Ah, the joy (and as my boyfriend has called it “childlike wonder”) of Disney always brings out my silly side. When I am at Disney, I work hard to let go of my adult restrain and just have fun; “be” in the moment.
How many times have you bought a hat or a pair of mouse ears at Disney and then find that once you get home, you don’t even look at it? I find that a serious waste of money. My favorite way around this is what I have coined “the silly hat game”. Myself and whatever poor, unsuspecting soul I manage to rope in take pictures of ourselves wearing these hats and then put them back.
You would think that the staff in the various retail outlets would object to this kind of thing, but remarkably not one person has said a thing about my “game”. I try to play up the picture with facial expressions that complement the hat.
Of course, that’s not the only way to have fun (but is one of my favorite Disney activities.) Let your silly flag fly and see what else you find. You will be amazed at what kind of fun you can find as some of these pictures illustrate.
I found this troll statue in the Norway pavilion at Epcot and he made me smile so I needed a kiss.
If you need a little help accessing your silly side, I recommend the Jungle Cruise in the Magic Kingdom. Yes, the groaners are pretty bad but they certainly are silly! Some of my favorites are “Watch out as Ginger snaps” while talking about the crocodiles that are sunning themselves; the “captain” telling us that it’s okay to take pictures of the elephants in the water as they are wearing their “swim trunks”. Or my favorite (which I have only heard once but was so funny it has stayed with me) “Any child left on the ride will be taken to “it’s a Small World” where they will become part of the ride.”
I hope I have inspired you to let your silly side out, I promise you won’t regret it!
I’m so glad to see someone else that plays the hat game! We love to do that. Trying on the sombreros on Mexico is always one of our favorite pictures every year!