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?
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.