I got this noise out of my head after my last trip to Disney. I am not sure why I never posted it. I want to go back.
Walt Disney World is my Happy Place. I mean really, how can you not be happy there? They have all my favorite things: lots of crowns, fireworks, rides, Donald Duck, singing, dancing, parades, cupcakes, rice krispie treats and a kick ass castle. It is the happiest place on earth, for reals. These are my observations from this last trip……..
There was no greater show than watching two Dads have a standoff on the crowded sidewalk with their crying children strapped into the double wide stroller. Nobody was giving an inch. The crying got louder. The steely stares got colder. The harried Moms got shriller and the Dads would not budge. It was more intense than a Clint Eastwood cowboy duel.Finally the very happy Disney cast member had to break it up with her trusty flashlight. It was entertainment at it’s best.
I know where very single bathroom is in the Magic Kingdom. Go ahead, test me. Name a ride and I will tell you were the closest bathroom is located.
Disney finally caught up to me and my 19 years of free coffee. On Triple P’s first Walt Disney World vacation I bought one of those refillable mugs at our resort. Every trip back since I have brought the same mug. Even if we have stayed at different resorts I have always used it. It was not only me being cheap, it also showed these other Disney come latelys that I was not a Disney Newbie, I have been coming here for years. The proof? My beat up refillable mug with the out dated graphics. Not anymore, The Machine that is Disney caught on to me and my free coffee. The new mugs have a chip in them that activates the soda machine to work. WHAT????? It’s true! You pay for how many days you are staying and they activate the cup. Cup not activated = no beverage. Damn you Mickey.
I have never seen so many overwhelmed, disheveled, confused Dads in my life.I almost felt sorry for them until I heard one Dad ask another Dad which Princess was Belle and Which Princess was Rapunzel. Come on Dad, know your Princesses!
I am thinking that the machine that is Disney is somehow sending us all subliminal messages that we must buy a ridiculous hat and wear it for the entire time we are there. Sadly, I can not wear a hat. I have tried them all and I only look more and more ridiculous. Ask Andi, she will tell you. You would think that with my love of crowns Disney would be the one place I would wear my crown with pride. You would be wrong. Nobody over the age of 8 should be wearing a crown at Disney. I mean it!
I love people watching at Disney. I feel pretty at Disney.
There is nothing better than eating a Mickey Mouse waffle on the first morning of your visit. Nothing.
Though I brought my children to Disney many times when they were little and had to deal with the stroller parking NOTHING makes me happier than walking past that shit show and thinking “Not Me!”.
It does not matter how many times I have seen Tinkerbell fly down the castle and start the fireworks I cry every time.
I impressed Burt with my Disney skills. Burt is hard to impress. We decided we better get out of the park before the Fireworks ended and got stuck in a bottle neck where Tomorrowland meets up with Main Street. I yelled “Follow Me!” and cut through The Terrace restaurant which dumped us out right at Main Street where we could make a run for it. Burt was impressed at my skills.
Why does every mild mannered person become bad mannered and evil when they sit on an electric scooter. I was dodging those bad boys all day long. They aim at me!
What I would really like to see is a Dad with a double stroller battle it out with a Grandpa on a scooter.
I don’t care how much money you have spent to get to Disney when your child is lying on the ground kicking, screaming and crying it is time to leave the park. You know they want to go back to the hotel and swim in the pool, JUST DO IT!
Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in the Pirates of the Caribbean is spot on! So cool! And if you go on the ride while everyone else is lining up for the parade, 90 minutes early, you can walk right on!