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2006-05-07 23:46:43.780415+00 by meuon 3 comments

Been chilling today, trying to beat a head cold, but we got back last night and I put together some Honeymoon Trip Highlights (short and sweet). It'll take us a while longer to finish collecting wedding pics and glean through them. The Disney Cruise (4 nights on the Wonder) was exceptional.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-08 15:37:32.545735+00 by: Dan Lyke

Looks like it was a cool trip!

And on your other message which included the joys of being an adult and getting to the adults-only areas in an experience with lots of kids: I'm always amazed at how Disney manages to do kitsch, but they do it so well and so earnestly and without even a wink of irony that it somehow totally works out.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-09 15:28:49.124545+00 by: Nancy

Disney's definitely got the system down, but without their people it wouldn't work. The crew were absolutely outstanding and made the difference.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-09 18:25:15.907139+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, Catherine[Wiki] worked for Disney for a while (doing VIP stuff at Disney World & Epcot), and her stories (and eventual disillusionment and moving on) about the organization showed me that to be a cast member you've gotta believe, have that pixie dust flowing in your veins.

In fact, in our last visit to Disneyland[Wiki] one of the lowlights was that the spiel at Tomorrowland had a touch of cynicism in it. Funny, yes, but it cracked that veneer of "happiest place on earth" just enough that I noticed.

Which, I suppose, is some of what I hope Pixar can bring back to Disney, that sense of "we're the best in the world working towards a common goal" rather than "we're believers doing the best we can for a management that's more oriented towards serving the stockholders".

So I'm glad that the culture feeding the cruise lines still has it, and I hope that the park was either too early in the season with fresh blood or is going to regain it.