Life near Disney

We didn’t know it at the time, but on June 1st, 2018, when I made the first post on this site, my wife and I were about to start a new chapter in our lives. We had just started thinking it might be cool to move to Orlando from our home in Tennessee so we could be closer to the magic of Walt Disney World all the time. It didn’t take a lot of discussion for us to move from “might” to “definitely”!

Now it’s June 1st, 2024, and we’ve been living four miles away from Disney for almost a year and a half. It took us some time to get settled in, merging the magic with real life. But we’re finally at a point where it feels like this is our life now, that we’re really here to stay, that we’re not just long-term tourists but life-time locals.

With that change in mindset, the move seems officially complete, and it’s time for us to focus on our life near Disney. And what better way to mark that shift here on the site than with a new theme! The previous look was inspired by the interstate road signs we passed on the ten hour drive it used to take us to get to the parks. The new scheme is based on the classic Disney road signs that signaled you’d finally arrived on property.

While I’m not going to promise this next chapter of the site will include more frequent updates, I personally hope that it will. I’ve already got several ideas for posts in mind, and I’m excited to share with you all.

But maybe not today. Instead I’m going to go get Tonga Toast for breakfast at the Polynesian, just because I can!