Readers' Opinions

From Jack Curley on December 21, 2009 at 11:32 AM
My parents took us to Disney World for Christmas back in 84, I think? The presents were waiting under the Christmas tree when we got home. I got a Transformer. I think opening the presents back at home makes more sense. Why bring a suitcase filled with wrapped presents to Florida, just to have the kids open them and then pack them back up to bring them home?
From Vickie Boyd on December 21, 2009 at 12:54 PM
You have some of the greatest stories. That one is just so cool.
From Gareth H on December 21, 2009 at 12:55 PM
**Wiping back a tear**
Aww, I remember 5 years ago going to Magic Kingdom for Christmas day, straight after church.
Only one thing I can say.


It was packed to capacity. Queues were long, the atmosphere was filled with stressed out parents and over excited kids!

If I had an AP I could handle a few hours maybe, but I'd paid for a full day and thats exactly what I was going to do!

From Joshua Counsil on December 21, 2009 at 1:08 PM

We've done Disney World as a Christmas gift, but we waited until January or February to visit. No way I'd be caught in Disney on Christmas.

From James Rao on December 21, 2009 at 1:38 PM
Not sure why, but ever since I had my first kid I've been a silly, sentimental sap. This story hit me like a holiday Hallmark commercial with a melancholy uppercut thrown in for good measure! Great story, Robert!
From Bob Miller on December 22, 2009 at 7:41 AM
Ditto James, feel the same way. I can't wait till Zachary and I can bump elbows with the crowd of other people from Dec 21st till Jan 3rd one of these years in the not to distant future. It's been a dream of mine since before Zachary or my daughter were born. And being from the northeast, we'll pack plenty of warm clothes just in case. Merry Christmas to everyone, a few days early.