I grew up 30 minutes from DLR and went several times a year, I moved to Texas about 3 years ago to raise my daughter (extremely long story) and my daughter is turning 2 on July 31st. We've been back to CA twice now. The first time my daughter went she was about 5-6 months old, too young to really have fun or understand. We went again last December (she was 1 and a half) and I seriously underestimated the Disney fanatic this kid already is. She's only watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse before going and knew all the characters when she saw them and went insane seeing the CM's walking around in the costumes. When walking through the parking garage, she made me walk up to all the Mickey zone parking signs so she could touch them.
She's almost 2 and everything is about Disney, I watch a Disney movie and a few Disney shows at least once a day. Usually Toy Story 1-3 and the shows are Doc Mcstuffins and Sofia, at her request of course. She can already name most of the characters and yells "OI STORY!" when we walk through the front door.
I think I love Disney just as much as she does, my dream job ever since I was a kid was being a Disney Imagineer. Being a male growing up with no father figure in my life, as soon as I was told I was having a daughter I was horrified about having nothing to relate to her as she grows older.
Our lives aren't as promising as we'd had thought they would be upon moving out here and my mom has been bribing me to move back by paying for my schooling so I'm seriously considering it but not entirely sure if I'm making the best decision for our family.
The only thing that worries me is California politics and the CA economy.
Just confining in complete strangers who share our same affinity for the Disney parks and curious what you would do in my situation.