A Story That Should End…
Today I received this message from BOW member, Karyn. She and her family had a blast at a couple New England theme parks this weekend, but Karyn was very disturbed about something she saw while there. She articulated her frustration so well, I thought I’d just copy her message.
Have you seen this, too?
I have to tell you about our experience this weekend in NH. We spent all day Friday at Santa’s Village and made sure that we were hydrated throughout the day. K drinks tons of water so needless to say, we bought several bottles of water at the park. A regular size of Dasani was $2.25. At one point, K looked at me and said, “They should sell souvenir water bottles here and then let you refill with filtered water at different stations around the park.” I thought it was a pretty clever idea.
That takes us to the next day, when we visited Story Land.
As you’ll notice from my photos, they had a similar idea, only their answer to hydration was to sell funky souvenir bottles that you could then refill all day with, yes, Slushees! (You buy the cup for either $3.99 or $4.99 and then pay $1.99 per refill.)
I was outraged. What a crime against children.
This is what we are suggesting that they drink all day?? Sugar and chemicals? Really?
Of course, my kids asked if they could get one, but I was proud of them for accepting no for an answer the first time and not asking again. I told them that I’d rather buy them an ice cream cone later in the day, and they were easily appeased. That said, you should have seen how many people were walking around with those dumb, twisted bottles. You have my permission to use the photos. Maybe Story Land will catch wind and get a clue. -Karyn