I see people write exaggerations like this a lot and I think it's just needless negative energy. I don't know why things like this need to be written in these Blog Flume columns. It's a real downer to keep seeing Jeff write like this. Especially since the Princess Fairytale Hall is a free attraction and there isn't a person alive who actually "forks over" the bulk of their annual income to a theme park.
Disney is not free, but I don't think it's outrageously priced. I have to save up for a few years to make a trip down to Orlando and I need to make wise choices with my spending while I am there, but I feel I get great value for what it costs. I don't think any food or drink is particularly cheap anywhere outside the grocery store and I know better than to ever pay retail for anything at any store if I can avoid it.
But I worry about the negative energy that comes with constantly saying people need to "fork over the bulk of their annual income" or that Disney is robbing people's wallets or these other strange things that get repeated a lot on theme park sites. No one is forcing anyone to take a theme park vacation or to buy anything while there. But some people have a psychological need to pretend that's what's happening.
I just don't get it. Who needs this kind of random negativity in a column about the latest happenings in the parks?
I Respond: Hello. My name is TH Creative.
The first version of that was, "As the video shows, it is designed to let your previously normal little girl practice being a vapid, self-indulgent, narcissist, prima donna."
...and yet yet the toned down version still upset...