We all love and adore Disney for the characters it has allowed us to fall in love with over the years.
But there’s Disney fans and then there’s “DISNEYYYYYY” fans. You can very well understand the difference between a fan and a fanatic.
So, how to tell if you’re a Disney fan or a fanatic? Well, let us help!
Here’s a list of things that will help you mark out the difference.
1. You Discover Hidden Mickeys in Everyday Life
Wow! Doesn’t that cloud look like Mickey? Oh, look! That spilled milk on the counter looks like Mickey. And the oil that leaked from the car onto the driveway looks like Mickey! You’ve always got Disney on the brain.
2. You Check Attraction Wait Times….From Your House!!!
The “My Disney Experience” app can be very helpful when you’re visiting the Disney parks. It gives you access at your fingertips to all things Disney. But if you’re using it to check the wait time for Space Mountain from your living room couch, you might be slightly obsessed!
3. You Want to Talk About Disney to Anyone…….. at Any Time!
You’ve helped all of your friends (and their friends) plan their Disney vacations. You insist on hearing a play-by-play of those trips and seeing all of the photos. You give unsolicited advice about the best way to get reservations at Cinderella’s Royal Table to strangers in the elevator. You simply can’t help yourself! Experiencing the joy of a Disney vacation vicariously through others is what tides you over between trips!
4. You “Speak” Disney!
Have you ever stayed at AoA? How about OKW? Did you know that MK has EMH today? Where do you have ADRs?
Did you catch all that? If so, you’re fluent in Disney!
(AoA=Art of Animation Resort, OKW=Old Key West Resort, MK=Magic Kingdom, EMH=Extra Magic Hours, ADRs=Advanced Dining Reservations)
5. Disney Makes You Cry (in a Good Way!)
Do you get choked up during the Welcome Show at the Magic Kingdom before rope drop? How about during Wishes fireworks? What about when you see those Disney commercials on television just before your trip? If you’ve ever shed a happy tear at the very thought of or while experiencing the Magic of Disney, there’s no doubt you are hooked!
6. You Start Planning Your Next Disney Vacation Before the Current One Ends!
You constantly say things like, “Next time we come we will…” or “When we come back let’s make sure we…”. Mentally planning your next trip helps take the edge off the inevitable sadness you feel as your vacation nears its end. You can’t imagine life without another magical vacation in the works!
7. You Constantly Compare Things to the Way They Look/Taste/Smell in Disney Things!
Don’t those flowers in your neighbor’s yard look just like the ones you saw at the Flower and Garden Festival? And I bet the pizza was better at Via Napoli. Whoa! That guy is driving way too fast. What does he think this is, Test Track? If your everyday life is one long string of reminders of your past Disney adventures, you might be suffering from a Disney obsession.
8. Your Coffee Tastes Better When You Drink it From a Tinkerbell Mug
And your cereal tastes better when eaten from that Donald Duck bowl. In fact, your Mickey Mouse tea pot is the secret behind your world-famous sweet iced tea. Life is always more delicious with a little Disney added to it!
9. On Your Last Day in the Parks, You’re Secretly Angry at All of the People Who Are Just Starting Their Disney Vacations
You don’t know any of them, but you’re certain that every single person around you is on day one of a lavish, month-long trip and blissfully enjoying every second. In fact, you’re pretty sure that they’re smiling excessively just to rub your nose in it! How dare they be so happy when you are running so low on magical minutes?
10. Driving Away From Disney Feels Like the Worst Day of Your Life…Every Time You Do it!
There’s nothing like seeing that iconic Walt Disney World: Where Dreams Come True sign hanging above the highway as you approach the beginning of your magical Disney vacation. But seeing it in the rearview is quite a different experience.
How serious is your Disney obsession? Give yourself one point for each “symptom” you experience and tell us your score below!