Disney World Dad Goes Viral On Instagram After ‘Training’ For A Day In The Parks With His Kids (And Kelly Clarkson Can’t Get Enough)

Kelly Clarkson on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
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Walt Disney World may be the most magical place on earth but a significant vacation in the vacation kingdom is going to set you back a lot of time and money. There’s a lot that you need to know in order to get the most out of your experience, and if you’re going with a family, there are a lot of extra people to consider. One dad has gone viral on Instagram getting himself into Disney World shape, and even Kelly Clarkson appreciates it.

The video that’s gone viral shows the dad in question on a treadmill working out, but he’s doing so with his small children, practicing the way he will carry and hold them when they inevitably get tired of walking, start to get upset, or do all the things that kids are going to do all the time, whether they’re at Walt Disney World or not. Check it out.

It’s a pretty funny collection that any parent who has been to a theme park will recognize. We’ve all had those moments where kids get sleepy or upset and you need to deal with them. After a long day in the parks sometimes kids are just done and you basically have to drag them out.

However, I am going to take issue with “The Parade View” because that one is just rude. While I understand that kids often can’t see Disney World parades or fireworks over the heads of other adults, you’re just making the problem worse for the people behind you when you put your kid on your shoulders. On behalf of short dads everywhere, let’s end this practice once and for all.

A lot of people have loved this video since it went live in January, but above all, there was Kelly Clarkson who recently invited both parents onto The Kelly Clarkson Show to talk about the viral video. The family frequently visits Disney so they know of what they speak. Check out the full interview below.

These days it really does feel like a trip to Walt Disney World requires a lot of work ahead of time. From buying tickets (Do you need park hopper?) to getting park reservations that are entirely separate, there are a lot of things to consider. You'll need to get those all-important dining reservations early if you want to eat in the most popular places. Then you need to decide whether to buy Genie+ or not. There are just a lot of decisions that need to be made before you arrive. A Disney World vacation is hard work. And honestly, getting a little physical exercise in beforehand isn’t a bad idea. Disney World is going to get your steps in even without having to chase kids around the park. 

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.