For those of you who are not Disney Land/World fans, I just don’t understand it. Is it kind of cheesy? Yes. Is the food bad? Yes. Should you be afraid to touch anything? Yes. Despite all of those unfortunate attributes, the place is pure entertainment. Where else can you act like a kid and no-one notices or gives a crap?
Greg and I had the most priceless Life Bus moment at D Land this week. Since I am a HUGE fan, I took advantage of some down time at the office and dragged Greg to the Happiest Place on Earth. Once we arrived, we ran straight to the Pirates of the Caribbean and on to the Haunted Mansion. I don’t love those rides nearly as much as I did when I was 10 (or even 20), but I still do thoroughly enjoy them. Clearly others feel the same way – we had zero wait time on both rides.
Since it was a little warm outside and we were in need of some excitement, we decided to take the plunge on Splash Mountain. You know the ride – you pile into a fake plastic log and float on a ‘raging river’ through a forest rife with rodents. At some point, you just know you will be drenched with the filthy ‘river’ water. I was so overwhelmed with concern about how wet I was going to get, I couldn’t tell you what we saw in the forest – sorry folks I know that was the nugget you were dying to hear about.
After what seemed like an hour, we finally reached the 50 foot drop. Now 50 feet does not seem like an excessive amount of a drop, but when you are the first and second passengers, it looks and feels like 1,000 feet. Right when the log starts to descend straight down into the pool of water at the bottom, a camera takes an action shot. THAT was the priceless Life Bus moment for Greg and me. Once we saw the results, the giggling ensued. We were clearly the only ones scared out of our minds – or really it was just me, everyone else appears bored and Greg is laughing hysterically.
Every time I have a bad day at work or in my day to day life, I now have something to remind me not to take life so seriously – I am pretty sure I have looked at our photo at least 100 times in the past 48 hours and have laughed just as much as I did the first time I saw it.
How did the day end? We had a blast running around like school kids. I am not ashamed of the fact that I went to Disney Land without kids and had a wonderful time. May I continue to act as though I am still a teenager and be grateful to have a partner who is just as goofy at heart as I am!