Sunday, March 31, 2013

April 1, 2013: Happy April Fools' Day

There is absolutely one April Fools Day joke you should never pull. Never tell someone they’re going to Walt Disney World and then pull the rug out from under them with an April Fools. Pain and suffering will surely follow and it will be yours. However a great April Fools Day joke is let someone know that you are going to Walt Disney World. It will take them days to believe you because you told them on April Fools Day. Always trying to be helpful.

On this day in 1946, Weight Watchers formed. As I type this, it occurs to me that anything I blog today may be taken as an April Fools joke. This is no joke Weight Watchers has been around for 67 years and, honestly, don’t you think we’d all be skinny by now? I know that Weight Watchers has helped a lot of people but the only way that I have been able to lose weight and keep it off is walking. About an hour of vigorous walking each day does me a world of good. If you are a Weight Watchers dieting person, Disney can work for you. Every table service restaurant and most counter service restaurants have good options for people with many dietary considerations. I have peanut allergies and I am diabetic and my wife had bariatric surgery and we have done well on all seven of our WDW trips. Chefs will even visit your table and talk with you about options if necessary. But stop and think for a moment, you will walk at WDW, then you will walk and finally you will walk some more. I tell you this because you might need a few extra calories while visiting the world and that, in and of itself, might be reason enough to visit WDW.

There are three Apple Stores in Orlando. There is no Apple Store on Disney Property. We always thought that one would show up in Downtown Disney some day and maybe, with Downtown Disney changing over to Disney Springs, it may still happen some day. Apple Computer, now Apple, Inc., was founded on this day in 1976. Steve Jobs was a board member of the Walt Disney Company and his estate is the largest single Disney stockholder. I was at the Worldwide Developers’ Conference in San Francisco in 2007 when Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone and I guess I drank the Kool-Aid. We have a couple of iPhones, 3 MacBooks and an iMac desktop. There are apps that you can use for entertainment and efficiency while at WDW and most areas of the World have wireless available. Now, just listen to me carefully, put up all your electronic stuff and enjoy WDW. Don’t spend thousands of dollars to walk around staring at your phone screen. Just saying.

Congratulations to our little brother in the west, Louisville for advancing in the NCAA tournament and a special thank you for beating dUKe. On this date in 1996, UK beat Syracuse 76-67 to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. Refer to earlier blogs if you need to know why this is a perfect excuse to visit WDW.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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