He hasn’t actually told me that, but I’ve seen the way he looks at him. Minnie might do, and perhaps even Daisy Duck, but Goofy is his all-time fave (though I’m not sure Disney would pick up the wedding tab).
I discovered this on the recent Disney Cruise our family took, where Max and I went to every Goofy meet-up we could get to. Once, Max personally escorted Goofy back to the crew area. While he definitely got a kick out of meeting Goofy’s son, another Max, and he enjoyed hanging with the other characters, he had a thing for Goofy. Can you blame him? Those eyes! Those floppy ears! Those teeth!
Disney Cruises are awe-inspiring for many reasons: the gorgeous ship (we were on the newest one, The Disney Fantasy), the pools and water slide, the shows, the fantastic dining and 24/7 free room service, the friendly drop-off kids clubs (key words being “drop-off”). As it turned out, amidst all the bliss and hanging out with cartoon characters with oversize heads, I got some good parenting reality checks and reminders.
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