Walt Disney World

Epcot in July 2003

Epcot in July 2003

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Our visit to Walt Disney World in July 2003 for our 10th anniversary continues with a visit to Epcot. The “Center” from the original name of EPCOT Center was long gone, and the rest was capitalized normally, so that the park was now known just as Epcot, since that is what everyone called it anyway. And in case you forgot the name, there was a big reminder of it. Once again, as with our Magic Kingdom visit on this same trip, I took lots and lots of photos with my new digital camera.
Magic Kingdom in July 2003

Magic Kingdom in July 2003

Burnsland
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.
Disney-MGM Studios in October 1996

Disney-MGM Studios in October 1996

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It is time for another visit to Disney-MGM Studios, this time in October 1996. Today, we know the park as Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but this was long before the name change. It appears that we did not spend all that much time in Disney-MGM Studios on this park, or at least I did not take that many photos during our visit for whatever reason. But let’s take stroll down memory lane and enjoy some of that Florida sun!
Epcot in October 1996

Epcot in October 1996

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Today, we take a look back at our visit to Epcot at Walt Disney World in October 1996. The 25th Anniversary celebration was not quite as evident at Epcot as it was at the Magic Kingdom, but then Epcot had only been open for 14 years, and it was not meant to be the focal point of that celebration. Here is what we saw during our trip. Spaceship Earth is always a good place to start at Epcot, since it is right at the main entrance.
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.
Walt Disney World Resorts in June 1996

Walt Disney World Resorts in June 1996

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For this Looking Back post, we take a break from the theme parks and turn our attention to the Walt Disney World Resorts in June 1996. We stayed at one resort during our trip, and we visited several others. And I just happened to take a few photos along the way. Hang on to your hats for a whirlwind tour! Dixie Landings For this visit, we stayed at the Dixie Landings Resort.
Epcot in June 1996

Epcot in June 1996

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Continuing in our June 1996 visit, this time around we visit Epcot. Epcot had lost its original name of EPCOT Center a few years earlier, and more changes were going on during our visit. We did not spend all that much time in Epcot during this visit, and because of that there are not that many photos in this post. But some photos are better than none, so here we go!
Disney-MGM Studios in June 1996

Disney-MGM Studios in June 1996

Burnsland
This time around, we are visiting Disney-MGM Studios in June 1996. Of course, many years later, this park became known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is its current name. But back in 1996, the MGM portion of the name was still going strong. And in that year, Disney-MGM Studios had some new additions. Check out the photos below! One of the recent additions at Disney-MGM Studios was the Hollywood Tower Hotel, home of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
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: Christmas at Walt Disney World 1998

Because Christmas is right around the corner, let’s turn the calendar back to 1998 and take a look back at Christmas decorations in the parks at Walt Disney World! All of these photos were taken in one single day, as I visited three parks that day. Although Animal Kingdom had opened earlier that year, I didn’t go there, wanting to save my first visit for when I had more time to spend there and Laura was with me.