Throw Back Thursday: October 1996

We take our children to Disney World for their tenth birthdays.  My youngest turned ten in December, so we went to Disney for Christmas.  Overall, we had a lovely time.  I enjoy spending time with my family and hope they feel the same way about me.


I will say that I will never go to Walt Disney World for Christmas again.  Don’t misunderstand.  The parks are decorated beautifully.  And there is still that classic Disney cheer there.  If possible, everyone should go at least once.  That being said, I prefer spending the holiday at home, seeing my siblings and their families, and enjoying our long standing traditions.  And I could do without the crowds.  There were just too many people at the parks.


This post isn’t about my recent experience, pleasant as it may have been.  I wanted to share some pictures from the trip my husband and I took to Disney in October of 1996.  It was just the two of us then.


Jo Ann and Mark Ward ca, October 1996
Dinner at Disney.
ca. 1996
The Magic Kingdom Main Street, USA
ca. 1996
The Magic Kingdom’s 25th Anniversary People hated the castle decorated like this. I kind of liked the candy castle. It was fun.
Come on! What’s more Disney than a Candy Castle?
Beauty and the Beast during the 3 o’clock parade.
Ah, Venice! Just kidding! It’s Epcot!
Mark Ward, Disney's Epcot, ca. 1996
Norway…He told me we’d see the world together, lol! Notice his sweat shirt? Go Smith!

IMG_3884Jo Ann Ward, ca. 1996

Mark Ward, ca. 1996
What’s more fun than getting your haircut in Disney?



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