Confessions of a Disney World Junkie!
Some Disney World Special Effects Provided
By Mother Nature!
OK, I admit it. I'm a Disney World Junkie. I made
my first trip to WDW in 1986 and I've been back
there 13 times to enjoy the magic over and over.
Although every trip has been special in it's own
way, here are some of the more memorable
moments from trips 1-4.
Trip #1, 1986: Trying to see all and do all in 5
days. Not a good idea as it leaves you with a
of unreality and total exhaustion.
Trip #2, 1990: Having absolutely no memory of
Trip #1 due to extreme fatigue, this was like
my first real trip there. Stayed on site this time
in a Fort Wilderness trailer. MGM had just
Trip #3, 1992: Stayed at Fort Wilderness again
the second and last time. We had some
unexpected house guests of the creepy, crawly
variety. I decided to stay in a regular hotel the
if I was going to be there in the
summer. We had an armadillo that attempted
to get into the trailer. Funny now but not so
this visit, I had the best of all my
experiences at WDW. One night, while we were at EPCOT, a thunderstorm blew
up. I was
standing in front of the the musical fountain
and the music started and the thunderstorm
really got it's act together. Suddenly, it began pouring! The lightning
was flashing! The
was enormous! It was a sensory
overload! I looked behind me to see how all
the other people were enjoying this spectacle
and there was no one there but me!! It was
about as close as you can ever come at WDW
to having the park all to yourself.
Trip #4, 1994: This time we went to the Port
Orleans Resort. Fabulous! They have wonderfully themed pool.
It looks like a
dragon and there's a slide inside the dragon's
head for the young and the young at heart,
like myself, to play on.
As you are probably figuring out by now, I'm
also a weather fan... especially concerning
thunderstorms. One day while I was back at
the hotel we had a very active lightning
producing storm come by. Along with 5 or 6
other people, I was outside video taping the
action. Through sheer luck, I had my camera
pointed at just the right place, at just the right
moment and got the picture you see here.
Because of the wonderful Snappy program, I
was able to make a photo out of this once in a
life time event.