Thursday, May 22, 2008

It's a dull world after all

Brett and I were discussing the awesomeness of (most) amusement parks the other day. The conversation drifted toward Disneyland and our friends who make a religious pilgrimage to "the happiest place on earth" every year. Without kids, it seems pointless for the two of us to go, so neither of us has been since we were kids ourselves.

Brett: Actually, I would be totally fine if we never took our kids to Disneyland.

Me: Really? Not even once? Just so they can say they've done it?

Brett: Yup. Our kids will grow up way cooler if they don't get started thinking that Disneyland is all that. Let's take them to amusement parks with really good rides instead.

Andrea: There's lots of good rides for little kids at Disneyland, though.

Brett: Yeah. I just don't want to perpetuate the myth that Disneyland is so much fun. It's not, really. It's like... beer...and coffee. No one really likes the taste of beer or coffee. It's just that society tells us it's great, so people drink it. Everyone thinks it tastes gross, but drink it anyway until they get used to it, just so they can fit in. No one really likes Disneyland, but people go in droves every year anyway just to say they've been there. Then they rave about how much fun it is and convince everyone else to go so they don't feel like they've wasted their money. It's just a genius marketing ploy. No one ever actually has any fun at Disneyland.

Andrea: So you have no interest in ever going?

Brett: None.

Andrea: Well, I might go with my mom when she takes my niece and nephew next October.

Brett: Ok, but don't let them have any fun.

4 comments:

Shauna said...

Actually, coffee tastes really good. You just have to put a butt-load of sugar and cream in it. Kinda like how Disneyland would probably be really fun if you drank a lot of beer.

momodafoxes4 said...

Awwwww shucks...we have been to Disneyland with the kids, and even though it was during spring break, we had a blast!!! The rides were really fun even if the long lines stank....I would go again.
As for coffee....it doesn't matter what you add to it..the tannic acid in it makes me super sick! I do really like the smell though. Beer...my father tried to give me some as a tot..I sprayed it back in his face...nuff said....

NG said...

I always kind of liked Disneyland.... but wait maybe I only thought I liked it because I was told to. Now I may have to reevaluate my whole childhood experience.

Amy said...

I don't like coffee or beer very much either :P I will drink coffee if it is significantly altered with sugar and stuff so that it doesn't taste like coffee anymore...and beer...I just never liked it. :/

I do love Disneyland though and have gone several times as an adult...and in at least once a year most years, twice or more some years. I can't wait for my nephew to get old enough to go. I know that place like the back of my hand (and you are talking to someone who gets lost in most shopping malls).