I remember the awe, the first time I rode the monorail as it passed through the atrium of the Contemporary Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World. The hotel was a statement piece, putting a monorail station in the lobby was brilliant.
Back in the 1970's my grandmother took the family to the Top of World Restaurant on the top of the hotel for dinner with live entertainment by the Royal Canadians (Guy Lombardo was dead, but the band played on.) I remember in the 80's when they restricted access to the observations walks on the top of the building after a couple of jumpers splattered on the sidewalk below. As I recall the hotel is the site of the infamous "I am not a crook" statement by Richard Nixon.
I should stay there someday,
We stayed there too!!!! It always reminded me of a modern day Jetson's to see such a thing going thru a hotel I though.ReplyDelete
when I lived in DC, I knew someone who lived at the watergate. she took several of my co-workers and I to her apartment for lunch (catered). impressive apartment, delicious lunch. only problem - she smoked a STINKY CIGAR after lunch! YUCK!ReplyDelete
I have not been in yet, I wonder what they did with the "office"Delete
I have never been to Disney World!ReplyDelete
You have been to the real worldDelete
A wee edit -- Guy Lombardo's orchestra's name was the "Royal Canadians."ReplyDelete
Thanks, I don't fact check most of the time.Delete
I've never been to Disney World. It involves going to Florida and once was enough!ReplyDelete
Was it the bugs, the humidity, or the gators you didn’t like?Delete
The humidity, hands down! We were there to catch our cruise ship to the Bahamas. We walked out of the air conditioned airport and bang! I thought I was going to smother. On the way back home we had enough time to go to that gator place where they shot Gator Boys. I loved that part. I got to pet a baby gator, and we rode in one of those boats run by fans. That was fun. Humidity, no!Delete
given you taste to travel I dare say you will; I hope you do.ReplyDelete