Monday, July 8, 2013

July 9, 2013: That's shocking, Nikola.

1856: Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia. Tesla was an electrical engineer and inventor. Tesla worked with AC electricity in opposition to Thomas Edison’s commitment to DC electricity. Some look at Tesla as a genius while others consider him a madman. In my favorite Disney move, Meet the Robinsons, Tesla appears on the wall of the orphanage. Enjoy everything electrical (which is dang near everything) at Walt Disney World in honor of Tesla.

My son loves tennis, he plays tennis and this last year he made it to the KHSAA state tennis championships. On this date in 1877, the first Wimbledon tennis championships were held. You can enjoy all sports at ESPN and at the Wide World of Sports area at Walt Disney World.

On this date in 1894, Joseph Fowler was born in Lewiston, Maine. Fowler first worked for Disney when he needed a naval man to help with the construction of the Mark Twain paddle steamer at Disneyland. Fowler went on to oversee the construction of Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Disney World’s original steamboat was named the Admiral Joe Fowler in his honor. In 1981, Fowler was called on again to help build EPCOT Center. You can still ride a ship named for Fowler; it is one of the ferries that take you from the Transportation and Ticket Center to The Magic Kingdom.

1956: Tom Hanks was born in Concord, California. Hanks starred in Splash, is in the up coming Saving Mr. Banks and is voice of Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story movies. Go to Midway Mania at Hollywood Studios and enjoy.

1966: Pamela Adlon was born in New York City. Adlon is the voice of Bobby Hill on King of the Hill; Vidia in the various Disney Tinker Bell shows and contributes to Phineas & Ferb and Lilo & Stitch. Go to Hollywood Studios where you can meet and greet a number of characters from Phineas & Ferb.

1976: Fred Savage was born in Chicago, Illinois. Savage starred as Kevin Arnold on The Wonder Years and went on to contribute his voice to Kim Possible, narrate The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story and directed episodes of Phil of the Future, That’s So Raven and Hannah Montana. Go to the Animal Kingdom where The Jungle Book is always represented.

1982: Tron was released. Go ride Tron Track at EPCOT.

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

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