We went to Disney World on our honeymoon. It was my first time as I grew up in California and was raised at Disneyland. What an experience! Cinderella Castle is sooooo very welcoming and changes your mindset. Along with other Disney things of course.
I, too, enjoy the planning and picking out restaurants and deciding on the resort. The planning is just as exciting as the going. Everything, all cares, are left at the entrance gate. The world outside stops and you enter a different world where everything is great! It lightens the load while you are there. We actually turn into these enormous kids while we are there. You have to let yourself be part of the vacation to actually feel all the things that you hear people talk about.
We try to go once a year since 2005. We did not make it in 2006 though. We did get to Disneyland and Disney World in 2010. It is not a pilgrimage, no.
We enjoy all the food! Disney World has GREAT food. We like to resort hop too. There is just something fun about that.
I hope this helps!!!!