Sunday, June 15, 2008

To Be Continued

I'm going to save the Disneyland review/recap for Monday, most likely. Here are some quick observations though:
  • Everything, right under the surface, is extraordinarily artificial, but as long as you accept that, it's tons of fun.
  • Disney knows how to do customer service exceptionally well. It's what makes something like this stand out so starkly from other entertainment places.
  • So many things are passive that the truly interactive stands out. There's a "ride" where you paddle a canoe around a lake and it may be one of the most fun things here.
  • The New Orleans restaurant is so authentic (while still being incredibly artificial, of course) that they actually serve Abita Purple Haze beer.
  • Finally, Disneyland is known as "The Happiest Place on Earth." Here are some other "-appiest" places. Friendly's is "The Frappiest Place on Earth." Vermont is "The Sappiest Place on Earth." An OB/GYN office is "The Pappiest Place on Earth." Austria is "The von Trappiest Place on Earth." I'm leaving a few out for taste's sake.

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