Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom in July 2003

Magic Kingdom in July 2003

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For this episode of Looking Back at Disney, we jump forward in time from the previous posts of October 1996 all the way to July 2003, starting with a visit to the Magic Kingdom. This was a “land and sea” vacation, which combined a Walt Disney World visit with a Disney Cruise, which would be our first cruise. And it was all in honor of our 10th wedding anniversary! Also, this was the first trip where I had a digital camera.
Magic Kingdom in October 1996

Magic Kingdom in October 1996

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Although we had just been to Walt Disney World in June 1996, Laura and I returned to Florida in October 1996 for another visit. There were several reasons for this trip, but one of them was because Walt Disney World began celebrating its 25th anniversary on October 1, 1996. That seems like a long time ago now that they have already had the 50th anniversary, doesn’t it? Here are some photos from the Magic Kingdom during that trip.
Magic Kingdom in June 1996

Magic Kingdom in June 1996

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Laura and I took a trip to Walt Disney World in June 1996. We actually visited the Magic Kingdom on two separate days during our trip (Remember back when there were only 3 parks? Or even further back when there were only 2 parks? Or only one park? Okay, so the one park days were before my time.). During our visits, we had some sun and some rain, just what you would expect from Central Florida weather.

Looking Back: Magic Kingdom in August 1995

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Time for another Looking Back adventure, this time around from the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in August of 1995. Hard to believe that was now 20 years ago! Let’s take a look around and see what we can see. Welcome to the Magic Kingdom! You know the old saying that you can’t see the forest for the trees? Well here, you almost can’t see Cinderella Castle for all of the trees in the Central Plaza (also known as the Hub).

Looking Back: Magic Kingdom in April 1995

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The Looking Back series returns with a look at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World from 20 years ago, with these photos from April 1995. I was there as a chaperon on a high school band trip, enjoying the lighter crowds and slightly cooler weather. New Tomorrowland was still new, and lots of other things were happening all over the park. Let’s take a look! Welcome to the Magic Kingdom, as we arrive by ferryboat across Seven Seas Lagoon.

Looking Back: Magic Kingdom in 1992

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Time once again for another Looking Back post, this time taking a look at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in 1992. There were several new things that year, with some others on the way. Let’s take a look! Welcome to the Magic Kingdom! As you can see, Main Street Station is all decorated for Walt Disney World’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. And hidden back behind those candles is the Walt Disney World Railroad’s Engine No.

Looking Back: Magic Kingdom in 1990

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Time once again to Look Back, this time at the Magic Kingdom from the summer of 1990. First up is this view of Main Street USA and Cinderella Castle. At first glance, there isn’t much special or different about this view, until you notice the large trees in the Central Plaza in front of Cinderella Castle. And you can’t really tell from this view, but there isn’t a Partners Statue there yet, either.

Looking Back: Magic Kingdom in 1989

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The Looking Back series returns with a look at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in 1989. Actually, these photos come from two different trips - one in April and one in July of 1989, in case you are wondering. Here is a look back at the old days: Nothing like the view down Main Street USA! It hasn’t changed all that much. Or has it? These days, the trees in both Town Square and the Central Plaza (or Hub) are much smaller than they used to be.

Looking Back: Magic Kingdom in 1988

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This installment of Looking Back takes a look at the Magic Kingdom from July 1988. From comparing these to the 1987 photos, my photography had improved just a bit. And in 1988, there was a big new addition to the Magic Kingdom - Mickey’s Birthdayland. You can’t get this view of Cinderella Castle any more, unless you have a crane. This was taken from the Skyway as it went over Fantasyland.

Looking Back: Magic Kingdom in 1987

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Here is a new feature called Looking Back. Its purpose is to look back (obviously) at some old photos that I have taken sometime in the past, which should be particularly interesting if things have changed since that time. The first installment is a look at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World back in June 1987. That actually was not my first visit to Walt Disney World, but it was my first visit where I had my own camera.