My son John my co-author for Tuesday’s Articles, is sick with the flu. He has the same flu symptoms as both his mother and I have had over the last week, but being a 15 year old guy he is “Dying”. I just chuckle at him and hand him the tissues and give him more orange juice. I also made him sit down and write today’s article with me, I know I’m a mean Dad.

So instead of asking my regular question, I thought we’d change it up today and discuss him being sick, because once a few years back, he was sick while we were in Walt Disney World.

Do you remember when you were sick in Disney World?

Not really I was young (he was 8). I remember a little, very vaguely.

I figured I’d try helping him remember,

Do you remember where we were staying?

We were at Wilderness (Lodge Resort).
Do you remember anything else?

Lying in the Hotel Bed, upset that we couldn’t do anything.

This is funny, because he slept for a solid 18 hours after we went out to breakfast one morning and then the next day he jumped out of bed and was ready to go- so lying in bed being upset probably never happened.

But we did do things. We went out to eat for breakfast, do you remember where?


We went to ‘Ohana for breakfast with Lilo and Stitch. Do you remember any of it?

We were near a window. The food was good and we all wore matching shirts.

We did sit next to a window, the food at ‘Ohana is always good and we did wear matching shirts, we had them made up for our Christmas trip to Disney that year. John even stood in line to get Mickey’s autograph, he was there also,

but didn’t go around to the tables. It was soon after breakfast that he started running a fever and fell asleep on the boat on the way to the Magic Kingdom. This is when we decided that we would go back to the resort and he went to bed until the next day.

Do you remember anything else from that trip?

All the Decorations and the candy shop at the Magic Kingdom. While we were there, it was decorated for Christmas, we were there around Christmas time, and they had candy canes and all different types of candy.

We were down from the 26th until the 30th of December; the resort was still decorated for Christmas.

So, how bad was it being sick in Disney World?

It sucked, because I couldn’t do much.

But you did do things, we did all kinds of things after you slept that one day away. What else do you remember?

We went to breakfast at the Whispering Canyon Café?

This is the restaurant in the Wilderness Lodge.

What do you remember?

How obnoxious that place is. But it’s fun.

What does that mean?

There is always something going on when you are eating. They are always yelling about ketchup and other things.


If you ask for ketchup, they start yelling and bells and then they get every bottle in the restaurant for you.

But when you were younger wasn’t that neat?

Yes, I found it very Hysterical,

What was the funniest part of it?

Every waiter and waitress would stop what they were doing to get you a ketchup. They take their ketchup seriously.

Is there anyway to not have this happen?

Yes, to steal the ketchup.

What happens then?
They pull out a fake jail iron bars and put it in front of you while you eat. Then everyone yells Ketchup thief. It is rather embarrassing; it’s not worth stealing the ketchup.
This is something very neat that happens at the Whispering Canyon Café. John explained it pretty well, if you ask for ketchup, they make a real fuss over bringing you every bottle of it in the place. If you try to not get all the attention drawn to you, and just take one form another table, they start yelling about you being a ketchup thief and put you in “jail”

So, even being sick, you still had a good time.

Yes, you can always find a way to have fun.

John doesn’t remember the rest of the trip, but we did go to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Animal Kingdom that trip as well as a quick trip to Sea World to meet up with his cousins and my sister and brother-in-law. We even went to the Very Merry Christmas Party one night, although with him not feeling well, we didn’t stay too long. I think this is from where he remembers the candy shop memories.

Thanks John, I hope you feel better.

Thank you, I will try my best.

Next week, we’ll get back to our regular question and something else that John thinks everyone should know about in Disney World. Stay tuned.