Disney

Walt Disney World is unveiling a new way to help you plan your trip. It is dubbed MyMagic+ and includes a way to get a FastPass before you arrive at the park. A FastPass is basically a ticket to cut in line. During our recent trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios I didn’t get one for each attraction. Big mistake! My 5-year-old was furious when the cast allowed people with a FastPass to enter first. “Cheaters! Cheaters,” he chanted as if leading a protest. “They are budging! This isn’t fair!” He wasn’t phased by my “This is the happiest place on earth and we shouldn’t complain” speech. I would rather lick the ground in a barn than stand in line in the hot sun with whiny kids at an amusement park.

I was an adult when I visited Walt Disney World for the first time. I am in awe every time I walk through the gate. The best part of Disney (since I suck at family planning) is there is something for every age group. My soon to be 13-year-old had just as much fun as my 5 and 3-year-olds. We surprised our children with the trip for Christmas. We usually fly, but this year I drove from New York to Orlando, Florida. Yes, I have lost my mind. Unfortunately, flying during the holidays would have cost around five grand. That, my friends, is a set of braces. I don’t want my kids walking around with jacked up teeth, looking like one of Honey Boo Boo’s cousins. So, we hit the road. How did I do it? I brought an Ipad, Ipods, videos, coloring books, junk food and candy. The swagger wagon smelled like a frat house by the time we hit South Carolina.

It was worth it. If you have never been to Walt Disney World during the holidays put it on your bucket list. The decorations and lights were breathtaking.

After a long day at the park we spent the next afternoon at the pool. I am training to be a contestant on “Stars in Danger.” I’m kidding, but did you see that show? A bunch of celebrities competed in a diving competition. Since when is a pencil jump considered a dive? My son had better form than JWoww. She needs to stick to getting drunk in dive bars in New Jersey. Anyway, I won our splash contest. There is always next year kid.

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