Wednesday

Newsflash: Disney-Free Children Vist the OC!

It is hard to believe in this day in age that any of these actually exists in the state of California- but it is true. I have found children (three of them!) who have never, ever- EVER been to Disneyland! No I didn’t search the streets to find them- they are the children of my good friend Susan from Walnut Creek. Now granted Walnut Creek is a good 6 hour car ride away (5 if you have kids who don’t pee, but alas hers do)- so it is understandable she has not taken them to D-Land yet. But they are coming to visit me at the end of the month, and they are getting 3 day Disney passes…and we are gonna be all-Disney-all-the-time for those three days! The whole idea of it excites me…..my chance to show everything I have loved for my entire life to people who are not tainted by any of it! Susan is kooky (better-than-me) mom who limits TV time, doesn’t allow Gameboys, Playstations or Wii’s in her house. Yeah- she is doing the mom thing the hard way (probably the right way too- but I am lazy)…….Can you imagine how fun it will be (for me) to introduce Main Street as we walk in and I explain how Walt himself requested the trees be shorter towards the castle to help with the perspective, the miracle of the Fast Pass and the importance of an ‘E’ ticket, and of course watching their faces light up during Pirates of the Caribbean! Not to mention their first voyage on the Jungle cruise with my earliest comedy inspiration - the Jungle Cruise driver. Oh the joy of it all! What about the Magic Shop where Steve Martin once worked? I will HAVE to buy each of them the invisible dog leash and rock candy too...... I can still remember the true magic of going to Disneyland as a child (MAYBE once a year- not every other weekend like my lucky kids with their annual passes from grandma)….and I can’t wait to share this with my friends. Susan and her husband haven't even been in nearly 20 years! I can’t wait to show them EVERYTHING. But since that might be a little unrealistic (I have been known to be unrealistic when it comes to Disney)- I would love any pointers from readers to give me their “can’t miss” or “definitely avoid” suggestions!

5 comments:

barefoot gypsy girl said...

Is it okay if I just park myself here in your comments to wait for all the Disney jabber to roll in? Good, I'll be around...can I have a drink of lemonade please?

barefoot gypsy girl said...

still here...what are we going to do today?

barefoot gypsy girl said...

Oh, I'm going to run and put this on my favorite posts and I'll be right back. Hope that lemonade is waiting.

Marcy Massura said...

Lemonade is made!

proseandconverse said...

The Finding Nemo Ride is done, apparently, so I'm counting on you to tell me all about it. (We're going to Disneyland next month, it will be my son's first time and I can't wait!!!

How's that lemonade?