You may have noticed in my About Me that I say I LOVE Disney. This is not an understatement. Most people would probably consider it an obsession. I have yet to find a human who can beat me at Disney SceneIt, and I've known for quite some time that I have to call 407-WDW-DINE at 7 AM on May 22nd to make dinner reservations for the evening of August 20th at Cinderella's Castle in Walt Disney World (not to be confused with Disneyland mentioned below) for my two-year anniversary. So when my co-worker showed me this little comic strip from Unshelved, I knew it had to go up on my blog.
I spent my 21st birthday at Disney World. My best friend, who had never been before, came with me and we both brought our boyfriends. We were only going up for the day, so I gave her two options - we could do one park for the whole day and see everything and ride every ride in the park, or we could go to all four parks and only ride the main attractions. She chose door number two. Needless to say, we couldn't have looked more like the Mickey-eared crowd in the comic above. I LOVE everything about Disney World, but I can now honestly say I've found something I would not recommend. Don't get me wrong, it makes me proud to say that we were able to do it - even with time left over to ride an extra handful of attractions at the Magic Kingdom. How many other people do you know that have done that? But we suffered - my friend's boyfriend and I almost collapsed from heat exhaustion, and everyone was sore for days. I could write a whole post about our schedule for the day, but that's not very library-related. I do suggest reading a guidebook or two or three (or all of them - goodness knows how many I've read, or at the very least skimmed) or having a very experienced [Disney] traveler with you. If you need any tips or random tidbits of information about The World, I'm always here!
Hey, I think I've just inspired myself to (eventually) make a list of recommended Disney resources!