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#Microblog Mondays 105: Fun House

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While I don’t want to live in Florida, I do want to live in Disney World.  (Yes, I’m aware that will be a problem if I don’t want to live in Florida.)  Like really really really want to find 2 million dollars so I can buy a house next to the parks and go there every day.

I love amusement parks.

And I love the idea of living in one.  I know some people find amusement parks draining, but I feel super recharged and happy after being in one for a few hours.  I know — sort of strange for an introvert, but I didn’t say I liked engaging with people there.  I just like being on the rides and walking around the park and breathing in the scent of park food and listening to carousel organ music.

Would you want to live in an amusement park?  And if not, what would be your ideal space to inhabit?

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22 comments

1 Nabanita Dhar { 08.29.16 at 5:41 am }

For me, it would have to be a library with an internet connection. I could spend my whole life there and not complain once. An amusement park, not so much for me 🙂

2 Parul Thakur { 08.29.16 at 6:00 am }

Amusement parks? No. But somewhere between the mountains, a lovely sunrise and sunset to watch and somewhere in the lap of mother nature. Dreams.

3 Persnickety { 08.29.16 at 6:27 am }

I really like the Disney parks, I think because there is so much detail and care taken. So yes, could absolutely live there. My husband and I talk about taking a Disney vacation, where we go to all of the parks, worldwide! I think one of the appealing things about living next door is that you don’t need to go for a full day, you can drop in for a short visit or experience.

4 Lori Shandle-Fox { 08.29.16 at 7:19 am }

I’ve always loved amusement parks and always look forward to the State Fair. I don’t think I’d want to live there though. I think familiarity would breed contempt. I’d rather just really look forward to it once a year. Maybe I could live in a pumpkin patch.

5 katherinea12 { 08.29.16 at 8:25 am }

This reminds me of a college roommate who *loved* Disney – like you, wanted to pretty much live there. Well, we connected on facebook a couple of years ago. She works for Disney, lives close by, got married in the park, etc. She’s obviously very happy (or at least, as much as one can assess via FB status anyway).

I don’t know that I fully have one ideal location, but I’d love something with enough space to build a library and a studio, beautiful scenery, peaceful but close enough to civilization to enjoy all those perks as well, preferably enough city to have excellent restaurants and art classes. Also, very little traffic and about 10-15 minutes from work. I’m not sure I’m ever going to *find* this mythical space, but we’re dreaming here.

6 Cristy { 08.29.16 at 9:48 am }

I’m with Katherine. Living in an amusement park, no. Visiting can be fun with the right people. But I love the idea of living in something with a lot of space where I can lose myself. The woods or a library.

That said, I can see you living next to Disney. Maybe even working there as a writer or animation director.

7 Cyn K { 08.29.16 at 10:18 am }

Nope, nope, nope. Too noisy. Too many people. Even if there were fewer people, still too noisy.
Unless there was a lazy river. I could probably float on one of those all day long.

8 Lori Lavender Luz { 08.29.16 at 10:53 am }

I used to love amusement parks, when I was a kid and a teen. I’m not sure when that stopped. I think I have too much FOMO, and the resulting anxiety keeps me from having fun. I would NOT like to live in one. Too chaotic.

I like living where I do. If I had a room I could dedicate as a yoga space, that would be fantastic.

9 ANDMom { 08.29.16 at 11:06 am }

A couple of years ago, DH was offered a job with Disney. We were looking up real estate and everything, because we would love to live there. Ultimately he had to turn it down (because their medical insurance would have killed us), but we were just talking this weekend about what it would have been like. Unfulfilled dreams due to the realities of life.

10 Traci York { 08.29.16 at 11:08 am }

While I enjoy amusement parks any time my family is able to drag me there, I can’t even wrap my brain around the concept of living there. I agree with Nabanita – a library with an amazing internet connection, and an onsite coffee shop, and I’d never leave!

11 loribeth { 08.29.16 at 11:14 am }

Doubtful. It might be fun for awhile, but I think the noise, the crowds, the lack of healthy food choices would eventually get to me. However — I remember reading the very first Bobbsey Twins book when I was a kid (the original-original published in the early 1900s), in which the younger twins, Flossie & Freddie, get lost & locked in a department store after hours, until they are rescued by a janitor. Ever since then, I have thought about how cool it would be to spend the night in a bookstore, or a library, surrounded by books. 🙂

12 Shail { 08.29.16 at 12:28 pm }

Rather draining I’d say for me. Just the thought is daunting. I’d love a place with lots of trees around, a quiet place where I can hear the bird calls, the breeze rustling leaves, and sound of children at play, enjoying some game or other in the distance.

13 Sharon { 08.29.16 at 1:13 pm }

I enjoy visiting Disneyland (never been to Disney World), but live in an amusement park? No. Too busy and noisy for me.

14 Journeywoman { 08.29.16 at 3:02 pm }

Living in an amusement park–no thanks.

Living near a body of water that will never ever flood–yes please.

Yeah I know but you want to live in Disneyworld without living in Florida– so no judging.

15 Mali { 08.29.16 at 4:24 pm }

Nope, not for me. High on a hill with a gorgeous view, secluded, but with a vibrant town/city nearby.

16 Casey Alexander { 08.29.16 at 6:31 pm }

https://hypervigilant.org/2016/08/29/microblog-monday/ My first one! 🙂

Instead of a house, I want to live in the Universal Studios Resort…then I’ll never have to wash towels or deal with pool upkeep. 😉

17 Casey Alexander { 08.29.16 at 6:36 pm }

Yayyyy for the Bobbsey twins! I used to love reading those. Although, hopefully they have revised editions now, because I found one of my old books recently and paged through it. I was shocked…I know segregation mentality was the culture back then but I can’t let my kids read them. Yikes.

18 Jess { 08.29.16 at 10:34 pm }

Hmm. I don’t think I’d want to live in an amusement park. Unless it was totally safe, and like after-hours where there’s no lines and no crowds and I could ride the rides I loved over and over without waiting a zillion years. But even then, I think I’d rather live in the Northshire Bookstore, in a secret apartment where I’d have access to everything all the time. That sounds amazing to me. And apparently to Loribeth, too! 🙂

19 Mrs T { 08.29.16 at 11:20 pm }

I am the typical introvert that finds amusement parks incredibly draining. Not that I don’t enjoy visiting every once in a while. I have always loved rides! But I need to get away at the end of the day and not visit again for a year or two 😉

20 JeanMarie { 08.30.16 at 12:58 am }

What she said….that is Mrs. T.

I too need my quiet time and prefer to tinker about in my art studio than to be in large, noisy crowds. An occasional excursion to a high density attraction, followed by a long respite, works for me too.

21 Jamie { 08.30.16 at 1:27 am }

Love amusement parks! As a matter of fact, when I lived in Florida, I lived very close to Disney. I could hear and just barely see the nightly fireworks for Epcot’s nightly fireworks. AND we has season passes. It took no longer than ten minutes to drive from our apartment, park and get through the gate into Epcot. It was my favorite park! It will be as close to living at a park for me. It was a funny chapter in our lives and glad I got to enjoy it. The magic was always there. 🙂

22 em | illustr8d { 08.30.16 at 10:51 pm }

Yup, would love it. Wanted to try out for a part in Disney, to live there during the day. Also considered trying out for the cruiseline. Figured I’d get in a costume & sing.

Some physical limitations put the kabash on that, but I would definitely say yes.

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