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Whether you’re trying to convince your parents to take you on a Disney vacation or debating whether to come visit me while I work there this summer (and you totally should; I’m a blast), this list is meant to remind you of all the reasons Disney is such a wonderful place to visit.


Anxiously waiting to leave for Orlando, wearing Minnie ears and typing this list like the dork I really am.

If you read my post on how to convince your parents to take you to the Most Magical Place on Earth, you saw that I did all kinds of crazy things to get my parents to cave in, which included typing up 100 reasons to go to Disney World and taping them all over my house (we’re still finding them). These are all things you can do, see, hear, smell or taste at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

So here’s a list for you. Enjoy!

With love,


1.      You get to eat Dole Whip

2.      You get to meet lovely princesses who have to be nice to you because you are a guest

3.      To cry during the Wishes firework show

4.      You can pretend you’re an astronaut on Mission: SPACE

5.      Eat foods shaped like Mickey Mouse

6.      (Almost) no one will judge you for wearing a fanny pack

7.      To hear cast members wish you a “magical day”

8.      To take on the Disney World photo challenge

9.      Be pulled down faster than the speed of gravity on the Tower of Terror

10.  Eat ice cream for dinner (Kitchen Sink, anyone? Or a sundae from Storybook Treats!)

11.  Have fun with friends in the interactive queues (Space Mountain, The Haunted Mansion and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh are great)

12.  You’ll feel like a kid

13.  Hug characters from your favourite movies

14.  Eat around the world in Epcot

15.  Trade pins with cast members and guests

16.  Eat at Earl of Sandwich (But actually. Just do it.)

17.  Get the “It’s a Small World” song stuck in your head (you probably have it stuck in your head just after reading that. You’re welcome.)

18.  Meet people from faraway countries in World Showcase

19.  Soak up the sunshine

20.  Try the attractions you’ve never experienced before

21.  Sample popular sodas from around the world in Epcot

22.  Enjoy the reminder of a “great big beautiful tomorrow” from the Carrousel of Progress

23.  Get freaked out on the Haunted Mansion

24.  Check out the past and the future on Spaceship Earth

25.  Enjoy the amazing live shows (Festival of the Lion King is incredible every time)

26.  Find Jack Sparrow on Pirates of the Caribbean

27.  Take a Journey into the Imagination with Figment

28.  Fall in love with Indiana Jones (or Marion!) in the stunt show

29.  Learn to draw Disney characters at Hollywood Studios

30.  You can eat at Pizza Planet!

31.  Submit a joke to the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor

32.  Ride the monorail through Epcot

33.  Get the high score on Toy Story Midway Mania

34.  Ride Cinerella’s favourite horse on the carousel

35.  Have fun learning in Epcot

36.  Go zero to sixty in 2.8 seconds on the Rock n’ Rollercoaster

37.  See incredible animals on Kilimanjaro Safaris

38.  Escape from the yeti on Expedition Everest

39.  Get splashed during Mickey’s PhilharMagic

40.  Get a delicious free sample of chocolate from Ghirardelli in Downtown Disney

41.  Go to super unique restaurants with amazing atmosphere

42.  Laugh with Statler and Waldorf at Muppet Vision 3D

43.  Get scared on Dinosaur in Animal Kingdom

44.  Get whiplash on Primeval Whirl

45.  Be amazed by the tumble monkeys from Festival of the Lion King

46.  See how many animals you can count on the Tree of Life

47.  Create your own pretzel/apple/marshmallow/rice krispie treat at Goofy’s Candy Co.

48.  Make goofy faces for ride photos

49.  Listen to the songs of the Dapper Dan’s

50.  Dance along with the parades

51.  Experience a whole new world on the Magic Carpets of Aladdin

52.  Smell the Confectionary on Main Street

53.  Wear Mickey or Minnie ears all day

54.  See kids’ faces light up when they see their favourite characters

55.  Get soaked on Splash Mountain

56.  Take a trip into the movies with the Great Movie Ride

57.  Meet Darth Vader

58.  Laugh at the corny jokes on Jungle Cruise

59.  Unwind of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority

60.  Go searching for hidden Mickeys

61.  Christmas shopping all year long

62.  Eat a funnel cake for any meal

63.  Make a wish in the Cinderella Fountain

64.  Get caught up in the magic of Fantasmic

65.  Love the movie montage at the end of the Great Movie Ride

66.  Learn more about Walt in One Man’s Dream

67.  Take a late night ride on Big Thunder Mountain

68.  Swim with sharks at Typhoon Lagoon

69.  Hear the area music in the different lands of the Magic Kingdom

70.  Get the maximum score on Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin

71.  Park hopping

72.  Find the perfect spot to enjoy Illuminations

73.  See the street performers in Downtown Disney

74.  Fly through Neverland on Peter Pan’s Flight

75.  Get pixie-dusted entering The World of Disney

76.  Jump in the single riders line and get on a ride quickly

77.  See the sunset at a Disney park

78.  Experience the gigantic Typhoon Lagoon wave pool

79.  Eat a meal with characters

80.  See the birds at the Flights of Wonder show

81.  Fly with Dumbo

82.  See La Nouba, an amazing Cirque du Soleil show

83.  Spin as fast as you can on the tea cups

84.  Find dolls from your country on It’s a Small World

85.  Meet some animal friends at the Affection Section

86.  Take a relaxing trip down Castaway Creek in Typhoon Lagoon

87.  Go as fast as you can down Summit Plummet

88.  Find unique souvenirs in World Showcase

89.  Make conversation with cast members

90.  Find PUSH, the talking trashcan

91.  Get to know people while waiting in line

92.  Admire the Cinderella mosaic

93.  Celebrate something (or nothing!) everywhere in Disney World

94.  Buy a Mickey balloon

95.  Take the ferry to the Magic Kingdom

96.  Love the view from the top of Expedition Everest

97.  Go on a ride that everyone in your party loves

98.  Sing Disney songs while walking through the parks

99.  Ride your favourite attraction as many times as you can

100.   End the day completely exhausted after all the magic