On our first trip to Walt Disney World in July 2001, I almost killed everyone when I decided to go commando and do it all. I learned a lot from that trip which was four nights and five days, our next trip was in 2004 and lasted eight days. We chilled a bit. On our first trip I gave the kids the choice of going back to The Magic Kingdom or going to Disney-MGM Studios. They chose The Magic Kingdom, which meant that we did not visit MGM at all on our first trip. This robbed us of two experiences, The Bear in the Big Blue House – Live on Stage and The Hunchback of Notre Dame show. Now, we missed out on The Hunchback but we had the chance to see The Bear in the Big Blue House in the Playhouse Disney Show at MGM in 2004. It was wonderful.
The Bear in the Big Blue House – Live on Stage opened at Disney-MGM Studios on this date in 1999. The show closed in August 2001. You can still she a show in the theater in Hollywood Studios, it’s magical, especially if you have young kids.
This is Daniel Boone Day. On this day in 1769, Daniel Boone began the exploration of Kentucky. There is a fine painting of Boone and his party crossing into the state in the state capitol building in Frankfort. Go see it if you’re in the neighborhood. If you’re at Walt Disney World, enjoy Frontierland. The frontier is where Boone wanted to stay and it’s a nice place for you to visit.
One of the first 45-rpm singles I ever bought was “What’s New Pussycat” by Tome Jones. Mr. Jones was born on this day in 1940 in Wales. Jones has spanned several generations and he has always been quite the singer and showman. Enjoy the English Pavilion in his honor.
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.