It was our last Family Halloween Disney Magic before our World got locked and turned up side down.
It was our last Holiday Celebration where we were freest to bring to life our wildest imagination.
No worries of infection, people nor caution. Everyone was nice. People genuinely smiled and were kind. Strangers exchange random friendly conversations.
Happiest Place was also the Friendliest Place. It’s was the Epicenter of everyone’s Happiness and Wishes from around the World.
“Once upon a time, People breathe the same air, enjoy the same space, shake the hands of new friends they just met, kissing and hugging were considered gestures of love, welcome and affection. It seems that time was so long ago. I wish upon a Star for that time to come back. I wish for all better stories with Happy Endings.”
It was our last time to experience Happiest Place on Earth for what it was…happiest.
Post Reopening, Disney lost some of its magic and enchantment.
The Prince can no longer just kiss and hold hands with the Princess without proof of COVID vaccination and negative test result.
Disney characters can no longer be so close to the audience without being vulnerable.
People can’t sing too loud because they may be unknowingly contagious.
It’s the weirdest kind of magic not even imagination can fix.
It’s like a dark spell turned Disneyland to Strangeland.
To walk around Disney with People in masks, distant and defensive doesn’t feel happiest nor magical.
Feels uncomfortable and tense. Feels sad.
Did I just used the word “sad” in the Happiness Capital of of America? Noooooo…the dark spell needs to be reversed by whatever means necessary.
So let me celebrate and remember the Halloween Disney that was authentically happy, free and child-like. Perhaps, it may bring the magic back.
First, let’s head to Cars Land for some exciting fast Car Racing.
Oh, Wow. That was awesome. Now, time to try the best Chile Con Carne with loads of melted rich cheese. Delicioso.
It’s not recommended to ride the Guardian’s of the Galaxy Tower drop ride after eating but who cares. It’s fun.
Seat belt on, arms up towards the Sky as we slowly ascent straight to the highest floor. Elevator door opens, few seconds of best view of Disney on top, then a sudden zero gravity drop.
Scream and shout it all out. Don’t hold back. Let it go. Let it go.
Now, let’s do something more terrifying. It’s Intergalactic Dance Off Showdown with Star-Lord and Gamora. Talk about Stage Fright.
Want more scream and shout? Let’s hit the Coaster Ride. No puking showers and passing out please. Scared? No risk. No thrill. Guaranteed to make our heart jump off our chest.
Meet Mickey, Donald and Friends up close. Sway it, Sing it, Spray it, it’s all good. This was Pre-COVID. Germs were harmless. No need to Lysolized everything. No need for facial barriers.
So, is the Disney Magic then and now just the same? Does it still look and feel like the Happiest Place on Earth? What you think Tinker Bell? How much Fairy Dust do we need so we can fly again to Neverland? Oh, No. You’re out of Fairy Dust?
The Disney experience is never complete without Music, Lights and Fireworks. So, let’s get this Party Started!
Many times, we don’t realize how good our life was, or how blessed we are to visit and experience the most amazing of destinations on Earth that others only dream from afar.
May be the magic is still there. May be happiness can be as it was. But first, our heart needs to change. Our hearts need to be appreciative, grateful and kind. If we truly do that, then perhaps the Happiest Place of Earth will feel like it got all its magic back.
We deserve all the magic and happiness we can get. Don’t allow anyone or anything make us believe any less.