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Old Today, 12:17 PM   #1
Earning My Ears
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 4

Newly registered, long time reader

I have been reading the boards for awhile, but just today registered.

My first trip to WDW was October, 1971. I was there both the day before the official dedication and the day of the dedication. I was only 4 at the time so I don't personally remember a lot. My parents said they purposely avoided the dedication ceremonies. I have been going back on average ever 2 - 4 years depending on what was going on in my life at the time. My grandparents lived in Orlando before the mouse came to Orlando. My grandfather worked at the same facility where the original Mark IV monorails were built. Their original house in Orlando was destroyed to make way for I-4. Their second house was within a block of where D.A.R.Y.L. was filmed. Eventually they moved out of Orlando due to the crowds.

Have stayed:
off property (grandparent's house)
Howard Johnson's Lake Buena Vista
Shades of Green
Caribbean Beach Resort
All-Star Movies
Pop (will be staying there within 8 days)

Finally actually registered for the site.
First trip to DisneyWorld, October 1971. There for the official dedication, but only 4 at the time. Been back on average every 2-4 years since then.
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