I honestly believe it’s true that ignorance is bliss. I spent the last week in Disney World where it was very apparent that they’re growing and expanding their offerings. It seemed as though there was no space that was not under construction. It could have been so easy for anyone to grumble their way through the experience, but kids don’t care if there’s a construction crane in the shot. They couldn’t care less that the disguised construction wall doesn’t look quite real. That stuff’s not important to the kids. It’s when their eyes light up when they finally get to meet their favorite characters from Up, Dug and Russell. It’s when they finally get to meet the real Elsa and Anna and they get a warm hug. It’s when the get so excited when Chef Mickey visits them while they’re eating breakfast. That’s the real magic.
I hope you’re able to get out there and enjoy the holiday weekend. Our fireworks display in Winchester was tonight. This was my first “official” shooting flight from my house and I’m diggin’ my view! I wish I could have gotten just a little bit closer to the fireworks so they don’t come off looking so small, but I was already 1200 feet away from my launch site and at my max ceiling. I suppose it’s not so bad because I didn’t have to leave my back yard.
I’ve never liked the vendors concept at Apple Blossom – especially the street vendors who roam the parade route with the grocery cart full of goodies that just drive all parents bonkers. My kids are grown and have almost OUTgrown the stage where they want stuff from those carts. I’ve never liked the vendors…until now. You see, the “in” items now all have lights. Sure there are still plenty of noise makers, but the lighted toys seem to be more popular than ever. And not just with the kids – I like them, too. It’s kind of like a pre-fireworks show for me.