I'm flying to Orlando tonight for a few days at Walt Disney World, and the Race for the Taste on Sunday. It will be my first "race" since the big 5-0 and g-bladder, so it should be interesting!
I go to WDW several times a year, much to the surprise of friends. Sometimes I go for the races, sometimes for a "girls only trip", and sometimes just for some R&R. I don't go to the parks every time, and when I go to the parks, I don't ride every ride. But I still go. Why?
It's a place for me to go to relax (remember, my kids are grown and can ride the rides by themselves). It's a happy place, and people are generally nice and helpful. There's always something to do, or not to do, and plenty to eat. There are shows, rides, and plenty of people for people-watching. Everything is pretty and neat and clean, and it's just a fun place to be, unwind, and escape.
So, I'm off to Fantasyland. I'll see all kinds of people and observe lots of interesting events. I think that's one of the reasons I love Disney - there's always something new to experience, whether it's your first time or your millionth and whether you're 5 or 50. You just have to open your eyes to what's out there.