Homework? It’s summer vacation. There’s no homework!
Yes, there is homework and it is FOR the summer vacation. Most people think that a summer vacation would not require homework. But, let’s remember that a trip to Walt Disney World does lend itself to some homework; some planning. This isn’t the kind of homework I’m talking about.
The kind of homework we are completing prior to our summer 2014 family vacation is to watch movies such as Disney’s Lady and the Tramp. Why? To build background.
You see, we are dining, once again, at Tony’s Restaurant on the Town Square in the Magic Kingdom. We know that Tony’s theme is based on the movie. We want to be immersed in the story when we dine there and building background by re-familiarizing ourselves with the movie will help. We will be more able to recognize and appreciate the details that Disney does so well when theming a ride, attraction, or restaurant.
Another part of our homework is to watch the Harry Potter movies--again. Why? To refresh ourselves with his world before we visit Universal Studios. We, muggles, want to be familiar with the language and the story before entering Harry’s world at now two theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort.
We even recorded and watched the recent TV show about the making of Diagon Alley. The show definitely built excitement for our trip—which is what it was intended to do.
Another reason we are completing our homework is that it is fun. We watch the movies as a family and it helps to build anticipation for our upcoming vacation.
Homework FOR a summer vacation? YES!