Magic, Nostalgia, and Escapism

The only picture I have of me and my mom’s solo Disney trip.

I have been thinking lately about what draws people to Disney parks, what keeps them coming back at all ages. I realized it is because of Disney’s deep nostalgic roots, the familiarity of the parks and the escapes they provide. Magic Kingdom is nostalgic in that it is a representation of a place that is static, old fashioned, and frequented by those who long for the peaceful easiness of childhood. Walt Disney World provides escapes from day-to-day lives but both are unable to completely keep the complexities of society out of their worlds.