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It’s a Small World..Not

You’ve been to Disneyland, right? Well one of the original rides, It’s a Small World has been closed for a couple of months now for refurbishment. Every once in awhile you see this. Usually for maintenance purposes although that is not always the case. Remember Pirates of the Caribbean? Remember how they added the Jack Sparrow character after the popularity of the movie? They also did this to The Haunted Mansion. I think they did a pretty good job with both.

This time around, they are refurbishing Small Word to accommodate the ever-growing population. Meaning, our bigger butts! Yes! They are adding newer boats or gondolas to accommodate more weight. I know the stats are true, but I am shocked that Disney would admit to this. “You are all getting fatter so now we need bigger boats”. ACK!

I suppose this means the ticket prices will go up again. Actually, they go up every year..did you know that? By the time my kids are in their twenties, I suspect it will cost about $160 per person and the adult tickets will include any child over the age of 5. I mean, right now they consider a 10 year old an adult. My son loves that. “Hey Mom! I’m almost an adult!”. Yeah right.

How can one stay away though? The sights and sounds of Main Street alone are enough to make me wanna buy a ticket right now. The candy apples, the rock candy from the Candy Emporium, the Funnel Cakes from the Space Station. OK, I see how we all got the bigger butts! It’s a vicious cycle. Spend more, eat more.. install bigger boats!

Kind of makes me want to walk a couple of miles tonight..but it also makes me want a funnel cake.

P.S. We are going to Disneyland in April.



Weekend Plans

I just enjoyed a very nice lunch with a co-worker and now I am all ready for the weekend. It’s supposed to be a damp one this weekend. Not a lot of rain but drizzle here and there. I love rainy days when I can spend them at home.

Tonight.. not much planned but tomorrow we have lots going on. Ballet, taxes and the Blue and Gold dinner for Scouts. The dinner will be a longggg event. Always is, but the kids seem to enjoy it. Although this year they are doing Chinese food and my son will not touch Chinese food with a 10 ft pole (or chopstick!). My little one will try anything. She’s like her Mom.

Oh…almost forgot about Oscar weekend. I haven’t seen too many of the movies but I always enjoy the pre-Oscar coverage. I hope to make something yummy and just hunker down to watch it. Rain, jammies..maybe even get the fireplace going. That sounds nice, doesn’t it? Ok, how many more hours of work do I have?