Book Supporting Material: Will You Be There? 1994

1994 was one of my biggest "wake up" years.  I still wonder what Lisa Marie Presley thought about the "Disney World trip."


Was it my idea or his? We'd meet in Disney World on May 20, the same date that rang out to me in sixth grade with the boy I "thought" was "the one I was looking for."

A radio station in Detroit ran the contest for a trip to Disney.  Song of the day on May 20, 1994: Will You Be There by Michael Jackson

My work associate phoned and gave us his condo to stay in on the dates of his choosing:  May 20

Arrival at MGM Studios Disney aboard The Great Movie Ride; Lisa Marie, Michael, and Lisa's two children sat behind me.  The de je vu scene was glimpsed prior to the event and I was afraid to turn around.  When the time came for a photo of the car the two dunked and as we passed the scene from Casablanca I got an eerie feeling there was a message.  The scene depicted by the mannequins is below, but it was the words that hit me most:

"Rick: We'll always have Paris. We didn't have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca. We got it back last night.
Ilsa: When I said I would never leave you.
Rick: And you never will. But I've got a job to do, too. Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. "

That night I had the dream of Michael asking me to meet him in Paris the next day.  Paris, Epcot.

My photo/Epcot date stamped 5/20/94
The "Bird" at Epcot the day of our meeting 5/19/94

He was there dressed in a disguise of a mustache and hat.  I mistook him for some strange man following me through out the park until the news on a local show called "Entertainment Tonight" confirmed his presence with footage of him in the disguise.

Michael and Lisa Marie Presley Epcot, May 19, 1994

Michael and Lisa were reported to have been married the next week, May 26, 1994 in the Dominion Republic.  Both wearing .... black.

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