It was always stifling hot in the
Magic Kingdom. Especially from March thru November…in a true born
Floridian’s point of view. Really, the whole state was on fire and
concrete amusement parks only served as a skillet for the unfortunate
souls out to entertain and out to enjoy entertainment.
It was fine and dandy there were
vendors selling Buzz Lightyear fans with cool spray options, shops
with fresh ice cream kept at sub zero temperatures, and fountains
buried under the concrete that spewed jets of water for children
eager for some refreshing play.
The sun was merciless during midday,
many wise locals seeking shelter in the many conjoined shops along
Main Street USA. Others, however, braved the torturous ultra violet
rays to meet favorite characters at designated checkpoints in the
park. The lines grew as the time drew near, sweaty bodies of adults
and children anxiously awaiting the appearance of someone truly
Before the grand Cinderella’s castle,
in the courtyard that housed the statue of Walt Disney hand in hand
with his brain child, Micky Mouse, many waited as a photographer
began to set up his camera stand.
This particular photo would be triple
Disney with a cast character, Walt Disney, and the castle in it. A
highly sought after photo that would long reside in scrapbooks around
Now, they waited for the grand
entrance of the one character that made dreams and wishes come true.
Disney soundtrack proudly played over
the speakers, the smell of popcorn and fountain water filling the
sweltering air as the town-square clock began to chime.