Monday, September 20, 2010

Paris in Florida

I just got back from a long weekend in Orlando, Florida where I spent two days gleefully running around Walt Disney World.   It was my sister’s idea, which she got from the numerous happy family vacations we took to WDW starting when she and I were just two and five years old, respectively.  She reserved a cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, I booked a surprisingly cheap flight from Washington, DC, two others joined us, and we set out to discover what it’s like to visit Disney as adults.  Answer:  Just as much fun as when you’re a kid, except with alcohol.

One of our must-sees at the resort is Epcot's World Showcase.  Here you can visit 11 countries in the time it takes you to walk around the small lake each themed pavilion surrounds. In just a few short hours you can eat bratwurst in "Germany," watch belly dancers perform in "Morocco," and relax amongst ponds and bamboo groves in "China."  Disney even hires foreigners from each of the countries represented to work for them, which I took full advantage of by chatting up some of the Frenchmen and Frenchwomen in “France.”  Ahhh, it felt so good to order my glass of rosé en français…

Here is a photo of Disney's faux Paris.  What do you think?


4 comments:

Zhu said...

I went to Eurodisney in Paris once when I was a teen (I had always wanted to go!) and I was super disappointed. It looks like a small park in the middle of nowhere, not much magic. You could totally tell you were in Paris' suburbs.

I heard the US ones were better... I should check it out one day.

Tanya said...

@Zhu, Walt Disney World is so much better than what you're describing you experienced in Paris. It's huge! So you feel like you've truly escaped to a different world. Try it out sometime, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Melina said...

That picture is great! Very "walk along the Seine" Glad you had so much fun!

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This is a great place to rejoice and have some pleasure of life with great sightseeing attractions and beautiful destinations to visit for sure.