However, there is much about Disney to admire as well: the pure fun of it all, the ability to hang out and have a blast together as a family, the positive principles conveyed in Disneyana, and the magic of the whole experience. For every Disney movie or character I dislike, I can find others I enjoy. My personal faves are Lilo & Stitch and Mulan for their strong female roles (and great music). Kieran loves Peter Pan and all the princess stories. Chris has enjoyed all the recent Pirates of the Caribbean movies (as have I, Johnny Depp fan that I am!). And everyone loves Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and Winnie the Pooh (although there is a huge dearth of female roles!!). So there you have it...just like the Catholic church, much to abhor and much to admire. (You might be asking what I admire about the Catholic church, and here are three things: the commitment to peace and justice, the nuns, and laypeople who truly believe in living good lives.) (I won't even begin to list all the things I abhor!!) :)
Here is a photo montage of our day at the Magic Kingdom--all too short and enjoyed by all (in spite of a mid-afternoon drenching downpour in which we got totally, utterly soaked!!).
Chris went on Space Mountain THREE TIMES!