We just returned from a family vacation to California. It was really nice just going where ever we wanted, eating when ever we wanted...just doing things on a whim.
Part of our vacation was Disneyland, and I admit I was just as excited as the boys. It has been many years since Josh and I visited California, and we had never been to Disneyland.
All I could see was the castle being smaller than I thought. I saw chipping paint, and squeaky rides. This so called "Happiest Place on Earth" was just a farce, a distraction from life. I understand there is nothing wrong with some fun and frivolity, but there is no fulfillment to be had. You can meet all your favorite characters, buy t-shirts and Mickey ears; but you will leave just as empty as when you came. And your wallet will be emptier as well. :)
Now please don't misunderstand me: I am not down on Disney. I enjoy their movies, and I loved watching our boys get so excited when they rode their favorite ride, and I even sucommed to the Disney "magic" from time to time. All I am saying is that there is only One place to find true fulfillment. Everything else is a momentary distraction (positive or negative).