might as well join in.
Honestly, I was going to do a post on the Hunger Games but since two day of movies might be too much, I’ll choose the other thing on my mind – VACATION!
Oh, yeah, it’s on like a chicken bone…as soon as I take the pets to the vet for shots, finish up the youngest kidlet’s Charlotte’s Web project and complete my art fact sheet for the Christmas book. And pack. And double check everything so I don’t burn the house down or kill off the plants already on their last legs. Oh, yeah, it’s on come next week.
I know many haven’t visited Disney, or maybe you have and it’s not your thing. But I’m going to tell you why the Talleys love it so well.
First, it’s inclusive (or at least the way we do it). We stay on Disney property and take the Disney buses to the parks which means I don’t have to listen to my husband gripe about parking, plan his exit strategy or bemoan his inability to have more than two beers. We get up, we get dressed, we catch the bus, and viola! arrive at one of the Disney theme parks. No fuss, unless you have to wait for one of the people who have a scooter , and pardon my intolerance, but many of them are not handicapped…just overweight. There is a proliferation of overweight people on scooters at Disney. I know. They run over my toes consistently. If one or more of those people are on the bus, it takes forever and a day to get them loaded. So that’s the only bus drawback. Otherwise, it’s all good.
Second thing I like – the meal plan. We pay for it up front and get one fast food meal and one sit-down meal along with a snack each day. It’s more than enough for each of us and we get to dine at really nice restaurants. This year we’re eating at Le Cellier (Canada), Coral Reef (huge aquarieum), Akershaus (Norway and princesses), and Sci-Fi Drive In Theature…not to mention The Brown Derby. Oh, yeah. Weight Watchers will have to stand aside on this one. I’ll be as sensible as I can. Snort! But I like the varieity of restaurants and I like having them paid for ahead of time, loaded on one keycards and reservations ready for us.
Third, I like the quality. Rides aren’t just rides, they’re attractions. And there is a difference. Lots of detail, lots of wow factor, and everything runs spiffily. And the rides are not just for thrill seekers. There are educational rides like the ones at Epcot.,thrillers like Rock-n-Roller coaster, and old standbys like Pirates of the Carribean and It’s a Small World. I enjoy the variety, and it’s not just about the ride. Everything is done well. Clean, attention to detail and the staff is usually of the bend over backward variety.
Last and best of all - what little bit of kid each adult has within comes out to play. My husband is a near curmugeon. He grumps about noise, he grumps about hassles, he grumps about what he could be doing instead of sitting in this $^@&**$ traffic. But at Disney, there is nothing for him to fix. No traffic (sans human) to navigate. Nothing but a vista full of possibility and quality time with our children. He really, really likes Disney World. Give him a beer from Germany in Epocot and he’s good. One of the tricks is that we go with another family, so he has a dude to hang with. Usually they find a hotel bar and watch March Madness. Sometimes he gets a massage. Sometimes he drinks a Corona at the pool. It’s just good, you know?
So those are my top reasons why we keep going back to the ol WDW. We’re Disney junkies and get a bit teary eyed when we see that glittering castle. We’re schmucks. Whatever. We like it.
So have you been to Walt Disney World. Why? Why not?