When you hear “Disney World,” you think real life characters, parades, rides and moving trash cans. You also reminisce about the good old days, when a simple VHS tape would keep you entertained for an entire rainy afternoon, nay, for entire weeks, as Hakuna Matata was looping endlessly in your head. Your friends in school would all brag about this World they had been to, this magical place where the castles were real and the fun endless. And then, if you were lucky, one day, your parents plopped you in the car for what seemed like ages until, all of a sudden, Mickey Mouse heads started appearing out of nowhere, and many modes of transport later, you were part of the magic.
A few years later, the park didn’t seem that exciting anymore — the roller coasters weren’t very big, the lines could be outrageous, and for that price you might as well go all out at the mall with your friends. So when I was invited over spring break to spend a day at THE Disney World instead of
burning under the sun lying on a sandy beach, I was a bit hesitant. Luckily though, I chose to go (that’s me on the left, middle row above) with five Brown friends, and here’s why the experience was significantly better than it was years ago, after the jump. [Read more →]