Wednesday, October 19, 2005

A Magical Night in the Kingdom

The private event at the Magic Kingdom was pretty cool, especially for a devout Disney fan. It started with a trip by chartered bus from the resort to the Magic Kingdom. Not to the regular bus stop mind you, but to a special entrance behind Frontierland in the area where the parade floats, the water pageant floats, and other props are stored. We got the red carpet treatment too!

Throughout the evening, there were characters all over the park, food in several restaurants with their full menus, and rides just for us. They had two stagings of the light parade and a wonderful display of Wishes fireworks just for us. Oh, did I mention that there were bars about every 150 feet throughout the park?

I caught up with one of the editors from CIO Decisions magazine who was also attending the conference. We had a pretty good time and managed to get on quite a few rides including Thunder Mountain RR, Splash mountain, Haunted Mansion, and Space Mountain. I am not sure I really want to know how much the sponsors paid for the private event, but I am sure it was a hefty amount.

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