One of the web’s best attributes is when it is acting as an archive of past activities. I’ve visited Mona’s WDWCP stories page many times over the years — usually when I’m about to plan a trip to Disney World and want to get in the spirit with CM stories. Although Mona just added a new story, most are from 2000 and before. Going back and reading these stories of the pre-9/11 WDW brings some insight into how the world has changed.

And now to prime you for your 2004 Independence day experience — A report from in 2002.