Kids at Disneyland are very constrained. They can’t get more than a few steps from their parents without being lost in the crowd, so they’re not allowed to run loose. Even on Tom Sawyer’s Island, the many cameras ensure that a cast member arrives speedily to chastise any kids who leave the trails to climb on the rocks or play in the dirt. There’s plenty to see and hear and smell in Disneyland, but nowhere to play: in fact, it’s an experience best enjoyed by lazy, under-stimulated adults. Like me!
Godmother [motions to Gene]: Is that your prince?
Godmother [in a serious tone]: He’s very handsome.