Today is out first day back at school. The students return Thursday. Today and tomorrow we engage in what is known as professional development. Hopefully we will get tuned up and ready for another year of sharing what we know with the students of Louisa Middle School and hoping the students share what they know with us.
Today is Lasagna Day, National Chicken Wing Day and Rain Day. I guess that means that the perfect day today would involve sitting inside while it rains eating lasagna and chicken wings. Sounds good to me. You can have lasagna at various locations around Disney, Try Tony’s at The Magic Kingdom, Tutto Italia at EPCOT or Mama Melrose’s at Hollywood Studios.
On this date in 1941, David Warner was born in Manchester, England. Warner appeared in the original Tron as Ed Dillinger and the voice of the Master Control Program. He also narrated Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You. Let’s go to EPCOT and ride Tron (Test) Track in honor of Mr. Warner.
Dave Stevens was born on this date in 1955 in Lynwood, California. Stevens is the creator of The Rocketeer comic book and film. My friend, Beau Smith, worked for Eclipse Comics when they did the comic book adaptation of the movie, he gave me a copy and I went to see the movie. I loved it, I have it on Blue-Ray. The vibe of The Rocketeer fits perfectly with Hollywood Studios, so just wander the park and enjoy the atmosphere.
While we’re at Hollywood Studios, on this date in 1999, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith opened with a special, invitation-only party, featuring Aerosmith. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was the motivation for one of our three-park park hopping final days at Walt Disney World. We were there when the ride was closed for refurbishment but it was going to open the last day of our trip. We started at the Magic Kingdom, moved by monorail to EPCOT then travelled by boat to Hollywood Studios, hitting all the things we had missed earlier and ending up in the standby line for the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. We rode it, loaded up, and headed home with a bag full of snacks from our leftover snack credits. We always park hop, which is the one ticket option we cannot do without.
Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.