Monday, March 31, 2008

You call that a vacation?

So we're just back from Disney World...I have two things to say. First, we paid ten bucks for a balloon. One balloon. And second, the only billboard between the Magic Kingdom and the airport that was not for a theme park? It was for www.vasectomy.com.

9 comments:

Pinky said...

How much did you pay for a bottle of water? That always angers me. I mean folks need to stay hydrated.

Kristina said...

I'm sure that vasectomy.com ad was positioned to take advantage of the vasectomy reversal market -- seeing happy children everywhere (with their $10 balloons) would want to make anyone add another little Mousketeer to their family.

Riiiiight. ;)

I am a Monkey's Momma said...

Welcome to Orlando!! Was the vasectomy billboard the one with the creepy guy on there advertising reversals? Seriously, every time I see his picture I get the shivers.

Living here for as long as I have I tend not to even notice the theme park billboards, and even better, just about everyone on the East side of town tries to avoid Disney like the plague. Disney World? What's that? Never heard of it, sorry, kids. You must be thinking of Disney LAND all the way out in California!!

Sounds like y'all had fun!!

Angie said...

could be creative marketing to get a vasectomy..after spending a day with thousands of screaming kids at a theme park, a vesectomy could be on a persons minsd, depending on how the day went. I enjoy your blog and have been reading lots about homebirth since I joined those ranks this year on 11/2/2007. Look forward to reading your book soon.

hbacmama said...

Ah yes...we were there last week too. You must have gone for the "balloon inside a balloon" option. We, being the thrifty ones, bought the mylar balloon for the low low price of only $7!!
Were you by any chance @ the MK fireworks on Wednesday night? I have seen the exit crowd pretty bad before in past visits, but it really freaked me out that night, trying to get out of there after fireworks amidst the sea of people. I do admit we had a good time though (even though a quiet week on the beach would've been even better). Good thing for those babes in strollers and "rider switch" passes.

earthmama said...

You are hysterical! Yes, this reaffirms my commitment to only visit National Parks for family vacations! I was beginning to waiver, but not now! Thanks for the info! Great blog...

Amanda said...

Going along with the Disney commercial "Mommy calls him our little souvenir."

The billboard should say "we prevent little souvenirs."

LOL. Indeed walking miles in a theme park with screaming children and insanely expensive anything would indeed make me force my husband to visit vasectomy.com

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Thanks for telling your story!

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