More people are back from their Disney World vacation and posting storm stories. Melanie was staying at the Yacht Club and took some nice photos. Kat at My Single Mom Life is organizing a response from the Florida Blogosphere. She has teamed up with Strengthen the Good, a group aimed at supporting micro charities around
If you're an Alice in Wonderland fan then you need to visit this amazing website and its collection of resources put together thoughtfully by Lauren. There's even a page where she has 'adopted' Alice themed avatars and internet dolls from all over. Some are really quite creative.
Walt Disney World Announces Relief Efforts for Central Florida Families and Cast Members Impacted by Hurricane Charley. The following relief is being offered to the community: * DisneyHand, worldwide outreach for The Walt Disney Company, has announced a contribution totaling $100,000 to the American Red Cross and the Heart of Florida United Way. * Walt
Ed's The Weather Blog has been doing yoeman's duty in tracking the progress of Hurricane Charley and its aftermath. He also points to a couple other Hurricane Bloggers where he graciously includes this humble blog.
Here's one of the unique stories to come from all the coverage of Hurricane Charley. Even Dolphins and Manatees have to be evacuated from the storms path. In this case some were sent to Epcot and Seaworld. (via)
The Walt Disney company added nearly 4% to its stock value today as the markets were happy to see almost no downtime for the themeparks. I've heard about the Home Depot Hurricane Bounce, but never a Disney one.
Re: Animal Kingdom -- Employees said one reason the lushly landscaped park didn't open Saturday was because there were so many downed tree limbs. One said that, before the cleanup, it looked as if the sidewalks had been covered with mulch. The Orlando Sentinel reports in with the latest from the tourism industry around Orlando.
Typhoon Lagoon remains the only part of Disney World closed through yesterday (it is scheduled to open today). Although there has been no official explanation that I could find, there is speculation that one of the reasons might be the theming. Typhoon Lagoon is themed to look like an island that has just been hit