Friday, March 22, 2013

March 23, 2013: I've always been corny, you dog.

Casey, ready to deliver a hot nugget of bliss.

Today is Corn Dog Day. There are two reasons why I love corn dogs: Dee’s Drive In and Camden Park. I grew up eating corn dogs at both these places, Dee’s, a local drive-in restaurant and Camden Park, the only amusement park in the state of West Virginia. Camden Park had it’s own take on the corn dog called a pronto pup. They used to sell the batter mix so you could make your own at home. I never bought it because it could not be the same. They deep-fried wonderful mixed meat goodness wrapped in corn meal ecstasy and them slathered heaven on a stick with mustard from a paintbrush kept in a hopper of mustard for just that purpose. Almost Heaven, West Virginia. Why, yes, it is. At Walt Disney World you can get tiny bites of taste bud nirvana at Casey’s Corner in the Magic Kingdom. In addition to their wonderful hot dogs, Casey’s also sells corn dog nuggets. Go. Eat. Enjoy.

This is also OK Day. March 23, 1839 is the first known use of the term OK. OK is derived from oll korrect, a version of all-correct. When oll correct was abbreviated, it came out as OK. Celebrate WDW and OK by taking DWT to the MK and H.A.N.D. OK?

Joan Crawford was born on this day in 1905. I know that she was in a host of renowned films but her most important accomplishment for us came about in 1955 when she became involved with the Pepsi-Cola Company by marrying the company president Alfred Steele. At one time Pepsi and Coke were both served at Disney Parks but even that is not our main reason for celebrating Crawford. Crawford was the driving force behind Pepsi contacting Walt Disney to develop an idea for a “little boat ride” for the 1964/65 World’s Fair in New York. So go to the Magic Kingdom and ride the happiest cruise on Earth, It’s a Small World.

It's a small meal, after all, it's a small meal after all.

On to the lightning round:

March 23rd, 1857: Elisha Otis installed his first elevator at 488 Broadway in New York City. Celebrate by riding the Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios.

1775: Patrick Henry utters the famous words, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Go to Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom and say, give me funnel cake or give me death.

1972: Evel Knievel breaks 93 bones after clearing 35 cars. Go to Hollywood Studios and enjoy the Light, Camera, Action Stunt Show.

1929: Roger Bannister is born. In 1954 he will become the first man to run a four-minute mile. You might not be able to run a four-minute mile but there are a number of running events at Walt Disney World. Check out the dates and run a 5K, half marathon or marathon. It’s a unique chance to see WDW in a different light.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

No comments:

Post a Comment