Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Value Resort

Disney World can bring out the worst and the best in a
person and that’s where we are right now, staying in a value resort. Value
resorts have lots of benefits. They are on Disney property so you get
transportation and a certain level of that token Disney “magic.” They are very
inexpensive and loaded with garish statues and play structures, perfect for the
under-8 crowd. My kids love it. They think they’ve died and gone to commercialism
heaven.  I agree most of the time.

We experienced some Disney non-magic yesterday when we
waited in the bus lines for over 30 minutes and loaded all of our crap onto a
bus full of other value resort guests for a standing-room only ride across
Disney property. My kids were tired. I was tired. We wanted to sit desperately.
 It was not meant to be.  The 3 mile trip to our resort took over an
hour and we fell into our beds, wasted from our day of heat and

Despite the heat and the “you get what you pay for” value
resort transportation experience, we had a great day. Our trip to the petting zoo at Animal Kingdom earned Disney
an eternal gold star for their unmatched customer service. How can you complain
about a place where a staff member literally sweeps up the goat poop as it is
coming out of the goat to ensure that neither you or your child steps in it?


  1. Oh - goat poop sweeper must be a grand Disney job :) I didn't realize the Disney bus went to only 1 hotel, so I rode it around and around for about an hour being harassed by drunk Pleasure Island kids. Enjoy the rest of the trip...and watch out for the rowdy PI crowd.

  2. It's a small world after all, it's a small world after all, it's a small world after all, it's a small, small, OUCH!! THAT HURT!! O.K., I'll stop.