A vacation is like love. It’s anticipated with pleasure and remembered with nostalgia. Disney is truly a magical place for anyone.
I called a local travel agency and hit the jackpot. She just happened to be an expert on Disney. She knew about restaurants and answered a lot of questions that we had. She sent all six of us off with everything you could think of, including a dining plan and reservations. Everything was marvelous, not one hitch. We stayed at a new hotel, “The Art of Animation,” and our room was in the “Cars” building. Everything in the suite came from the movie “Cars,” including traffic cones for lamps. One of the bathrooms was a car wash, and when you turned off the lights the top of the curtains glowed, giving the impression of tire tracks. The kids thought it was great and because I’m a big racing fan, I thought it was cool. I also was impressed with the recyclable containers in each room.
While we were on the bus from the airport to the hotel, I thought it must take a lot of our water supply to keep everything so green and clean around the resort. But on the contrary, I was surprised at Disney’s conservation policies.
Their water conservation efforts have been in place since 1990 and have helped this Disney location maintain its beautiful landscape while minimizing impact on the local water supply. More than 6 million gallons of reclaimed water, water that has been treated, reprocessed and reused, is used each day to irrigate the golf courses, wash buses and clean the streets in the parks and resort hotels.
Disney parks in the United States have also increased the recycled content in a lot of items, such as the Celebration buttons that are now made of 30 percent recycled steel. Photo Pass plastic cards are made of 95 percent recycled content, and the merchandise bags are made of 100 percent recycled plastic.
It will take me a month to recover, but I had a great time. A lot of memories were made for me, seeing how happy the children were.