My husband and I don’t get to enjoy Florida like tourists do, because we actually have to live our daily lives here. So, we decided to take one day a week and go do something vacation-like before he starts his new job. One day we went to the beach.
Another day we wanted to try a theme park. The Magic Kingdom didn’t really appeal to us because we’ve ”been there done that.” We burned out on Busch Gardens too, because years ago we had season tickets. We’re not big fans of caged creatures at Sea World either.
I’m wondering if being “older” has changed our perspectives, because the place where we ended up didn’t impress us. It was featured on the TV show The Apprentice last night, and they made it look magical, but it was just sort of ordinary for us. It’s not to say that we didn’t have a nice time, but it hadn’t changed or improved with technology since we last went years ago.
It was a bit of a cool day and on the cloudy side, so the crowds were thin. We waited no longer than 20 minutes in any of the lines. We only paid for half the park, which had mostly simulated rides. I thought they updated them, but no, not really. They still had the ET ride. Really? What year is that movie from? 1892? Okay, so I transposed the numbers, it’s 1982, but it seems just as long. They still had The Terminator 3D! Some of the future-world computer technology they speak about in the simulation, was actually not futuristic anymore … it’s here. And, come on, Arnold was like, 32 in that movie. Isn’t he 103 years old with about six love-children by now? Yes, yes, I do enjoy exaggerating on occasion.
We didn’t get to see the Harry Potter side of the park, maybe it would’ve impressed us, I don’t know. The newest ride was the best … the Despicable Me simulation. Steve Carell and the minions crack me up.
We still enjoyed the vacation day. Here are a few photos of New York City. We might’ve had a more exciting time if we’d really been there. Too bad this psychic’s shop wasn’t real, the inside looked like fodder for fiction.
P.S. They’ll be an Exploring Home II coming soon.