Disney-Loving Couples Have Better Relationships, Study Shows

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Are you one half of a “Disney couple“?

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Do you and the love of your life share a passion for Disney? Do you travel to Disney Parks and Resorts as often as you can? Or maybe you spend your free time having Disney+ movie marathons? Perhaps you love going on Disney Cruises together, you are Disney Vacation Club members, or you met at the Happiest Place on Earth.

While Inside the Magic is a Disney fan site — and our team shares a lot of these things in common with you — there’s an even bigger reason why we’ve brought up all of these traits of Disney fans and Disney-loving couples (and we think you’ll be interested, too). A study shows that couples who share a love of Disney have longer-lasting relationships.

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A story has been circulating the internet saying that couples who love all things Disney are more likely to have better, more successful relationships, and it’s not wrong. According to researchers at the University of Kansas, playfulness is a highly important factor in relationship security.

“Playfulness between romantic partners is a crucial component in bonding and establishing a relational security. Particularly shared laughter is an important indicator,” states University of Kansas researcher Jeff Hall. “What is strongly related to relationship satisfaction is the humor that couples create together [through mutual interests].”

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So how does this relate to Disney, you ask? Well, when it comes to mutual interests, Disney is probably one of the most playful and fun interests couples can share. Singing Disney songs in the car, laughing at the same scenes in animated classics, and having a blast at the Happiest Places on Earth — Disney Parks — are ways that couples can be playful together over a mutual love of all things Disney.

“A relationship is much more likely to be successful and long-lasting when couples share common interests and hobbies,” says clinical psychologist Francine Lederer.

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Of course, these common interests and hobbies can be anything under the sun. But if your mutual interests can be playful, fun, and magical — such as anything and everything having to do with Disney — that’s definitely a plus. And as one report notes, having similar interests and hobbies is great, and having sufficient time to experience these interests and hobbies as a couple is even better.

We constantly recommend different offerings at Disneyland and Walt Disney World that couples can take advantage of, with or without kids. And as it turns out, spending time with the one you love at the Most Magical Place on Earth — or bringing some of that Disney magic into your everyday life — is one way your relationship can withstand the test of time.

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So go see those new Disney movies in theaters as soon as they come out. Plan magical vacations to the Disney Parks every chance you get (and save money while you’re at it!). If you and your other half love Disney and it brings you joy to do Disney things together, then go for it. Because according to science, it will only help your relationship!

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