The more I think about my Disney life in the 90s, the more I realize I saw a lot of firsts in Disney during that decade. One of my most favorite places to stay on Disney property is Port Orleans Riverside, which you may know if you have already read my post Resort Hopping with the Magical Blogorail. In 1997, when we ventured to Walt Disney World for our friends' wedding, we stayed at Dixie Landings, which is now Port Orleans Riverside, for the first time. As soon as we arrived, we knew we loved it!
I remember we checked in very late our first night. We deposited our luggage in our room and made our way to the lounge. As we approached River Roost, we could hear a lot of clapping, singing and cheering. It was Yeehaw Bob. We loved his show, and it was certainly a great way to kick off our first Disney vacation alone. I had only ever traveled with my family before, so this was quite different.
The best part about Dixie Landings is that it was May, and all the Magnolia trees were in bloom. The landscaping was just beautiful. Besides, you could hardly take 10 steps without a bunny crossing your path. We were in Magnolia Terrace, one of the mansions along the Sassagoula River, which was directly across from the food court and lounge area. Ever since this trip, anytime we stay here, we always request Magnolia Terrace. After 2001, Dixie Landings was changed over to Port Orleans Riverside, but we still love it! Though I will admit, I really loved the Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear theming around the resort at the time, especially the refillable mugs.
As you may be able to tell, I am really getting in to the spirit of Sorcerer Radio's 90s week. It just so happens I have been working on a photo project for my family, since this October will be our 25th anniversary of our first trip to Walt Disney World. Socerer Radio's 90s week has given me inspiration for working on our the 90s decade in my photo montage. It is so fun to look back at how we have all changed over the years. If you want to listen into Sorcerer Radio's 90s Week, you can use the Live 365 player here on my page, or head on over to Sorcerer Radio and listen directly from their home page. If you missed either of my previous 90s posts, you can check out The 90s ~ The Decade I Converted My Non-Disney Husbandand Wordless Wednesday ~ More of the 90, in which you will see a park pass that cost $100 and included 4 days, 3 parks, park hopping and no expiration.
What is something from Disney in the 90s you miss?
We'll be staying at Port Orleans Riverside in October and I can't wait!