We know the situation.....most people would rather have root canal surgery than go to Walt Disney World in Florida or Disneyland in California. Well, we aren't "most people" and we have always enjoyed going to either place. Bruce and I grew up in a city not far from Disneyland in Anaheim. We remember going there as young children and then we took our own children there as they were growing up. We are confirmed Disney fans, and will never grow out of that. I make no apologies for our enjoyment of it. I don't really need to.
We have been to WDW eleven times over the years. We may come back again someday, but we have no plans for that at this time. We brought our daughter and s-i-l with the "Grands" here for a vacation last June and now our son and his girlfriend are flying in from Washington on Saturday for their turn. We have made arrangements for them to stay at Disney's Wilderness Lodge while we will enjoy the comfort of our motorhome at the Fort Wilderness Campground. We will be there for 2 weeks.
Yesterday we took an early trip over to the Magic Kingdom park at WDW. We just went for a few hours, went on a few favorites rides and ate lunch at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Cafe. Then we went over to Main Street before making our exit. (as always, click on a photo for a larger view)
Main Street, U.S.A. is Disney's answer to a turn-of-the-19th-century small town street. It is always perfectly maintained. You will never see any peeling or chipped paint. Everything is fresh and clean.
The buildings along Main Street are real buildings that house small restaurants, gift shops, candy and ice cream stores, and the bakery. Every detail is authentic to it's time period on Main Street. The cast members (employees) wear period costumes in keeping with the theme.
The colorful Main Street buildings and town square by the train station are the first things you see when you enter the park. It makes a good first impression.
They have vendors that sell balloons and I think this lady was almost swallowed up by them. There is almost always some kind of musical entertainment along Main Street, like this marching band.
This is the Main Street Bakery, which is Bruce's favorite place to visit.
Anyway, that is just a sampling of WDW's Main Street. We like it. We begin our stay on property at WDW Thursday the 15th.
Until next time.....so long for now!