Over the holidays between Christmas and New Years, Orlando is among the most sought after destination. We, that is, my husband, son and daughter braved the bumper to bumper brouhaha headed south on the day after Christmas. Even though Disney was not our main attraction/destination, the mega park still managed to suck some $$$ from out of our pockets. One can’t expect to make that kind of drive and stay within ten miles from the Happiest Place on Earth without a second glance! And being the kid at heart that I am simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity.
We braved it. The traffic. The crowds. The long lines. All so that the child in me could relive every adult’s childhood fantasy through the eyes of their children. Words cannot describe the emotion swelling in my chest witnessing the awe, the excitement, the joy engraved on my son’s and daughter’s little faces. Something I’m not soon to forget. Never.
I have to commend the folks at Disney. They handled the masses with exceptional precision and organization. I didn’t see one unhappy park goer, nor did I see a park employee without a smile plastered on their faces. The wait for the rides, though long, moved in a swift manner. And if you’re smart, you pick up as many available Fast Passes for the main attractions and take advantage!
The one day trip into Disney left us feeling satisfied and content and exhausted! My son said he loved it and my daughter said she never wanted to leave. We left with the promise that we would return for a much longer, planned visit.
I want to thank my cousin A.D.O, his wife J.M.O and their two wonderful sons for having us in their home over the New Year’s Holiday. I also would like to give a shout out to all the great folks I met while there … J’s family and friends. It was a real pleasure meeting and hanging out with all of you!
On a final note, I’d like to dedicate this post in loving memory to my grandmother, Lyda Decanio. I love you, Tata! You will always be in my heart.