The Magical World of Disney is the happiest place on earth. It was the perfect place to celebrate Amaya's birthday. Ten! How the heck did that happen? Her first double digit age!
I weaseled my way into an exclusive deal not meant for us, and after the price was quoted I couldn't pass it up. Our six day Disneyland Resort package was a steal, and I was the sneaky thief.
My husband and I rationalized the price. According to our calculations the price of a Disney Vacation equaled the price of an elaborate themed party. Minus the planning, the set up, the stress, the clean up and the ponies.
What we hadn't planned on: Amaya and Rio's endless need for water. Thirty-two dollars and 8 bottled waters later, I insisted they save their empty bottles and refill them in the drinking fountains. Community water fountains do make me cringe, but Rio practically licked the entire park anyway, so what did it really matter.
I was prepared for the four dollar per gallon gas prices, due to the increased cost of a barrel of oil, but how much does a barrel of water cost? Is water being imported from the desert as well?
"Mom I'm hungry," Amaya complained. "When are we going to eat?"
"Me too," Rio followed his sister's lead.
"Ugh...I have to feed you too?" I joked.
I was scared, and you'd be scared too! What would it cost to feed them?
I'm happy to report that a family of four can eat for the bargain price of $29.96, without drinks, of course. Food is cheaper than water.
Now that's magical.