The Fabulous Disney Babe
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A media event is a great way to get to talk to the people who design something just before it opens to the public, to celebrate and cover the opening so that people know that it's there, and to get a good look at the thing while uncrowded, so that you can really look at things without getting in people's way.
This past weekend, I took my family to DCA, to experience A Bug's Land. My mother had never been to DCA before - she likes "laid back" theme parks like Disney's Animal Kingdom and Epcot - she's not a ride person unless it's a slow-moving boat or an Omnimover - and there's a ton of people like that, I've found.
They loved the area. Alice showed Mom the four-leaf clover, Papa took Alice on the Tuck and Roll Drive 'Em Buggies - promising they could hit everyone. Mom said Heimlich's Chew Chew Train was "wonderful". After leaving the area, we showed Mom the highlights of the rest of the park - Papa took Alice on California Screamin', King Triton's Carousel and The Orange Stinger. Mom is most like Lady, Papa Aladdin (again), and Alice is like Belle.
"Can I take a picture of the Sea Serpent from World of Motion, Mom?" Alice asked. Sure. Here's two of them: