Saturday, January 3, 2009

VMDV Snippet: It's A Small World

On Christmas day we sat on a sidewalk in Disney's Magic Kingdom waiting for the Christmas parade to begin. Of course to get a good seat for a Disney parade on Christmas, you have to claim your piece of sidewalk at least 45 minutes early!

A young family from Hungary with two young girls, one about Calvin's age sat next to us. Calvin and the girls shared their snacks of Pringles and M&M's while they waited. It didn't matter where they were from or any differences in cultures. They were instant friends.

During the parade, Chris met a man from Bloomington, Illinois. Not too far from us. Small world. The man said the most profound thing I've heard in years. I can't quote it. But, basically this: "If all the world was at/like Disney there would be no war, no violence, no borders. Everyone would get along."

The man had a good point. Disney World is a destination for people around the world to come together for the magic that is Disney. The smiles that Mickey and the Disney gang bring to the faces of the young and the old. You hear dozens of different languages throughout the parks.

There are nice people like our Hungarian friends at the parade that helped Calvin get to the front of the crowd to watch with their daughters. There were sweet people everywhere. I'm sure there were some bad apples. In fact, there was one in particular, but she'll get her own VMDV Snippet later.

Anyway, my point is this: If the world gets along so merrily at Walt Disney World, why can't the rest of the world get their act together?


1 comment:

Amanda M said...

If it were only that simple! I can't wait to take Nick on a Disney Vaca. We are defeniately going to wait until he grows out of the terrible two though. They are bad enough at home!