So last year when we planned this trip it sounded like a great idea. The kids have been so excited. As the date to travel came nearer, I began to wonder what I had been thinking. We had a condo to stay in off site, so we had a quiet place to stay. The weather was fine. The kids had a fabulous time! They would both like to live there full time. Just ask them, they'll tell you how true it is.
I despise handing over my money to a giant corporation. Money flew out of my hands like water from a fountain. The kids loaded up on ice cream and treats and snack food and character pins and just were joyful and happy and as well behaved and polite as they could be. Even I was caught smiling on more than one occasion.
We had a meal with the Princesses. Seth was thrilled. Noah was cooperative about it, but he did not want to pose with them or get their autographs. Jasmine clearly did not care, she slided in next to the boy and made small talk and told us to get the picture anyway.
We all had a good time. (Did I really just write that?) Disney does everything so well. The meals were great, the drink prices were not outrageous, and the rides were loads of fun. I did meet several older couples who come by themselves a couple times a year. They just love it. I doubt I would ever come on my own. I don't understand the allure of Disney over a vacation to an exotic place. But if all the crazy people go to Disney, there is more room for me to see all the Polynesian islands I have not been to yet. Tahiti? Borneo? On my list of places to visit.