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Transforming the Castle into the Cakesil

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Click here for more of our September, 1996 Trip.

More Facinating Facts And Pictures, Trip #5.

Trip #5 Day 4 Continues And More!

Trip#5 Comes To A Close And Trip #6 Begins.

More on Trip #6 Including Oldie Pictures Of The World.

Trip #6 Continues...Days 5 And 6.

Trip #6 Days 7 And 8 And The Summary.

The Further Confessions of a Disney World Junkie

Trips 1-4 were capsuled with a short blurb about my favorite experience from each one. By the year of my 5th trip, 1996, I had changed from one who simply vacations at Disney World to a full fledged fanatic. To help feed my addiction, I had located a newsgroup on the internet with more postings then should be allowed by law... radp! (AKA: rec.arts.disney. parks)

No one in radp (pronounced Radpee) is made to feel ashamed for their addiction. Just the opposite, you're encouraged. Everyone counts down to their trips, no matter how ridiculously long they have to wait. And as their time gets closer you will see posting referring to days, minutes, seconds and nanoseconds.

Most people have a story to tell when they return, so long and sometimes amazingly loooong trip reports are included on the newsgroup. With that in mind, I kept a detailed diary of everything we saw, heard, felt, smelled, tasted or dreamed while we were at Disney World. Continue reading for Virgo10's most excellent adventure.

Trip #5 to Disney World, 1996

349 days and counting. How could the time have passed so fast? And how do you put 349 days of anticipation into an eight day vacation? Read on for the adventures of Virgo10ís most excellent Disney World Trip #5

On Tuesday evening, September 10th, I called Delta to confirm our plane reservations. I innocently asked how difficult it would be to extend our trip by one more day. Turns out it was not difficult at all and after 40 minutes on the phone to Delta and WDW our 8 day vacation had increased to 9 days! I figured it would be a nice present as today was my birthday.

Went to bed Tuesday night around 11 p.m. even more hyper then usual because of increasing the days. Finally fell asleep around 1 am I think and woke up at 3 am. Caught the bus to Logan Airport in Boston at 5:30 and arrived at the airport around 6:10. Curbside service is still available and at that hour I didnít notice any increase in check-in time. Had the absolutely worst cup of coffee at Starbuckís Iíve ever had but it sure woke me up!

The plane ride was mostly uneventful with just a small amount of turbulence and a great in-flight movie (Twister). And just like magic, after only 2 hours and 40 minutes we were in beautiful Orlando. Got our luggage. Well not exactly. Got most of our luggage. Arrived at Port Orleans missing one bag. Hubby thought I had it and I thought he had it. So we made an unscheduled trip back to the airport to pick it up.

Driving back from the airport there were very heavy thunderstorms going on and the temperatures were in the upper 80ís. Ate dinner at Port Orleans. Went for a walk along the canal behind the hotel and talked about what we would do on Thursday. Went back to the room and watched some TV. Was watching hurricane Franís approach to New England and hoping it would miss the Boston area as my daughter and mother were there. Fell into an unconcious sleep around 10 pm.