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Hurricane Blogging

Here’s another well written blog by someone in Celebration, FL (do you have to pass a written test to live there?). Erica posts about her experience as Charley passed over head. Some pictures in their photo gallery too.

Disney Magic Music Days

One of the many things that Disney does right is the Disney Magic Music Days program. The program is a chance for children to perform at a Disney themepark, get a discount on admission and sometimes lodging, and learn a little about what it means to be a paid performer. Disneyland and Disney World participate.… Read More »Disney Magic Music Days

Who gets hit the hardest in a Hurricane?

Usually it is the people who exist at the lower end of the ecomonic spectrum. Yes, High winds don’t discriminate against homes based on how much their owners make, but the better off you are the faster you can rebound. On the otherhand if you live in a mobile home with 5 other people and… Read More »Who gets hit the hardest in a Hurricane?

Latest News from WDW

Typhoon Lagoon remains closed. Unkown as to why. Many of the Golf Courses remain closed. Probably due to down trees and water hazards. Plus Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground remains closed due to debris cleanup taking a while. Also mentioned was that The Electrical Water Pageant on the Seven Seas Lagoon will not be… Read More »Latest News from WDW

Pictures from Morning Drive around WDW

Found a site with some pictures from a morning drive (and monorail ride) around Disney World. Lots of debris and signs down. Some minor damage. (owner says “no bandwidth limit…so click away”) Here’s another site with pics of the tie-down process in the parks and some of the aftermath.

Disney World open Saturday?

I’m getting a lot of searches wondering if Disney World, and other Orlando Themeparks will be open on Saturday following Hurricane Charley’s visit. I’ve heard from people who live near the Disney World resort (located southwest of Orlando) and they reported that the eye of the storm passed to the East of the Disney owned… Read More »Disney World open Saturday?

Orlando Updates

The Orlando Sentinel is running a ‘weblog‘ of updates as Hurricane Charley bares down on Central Florida. Although the path is currently unpredictable, it looks to hit Orlando dead on. Winds are still above 140 MPH even after making landfall. Best wishes for an injury free and property damage free night for all.

Charley: Animal Kingdom Closure, and more

Additional update on closures and reduced hours at WDW from LaughingPlace.com and WDWMagic.com: Based on information from the National Weather Service and emergency preparedness officials, Walt Disney World theme parks and water parks have adjusted operating hours as follows: Magic Kingdom: 8am – 1pm Epcot: 8am – 1pm Disney-MGM Studios 8 am – 1 pm… Read More »Charley: Animal Kingdom Closure, and more