07 March 2009

The Main Street Gazette Second-Annual Research Trip

The Main Street Gazette is preparing for its second authentic research trip, just the Editor-In-Chief and Walt Disney World. I will be nosing around property from April 26, 2009 through my last meal, breakfast, on May 3, 2009. I enjoy spring trips more than any other for the ability to partake in the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. As a bonus this year, I will also be able to celebrate Disney-MGM Studios/Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ 20th anniversary.

I have made some remarkable friends in a short time through my relation with the Main Street Gazette, and I look forward to spending some time with them while I am down there (I will also miss the friends who won’t be making the trip this time). However, I know there are still plenty of you out there who I have not yet met, who are just as remarkable as the people I already know. So, if it happens that you are going to be at Walt Disney World the same time I am, be sure to say 'hello' if you see me in the parks, drop me a line, message me on Facebook, or leave a comment here letting me know you’d like to grab a bite to eat, take in some flowers, catch some fireworks, or relax along the Rivers of America. For those of you who won’t be able to join us, well, you know I’ll be sending you some warm wishes and postcards from the road.

6 comments:

Marilyn said...

We were over at EPCOT (yes I know it's Epcot but I still believe in Walt's dream)yesterday (we live 1-1/2 hours from WDW and have annual passes) and preparations for the Flower and Garden show are well underway. If there were some way to put pics on my comment I would do so!! There are new topiaries this year which are just incredible. The plantings around the center lagoons are done and are beautiful! Minnie's butterfly house is up and the butterfly topiary is installed (and again beautiful). The children's play area in the center by the rose gardens is about 1/4 done. All of this to say you won't be disappointed!! We'll probably not get over again until March 30 or
31. But between then and the end of the show we will be over 4 or 5 times. We find it fun to see the progression of the flowers at the beginning of the show (still tight and budding) to the end of the show in May (flowers in full blossom or almost past peak). ENJOY!!

-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

Marilyn,

I am never disappointed when it comes to the Flower and Garden Festival. Actually, that's a lie, I am always disappointed that I am only able to visit it once during its run. It makes me miss the days when I lived in Brandon and could visit a multitude of times.

As for your pictures, if you'd like to share them with the Gazette readers, you could send them to me and I'd be happy to post them.

Either way, thanks for the information on the progress, I cannot wait to arrive!

lorilovestigger said...

Whatever! I guess have fun even though your best friends won't be there. But I'm not bitter or anything.

-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

Lori, you know it won't be the same without all of you, but I wouldn't begrudge you your trip to DL later this year. (Even though you know it'd be more fun to not go and come hang out at WDW in April with me!)

D.O.C. said...

I am not bitter either Lori. I wish I could be there, but you know, economy being as it is, trip to Vegas for my birthday, wada wada wada. Seriously, Ryan, have a magical trip and i wish I were there to enjoy it with you. One question though, there are actually still things there that you have not photographed? Strange.

Princess Fee said...

I cannot wait to see all your pictures from your trip, and share your experiences!!! As I have just returned from The World, I will not be bitter - although I will be jealous!!

Hope you both have a Magical trip and we will be with you, there, in spirit!