Yeh, it happened at last. I and Deepak met for the first all-Florida Indian bloggers' conference at the Disney Magic Kingdom, Orlando. We were looking forward to the meet for quite sometime, and it was worth the wait. We immediately started interacting as if we had known each other for ages. It was a fun time being among tens of thousands of people on New Year's eve.
Thanks to the huge crowd everywhere, our mobility was restricted; we spent more time on the lines than at the events; walking a few hundred feet had to be accompanied with dozens of 'excuse me's and we even discussed about the necessity of both of us having a cellfone so that we dont get lost.. LOL.. thiruvizha-la kaanama pora maadhiri irundhadhu.. To me, it looked like the park needed a Feng-Shui expert; there were small buildings everywhere and not a single signboard for directions. The map was also pretty bad.
The famous castle, the symbol of Walt Disney Magic Kingdom.
The castle at night
Ocean of people just minutes before midnight.
The fireworks at night on the 'main street USA'
We were sandwiched between fireworks in front and behind us.. this is the view when I turn around.
Look at the clock on the left.. Fireworks during the birth of new year..