I get questions from time to time about the Walt Disney World Bass Fishing Excursions. People ask if I recommend them for kids, or even if I recommend them at all. The questions are of varying complexity, but all really come down to the same thing – what do I think of spending precious vacation time at Walt Disney World on a fishing excursion, when there’s already not enough time to do everything you might want to do.
Bottom line – I do recommend the fishing excursions, if they fit into your overall plan. The challenge, of course, is that a fishing excursion is especially susceptible blowing up the best laid plans. Mother nature has her own plans. You’re dealing with a wily critter in its natural environment, who doesn’t care whether or not you’re having a good time. This is not a FastPass-enabled attraction, nor is it a quick service restaurant. While it’s rare, you might not even be rewarded for your effort. After that 6 hour wait, you can be pretty sure that you’ll eventually get your 90 seconds (don’t go there) with Elsa. Billy Bass doesn’t offer performance guarantees. And that’s before you take into consideration Central Florida weather patterns that can generously be referred to as “unpredictable.”
If you’re still interested (or maybe struck by a sudden urge to see “where the hell this might go”) read on. (more…)