Orlandic Economics

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Disney this past week. I was thinking about the exorbitant prices that they charge for admission to theme parks, merchandise, food, etc. and feeling somewhat bitter.

Then it occurred to me that they bring a great deal of joy and imagination into the lives of children.

And then I felt cynical again and thought to myself, "Yeah, they bring joy and imagination to the kids who can afford 60 bucks for joy and imagination." And, I thought about the kids that would love to go…but never will.

And then my inner optimist told my inner cynic to be quiet and not be so pessimistic.

What do you think…Disney…good, bad, or ugly. Today I’m going…

Good…very good…despite the fact of the theme park admission prices, nearly all children have access at some point to dolls, videos, toys, etc. that bring great joy and imagination into their lives. I don’t believe that anyone who provides a service or product of any kind is obligated to give it away free…or to provide it to all or else be risked being called names by a preacher on his blog.

Nevertheless…there’s something about it that still lingers with me.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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