Trying to come up with just one "must do" thing on my list was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I started by listing everything we do each trip. As I looked over the list, there were my kids' favorites, my parents' favorites, my husband's favorites and of course, mine. I originally decided, for once, to write about myself and one of my favorites, but as I began typing up that post, my mind kept wandering to something else, something more family oriented. There is one thing my family has experienced every trip since I was a teenager. Our first time experiencing this, there were four of us - my mom, my dad, my brother and myself. Now, 25 years later, there are 11, almost 12 (my sister in law is expecting another little baby in November), of us. I still love it to this day as much as I did as a teenager, though what makes it even better now is that I can share it with my children.
In 1995, it was my husband's first trip to Walt Disney World and his first time experiencing Hoop Dee Doo. We sat at a table that was right up against the stage. Great seats and so fun being so close to the action! We actually had a lot of the performers come to our table and chat with us. Then, it happened. No spotlight this time around, but my brother, twenty years old at the time, was chosen to play the Indian in the show. I honestly didn't think he would do it, but he got up on stage and did an amazing job. I was shocked and so happy he got to be part of a show that had brought us so much joy over the years. I don't think I stopped laughing until at least the next day. I will admit even today thinking about it, I had a nice chuckle out of it!
We haven't missed Hoop Dee Doo in 13 trips, and it is already scheduled for our 14th trip in October of this year! What is your one "must do" at a Disney theme park? I would love to hear about it!