What is Park Life?

From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Kristyn Taylor

Disney’s Park Life Collection is full of bright colors and iconic designs. It consists of all types of merchandise and can easily be found both online and in stores. But what does “park life” actually mean? Looking at the merchandise, they all have a teal background surrounding popular attractions. This idea, though, encompasses so much more than what the parks have to offer. It includes the way guests experience the parks.

Living close gives guests the ability to come and go as they please. They can go before or after work rather than stay all day. They can go just for lunch or eat somewhere else on property. Visiting at night is great because it’s cooler outside and there are less guests which means less waits. Also, going just for the nighttime shows is great, too.

Knowing the ins and outs allows park goers to make the most of their day. You can get more done by hitting the less popular attractions. Instead of heading straight for Space Mountain or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which are best done either first or last, spend the day watching shows. Carousel of Progress, Country Bear Jamboree, and Hall of Presidents have air conditioning, seating, and rarely a long wait.

Snacking is an important part of Park Life because who doesn’t like to eat? Bringing your own food is a great way to save money. Load your backpack with treats and set up a picnic in front of the castle. Purchasing a refillable popcorn bucket or sharing a meal gives you more bang for your buck. Of course, you could always purchase a novelty item like Dole Whip or a Mickey Pretzel.

The idea of Park Life is very much the freedom to experience the parks however you want. Those visions of tourists wearing oversized button up shirts, Mickey Ears, and a popcorn bucket have now become a way of life. Consistently visiting the parks and representing with merchandise is Park Life.

Kristyn Taylor
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