Why we love stories

Stories have a powerful way of taking us away from the everyday and into new worlds. They help us see life from different perspectives. This kind of storytelling is important because it broadens our understanding and deepens our empathy.

But even more impactful are the stories that come from shared experiences. These are the stories that truly shape our memories.

The shared laughter over ice cream. The thrill of your first roller coaster. The awe of watching fireworks light up the sky.

These moments create lasting stories that stay with us. These are the stories that matter because they remind us of what is most important: joy, love, and family.

Stories are what we do

I believe that the best vacations are those filled with stories you'll want to tell again and again. This belief comes from my deep love for the power of stories, which is why I started Good Story Vacations.

With my background in theater direction, choreography, and dance, I know how stories can move people. Inspired to bring this magic to family travel, I started this company to help families craft their vacation stories.

Our unique approach to planning a vacation is all about stories. We call this story-based advising and it's more than just vacation planning. We put you in the story of your vacation so you can imagine yourself there as you make plans.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World® Resort

100 years of Disney storytelling

For 100 years, Disney has enchanted the world with timeless stories and transformed family entertainment with its storytelling approach. With the introduction of Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie and the groundbreaking Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Disney changed the game. These early stories and characters started a rich tradition of bringing animated tales to life.

Today, modern classics like Frozen and Moana continue to captivate audiences worldwide. These stories not only entertain but inspire us to dream boldly and believe in our potential. Disney’s ability to captivate us with their stories proves that magic is real and within reach.

Disney is also finding new ways to tell stories. With the addition of Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars, Disney continues to innovate. They push technology forward while creating films that everyone—from kids to grandparents—can enjoy.

Toy Story, Moana, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Mandalorian. These are all great examples of how Disney blends the latest technology with adventure and heartfelt storytelling.

Where stories come to life

Disney's storytelling reaches beyond movies. Think about Disney's family vacation destinations. Disneyland® Resort, Walt Disney World® Resort, and Disney Cruise Line are where Disney stories come to life all around you. Every ride, show, parade, and experience lets you step into Disney's stories.

Here’s how storytelling infuses every aspect of a Disney vacation:

  • Attractions: Each ride and attraction transports you into a story, immersing you in beloved tales and thrilling new adventures. For instance, fly the Millennium Falcon at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, or join the chase for Jack-Jack on the Incredicoaster.
  • Water Parks: Every splash tells a story at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach Water Parks. From thrilling water slides to lazy rivers, dive into themed water adventures for some good family fun.
  • Parades: Parades at Disney parks are vibrant storytelling in motion. Characters from classic and new stories dance and interact with guests. Watch the Magic Happens Parade to see Moana, Elsa, and Anna come to life.
  • Performance: Stage shows provide retellings of classic Disney tales. Experience these stories up close with shows like Tangled and Frozen, each with the magic of Broadway.
  • Nighttime Spectaculars: Each evening, look up to the sky to see fireworks, music, and lights to tell stories that captivate the heart. World of Color Nighttime Spectacular at Disneyland Resort and Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom® Park are perfect examples.
  • Dining Experiences: Themed restaurants turn a meal into a narrative experience that all family members will love. Dine at Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure or enjoy island flavors at Makahiki Restaurant at AULANI Resort.
  • Character Encounters: Meeting Disney characters is like stepping into a storybook. Nothing compares to receiving a high-five from Mickey Mouse or a hug from Tiana.
  • Resort Hotels: Disney Resort Hotels keep you in the story. Like the theme parks, they are part of the storytelling experience, each themed around different aspects of Disney lore. At Walt Disney World Resort, enjoy a swimming pool with a towering volcano at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Just beside Walt Disney's original theme park, you can celebrate the classic Disney park lands at Disneyland Hotel.
  • Immersive Experiences: These family-friendly experiences let guests actively participate in a story. Build your own lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop or transform into a princess or knight at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
  • Worldwide Adventures: Adventures by Disney® offers world-class guided tours that weave local legends and history into the storytelling. Explore the myths of ancient Greece or the fairy tales of Germany with expert guides.
  • Seasonal and Special Events: Events that change with the seasons celebrate stories through decorations, shows, and activities. You can also enjoy festivals like the EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival featuring beautiful gardens and topiaries inspired by Disney characters and stories.

Sharing a love of stories

Good Story Vacations and Disney share a love of stories because they show us what matters most. They inspire us to dream, teach us the power of resilience, and help us understand our challenges. Most importantly, stories unite families through shared experiences, and that's what a good vacation is all about.

Creating meaningful stories is what Disney destinations do best. They are perfect for family vacations, full of everything that helps families connect and make stories together.

Those truly special stories—what we call "good stories"—remain with you for years to come. That’s why we love stories and help families create them every step of the way.