Spencer Family's Disney Page

This page was last updated on May 5th, 2011

Who Are We?

My name is Jeff and my wife's name is Susan. We live in the city of Madison, which is in the northern part of the state of Alabama. We're both aerospace engineers with NASA and work at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. We are both graduates of Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee. We have a son Brian, who is 23, and a daughter Katy, who is 21.

For a family photo click here. Also, here's a pic of our dog Oliver, who's a miniature long-haired dachshund, and a pic of Mimi, a smooth-coat miniature dachshund.

Interests

We enjoy camping, hiking, running, flying, travelling and reading. Susan plays the french horn in the Madison Community Band, Twickenham Winds and is a member of the handbell choir at Trinity Baptist Church. Brian is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, likes video games and is a black belt in karate. Katy is a junior at Auburn in the Pre-Vet program and likes to draw, write and play the piano. We all are Disney fans and enjoy trips to Walt Disney World.

Disney Links

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground FAQ - This is the homepage of my Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). 

AllEarsNet - Deb's Walt Disney World Information Guide (WDWIG) - A great source for information on Walt Disney World including Hotel FAQs, tickets, restaurant menus, etc. provided by Deb Wills.

Disney's Walt Disney World Page - A link to Disney's official Walt Disney World page.

Disney's Disneyland Page - A link to Disney's official Disneyland page.

Brian Bennett's Disney Trip Planning Guide - Brian Bennett provides a excellent guide to those planning a vacation to Disney.

PassPorter Walt Disney World - Jennifer Watson and Dave Marx team up to provide Disney guests with an excellent guide/planner/organizer.

Laura and Lee's Vacation Page - Laura Gilbreath has written some great WDW and Disneyland Trip Reports.

Walt Disney World Entertainment - Steve Soares' wonderful site is the place to go for information on WDW's live entertainment. Steve's site is one of my personal favorites.

Marc's Walt Disney World and Golf Site - Marc Schwartz's site is the place to go for information on WDW's excellent golf courses and other WDW information.

MouseSavers.com - Home of Mary Waring's popular site, which lists "tips, tricks, discounts, coupons, deals and steals for saving money on a vacation at Walt Disney World."

Spacecoast Hidden Mickeys List - Tom Shaw's wonderful site lists Hidden Mickeys that can be found in the Disney park attractions, movies and on television. Try finding them - it's fun!

Joanne's Disney World Homepage - Joanne is from the UK and has put together a nice web page with lots of good WDW information.

The Disney Information Bulletin Board (DIBB) - Another excellent web page based in the UK. Lots of good WDW information and forums.

The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World - Laura Grosch's web site is an informative place to visit for those making plans to visit WDW.


Our WDW and Disneyland Trip Reports

This link takes you to our old WDW & Disneyland Trip Reports. The one below it takes you to our new Spencer Family's Disney Blog, which chronicals our cruises aboard the Disney Magic, as well as our trips to the International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot

Spencer Family's WDW and Disneyland Trip Reports

The Spencer Family's Disney Blog

Orlando/Walt Disney World Weather

Orlando 10 Day Forcast via The Weather Channel The Weather Channel gives me a second opinion on what the weather is going to be like at WDW.

Orlando 5 Day Forcast via The Orlando Sentinel If you're like me you want to know what the weather is going to be like in Orlando during your trip. This 5 day forcast from the Orlando Sentinel is great!

Orlando - Walt Disney World Weather A month-by-month listing of average high temperatures, low temperatures and rainfall for the Orlando area.

 

Other Disney Stuff

Rec.Arts.Disney.Park (RADP) Newsgroup Bios

Ever wonder about the types of people that participate in the Usenet newsgroup RADP? This bios page, compiled by Ed Igoe, summarizes the replies posted to a one of the longest running threads I've ever seen in RADP.

RADP Newsgroup Bios

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) Page

We did the MVMCP in December 1997. This page has the MVMCP map and schedule along with our impressions of the party and tips.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Epcot's Holiday's Around the World Page

This page gives information about and photos of the holiday storytellers in the various countries in Epcot's World Showcase.

Holiday's Around the World

Tourist Mickey Visits the Rocket City!

Tourist Mickey visited the us in early February, 1999. Check out his trip report.

Tourist Mickey's Rocket City Visit

Jeff's Touring Schedule

I've received so many emails about the touring schedule we use to tour WDW that I decided to write it down for all to access. Follow the link below for Jeff's Touring Schedule. I've also updated it to include information regarding touring the Animal Kingdom Park.

Jeff's Touring Schedule

Favorite Places to Relax in the Parks

We all get to a point when we're in the parks when our feet get tired, our kids get cranky or we just need to sit down and take a break. Follow the link below for our favorite places to take a break in the respective parks.

Favorite Places to Relax in the Parks

Electrical Water Pageant Information

A brief description of the Electrical Water Pageant at WDW along with the viewing schedule.

Electrical Water Pageant

Comparison of Space Mountain Cars

Comparison of Space Mountain Cars

Hunchback of Notre Dame Stage Show (Heavy Graphics)

Here are two pages containing 15 pictures of the Hunchback of Notre Dame Stage Show at Disney's MGM Studios.

Hunchback of Notre Dame

Photos of the Candy Cane Inn Near Disneyland

Here's a page containing photos of the Candy Cane Inn, a nice, reasonably-priced hotel right outside the gates of Disneyland. Susan and I stayed there for a week back in June and really liked the place. I've also stayed at the Disneyland Pacific hotel and, in my opinion, the Candy Cane Inn is every bit as good (if not better) for a lot less money. The CCI has both standard and deluxe rooms. The room in the photos is a deluxe room. According to the staff, the deluxe room is slightly bigger, has a refrigerator and a coffee maker. The pool was on the smallish side but adequate. They also had a hot tub that was exquisite to climb into after a long day on your feet in the park. The room included a complementary breakfast, served by the pool, of muffins, bagels, cereal, oatmeal, coffee and juice. There was a microwave and toasters to heat up stuff in as well.

Candy Cane Inn Photos

Epcot World Showcase Passport

These are two jpeg images of an Epcot World Showcase Passport. The first is of the front cover and the second image shows what the inside looks like. You can see the country stickers which you peel off and stick on the passport, the color stamp in the upper right corner, and the message that the Japanese CM wrote in the Notes section. I recognize my daughter's name and that it was 12/17/96 but that's about it.

Epcot World Showcase Passport Cover
Epcot World Showcase Passport-Japan

Rec.Arts.Disney.Parks Meet on April 5, 1997 at Wilderness Lodge
Front row: Valerie Kay, Barb, Katie Spencer, Brian Spencer
Back row: Jeff Spencer, Jeff (Valerie's fiance'), Steve Schwartz, Donna Schwartz, Susan Spencer

Wilderness Lodge RADP Meet

Meeting on June 22, 1997 at Washington D.C. with Deb Wills

Me & Deb Photo

Meeting on July 13, 1997 at Disneyland with Laura Gilbreath and Lee Zimmerman

Laura and Lee (hubby)
Laura, Tig Jr. & I
Lee and I

Rec.Arts.Disney.Parks Meet on August 8th, 1997 at Beaches and Cream

Kneeling: Kenny Cottrell
Left to Right: Nancy and Ron Tynes, Pam Kratz, Lauren Kratz, Lisa Harris, Susan Spencer, Jeff Spencer

Beaches and Cream RADP Meet

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 All original material copyright by Jeff Spencer 1997-2011. All rights reserved.