Get Off Your iPhone at the Amusement Park, Parents!

Em had the most fun in the amusement park’s little water park areas, where water spurted up from the ground at random intervals, and sprayed out of other apparatus in sudden bursts. She ran around, getting soaking wet, clapping her hands and dancing. I love seeing my daughter totally overwhelmed with happiness. There is just nothing like it. It was a great time, really. But I have to get something off my chest. Something that really bugged me. On multiple occasions, throughout the park, I saw parents of children choosing to immerse themselves in their iPhones or Blackberries, rather than concentrating on having fun with their kids....more
I sometimes have a bad habit of this (my husband has it worse) and I'm really trying to break it ...more

A Day at an Amusement Park

Yesterday I went with my boys and my parents to Dollywood, the Dolly Parton-founded amusement park in Pigeon Forge, TN.  I have just one thing to say about taking 2 and 3 year olds to amusement parks:  DON'T DO IT!!!Just kidding...kinda......more

An Amusement Park is My Alternate Reality

Going through the tunnel, I see the plaque and it reminds me that inside is a magical, brightly colored world that is whatever I make it to be. Like Cinderella's entrance at the ball or Wendy, Michael and John's first views of enchanted Never Land, I walk through the gate and under the tunnel and I am in another world. ...more

I think it is an annual pass thing. We went once to Disneyland in a bizarre Tarrant might melt ...more

Amused and Diverted and Sometimes Flustered: Theme Parks Worldwide

One of the most widely anticipated amusement park entertainment experiences ever created – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort – is set for a public grand opening on June 18. --PR Newswire ...more

I'm so excited!! I don't know when I'll be able to make it, but hopefully very soon. Just me and ...more