Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Is it because I am older?

My husband has always (when possible) taken the week of Thanksgiving as vacation. Normally we are preparing for our trip to Houston to spend with family, but this year we are not. The move to Florida and the 17 hour drive to Houston makes it just not feasible this year. Needless to say I am sad.

Yesterday my guys decided we needed to go to Walt Disney World. It is about a 90 mile drive from my driveway to Mickey's so off we go. I love the Magic Kingdom, I always have. It is one of my favorite places of all the places we have ever been. Yesterday we went to the Animal Kingdom for the first time. I was so disappointed. Don't misunderstand me, it is a good place and has lots of animals and it has beautiful stuff to see, but... I feel that the people who are in charge of the "vision" part of designing the Disney parks don't have the vision that Walt had. Walt Disney always wanted grand, great, fun, exciting, special place for us to visit.

Except for the ride in "Asia" which was really fun, there just was no magic. It felt like I was in a zoo. I am not saying it was a bad place, just I was expecting more I think. We left there after about 2 hours and drove over to Epcot. It was the last place Walt had a hand in designing. We loved it. Then we headed over to the Magic Kingdom and I once again felt like a child. All the flowers, decorations for Christmas, Christmas music, the lit up castle, made me giggle. There was Chip and Dale, and Pluto playing with everyone and taking pictures with visitors. We rode the train around the park which we have not done since our children were babies. I saw things I had not seen in so long I had forgotten about them, so I was excited all over again.

I think that may be the problem with the new Animal Kingdom. Everywhere I look in MK there is something to see, around every corner is something. At the AK there was just more bushes and bamboo.

Maybe I am just getting old and grumpy, you know I am 45!

Off to have lunch with my man!



1 comment:

Linda said...

No,it's not that you're getting older. Were the animals real? If so I think there really isn't much magic there. It's their natural habitat. My 33 year old DD went to Disneyland last weekend and she still loves it. I haven't been for a long time but remember last time we were there my DH had his picture taken with Buzz Lightyear!!!