Alex's visit to Walt Disney World was also a family
reunion. His mother's side of the family is widely
scattered over four different states, and it generally
takes a good deal of advance planning for the whole clan to
Alex greets his cousin Joshua at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Hotel.
Alex and his cousin Joey take a brief rest during a busy day at Disney's
And so it came to pass that on January 2, 2000, the day
after the much-dreaded Y2K crisis failed to amount to
anything at all, sixteen family members gathered at
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort for four days of fun at
the world's most popular tourist destination.
Alex's grandmother generously footed the bill for the
admission fees and room accommodations for the entire
group. But keeping sixteen people together en masse at
Walt Disney World is a logistic impossibility. There are
too many different things to do, and too many different
individual preferences. So most of the family togetherness
occurred at the hotel, in the rooms and in the courtyard,
where Alex enjoyed running around with his cousins on the
"crazy Florida grass," and buying snacks from the
vending machine in the hallway.
But anyone who's been to Disney World knows that there is
a lot more to see and do than buy Doritos from a vending
machine. And here, in these pages, we've attempted to
share with you Alex's experiences in the four major theme
parks, including the disaster that the
turned out to be. We'll also take you to the lesser known
Downtown Disney, and
tell you about Alex's
Breakfast with Mickey Mouse.
So if you've never been to Disney World before, or if you
have been, but want to relive the experience through a
different perspective, sit back, relax, and start clicking.
The Alexander Home Page, which has previously
brought you to exotic locations like
Natural Bridge, Virginia and
Holyoke, Massachusetts, now
proudly presents its own unique take on the wonderful world of Disney.
Alex, Joshua, and Joey hug a tree after running around on the "crazy Florida grass."
Meeting Timon, of The Lion King, at
EPCOT provided a thrill for Alex.