The ABCs of Walt Disney World officially comes to an end, today. And, I could only think of one word to finish up with that has a lot of meaning within the Disney Company, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah!

Many years ago, Walt Disney released a movie called Song Of The South. And, the most memorable song was, and still is, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah! Every time I hear this song, I get a smile on my face, and my heart lightens up a bit from the everyday hustle. It’s a very upbeat song, with a positive outlook on life in general. Have you listened to it lately?

Splash Mountain

In the parks, at least here in the states, you can hear Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah on Splash Mountain. Splash is completely based on the animated portions of the movie and focuses on the antics of Brer Rabbit as he works to avoid, or maybe antagonize, Brer Fox and Brer Bear. But, in the end, Brer Rabbit prevails and after you make the big SPLASH, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah begins playing and you can’t help but put a fresh smile on your face as you finish the ride.

For me, this all translates into the overall atmosphere of The Magic Kingdom! Anytime I walk into the park, Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah is the first thing that pops into my head.

So, from me to all of you, I hope you have a Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah weekend.