While in Vegas, I decided it was the equivalent of the Disney theme parks...for adults. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather spend time in Disney any day, but hear me out here.
Disney hotels offer the nicest in accommodations. I've never stayed in one of their hotels, but I've walked through several. These pictures are from our hotel. It was absolutely beautiful. There were two drawbacks...first off sections often smelled like a funeral parlor being that they had decorated with thousands of lilies, and secondly it was literally a ten minute walk from our room to our car. Other than that, it was perfect.
Money. There was so much money being spent in Vegas. You want it? You can buy it. There were stores EVERYWHERE. I saw stores I've only ever heard about with brand names I can't even afford to look at. People spent money like water. Not us. We're debt free and proud. But seriously, people spent money like crazy. We watched as people lost hundreds of dollars in slot machines and at game tables. I lost 54cents. Viva Las Vegas :o)
In the elevator on the way down to the lobby one morning, we encountered a group of college age girls. One girl was telling her friends how she has "literally lost a $100 bill and didn't care". She went on to say how "this place just makes me feel rich". #1 and I wanted to know exactly where she had last seen that money. Vegas didn't make us feel rich.
Denny's was our best friend. Denny's had regular prices. Now, here at home going to Denny's would be a special thing, we don't get to eat out often. However, being able to walk in, order breakfast to go (the line to actually get a table was usually a 40 min. wait) and spent $8 total...that was a blessing. We'd get something, split it, and have eaten enough-Denny's has great portions.
Ok, here's the Animal Kingdom part. Inside the MGM there are live lions. The day we were there we got to see two cubs play together.
They were so cute!!!! They acted very much like out kitten, Oliver.
So here is why we thought Vegas and Disney are similar:
Beautiful accommodationsAttention to Detail
CLEAN (inside the hotels)
Tons to spend money on...without even realizing what you've spent.
Expensive foodTons to do/see
Lots of shows
Pools and palm trees
People acting childish
I am glad I got to go. It was quite the experience. It was all a little overwhelming!!!!