Stop, Look, and Listen: a Disney walk

There are many times when I watch theme park visitors move from one attraction to the next, one theme park to the next, on and on and on.  It is heartbreaking to watch.  We spend so much time saving for and planning our vacations.  If you let it, it will speed right by. You must stop, look, and listen.

Today I went for another walk after work and headed towards Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Along the way I took notice of all the sights and sounds around me.  Such a pleasurable experience!  I snapped a few pictures with my phone of the beautiful sights in just one thirty minute walk.

Magnolia along walkway to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
A great view of Hollywood Studios along the walkway
Enjoying the Friendships on the water

I had hoped to have enough time to go into Hollywood Studios.  Unfortunately, that was not the case today.  I did go up to the entrance for a breather and came across some familiar topiaries that appeared in another Disney park earlier

Sorcerer Mickey topiary in front of Hollywood Studios

in the year.

Can anyone guess where these were seen previously?

Besides walking with the purpose of opening my eyes to observe the beauty around me, I also opened my ears.  There in the middle of a resort area, between two theme parks, I heard the sounds of nature. Crickets and other insects chirped, birds tweeted sweet songs. As Hollywood Studios approached I heard the sounds of Fantasmic, obviously a technical rehearsal going on.  As I walked through the bus transportation, the sounds of lost and confused guests could be heard among the sounds of laughter and joy.  Walt Disney World can be rather overwhelming for the inexperienced guest.  If you need help, save yourself time and frustration and ask a Cast Member for help.

Most important of all, planning ahead is key, but be sure to allow yourself time to slow down and enjoy your surroundings.  Vacations come and go all too quickly.

Boardwalk walkway from Hollywood Studios
Friendly Disney ducks, with Tower of Terror in the background

Share your thoughts…

What is the most memorable thing you experienced when you slowed down to stop, look, and listen while on vacation?


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