figmentaholic wrote:mjmcsl4me wrote:Wow I don't mind seeing a gator but maybe not close up We did see one in the water while we were on the Generation Gap Bridge at Pop Century (don't know what it is called now since the other side is now Art of Animation Resort).yodiwan1 wrote:I have two odd stories, both involving me!!! 1) When I was 15, I was at sleepaway camp in Longwood, Fl. We took a trip to the Magic Kingdom, and I had a fever of 101. It was very hot, and I was trying to tough it out with the staff. When I told them I was feeling queezy they told me to jsut go on one more ride with them before going to the infermory(spelling?). It was a tame ride, Jungle Cruise, so i said fine. Well, it wasn't fine. After about 5 minutes, I lost it. protien spill over teh side. I WAS MORTIFIED!!! The skipper was very quick on his feet, and laughed it off saying " Don't worry everyone, he thought this was a fishing trip and is chumming!) Everyone laughed, including myself, but you can tell they were worried. The skipper reported it in, and a wheelchair was waiting for me on the dock to escort me to first aid. That is where I spent the rest of the day, by myself, and lots of Gatorade.....story 2) I have mentioned this elsewhere on the boards, but while working in Frontierland I spoted a 3-4 foot gator just past the bridge where you can watch the people drop on Splash Mountain. I had to wait for Animal Control to come, and TRY to blund in. When guests noticed it, I just said, "Sorry folks, one of the animatronic gators from inside the ride got loose!" It just popped into my head and I got a ton of laughs....I have plenty of more crazy stories, but I will leave you with those for now. ENJOY!
This isnt really an odd happening at the park but it does involve a gator and Disney (kinda)
I used to live in Orlando, and when my hubby and I got married, his family came in from out of town, since there were a lot of them including kids, they rented a house close to Disney and were going to spend a couple of days at the parks.
The house had a big pond and viaduct in the back of it, and they held an informal party for the wedding guests and family before the wedding. A couple of the kids and some of us went to the pond.. and there was a GIANT gator just laying there like it was nothing.
So.. the pond was off limits.
I would have loved to have seen that......I guess it's where you are from to make it exciting. I have moose and Black Bears in my back yard. (Hide the bird feeders).