Sunday 12 June 2011

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The Disney Dilemna

Yesterday I found myself scrambling to buy something that I'm not really sure I wanted to buy.  Disney announced on Friday that prices to their theme parks would be going up on Sunday.  Yesterday was Saturday, and I'm headed to Orlando next month. 

I love Disney.  Our family have annual passes to Disneyland, and we'll probably spend more than 40 days in the park this year.  My wife and I enjoy every trip we make there, but our kids are beginning to grow out of the Disney phase of their life.  My two older kids have progressed on to the bigger rides offered in places like Six Flags and Cedar Point, while my youngest just doesn't like rides at all.  So why am I about to drop $1200 on passes to a park that probably isn't going to please anyone?

I'm looking forward to riding Aerosmith's Rock N Rollercoaster, and Expedition Everest, but I'm not sure that I'm going to appreciate the subtle differences in rides that are in both Disneyland and Disneyworld.  I'm not the most detail oriented person as it is.  I know that if my wife tells me she is going to the Salon that when she gets home I'm supposed to say "Your hair looks great honey."  If she takes it one step further and asks me what looks different, I'm sunk.  Unless it's moved from the top of her head, there's no chance I could tell you what she had done to her hair.  This leads me to believe that whether or not the stretching room in the Haunted Mansion goes up or down will probably be a detail lost on me. 

Still, it's going to be my first time in Orlando, so I can't really pass up a chance to see the Disney Parks.  By jumping in yesterday and buying before the price increase, I saved about $60.  That's enough for each of us to have one Churro each day we are in the park.  East coast vs. West coast Churros....Now there's a comparison where I can probably notice the difference.