I remember standing in line, waiting for my turn on Splash Mountain. The searing August sun was practically unbearable, but the wait was worth it. By the time I sat in the still-saturated fiberglass hull, I was smiling ear-to-ear and ready for the big cool down. The log was filled with happy families and young couples, all floating happily along the route, waiting for the big plunge and the impending wave of cool refreshing water at the bottom.
Walt Disney World’s Splash Mountain water ride has officially gone the way of the Dodo. It’s out of here, past tense, history, archived, like watercolors in the rin. It’s kaput. But fans of the ride have found an interesting way to memorialize the experience…and make a profit.
Do a quick search on Ebay and you’ll see several auctions featuring containers filled with water from the beloved attraction. But that’s not all. You’ll also find a Fast Pass card, which allowed the cardholder to bypass the lines and hop on board the amusement before anyone else. That card is curently priced at $1,300. So far, several of the water bottles have sold in the $100 to $150 range, but more remain.
When it was learned that Magic Kingdom would close Splash Mountain, fans stood in line for hours to get one last ride. Now, all that’s left are the memories…and several small bottles of souvenir water. The canals where the cars used to float are now empty and all that is left are the bottles on Ebay. You still have a chance to win an auction, though. Some of the bottles have days left before they are gone forever. If you’re interested, the $150 bottle of water holds about four ounces of water. That’s some pretty high-priced nostalgia. If you are in the market for some Splash Mountain memorabilia, go to Ebay and search Splash Mountain. But hurry, most of the items will be gone very soon. Source: WFLA.com

You’ll Never Guess Who Is Number One

Florida Is No Longer The Best State To Retire

Florida is no longer the best state to retire! Maybe it’s the cost of living in Florida, or the fact that we’re full of northern transplants and tourists. Recently, WalletHub released a study that shows the best states to retire and Florida is no longer number 1.

The warm weather, beautiful beaches, and plenty of activities is not enough to keep Florida at the top of the list. It’s been a common trend for decades that retirees pack up their bags and head to the Sunshine State, but not anymore.

A lot of retirees need to consider which state their hard-earned money will go the furthest. WalletHub compared the 50 states across 47 key indicators of retirement-friendliness. Some factors they examined include: affordability, health-related factors and overall quality of life. In retrospect, some of the worst states to retire are: Kentucky, New Jersey, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and New York.

So what is the best state to retire?

According to the 2023 study from WalletHub, Virginia is the best state for retirement. Virginia’s lack of an estate or inheritance tax is a big factor why it’s number 1. Healthcare is super important for retiree’s as well, Virginia is known to have the largest number of dentists per capita and top rated generic hospitals around the state. As for things to do, the coast line offers beautiful views and there are plenty of volunteer opportunities.

[Source: Fox 13 News]

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2023 Is Claiming Lots Of Lives

Sean Roberts was conceived in the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky by two passionate, panel aligning, third shifters who had grown bored with the same ole same ole. Upon birth, he was placed in the trunk of a new Stingray and sent off to find his destiny. That destiny included several stints on radio stations across the United States. Some played punk country gospel, while others focused on Croatian death metal played backwards. After many years and many adventures, Sean wound up on The Shark, where he does shots of tequila while playing the most badass tunes ever created by humankind. He remains humble, however, never forgetting about the lean years...the street corners and dark alleys where he played songs on his car stereo for food and sex. He's on top and he's never gonna stop LIVING THE DREAM!

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