I love "The Happiest Place on Earth." I am just trying not to share my bed with Mickey and Minnie ....
Ellen S.: My husband, two kids and I just got back from a Disney-fied week; we did a four-day Disney cruise and three days at the Florida theme parks. We were surrounded by blissed-out kids, Mickey and Minnie and the gang, and ... honeymooners. Yep, honeymooners. They were on our cruise. They were at the parks.
They kind of stumped me.
Listen, I get that whole kid-at-heart-thing. A Disney theme park or cruise is definitely one of the most fun places on the planet. The cruise ship we were on -- "The Wonder" -- is beautiful and had adults-only activities, adults-only areas and an adults-only romantic restaurant, "Palo." And the Disney crew, on land or at sea, couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. The service is top-notch.
But the reality is that you are surrounded by kids, kids, kids. Wouldn't you want a more intimate setting for your honeymoon? Wouldn't you prefer to not see Pluto or Cinderella when you're strolling around hand-in-hand? Mightn't you want to enjoy an evening show that didn't feature "Toy Story"? Also, it's not as if a Disney cruise is the cheapest trip around -- you could pick something more adult-licious for the same price (if not a lot less).
Go on, call me a killjoy ... or agree with me!
|Ellen S. is a mother of two, an editor, a writer and a professional snacker. She blogs daily at To The Max, a blog about raising a child with special needs.|