Walt Disney World
The Magic Kingdom
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
January 25 & 30 2013
It has been a long time since I've been to one of my favorite
amusement parks in the world; The Magic Kingdom. I first visited
it in 1981 when I was nine years old, came back in 1983, 1991 and the
last time in 1997 with Carrie. In the years since we had Bond and
for a long time my Mother has wanted to take her grandson to Disney
World for his very first visit. So when we decided to come on down
and visit her and my father for a week this winter it turned into the
perfect time for that trip to The Magic Kingdom to happen.
I absolutely love the Monorails at Walt Disney World. They look
cool, they are nice and quiet and if I were building a cities mass
transit system something like these would be the backbone of it.
These are the best way to arrive at The Magic Kingdom for the first time
but as we were staying at one of the resort hotels for our first few
nights in Florida a bus took us right to the gates of the park instead
to the Monorail station.
On my previous visits we always asked to ride up front with the operator
but since an accident a few years ago where an operator was killed
Disney no longer lets guests ride up front. I understand why but
the view was so cool from up there.
It felt so good being outside with the sun on my face and the warm
Florida breeze blowing through my hair. When we left Illinois it
was a freezing 19 degrees while in Florida we had temperatures in the
80's and higher throughout our stay. After this trip I can totally
understand why my parents winter down there. Maybe someday I will
Through the gates and under the train station onto Main Street U.S.A.
It felt good be be back home. Yeah that sounds corny but I had
such a memorable time here as I kid I was excited to bring Bond here and
relive my first time through his eyes. Would he love the rides and
attractions that I loved or is he such a hard core coaster nut by now
that the Magic Kingdom would be a disappointment to him was what I