Summer 2003

August 31, 2003 to September 1, 2003. Resort: The Villas Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

The main reason for this brief visit to Walt Disney World was to ride Mission: Space during its “soft opening” (a/k/a the “test and adjust period” before the attraction is officially open and operating). Since this was before I was an Annual Passholder and I had (at least) a day left over on a multi-day pass from a prior visit, on August 31, I visited only Epcot (and Disney’s BoardWalk). On September 1, I visited the Magic Kingdom resorts (but not the park).

January 23, 1999. A day trip from Paris, France.

On January 23, 1999, after nearly a week of visiting Paris, France, I took the 45 minute RER commuter train about 20 miles to the east of Paris to the Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy Rail Station for my first visit to the Disneyland Paris Resort. As of this trip, the Resort included one theme park: Disneyland Paris (1992); seven hotels and the Disney Village entertainment district. The Rail Station is located between the Theme Park and the Disney Village. At the end of my visit that evening, I took the RER train back to my hotel in central Paris.