Monday, January 10, 2011
Free With Your $80 Purchase
Last night, flying into Orlando, I spied a colorfully bright explosion out my genuine airline pilot window. Must be Disney's nightly fireworks display, I thought, and rested my head in my hands to enjoy. It was 9 PM. At 9:03 it was over. A few minutes later, another began a short distance from the first. It was Epcot, where a fountain of liquid fire shot toward the sky. This lasted all of two minutes. I was bummed. Then I thought of all the poor saps who schlepped their entire broods, kids included, shelling out hundreds of dollars (at $80 per person) and thinking they were getting such a great deal. Sure, the parks are crowded. The food is overpriced. The kids don't know how to behave. Parking is $14 per vehicle. But at least the fireworks are free. Just don't blink.