Wherever you are right now and whatever you are feeling, I would like to invite you to take a little mental trip to a happy place.
For many of us, that happy place is inside a theme park. But what makes you happiest when visiting a park? What puts the happy in your happy place?
I've listed six options for you here: rides, shows, atmosphere and decor, employees, food, and merchandise. Obviously, all can contribute to a "magical" theme park experience, and all are important ingredients in that recipe.
But I want to get you talking about happy experiences here, so I am asking you to choose one in our vote today and to tell us in the comments about your choice.
For today's happy-time videos, I would like to take you back to three theme park attraction opening ceremonies that I covered for you back-to-back-to-back on one amazing coast-to-coast two-day trip in 2017. Let's start with the grand opening of Pandora: The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The next morning, it was time to welcome the opening of Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort.
From there, I headed to the airport for a flight to Los Angeles and the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! at Disney California Adventure that night. I love this one for James Gunn's exuberance and one badass entrance by Benicio del Toro.
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