I just got back from a typically hectic and entertaining week of vacation in Walt Disney World with my kids.
Iíve been to the Florida and California parks on many occasions and they never fail to both amaze and appall. Like a lot of visitors, I get a huge kick out of experiencing the near-reality fantasy life of a Disney theme park. And like many (more than probably admit it) after a few days Iím desperate for a dark, dingy and desolate downtown bar. Unreality finds its antidote in savage reality, I suppose.
That is to say, I think I have a good grip on the good and bad of Disney fantasy. And I always find something new each trip This time I was kind of overwhelmed by just how religious the whole thing is. And my ďreligious,Ē I donít mean right wing American Christian. I mean the religion of the mouse--with devotees toting mouse icons and partaking symbolically of the body of the mouse in the form of mouse shaped ice cream. Disney World is deeply, and fundamentally, religious.
Still, what I wanted to sort out, and now I need your help, is trying to figure out:
What is the relationship between videogames and Disney World?
Put on your thinking Mouseketeer caps and post in the comments section.