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The Birth of the Purple Lightsaber

Star Wars fans of the original trilogy, know that there used to be only THREE lightsaber colors…red, blue and green.

Well, did you know that Samuel L. Jackson had a purple light saber just because he asked for one? His character is after all the second Jedi only to Yoda.

We have included an interview with Jackson, explaining how the purple light saber came to be as only he can tell it.

*There is some language in this video and not intended for younger audiences.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ubyo5eZz_Jc

You can’t help but love this guy!

Good vibes and Disney rides, Darcie


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WDW History- A Mickey Mouse Airport?

Did You Know that Walt Disney World once had a working private airfield?

In the background, you can see Disney’s Contemporary Resort to the right and Cinderella Castle to the left of the resort.

Walt Disney World Airport was a STOLport- Short Take Off and Landing. It was built in the early 1970s to serve WDW employees, guests and even some celebrities.

Guests traveling along World Drive toward the Transportation and Ticket Center or on the monorail may have seen what’s left of the runway. It was near what used to be the WDW Speedway. Disney has used the strip as a parking and storage lot for its buses.

According to sources, part of the service was provided by Shawnee Airlines to Orlando Jetport at McCoy, now MCO and Tampa International. Was very busy after construction, but could only accommodate 4 aircraft at a time and no hangar space was ever built.

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All passenger service was discontinued by the 1980s, mainly because of the expansion of the WDW Monorail. Imagine Disney legal as commuter jets would fly onto Disney property close to a monorail full of guests.

The original plan was to have an airport on the land that is now the city of Celebration. Orlando International Airport was built in 1976, which would make someone assume that the Walt Disney Company by then had decided to abandon the idea. This is a fun and interesting topic to jump down the rabbit hole to learn more.

Was there another airfield on Disney property? Stay tuned to find out!

Good vibes and Disney rides,

Darcie

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Sebastian’s Bistro-Restaurant Review

One of our fave meals was at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort’s Sebastian’s Bistro. Sebastian’s Bistro opened last summer and had some big shoes to fill as it’s predecessor Shutters, served up delicious food without all of the waiting and crowds.

Facing Barefoot Bay, this family casual restaurant gives you a warm, peaceful island vibe that is continuous with Caribbean Beach Resort’s refurbishment.

The staff was very attentive and the chef was very knowledgeable and accommodating. If you are like Darcie, and have a food allergy or a serious food allergy, Disney chef’s go out of their way to provide safe and delicious food.

We gladly used a Disney Dining Plan meal credit for this dinner.

Kristy had the Sustainable Fish with Mash Plantain and Escovitch Sauce. Darcie had the Skirt Steak “Chimichurri” with crispy Yuca. Both, were absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. For dessert, Kristy had the Banoffee Tart- Banana Custard, Chocolate Ganache and Caramel Sauce. Darcie had the Floating Island-Fresh Caribbean Fruit and Meringue with Guava and Guanabana Sorbet.

*Darcie’s were both from the food allergy menu. Disney owned and operated restaurants do have a separate kitchen in the back to prepare food for those with food allergies. In Darcie’s case, she cannot eat gluten or foods that come into contact with gluten. The chef’s and staff do an amazing job in consulting and preparing food for those with allergies. If you are on a diet/ meal lifestyle change or have other food related questions. Just speaking with the staff and the chef will help calm your nerves when it comes to meal times.

This restaurant is definitely worth going off of the beaten path for. It was lovely to visit Caribbean Beach Resort and to see the construction progress of Disney’s Riviera Resort.