I have not had the privilege to attend the Flower & Garden Festival. I’ve been right before and right after, but never during.
So, for today’s “Flower & Garden” theme Wordless Wednesday, I chose to use a photo of one of the first topiaries at Walt Disney World back in 1983! I also chose to use words! 😉
When I first heard the topic for this month’s loop, I wasn’t sure I could write much! But after looking through pictures, sorting through scrapbooks and talking to my mom, we were able to piece our first trip together.
My first trip to Walt Disney World was in March of 1983. It was spring break week. At that time my family consisted of my mom, dad, brother (4) and myself (8). We traveled by car from Huntsville, Alabama to Orlando, pulling a pop up camper behind us! None of us can remember where we camped but we know it was not Fort Wilderness. It was some KOA campsite in the area. We drove to the parks (Magic Kingdom and Epcot) each day.
The one tangible thing I found during my scavenger hunt from the WDW trip of 1983 was a bag from Epcot. Apparently we bought something rather small, like a postcard or two, to fit in this bag- or else I begged the store cast member to give me one! I’m not sure why I thought I should save an Epcot bag, but now I’m glad I did!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
I’m happy to be participating in Deb’s Flashback Friday hop! I love getting old photos out of the albums and scanning them into the computer… if only I could figure out how to get the old VHS movies, which are burned onto DVDs now, onto my computer so I could upload them! 🙂
Today’s Flashback Friday shot was taken from the sky on the Skyway to Tomorrowland buckets. I’m sure my dad took this picture on our trip in 1983 since mom is scared of heights! I just wish we had a shot of us in the bucket.
I do miss the Skyway. I’m not sure exactly why it closed. A few rumors I’ve read online are that it closed due to the death of a cast member at WDW in 1999 and the park guest at Disneyland in 1994 who fell out of the gondola. Or it could be for economic reasons. I’ve also heard it was due to the fact it was not wheelchair accessible, but several rides still aren’t accessible, so that doesn’t make much sense…
Do you know why they closed the Skyway attraction?
This photo is of me and my brother during our trip to Walt Disney World in 1983. Obviously Magic Kingdom and Epcot were the only parks at this time. My mom was actually cooler than we thought- she had us wear matching shirts before it was “cool!” The bad thing~ we bought these during the trip, so there is no way they had been washed before we wore them! (We were camping in a pop up camper that year!) That is something I don’t do now. I have to wash everything before I wear it the first time. However, I’m not afraid at all to wear things more than once between washings… it’s just different being straight from the store!
What I wouldn’t give to have that sun visor and EPCOT Center shirt today!!
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