Disney World in the 1990s
The first time I visited Disney I was 6 years old. We stayed outside the parks in Orlando. It was April vacation and extremely busy. We only went to the Magic Kingdom and stayed a very short while before leaving. We did go to Downtown Disney to go to Chef Mickey's, it was located on the Emperor Lily which now houses Fulton's Crab house. Mickey and Minnie also used to meet at the airport which was exciting seeing them after the plane ride from Boston.
The next time we visited Disney World it was 1994 and this time we stayed at All Star Sports with a group of people from our local church. I remember the characters bring easily accessible and found walking around the parks. This visit was in late August and even though it was hot we had a great time. Back then characters used to have pop up meets which meant they moved around and could be spotted in different areas of the park. You can see in some of the pictures there are some lines. They meets no longer exhist because of the lines and crowd control issues. Disneyland still does meets this way.
In 1994 we went to the Luau at thr Polynesian Resort. This is now called the Spirit of Aloha. The show itself was great but I was a pickey eater as a kid and I went back to the resort hungry. I haven't seen the show since but the people that I know who have gone seemed to enjoy it even though it is pricey.
These pictures are from It's A Small World in either 1994 or 1997. Now you'll notice brighter colors.
Above is a picture of the park tickets for the 25th anniversary as well as Disney Dollars. I remember getting Disney dollars as gifts from family members and my sister I would save them for our trips. They do still sell them in certain locations.
Here are some pictures of All Star Sports in 1997 at our second stay on property.
When Mickey's ToonTown Fair opened it was a great place to meet characters.This area was closed and is now a party of New Fantasyland.
This is a picture of Ohana at the Polynesian Resort in 1997. Chip, Dale, and Goofy greeted us this trip.
Hoop-Dee-Doo is a great dinner show and I highly suggest it for anyone who hasn't seen it. It's a lot of fun. The food is servied family style and the last time we visited it was ribs, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn bread, and strawberry shortcake for dessert.
World Showcase at Epcot is an area in the parks that looks the same now as in the 90s. The bottom picture is the typical rainstorm common in August in Florida. The day can go from being sunny to downpours, pack a poncho or buy one in the parks and continue on your way. Most people will run to hide from the rain.