Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

I must confess, I have spent very few 4th of Julys at Disney. Why? One, it's hot. Two, it's crowded. And three, I'm a savvy traveler. But alas, my parents were not. When my sister and I were around eight and eleven, we made our first trip to Disneyland together. Her mom and my dad were fairly recently married, and it was one of our first big family vacations. And it was over the 4th of July.

I remember two things from that trip like it was yesterday. One, the brand new, super spectacular Star Tours had opened. Neither my sister, nor I, really gave much of a hoot about Star Wars. I know, it's blasphemous. But it's the truth. And we really didn't give enough of a hoot to warrant a two hour wait. Most of which was outside. Did I mention it was the 4th of July? A two hour wait to an 8 year old and an eleven year old, both who have ants in their pants (I had more ants than she did), seemed like a four hour wait, which was equal to an eternity. But our parents didn't care. They made us wait. I don't remember much about the brand new super spectacular Star Tours itself. (Of course, now I've written it at WDW a billion times). What I do remember is waiting in that horribly long and hot line with my new sister.

The second thing I remember is "oohing and aahing" over fireworks from the river boat. From that moment on I became forever ruined for a local fireworks display. Nothing, and I do mean nothing, will ever compare to Disney fireworks. It can be at WDW or DL, either one, but there is no fireworks display like a Disney fireworks display. I rarely rush out to see one of our local fireworks shows, because I know I'm just going to leave in disappointment, and it will make me miss Disney.

So, whether you're spending this 4th of July standing in long hot lines at a Disney park, or you're at home wishing you were, hope you have a great one!

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