Is it hard being a Disney fan when I’ve only visited Disneyland Paris?

Now, this may sound and seem like a weird question to some people because yes, if you enjoy something and like something and count yourself as a fan then why does it matter where or what you’ve done?

However, I am someone who over the past few years my love for Disney has grown and grown and continues to everyday. I have only visited Disneyland Paris 3 times, one being when I was 6 and the other 2 times in 2017 and 2019.

Is it hard to be a fan because of this though? I think so in some ways it is. It isn’t hard to love Disney or enjoy the films, songs, news, photos etc. But the hardest part is not knowing or understanding the feelings and experience of WDW or other Disney parks. My goals are to visit WDW and DCA, which I already have a trip to WDW booked so that will eventually happen next September.

It’s hard because I can’t relate to people as much or understand exactly what they mean. I don’t know how tiring WDW is compared to DLP, I don’t understand the huge size of WDW, I haven’t tried all the snacks available in the other parks, I haven’t experienced all the rides. I have a limited knowledge and understanding which only goes as far as DLP.

Not that I’m complaining, obviously I am so grateful to have visited DLP 3 times, but it makes running a blog and Instagram account maybe that slightly bit harder than other Disney lovers. I don’t have all these photos and content or reviews. Once I have my trip to WDW, I believe my knowledge would’ve grown so much more and I will be able to answer people’s questions more effectively and join in with discussions about rides or snacks.

Although, since I have visited DLP and I’ve spent many days there now, I believe that I can offer a great deal of information to people interested in DLP, which I think is something important and effective for some people. It’s handy to know a lot about one park than only knowing a little about them all – I think so anyway…

As I said, it isn’t hard to be a ‘fan’ or love Disney, it’s more difficult to communicate with other people and be able to hold a conversation or engage with posts because I don’t know what it’s like other than Disneyland Paris. I know Google is here to help me understand more but with Disney its much more than just looking for an answer, you have to be there in the moment to truly understand it and take it all in; and really, to have an opinion and view on things.

It almost makes me sad and a ‘left out’ feeling because I haven’t been able to visit other parks, but I know that I will soon and the feelings that I lack from the parks won’t be there anymore. Does anyone else feel the same or am I just crazy?

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2 thoughts on “Is it hard being a Disney fan when I’ve only visited Disneyland Paris?

  1. I feel exactly the same! I’ve been to DLP 3 times in the past 2 years which I feel very privileged to do but dole whips, 8 parks 1 day challenges, magic bands are foreign to me 😩
    I am lucky enough to have 2 small boys but that does mean WDW is maybe a decade away. I do think though that we can educate those who have only been to WDW? DLP seems so much more chilled out.
    Instagram might be harder but no one can take away our disney magic 😘😘

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    1. Ah i’m glad I’m not the only one! Exactly! I just wish I could know what it’s really like being at other Disney parks and the extra rides and elements to the parks. I’m sure you will get there soon! But yes, its handy that by visiting DLP we do have our own knowledge that could help people who haven’t been there before. Thanks for your comment!

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