Pay Taxes With Your Credit Card? Drive Or Fly To Your Vacation? & More!

It’s the weekend, y’all! HOORAY! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

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#TBT: 1984 Video of EPCOT Center’s World Key Information System

When EPCOT Center (as it was called then) opened at Walt Disney World in 1982, it promised a glimpse into the future and its World Key Information System was one the newest and user-friendliest technologies available at the time.

Developed in conjunction with the Bell System (which would eventually become AT&T) and Western Electric, guests could walk into a space with multiple kiosks that allowed them to learn about all that the Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow (EPCOT) had to offer, as well as make same-day (SAME DAY!!!) restaurant reservations anywhere on Walt Disney World property, just by touching the screen and following the prompts. Although that seems like simple child’s play nowadays, this was super duper HIGH TECH in 1982 and both fascinating and a little bit intimidating for some, so if something wasn’t quite right, a Guest Services host would appear on the screen and provide assistance as needed.

Here’s an example of what the experience was like:

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A Not-Seen-In-25-Years Walt Disney World Video, How to Get Global Entry for Free + More!

Happy Saturday, y’all! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

And Sharon wrote about:

Like this post? We have plenty more just like it and would love if you decided to hang around and clicked the button on the top (if you’re on your computer) or the bottom (if you’re on your phone/tablet) of this page to follow our blog and get emailed notifications of when we post (it’s usually just once or twice a day). Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!

#TBT: WDW’s 1977-1995 Version of The Electrical Water Pageant (Complete Video)

The Electrical Water Pageant has been running on the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake of Walt Disney World since the theme park’s Dedication Day, October 25, 1971. The original music included a stylized version of Gershon Kingsley & Jean Jeaque Perrey’s “Baroque Hoedown” (the song used in the Main Street Electrical Parade) created specially for the Electrical Water Pageant, and although some changes were made here and there throughout the years, was used from 1971 until 1977. But in 1977, they made several big changes to the attraction:

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Good News From A Car Rental Company, Bad News From A Hotel Chain &, of course, “Naked Guy”

Happy Saturday friends and welcome to the weekend! Here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

And Sharon wrote about:

Like this post? We have plenty more just like it and would love if you decided to hang around and clicked the button on the top of this page to follow our blog and get emailed notifications of when we post (it’s usually just once or twice a day). Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!

#TBT: Great Adventure Theme Park, Before It Was Six Flags

In the mid-1970s, a brand-new full-sized theme park opened just off Exit 7A on the New Jersey Turnpike. It was (and is) located in Jackson, New Jersey, mid-way between New York and Philadelphia. Great Adventure. Back then it wasn’t Six Flags Great Adventure, as it’s known today. Nope, it was just “Great Adventure.”

Developed by businessman Warner LeRoy (he later bought and renovated Tavern on the Green and the Russian Tea Room), the original plan was for the single park to develop into a multi-park resort, just as Walt Disney World (which had only opened 3 years before Great Adventure) eventually would do. Over time this just didn’t happen and only the original park and safari were developed and Hurricane Harbor, the park’s water park, opened about 25 years later.

The original Great Adventure opened to the public on July 1, 1974 with the following attractions:

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Using A Debit Card for Car Rentals, The Airport Restaurant Designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, & More…

It’s the last weekend of 2017, y’all! Like many of you, I’m pretty much ready to let 2017 exit the building and maybe even let the door hit it on its behind as it leaves. Here’s to hoping that 2018 will be our best year yet!

Anyway, here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

Sharon wrote about:

Like this post? We have plenty more just like it and would love if you decided to hang around and clicked the button on the top of this page to follow our blog and get emailed notifications of when we post (it’s usually just once or twice a day). Whether you’ve read our posts before or this is the first time you’re stopping by, we’re really glad you’re here and hope you come back to visit again!