listen. florida is a FUCKING cesspit and i am so, so glad, that after 20 years, i now live all the way across the country diagonally from that god damn shithole HOWEVER Walt Disney World Resort® has literally nothing to do with florida and i fully intend to take a Walt Disney World Resort® vacation eventually. i grew up there and im gonna go back. im gonna fly into the orlando international airport, i’m going to get onto Disney’s Magical Express® and i’m going to be bused all the way to Disney® property and i’m not going to see a single fucking speck of florida and when i’m done at The Most Magical Place On Earth® i’m going to put all my Mickey Mouse® brand merchandise (which i bought with my hard earned money) into my suitcase and i’m going to get back on Disney’s Magical Express® and i’m going to be bused off Walt Disney World Resort® property and flown back to seattle without ever setting foot on any godforsaken floridian soil other than the fucking airport
Millions of people are facing a long, difficult road to recovery after Irma’s week-long deadly rampage through the Caribbean and southeastern United States.
The storm killed at least 10 people in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, and another 38 across the Antilles islands. It had also left more than 15 million people in Florida and Georgia without power as of Tuesday morning.
Executing life-sustaining operations, restoring power and clearing debris are top priorities, said Brock Long, administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “This is going to be a frustrating event,” Long said Tuesday during a news conference. “It’s going to take some time to allow people back in their homes, particularly in the Florida Keys.”
Jacksonville, Florida, was hit with an unprecedented storm surge Monday, knocking out traffic lights and closing down bridges and roadways. More than 350 people were rescued from the flooding, prompting local law enforcement to request residents take evacuations “more seriously” in the future.
In Fort Lauderdale, a layer of sand brought in by Irma covered streets more than a block or two off the beach on Tuesday. Police were blocking access to Barrier Island to everyone, except residents, local business owners and clean-up crews. The only open restaurant in the heart of the city Tuesday appeared to be a pizza shop.
Many Florida airports resumed operations on Tuesday, including Jacksonville International Airport and Tampa International Airport. There was also limited service to Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Orlando International Airport. (AP)
Photo credits: Gary Lloyd McCullough/The Florida Times-Union via AP, Dede Smith/The Florida Times-Union via AP, Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images,Stephen Yang/Reuters
Photos from the protest at orlando international airport
We are fighting for the release of 3 people being detained here. Two had proper immigrant visas, the other is a lawful permanent resident. But there are many more around the united states who need to get back in the country to get to their families and their lives. People put an immense amount of time and money trying to get their green cards, this is unconstitutional and unamerican. Among the wonderful people I met today, 3 of them are immigrants to this country and are afraid that they’re next. When i went to the statue of liberty it read “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me” and last time i checked, it hasn’t changed. ❤💛💚💙💜
Well…I’m missing my friends wedding tomorrow because of today’s bomb/active shooter scare at Orlando International Airport. I haven’t been able to talk to the bride-to-be since everything started and I know tomorrow is her special day but I swear to god if she gives me shit for something that is out of control I’m gonna explode.
Princess Diana and her boys, Princes William and Harry visited The Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in August of 1993. Along with them were Kate Mensiez and Catherine Soames.
Throwback Thursday: August 24-27, 1993
Walt Disney World rolled out the beige carpet Tuesday for Princess
Diana with a welcome that explains why they call it the ”royal
By bedtime, the Princess of Wales and her sons, Prince William and
Prince Harry, had checked into a flower-filled suite at the Grand
Floridian Beach Resort, been escorted past crowds of summer tourists
onto Splash Mountain and garnered a personal audience with Mickey Mouse.
As for the beige carpet, workers got down on their knees shortly
before her highness’s regal arrival, feverishly tearing out the old
carpet in her rooms and replacing it with fresh flooring in a subdued
shade of tan.
Diana, wearing a beige suit that matched her new carpet, arrived at
Orlando International Airport aboard British Airways Flight 239 just
before 3 p.m. to begin a three-day summer holiday.
She and her entourage of friends and security officers were whisked
away in a motorcade, including a gold Mercedes, two white vans, and a
silver Ford sedan.
“Her request was to be here for a low-key vacation with her
children,” said Capt. R. Roger Clark of the Orange County Sheriff’s
Office. ”A holiday – that’s what they call it over there.”
Disney officials would neither confirm nor deny the royal visit, but
sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Carlos Padilla said deputies will escort the
princess to the Grand Floridian, one of Disney’s plushest resorts.
”Our role is going to be only to take her and her party from international airport to Disney property,” Clark said.
Disney security guards sneaked the princess and her sons in by a side
door and through the kitchen, to the applause of the staff there.
Diana reportedly went straight to the fifth floor of the hotel, which was rented out exclusively to the royal entourage.
A surprise awaited them in the big-eared form of real Mickey and
Minnie Mouse, who hugged the excited children and greeted the princess.
Inside her room, Diana found lush arrangements of freesia, calla lilies and orchids, all in white.
She and her sons will have a lovely time at the Grand Floridian –
where the best room features French doors, marble floors and lots of
mirrors; where both bedrooms boast more-than-king-sized beds; where
plush robes, fresh flowers and magnificent views are included for $1,450
a night; and where tea is served from 3 to 5 p.m. daily.
Although just off an international flight, Diana and the boys didn’t
relax in their room for long. By 5 p.m., they were at the Magic Kingdom,
where a personal tour guide squired them to the top attractions.
In short order, the Wales reportedly took in the Country Bear
Jamboree, the Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Splash
Mountain several times.
Diana is unlikely to find quiet time at a Disney theme park during
the crowded summer season, but she can expect special treatment to make
the August heat a little more bearable.
While avowing that ”anyone who comes to Disney World is a VIP,”
Disney spokesman Greg Albrecht admitted that some VIPs are more VIP than
”There are certain people who, no matter what you do, you can’t disguise them. They’re very recognizable,” he said.
When their celebrity or prominence creates a safety risk for these
people or park visitors, Disney accommodates them by providing a tour
guide and letting them cut to the front of the lines or use backstage
entrances to come and go.
Diana and the little princes – who are in line for the throne behind
Charles – are the highest-ranking British royals to ever visit a Disney
Afterwards, Diana wrote to Jayne Kear, chief protocol officer at Walt Disney World, in full: Thank
you so much for giving us all the treat of our lives while we were
under you care at Disney World! The three days were magic in every sense
of the word & the children were ecstactic [sic] by the programme
you organised including the six rides on ‘Space Mountain’! We all send
our heartfelt thanks, Jayne, to you & your team for making our visit
such a happy one. London, August 31, 1993.