From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Cindy Simmons
I grew up in California having one set of my grandparents live with us my whole life, so having grandparents around all of the time is a normal thing for me. Since my childhood was spent in Los Angeles, we went to Disneyland all of the time with my parents and grandparents. It’s no different for us here at Walt Disney World now that we live in Orlando. Except I’m older and have children of my own. I wanted our two daughters to have the same experience, so after my dad passed away, my mom came to live with us.
Creating multi-generational memories is so important to us. Whether it’s staying at a Walt Disney World Resort for a vacation or taking a trip to one of the Walt Disney World theme parks, we do it together. As a family.
There is so much to do at Walt Disney World Resort. Having traveled with my mom several times to all of the Disney Parks, she has a favorite attraction at each one! She loves Soarin’ Around the World at Epcot. At Magic Kingdom it’s Pirates of the Caribbean. Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it’s Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land. Plus Grandma loves her some Starbucks, Disney snacks and doing a little Disney shopping. I mean, don’t we all?!
Watching my mom see Disney through my daughters’ eyes fills my heart with such joy! Especially my little one. I feel like it’s a glimpse as to how my mom felt taking my brother and me to Disneyland when we were kids. But now, I’m experiencing it as her adult child, instead of her little girl. It’s pretty awesome and overwhelming.
I highly recommend bringing the grandparents along on your next Disney vacation with your kids. As evident in this sweet Disney Parks Blog video that our family got to do, it’s loads of fun and creates long-lasting magical memories!
Oh and bring tissues for all of the happy tears!
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(full link to Disney Parks Blog article that we were in https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2018/05/disneykids-creating-lasting-memories-with-multi-gen-travel-to-disney/)
Author: Cindy Simmons
Born and raised a California girl, Cindy spent eight years at KIIS-FM-Los Angeles (Ryan Seacrest’s station) hanging with celebrities and worked on a syndicated show live from Disneyland California. She then continued her radio career in Atlanta for 12 years where she not only performed on her show with Lionel Richie and MC Hammer but was the driving force behind introducing the country duo Big & Rich!
Currently, you can find Cindy spreading JOY on the radio every day from 10AM-2PM at Z88.3 Orlando, hosting her own weekly Facebook live show, Coffee Convo Wednesday and hanging out at Walt Disney World while living on social media.
Cindy is a wife and a mom of two little girls. Cindy and her family love to travel together and do crazy fun Christmas cards every year. In fact, their 2018 Mary Poppins Christmas card was even featured on Good Morning America.com! Cindy spent most of her childhood with her family at Disneyland Resort in California and as an adult, can count Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris (twice), Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii and four magical Disney cruises in her family’s Disney repertoire!
You can reach Cindy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.