Man, this takes me back. I can't believe I've been reading since '97 (I was twelve yeard old then!) but I remember some of the stuff he talks about. I love the predictions - pessimism about Small World Holiday, optimism about Tiki Room: Under New Management...so funny. And all the scandal that surrounded opening the McDonald's fry cart. I was just reminiscing to my boyfriend about that the last time we were at the park and all the doom and gloom I saw on the internet about how horrible it was and how next they'd be opening, like, a Blockbuster franchise on Main Street.
Those were the days. I kind of miss the DIG. I checked it a lot less religiously then...just read it every few weeks instead of looking there daily.
I remember that interview! Not long after that interview, I met Al shortly after recognizing Adrianne Krock at the park. I got to sit and eat with Al and the other ADD folks. We had a great conversation about our favorite subject - Disneyland. It was great to be able to ask Al many questions, including his departure from alt.disney.disneyland. He gave me a DIG button. Throughout the day, lots of CMs approached me, and told me that they participated in ADD. It made a great day at Disneyland even better.