I know I owe you guys a trip report, but I’ve been desperately trying to readjust to life in the “real world.” (Meaning my life outside of WDW, not the old MTV reality show).
It has been a lot like coming home from a long trip in another country.
I’ve got reverse culture shock. I’m still on Disney Time.
So, here are the top 10 “signs” that you might be refusing to recognize that you’re not at Disney anymore:
10 - You’re still drinking out of your resort mug. All the time. Water. Coffee. Coke Zero. White Russians.
9 - The theme music for your day alternates between Mouse World Radio and any soundtrack scored by Alan Menken.
8 - For some reason, you still go over to MDE just to take a look for your (no longer existent) ADR’s and FP+ reservations.
7 - You regularly play the this-time-last-week game with your family. “Hey guys, just think, this time last week we were eating lunch at Les Halles Boulangerie."
6 - You’ve googled the recipe for Dole Whips, thinking “just a taste will take me back."
5 - On more than one occasion you’ve tried using your Magic Band to unlock your front door.
4 - Which means that you’re still wearing your Magic Band.
3 - You’ve bored more than one friend in the real world with the details of your trip, including actual wait times: “It was like crowd level 10 day at Magic Kingdom, even though they predicted a crowd level 8 day, and do you know how long we waited for Peter Pan?! Five minutes! On a crowd level 10 day! Can you believe that?! Five minutes! That’s unheard of! … Guys? … Hello? … Where’d you go?"
2 - More than once you’ve considered quitting your job and becoming an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner… or asking @Len if there’s a an open spot for Chief Lapu Lapu Researcher on the TouringPlans staff.
1 - And the top sign that you’re still on Disney time: you’ve already had that conversation with your spouse that ended with, “Wait, let me get this straight: we just got home, and you want to go back when?!"
What am I missing? Anybody else have problems reentering the real world? What are other signs that you might still be on Disney Time?