2007 Disney Trip – May

Who went: Mark
Month of Trip: May
Where we stayed:  Caribbean Beach
Where we ate: California Grill at the Contemporary Resort

Mark went by himself as part of a business trip.  This is a terrible way to go.  How the heck can you justify going on Rockin-Rollercoaster by yourself when you’re over 50 years old?  Anyway, there were a couple really special opportunities from this

  • Watching the fireworks from the top of the Contemporary Resort was awesome
    Watching the fireworks from the top of the Contemporary Resort was awesome

    IBM invited a few of us to dinner at the California Grill at the top of the Contemporary resort.  The food was outstanding!  We had a private room, and endured the normal sales pitches that we normally get from vendors.  Then, they brought out a person employed by the Disney Institute to talk to us about customer service.  What an incredible presentation in true special Disney style.

  • Following the IBM dinner, they took us out on the roof of the Contemporary to see the fireworks from the Magic Kingdom.  The music/audio was piped in and perfectly timed with the fireworks.
  • Cognizant took a number of us by bus to a tremendous Italian restaurant near Universal Studios.  I thought it would be easy to do an internet search to get the name of this restaurant.  Italian, great food, roaming accordion player – there must be a dozen of them.