I have a great treat for you guys today - I decided to take part in 20 Something Bloggers' Blog Swap event, and have a guest post from Shannon over at Living With the Seat Up for you! Go check out her blog for my post, as well as all her others!
I would imagine not everyone was lucky enough to get to go to Disney World as a child. I was very lucky as a child to get to go every couple years. It became a place for all of our extended family to meet from their various locations they were living. Thankfully, my grandfather felt this was important for bonding as a family unit, and I felt it was important for having fun. Of course as a child you don’t think about the actual family bonding time you are spending, rather you just think about the fun times with your family.As I said, I was very fortunate to get to go often enough, Disney World became almost like a second home. One of the most fun memories I have is when my mother and aunt allowed my cousin and I to go to the Magic Kingdom theme park alone at 10 years old. They loaded us onto the monorail and off we went with our hopper passes to the park full of thousands of people. Let’s not be naive, I’m certain there were a few child abductors walking around there someplace. It’s a good thing we were smart enough to stay away from them.Our entire day there was spent riding all of 3 rides; Splash Mountain, Space Mountain and Thunder Run. We ran between these 3 rides and a few times asked the ride attendants to just let us stay on for “one more round”. We weren’t always lucky enough to be allowed this privilege, but once or twice they let us. Of course, we pigged out on junk food and soft drinks, using our strong and robust child digestive systems to consume it all without being sick.Looking back on it I see how crazy that is. 10 year olds these days (and probably back then too) are definitely not mature or responsible enough to be visiting large theme parks alone, without adult supervision. But we made it out alive, and had a lot of fun.A day alone without adult supervision, that’s my best childhood summer vacation!