May 9, 2010

Your mother and mine

Take your mom to Disneyland today.

If you really want to treat her right, start early. Don't skimp at the Main Gate. Go for the Deluxe 15 ticket book. Then head into Town Square. Catch Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln at the Opera House. Lincoln remembered his mom:

My mother, who died in my eighth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks.

On your way down Main Street, stop off at the Flower Mart and pick up a few blossoms. They'll last forever. Stroll on down to the hub. Stop by and look at the menu outside the Plaza Inn, where you can take your mom to lunch later.

Spend the rest of the day exploring the Magic Kingdom that you knew as a kid with the mother who gave it to you. In New Orleans Square, have Mlle. Antoinette's Parfumerie blend a custom fragrance, find something lovely at Lafitte's Silver Shop or La Boutique d'Or, or maybe set her up with a new hat from Marche Aux Fleurs, Sacs et Modes. Head back this way to the Blue Bayou for dinner.

Cross the drawbridge into Sleeping Beauty castle. Fly over London with your mom, Peter, and Wendy, but try not to cry, will ya? If you held back your tears, hop aboard Dumbo. By the time you land, you're sure to be at least sniffling.

Dry your eyes while you glide over the Skyway to Tomorrowland. You won't want to miss the many musical salutes to moms of the past at America Sings. Yours is sure to remember these:
She may be somebody's mother
Come let her go her way.

Learning new vices all the night long
Tempted to all that's sinful and wrong
Listening to the siren's old song
Down in the licensed saloon.

After dinner, it's time for big band sounds and dancing at Plaza Gardens. Harry James and his Orchestra might be up tonight, or maybe Les Brown and his Band of Renown. Whoever's playing, it's sure to be the perfect end to a perfect day.

That's what your mom deserves. Find some way to give it to her.


TokyoMagic! said...

What a nice Mother's Day post!!!

Jason & Makenna said...

If you're ever looking for a former WDW Cast Member to share some experiences, I'd love to help. I worked there four different times in four different roles. The last was at Magic Kingdom Guest Relations where I was a Keys to the Kingdom tour guide. I'll never forget the good times I had there. Thanks for all the insight on Disneyland.