Living: If Heaven Ain't a Lot Like Disney Theme Parks

Created in Uncle Walt's Image Offer a Sanitized Suburban Utopia

Squeal of joy, the kind that parents can pay for but not buy. "Oh, Daddy!" the five-year-old said, staring out at the magic monorail, "thank you so much for bringing me here!" The boy's father must have wondered what he or Walt Disney Co. could do for an encore. The family's vacationland adventure had just begun; in fact, they were still at Orlando International Airport, in transit from the arrivals lounge to baggage claim. It is the challenge of any parent accompanying a child to central Florida: making sure rapturous expectations are not soured by the long lines, infant attention spans...

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