Every time I visit the Magic Kingdom I like to slowly stroll down Main Street, USA and take a peek at the windows up on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the buildings. Did you know that the names up there are hidden tributes to the men and women who made the Disney parks what they are today? Walt was creative when he designed this! I like to think of it as the "ending credits" - like what you see in a movie!
The first window you should notice is located in the train station, right before you walk into the park. Walt is named as the Chief Engineer, and rightfully so. Disney World was Walt's vision from beginning to end, and he was truly tasked with 'keeping the dreams on track', as the window says.
Walt's brother Roy O. Disney also has a window. He was Walt's partner and planned on retiring but after Walt passed away he decided to keep the dream alive! He continued with the 'Florida Project' and saw it through to completion.
Here is a list of some of the other windows on Main Street, USA:
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One of the cool things about The Wilderness Lodge is that each morning the American Flag is raised on the roof of the resort. One of the cooler things is that a family is chosen to climb to the roof with the Ranger and raise the flag. We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge in November 2014 and asked at check-in if there was availability to have this honor while we stayed there. A quick call to Ranger Jack was made and, and although the roster was full, we were asked to be the second family on a special day…Tuesday, November 11th….Veteran's Day. What a special moment this would be for our family!
That morning, we climbed the stairs with Ranger Jack, who had shared so many Disney stories with us. It was a steep climb but when we made it to the top, it was breathtaking. I was so excited for my son to help raise the flag that I didn't think about the amazing views we would be seeing. Simply phenomenal.
Once my son (who was 4 at the time) raised the flag, we said the Pledge of Allegiance and he was presented with a certificate. We were allowed to take several pictures during this experience and it was truly a day we will never forget ºoº
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