Well, truth is I'm kinda curious...now, understand that I'm a grizzled ol' Disney fan from way, way back...so I kinda like to think of myself as settin' here next to the invitin' lookin' swimmin' pool, yet not havin' the courage to dive in! Is Membership in D23 worth the investment?
Oh, I've picked up a copy or two or three of that wonderfully put together magazine and, almost always there was somethin' in there that caught my eye...brought back warm memories and such... but, I'll be honest, when this thing first came out I kinda wondered if
$75 wasn't just a wee bit steep! And, truth is, I'm still wonderin' that. I just ain't had the courage to jump in yet. So, I figure it just might be a good idea to ask you folks who have jumped in...are ya happy ya did? Is it worth it?
I suppose my hesitation comes from the fact that I grew up in those times sooooo long ago now when General Admission to Disneyland was just a dollar...and you could hitch a ride on that horse-drawn streetcar up Main Street for just a dime.
I know...those days are long gone...and, truth is, I'm no Ebenezer Scrooge about money...but the older I grow the more I'm inclined to
be a little cautious about things...my memory is just too good I suppose...I remember the time when you could order a Pepsi at the
Golden Horseshoe in Disneyland for 25 cents...large one too. A couple weeks back I had a large drink in the Diamond Horseshoe at
Walt Disney World and it cost me $2.59! That's ten times as much!
But...I gotta admit I'm hooked on Disney...especially the good ol' days back when Walt was still around. And I am a fan...a big fan...there's no denyin' it. I took the "Magic of our Steam Trains" tour at Walt Disney World and I absolutely loved it...mostly cause
Robin, the Engineer who gave the tour, had Disney way down deep in her heart...you could see it in her eyes as she talked...and it gave me hope that...well the spirit of Walt Disney is indeed still around.
I suppose it is when prices started gettin' ridiculus at Disney that I started gettin' cautious...not as eager as I once was to just jump in and jump in quick. Truth is...in every way except the price...D23 seems right for me. So, I guess I wanna know what you folks who are already in it think. Should I just break down and get my wallet out...still got my old Mickey Mouse Club Card ya know from the
1950's...or should I just pick up a D23 magazine now and then?
Oh how I long for those days when a box of popcorn at Disneyland...a big box mind you...cost a quarter...
Adios for now. Talk to ya on down the trail.
Wild Ol' Dan