Since school is out and summer is here, you’re no doubt gearing up for a vacation overseas to Europe in time for Olympic madness, or maybe a jaunt to the islands for some R&R at the finest of Honolulu hotels or possibly—and most likely, if you have kids—a visit to Disney World (or Land). Thus, I thought it apt to share with you my own trip to Toontown last year.
I have been to Disney World approximately a bazillion and a half times. Approximately (maybe more). I have only been to Disneyland once, but Land or World, Toontown never fails to draw me in.
It’s like living inside your very own cartoon—or being a character in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, one—and I love the whimsy of it all, from the “downtown” shops to the local gas station to the residential neighborhoods.
Plus, you never know what “celebrities” you’ll run into while roaming around!
I went with my Norwegian friend Ellen, who had never been to Disney at all (I know!) and so we thought it a fitting feat for her 30th birthday. I was happy that she embraced her youth as I do and didn’t think me silly. It would have been pretty embarrassing had I been the only one who wanted to prowl around Mickey’s home!
Mickey and Minnie’s houses were by far my favorite part of the Toontown. Everything from their sleeping quarters—separate, of course; don’t be silly, these righteous mice don’t live in sin—to their kitchens were downright adorable.
(Even Mickey has a gas stove. That’s one of the problems we’ve run into while house-hunting in Tennessee; along with acreage, a garage and hardwood floors, a gas stove is at the top of SVV’s list of requirements.)
You know how everyone has a “dream home” for when they “grow up?” Mickey’s very well might be mine. SVV, what do you think about that?
If Disney is out and, instead, Hawaii is in the cards for your summer travel, consider a stay at the Modern Honolulu.