Saturday, April 21, 2012


Welcome aboard the World Cruise, a round-trip voyage through the Vacation Kingdom. For your safety, we kindly ask that you keep all hands, arms, feet and legs inside the Excursion Steamer at all times. We will be departing for our trip around the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake momentarily.
I'm very pleased to announce my latest project: 7 Seas Lagoon. This new blog will be the home for my future articles regarding Walt Disney World and other various Disney-related topics. Recently I've become intensely interested in the history of Walt Disney's Florida property, which came about due to D23's Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th, the entire 40th Anniversary on October 1, as well as the return of Little Orange Bird.

I'm relatively young and new the to the entire realm of Walt Disney World blogging, so hopefully this will serve as a learning curve for myself as well as others. My first trip to Walt Disney World was in December 1998, long after the 70's & 80's Walt Disney World "vibe". I never had the opportunity to experience fan-favorite attractions such as Delta Dreamflight, Journey into Imagination, and Horizons. While I may not have personally experienced much of Walt Disney World's history, I am still very much a fan of it. Hopefully those of you have experienced Walt Disney World's past and those of you who will be learning about it for the first time both enjoy my research and articles.

This blog will not be solely about Walt Disney World's historic past. In fact, most of the articles will be discussing the current Walt Disney World. I have a few articles already in the works regarding small overlooked details in the Magic Kingdom. The first entry, Restoring The Magic Kingdom, will be an in-depth look at the many attraction and facade refurbishments in recent years. Look for this one in the coming weeks, then more every month or so after that.

Before finishing up, I would like to take a moment to explain the theme of the blog. As you can already tell, it's based around the Seven Seas Lagoon. Even more specific, it's based around the World Cruises that were offered at the cost of 1 "E-Ticket" or 90 cents. These 50 minute narrated tours around the Seven Seas Lagoon & Bay Lake were given aboard an Excursion Steamer, the predecessor to the current Magic Kingdom Ferry boats. Walt Disney World has seen three of these Excursion Steamers, Ports-O-Call and the Southern Seas (the original Southern Seas was retired in 1975, and a new Southern Seas introduced in 1977). I could go into great detail about these magnificent boats and the cruises offered, but FoxxFur has said everything better than I could have ever imagined on Passport to Dreams Old & New.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy your cruise along the 7 Seas Lagoon into the past, present, and future of the Vacation Kingdom.


  1. Good luck on your blog, Travis. I look forward to seeing what you have to share.

  2. Good Luck Travis! Looking forward to reading more.

    Deb @ Focused on the Magic