Today, Fantasyland is in the History museum, which is in a different locale than the usual digs, due to the renovation of Center in the Square. I took the boys because I'd heard such praise from Pierce's principal and one of the secretaries at his school. They went on and on about how wonderful it is.
All the other kids there were spellbound in quiet during Santa's performance. But not my inquisitive Pierce. He kept raising his hands with questions.
- Santa, why are you not wearing your red suit?
- Santa, do the reindeer talk to each other the same way that humans do?
- Santa, how come you don't wrap all the presents that you deliver?
- Santa, were you a baby at some point?
So if you head to Fantasyland in Roanoke this year, don't expect to be wowed by various displays and decorations, but instead expect to leave with a warmed heart and a new inspired hope for humanity. Just the way the holiday season should be. Thank you, dear Santa.