At the tender age of two years, six months and four days, my daughter Briani recently joined a long family tradition: she became an official first time visitor to Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park in Orlando.
Normally this isn’t a big deal for most people who like me, grew up in Miami. I’ve been to Disney more than 40 times personally and if you think that’s much my 70-something year-old aunts Millin and Mercedez have easily been there more than 150 times EACH. The Magic Kingdom is a major but common family destination for us South Floridians.
The reason Briani’s visit was so special was not only because it was the first time all three of my kids, wife and I visited the Magic Kingdom together but also because this theme park in particular has been the only place in the world where I’ve made memories with nearly every generation of my family and friends.