If you look up the definition of a cult here’s what you’ll find:
- A system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.
- A relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.
- Worship – religion – adoration
Sounds pretty creepy, right? I’m starting to think more and more that people who love Disney are part of a cult. When I talk to a fellow Disney lover, we can talk forever about the parks, dining, tips and never tire of the topic. However, the other day when I told someone I was going to Disneyworld again, she said “Why don’t you go somewhere else?” I responded, “Why would I do that?” like the thought had never occurred to me.
If you look on Pinterest you’ll find thousands of pins and boards dedicated to Disney. One of my favorite boards is Disney Humor from CapturingMagic.me. I laugh as I look through all of these highly relatable pins – but I can just imagine the confusion of an ordinary person who doesn’t know Disney. They just don’t get it. Then I came to the conclusion, and it’s pretty black and white:
You’re either with us or you’re against us.
Here are several of the signs that I belong to the cult, I’m sure if you’re reading this you can relate:
- I see nothing wrong with planning the majority of my vacation time at Disneyworld
- I instantly like anyone who has a Mickey antenna topper on their car
- Conversely, I instantly dislike anyone who talks bad about Disney
- I think of Soarin’ every time I smell an orange
- I named my dog Dorie (I know, it’s a different spelling but it refers to Dory)
- I listen to Disney podcasts instead of music when I work out
- I have Orlando weather as the second option on my phone’s weather app
- I have Kayak alerts set up for flights to MCO
- My favorite part of Disney movies is seeing the castle in the opening credits
If being in a cult is wrong, I don’t want to be right! What do you do that qualifies for Disney cult membership?
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