Disney World By the Numbers
Because of the persuasive solicitation of our dear friends the Kennedys, Becca and I recently enjoyed our first vacation to Walt Disney World. We spent six nights at the Pop Century resort on the Disney campus in a room next door to Kyle, April, and their three children. We spent two days traveling (by means of our Honda Pilot) each direction, spending a night in Richmond, VA both legs.
Instead of compiling what would certainly become lengthy, verbose lines of prose, I have compiled a list of the elements of our Disney trip that can be numerically quantified. The list can be found below.
0: The number of DVD's played in our vehicle during the trip. Zero is also the number of iPod's plugged in, video games played, and laptops used (we did periodically check Facebook, Gmail, and our bank account via Blackberry during the trip).
2: The number of calf muscles that I sunburned on Wednesday. For not applying a single dollop of sunblock, I consider myself to have made out very well.
3: The number of maps we picked up at state Visitors Centers.
4: The number of Disney characters with whom we had our picture taken (Buzz, Woody, Mr. & Mrs. Incredible).
8: The number of rides that Liam went on. Toy Story Mania, Studio Backlot Tour, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Small World, Jungle Cruise, Peter Pan's Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
10: The number of rides that Becca went on. Toy Story Mania (twice), Studio Backlot Tour, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Small World, Cinderella's Golden Carousel, Jungle Cruise, Peter Pan's Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Soarin'.
18.3 mpg: The lowest gas mileage for any one tank on our trip (the last tank used arriving in Disney).
19: The number of rides I went on. Tower of Terror (twice), Rock 'N' Roller Coaster, Toy Story Mania (twice), Studio Backlot Tour, Star Tours, Expedition Everest (twice), Kilimanjaro Safaris, Small World, Cinderella's Golden Carousel, Jungle Cruise, Peter Pan's Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, The Barnstormer, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mission: SPACE, Soarin', Test Track.
21: The number of CD's listened to during the trip. We also repeated three of the 21 discs.
22.8 mpg: The peak gas mileage for any one tank on our trip (the first tank used leaving Disney).
48: U.S. state license plates spotted during the trip. The only two we didn't see were Montana and Kansas. We also saw plates from five Canadian provinces as well as ones for D.C. and "U.S. Government."
$160.97: Dollars spent on gas for the trip.
1,180: Minutes spent driving home from Disney (205 minutes of this was spent taking breaks).
1,220: Minutes spent driving to Disney (210 minutes of this was spent taking breaks).
2,021: The number of miles traveled between departure on April 23 and arrival home on May 1. I drove every mile!