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Florida Finale at Disney
Saturday, May 12, 2007 from Celebration, Florida
Posted: May 12, 2007 | 379 words | 0 Comments
Weeks later, although it feels like months, I am finally out of Florida. I looped around the entire state from Panama City to Tampa to Key West to Miami Beach to Celebration. Florida was an anticipated state with hosts and cities I’ve been excited to see. It was well lived. As Jason told me when I was in Tampa there really is a funnel effect. People from the Midwest head down on I-75 and end up on the west side of Florida while people from the Northeast head down I-95 and find themselves on the east side of the state.
My last afternoon in Florida was spent at Disney World. The folks at Jeep should be happy to know that my Compass is having a great experience, such as parking in the largest parking in North America. Ahh Disney World, it’s said to be the happiest place in the world. I would have to disagree with that, and even at Disney World kids still cry. People are surprised to find out it was my first time there. I don’t remember having any desire to go there even as a kid. However, while on a 50-state tour it only makes sense to spend some time there.
I tried fitting in as much as I could while there for the afternoon splitting my time between Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. If there are any young children reading this I suggest you stop now, I don’t want to change your expectations of Disney World. For starters, that big golf ball looking thing at Epcot is a heck of a lot smaller than I always imagined it to be. Most of the time I was there I was thinking of the Griswold family going to Wally World, we all know that famous movie. The Magic Kingdom was much closer to my imagination. Though I didn’t see all the characters walking around like I expected. I was disappointed not to get a photo of Mickey Mouse holding Rice.
All in all it was very good to see Disney World. From an advertiser’s standpoint I may look at it a little differently as well. But kids, you don’t need to go to Disney World to make dreams come true. What a place, what a place.