At the risk of alienating 96% of Modernlifeisgood’s audience, I am going to let you know about Mrs. Modernlifeisgood’s latest discovery. She has worked out whether you are American or British based on how you eat your dinner. To date, she has discovered it takes an American 73% longer to eat a steak compared to someone from Britain.
For our American visitors, here is a helpful guide from Mailonline(which I promise I will never link to again), showing how to hold your cutlery correctly. Incidentally, the article mentions 40% of Brits don’t know how to hold a fork correctly either. In writing this post, I have also learned that there is an established American and European etiquette for holding your knife and fork. So both systems are correct, but the American system takes 73% longer, according to Mrs. Modernlifeisgood’s research.
This will be our last post focussing on Universal Orlando before we move to Walt Disney World. We have had a fantastic time, but the parks seem busier than in previous years. The next few years are very exciting for Universal Orlando with the opening of their new theme park Epic Universe.
There have been multiple recent reports of decreasing attendance at Walt Disney World and suggestions that guests are visiting Universal instead. Many of these reports suggest that Disney’s “Corporate Greed” puts profits ahead of the guest experience.
I have read these reports and some of the regular views put forward by unqualified vloggers. I have my suspicions that, despite popular opinion, Universal Orlando is considerably more expensive than Walt Disney World, and I will do a proper analysis in the coming weeks. It will be interesting to see the results when directly compared. However, it will probably be like comparing apples and pears.
Universal Orlando is fantastic, but it isn’t some Community Interest Company. It is owned by Comcast, whose revenue in 2022 was $121 billion compared to Disney’s $83 billion. Let’s be clear both are massive Corporate Organisations whose interest is creating bigger profits for shareholders. Comcast just happens to be the biggest media company in the world.
Universal/Comcast seems to be in the driving position at the moment, and some reports have even suggested that June was Disney’s worst month ever. With several film flops, Disney+ struggling, an ongoing dispute with the Floridian Govenor, and theme parks allegedly struggling, 2023 has not been a great year. Not a great situation for its 100th Anniversary Year.
Keep checking back for our Orlando 2023 Live Blogs as we start reporting from Walt Disney World.