Beverly Does Disney (And Often.): Hospitality Edition
Let me make something abundantly clear: I. Am. A. Big. Disney. Fan. We are talking all things Disney. I mean, I take personal pride in convincing others to become pass holders. Historically, my lunch breaks have been spent quickly spouting off its latest and greatest news and to be frank, I just can’t get enough.
The King of Hospitality.
When talking about Disney services, I just get so revved up. I have experienced the awesomeness, although not in its entirety (Disney cruise, I’m coming for you), and I just can't help but share this vastly important and comforting fact with local and far away Disney travelers. Obviously, one gets a different level of services depending on the price tag attached to it, but don’t let that make you shy away from the Disney experience. Can everyone afford to stay at the Grand Floridian or even go consecutive days to the parks? No. I understand that for everyone, their experience may be different. However, to me, all the time spent at Disney, whether in a park or hotel, has been an investment in my self-care and family time. Simply put, going to Disney World is a significant part of my life.
So a couple of years ago when Disney did the amazing “What Will You Celebrate?” campaign, anyone who wanted to go to the parks got free admission on their birthday. Most people would worry about having someone to go with on their birthday, but not me. I have a twin! We both had to work late that day but had committed ourselves to the idea that we'd go however long we could afterwards.
Well it came down to the day and we realized with travel factored in, we would have about 3 hours to relish our birthday Disney day. Upon arriving at the Magic Kingdom, we were given our birthday pins. Little did we know, those pins were our tickets to an amazing and surprising experience. As we made our way through the park to Splash Mountain, the cast member working the queue line noticed our pins. We were ushered to the front of the line. No wait! Then it was off to the delightful ice cream parlor on Main Street, U.S.A., where we were provided an extra scoop of ice cream fitted with Mickey ears along with more birthday cheer. We had three hours of swift line waiting, tasty quick service food, and the most sincerest birthday greetings.
When it comes to theme park hospitality, Disney reigns king.