I have been living, breathing and daydreaming about Disney my entire life! I sing random Disney songs, I quote Disney movies and I, literally, wear my love for Disney on my sleeve! I am a Disney Nerd and not one bit ashamed! I will always be a Disney kid at heart and a Disney Nerd in life!
That Disney Nerd Life
Being a Disney Nerd is more than a lifestyle, its a feeling, deep inside. Its the melody you can’t shake, its the lyrics you will never forget, its the iconic lines that have woven their way into your daily life and its the characters that remind you of people in your life. Disney is a heartbeat and Disney Nerds walk around with the mouse-eared stethoscope on their necks!
Wearing My Disney Heart On My Sleeve, Literally.
I have a half-sleeve tattooed on my right arm and it contains 7 Disney characters. Yes, 7, in one half-sleeve. I affectionately refer to it as my Nerd Arm.
Here is a post where you can see its humble beginnings:
As you can see, my Nerd Arm features Simba, Pumbaa and Timon from The Lion King, which is my FAVORITE Disney animated movie EVER. It also has a beautiful depiction of Wall-E and Eve, because Wall-E is my favorite Pixar film! You’ll also see the Cheshire Cat’s face in there, because after all, we’re all a little mad here and the one Disney character you don’t see in this, is my pal Zero!
The Nightmare Before Christmas is my absolute FAVORITE Tim Burton/Disney collaboration. I love everything about it and especially, the music!
I have Disney memories going back as for as I can remember. I even wrote a guest post about my Memories and The Lion King a few years ago!
My daughter is obsessed with Disney Princesses. For me, it was never the Disney Princesses that I identified with. In fact, I still don’t think they have come out with a Disney Princess that I truly relate too. It was all about the music, the side characters and the Villains for me!
Growing up, I WAS Pumbaa! He was me, in warthog form and I love that he was the first Disney character to fart! I idolized Ursula! I mean, sure, she made some bad decisions, but man, she was plus size, unashamed of herself and knew how to get what she wanted! I dreamed of having confidence like hers! I still have plans to perfectly cosplay her and sing, Poor Unfortunate Souls someday.
Finally Making Disney Happen
Believe it or not, I did not make it to one of the Disney’s until May of 2018. Yes, at the age of 36, with my 6 year old daughter in hand, we strolled through the gates of Disneyland for the first time ever and it was PURE MAGIC!
Meeting Characters at Disneyland
I Kissed a Goof and I Liked It!
Where to stay by Disneyland