, something that evokes that positive nostalgic chord in all of us. If you’re really into Princess Dining, btw, there are two great options for you: Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom (but you’ll need reservations for this well in advance) and also Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in EPCOT (may be easier to get reservations). The girlfriend and I had a blast at Akershus one evening and I especially enjoyed meeting Ariel.