✨"There are people who don't give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought - sometimes it isn't much, either." (Walt Disney) ✨ • Planning a trip to a place as hyped, pricey, and large as Disney Parks can be daunting. I'm fortunate to have been born into "a Disney Family," so I was taught the ropes my whole life. But almost every time I visit I think "I cannot IMAGINE trying to plan a trip all by myself for the first time. I wouldn't know where to start or what I was missing or what was worth our time... how intimidating!" Its not a cheap trip, but I think it's worth it (and there are ways to spend less... as most of us are looking to do just that!) So, since I believe in Walt's vision and heartbeat for DisneyLand/World and since I've been dozens, if not close to a 100 times, I'd love to be able to help in any way I can! Today I have my first Disney Trip post on the blog (link in profile). Please send any other questions my way as I continue crafting the next parts of the series. I asked a while back on my IG story, and the questions helped create my structure for this series. Thank you for chiming in! I hope this is useful, adds excitement, and really just brings an extra flick of pixie dust to your future visits! #linkinprofile #disneyworld #disneyland #disney #showyourdisneyside #waltdisney #mickeymouse #teamdisney #familyvacation #in_our_neverland #mydisneyseries #mydisneyside #travelwithkids #traveltips #disneytips

"'We stick to the magical places in the world,' Asahi clarified. 'Places like the MBRC, the Redwood forest of California, the less populated parts of New Zealand and Japan, Disney World, and Atlantis,' Madeline listed, ticking the places off on her fingers. 'Wait, Disney World?' I interrupted. 'The most magical place on Earth.'" (KM Shea) #epcot #unitedkingdom #disneyworld #magical #imagination #in_our_neverland

For what it's worth (probably a lot)... it is spectacular and terrifying and points to something magnificent that romance can be a real part of the human experience. Yes, choice. Yes, tradition. Yes, the mundane. Yes, working side-by-side. Yes, growing together. Yes, learning. Yes, friendship and companionship and partnership. Yes yes yes to it all. But... don't forget... even if it is not yours yet or anymore... *romance.* "As the ten thousand highways unfold their doors for the ten thousand standing on Nineveh's shores where the blood of a husband silences wars for the girl who rises to meet him." (John Mark McMillan) "Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for." (Dead Poets Society) Happy Valentines Day to my dear husband, and to us all as we explore the many forms of romance this life offers. ❤️🏰 #calebwithkristen #valentines #valentinesday #romance #love #disneyworld #in_our_neverland

Christmastime at the Magic Kingdom has been perfect. The only element I can think to add to make it "closer to heaven" would be participating in a birth tonight. 😜 #disneyworld #waltdisneyworld #christmas #christmasatdisney #amorrischristmas #in_our_neverland

"Now he saw the familiar wide river beside the path differently. He saw all of the light and color and history it contained and carried in its slow - moving water; and he knew that there was an Elsewhere from which it came, and an Elsewhere to which it was going." Lois Lowry, The Giver • #rueandlittlejo #rowdyneil #summerjolee #disneyworld #showyourdisneyside #in_our_neverland

"The God of Imagination lives in fairy tales." Diriye Osman ❄️ #waltdisney #disneyworld #castle #christmas #cinderella #in_our_neverland

Someday I might have to try to recreate this sign for the "play loft" in Carolwood 🎡❤️🐘 #in_our_neverland #disneyworld #carolwood #circus

"Take the word for it of a man who has made his way inch by inch, and does not believe that we'll wake up to find our work done because we've lain all night a-dreaming of it; anything worth doing is devilish hard to do!" (Henry James) • (Did you know that the barber shop on Main Street in DisneyWorld is an actual barber shop? Caleb got the best hair cut of his life.) #in_our_neverland

Mary Blair for World Queen! #disneyland #smallworld #in_our_neverland

I don't know how it's possible for any person – *anyone* – to not be charmed walking out Main Street at night. It's definitely one of "my happy places" (inside an already very happy place). #disneyland #in_our_neverland #mainstreet

I think I've read every "food guide" online and restaurant menu in the park (nerd alert!) and without question the chicken plate from the Plaza Inn is one of the most suggested meals. We had high expectations and a few of the other "must-haves" we tried didn't live up to the hype for us, but genuinely: this was a great meal. We finished every crumb and will definitely get it again! #comfortfood #disneyland #kristenlikesdisneyfood #in_our_neverland

"Rowdy, what was your favorite part of Disneyland?!" "Uh, probably going on the fast train ride with my dad." Minutes before his first go-coaster experience. Mama's little baby is becoming not so little, one memory at a time. 🐭❤️ #in_our_neverland #disneyland #rowdyneil

A prime example of "Disney magic": on the side of a bridge connecting Main Street and Frontierland was, like an opening credit in a goshdarn romantic drama, was a mother duck sitting on her nest of babies in a patch of yellow daisies. My mother's favorite flower was daisies. 🌼#disneymagic #in_our_neverland #disneyland

👱🏼👩🏼👦🏼👶🏼 "When you're the best of friends having so much fun together... life's a happy game!" Grateful them. And a hundred other things I desire to elaborate on each time I get a chance to say something about them. ❤️ #morriscrewinca #in_our_neverland #disneyland

If you've come to know me, you've come to at least deal with (but hopefully love and benefit from) my "food finds." And a highlight of our yesterday was this frozen drink. It's like frozen apple juice with boysenberry streaming through and a slightly citrus foamy topping. It wasn't too sweet, it wasn't too sour, it was refreshing and light, it was a winner. 🌿🍹🍏 #disneyland #disneyfood #in_our_neverland #kristenlikesdisneyfood

We didn't get to grow up together, so we're going to smash in as much as possible to growing old together. 👵🏼👴🏼✨ •

#wewanttocometoDisneylands100yearcelebration #withourgrandkids #calebwithkristen #in_our_neverland #morriscrewinca #disneyland (pc: @ally_michele, who also took the 78 other pictures it took to get a nice one...! I'm awkward in front of cameras. It's bad.)

✨ Every little nook and cranny and angle. ✨ #in_our_neverland #morriscrewinca #disneyland

We told Rowdy he could pick out *one* special thing to get at Disneyland. The night before we were at the beach and he saw a man selling balloon swords and we told him if he wanted to get a sword at Disney he could. The moment we passed by the little merchandise stand inside the castle (all princess and knight and fantasy themed items, of course) he spied THE sword. He wasn't interested in the golden, shiny sword. Or the colorful foam sword. Or the light up beeping sword. "I want that pirate sword." $8 later it was his, and he carried that bad boy around alllllllll day. (He also accidentally poked people with it allllllll day. 🙈) We told him he could bring his sword on the pirate boat ride and he became very wide-eyed excited. But as we neared boarding he started to get nervous. He had been talking a big talk about fighting the pirates and growling at them and not being scared of them. But I think the 'reality' of fighting a "nasty Captain Hook" started to sink in. The whole ride he watched quietly. Caleb tried to get him to hold up his sword and his hands and arms were completely limp. When we got off he ran up to me and said "MOM! They were NICE pirates! I didn't have to use my sword! They were just singing pirates, mom! They were not fighting pirates!" I wish I could bottle the innocent, imaginative, 1000% engaged, feeling mind of these young ones. It's pure magic. ⚓️ #morriscrewinca #rowdyneil #disneyland #whyyoudoit #in_our_neverland

When I was in kindergarten my parents gathered me, my toddler brother, and baby sister into the living room. And there was a white board with Hangman on it. *Hangman.* Since I was basically the only one who knew letters I guessed... though I couldn't read well enough to make good guesses. But MAN, mom and dad were SO excited! When the game was done it spelled out "D I S N E Y L A N D" and they both jumped up and announced to us our very first trip. I still remember how they were glowing. I knew what Disneyland was and I definitely wanted to go, but the thrill I was witnessing in my parents was curious and bizarre and gave me butterflies. It was a big deal for them. They didn't have much money, and both worked to make ends meet, and had been saving for years to be able to tell us "We're going!". Those "core memories" are special. I had tears walking up to the ticket booths yesterday (literally wiping water off my cheeks handing them my pass.) "I want to carry Summer in. It's her first time." I know she won't remember this exact trip, but I hope someday she'll pop open in happiness because she is starting to realize how loved she is and what fun her mom had trying to make her life wonderful. ❤️ #summerjolee #morriscrewinca #disneyland #in_our_neverland pc: @ally_michele

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