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Nayru42
02-09-2008, 02:21 PM
Being a Disney fanatic and having so many woderful memories at DisneyWorld, I was wondering what were some other peoples favorite memories?

Steamboat Girlie
02-09-2008, 02:42 PM
When my sister (Andrabell) and I were kids we went on our first family vacation with our new Step-Monster and Dad. Well, my step monster got sick and puked on right on Main Street! We found this to be hillarious! We just laughed right in her face!

HonnyDipp
02-09-2008, 02:48 PM
Well my DS was 5 when we were last at Disney. That was when he was obsessed with Woody and Toy Story. My dad gave him a life size Woody doll. He LOVED that doll to death. The doll was so big, he didnt take it on our trip to Disney. I remember, he was so nervous about meeting his idol, he was thinking for hours on what he was going to say to Woody when he finally met him. I just told him to say the first thing that came to his mind. Well, we walked over to Al's Toy Barn, and there he was, Woody. My DS walked over and held out his hand. And I will never forget the words that came out of his mouth, he said, "I Have A Big Woody" The Woody character shot straight up and looked at me. My husband and the others in line was laughing. I mean, out of all the names, why in the world did they name that character Woody?????

figment95
02-09-2008, 02:53 PM
I have so many wonderful memories of WDW but my absolute favorite happened in 2000. We were in EPCOT watching the Tapestry parade and my then 3yo DD was sitting on DH's shoulders so she could get a good view of the parade. One of the puppets (remember the giant puppets?) came down and touched her on the shoulder. I will never forget the look on her face. She was mesmorized!

mickaholic4077
02-09-2008, 02:59 PM
I have to pick two,as I can't choose between them. They both have to do with the Candlelight Processional. The first was when I saw Robert Urich as the celebrity narrator just as he went into remission from his cancer,and the next time was when Jim Caviezel was the narrator.

butterfly15
02-09-2008, 03:00 PM
My favorite memory is when we went on our Make a Wish trip. We were watching Wishes and Austin was so excited then he looked at me all serious and said " Mom I made a wish to come here so I know wishes come true."
He was 7 at the time and it was so touching. I still tear up during Wishes.

mikamah
02-09-2008, 03:12 PM
One of my favorite memories from my son's first trip for his 5th birthday was going to MK on his birthday and getting there for the opening ceremony which I had never seen before. It was so beautiful with the music, and the characters coming in on the train, and seeing it all through his eyes was just the best. We ended that day at mgm for the osborne lights, and he crashed in the stroller, my niece did too, and my dbro + dsil got an egg nog and sat on a bench enjoying the atmosphere.

GC&S
02-09-2008, 03:17 PM
Before the changes at CRT, dd (3) met Cindy and there was no one else around. Cindy danced with dd, taught her how to swirl her dress and even sang wheels on the bus while they sat on her throne. It was so magical and special. One of those moments that can never be repeated.

wlwilliams9
02-09-2008, 03:19 PM
Seeing my DD (10 months) face was we went through IASW! My DH and I both cried. We had been to WDW many times as a couple, but to see the World through my DD's eyes was the most magical experience!

stellablue
02-09-2008, 03:22 PM
Definately watching Wishes and the Electric Water Parade with my DBF on the Poly beach during our first night at WDW. It was so beautiful and romantic! :cloud9: :love: :hug:

MouseEarsForLife
02-09-2008, 03:36 PM
I think it was when I was around 7 or 8. The boys in the family had gone off to enjoy a different park then the Magic Kingdom (can't remember which one). My mom and I were taking our time enjoying everything, when much to my surprise I learn that you can actually eat in the castle!:lovestruc My mom warns me about how reservations fill up quickly, and doesn't promise me anything. We walk up to the podium, my eyes wide with anticipation, and my mom asks the lovely CM behind it if by any chance we can eat in the castle. The CM takes a look at me, than looks at my mom again, "If you go up right now there's a table open!" I'm over the moon with happiness :cloud9:. The lady hands me some mickey head confetti, telling me to put it somewhere magical (which later turned out to be the IASW waterways). I will never EVER forget that magic.:wizard:

5 for WDW
02-09-2008, 07:28 PM
We have so many good memories from trips with our three kids.:lovestruc

My favorite is from the first time we took our oldest son when he had just turned 1.
Two of my sisters and their husbands were also with us, so a big family trip.

DS had been cruising the furniture for a few weeks and had been taking steps while we held his hands.

We were on Main Street one afternoon in MK waiting for the parade to start. We were all sitting on the curb. DS was standing next to DH and took his very first steps on his own to me. We were right in front of The Emporium.

He never stopped walking after that. He is very proud of the fact that he took his first steps in the Magic Kingdom. I still get teary eyed when I think about it or walk by that area when we are there.

He is 10 now! :lovestruc

BonnieA
02-09-2008, 08:08 PM
My favorite memory is of my father and me leaving the parks at night and walking to the parking lot hand in hand. It was after putting in a full day at disney, the parks closing and we walked to the car. He was in his 80's at the time, I was in my 40's. Everytime I leave a park now at night, I think of him and the great times we had. He was my best disney buddy.

tlriv5
02-09-2008, 08:17 PM
I remember when I was little we would rent a camper and stay at Fort Wilderness and back then you could swim in the other resorts pools. So, my favorite was swimming at the Poly, because I loved for my daddy to put me in some little cave area by the pool. I haven't been back to the pool there since then, so I'm not sure what that little cave area was. It seems like it was somewhere under some slides. I also remember getting to swim in the water around the beaches of the Poly and the Contemporary. Oh, and I remember going to River Country, now that was fun!

Lassie Lynne
02-09-2008, 08:19 PM
Although I have many treasured memories of WDW, the best memory I have is of me when I was a young teen and my cousin (who was an adult) going to DLR and riding the "fast" rides like Matterhorn and Space Mountain. He also like the Peter Pan ride and we would just laugh and laugh on those rides.

Gubblebum
02-09-2008, 08:22 PM
My favorite memory would have to be at the very beginning of my family's first ever trip to WDW last year. We entered the Magic Kingdom right in the middle of the Family Fun Day parade, and as we walked out onto Mainstreet, my youngest son looked up at me with this giant smile on his face and said "Mommy! My dreams are coming true!!!" It was just such a mooshy, wonderful, cheesy family moment that I still get a bit teary just thinking about it.

GrowingUpDisney
02-09-2008, 08:24 PM
Wow...there are so many to choose from. I guess it would have to be the year that I won a raffle for a free steak dinner for my entire family - all 11 of us! They were having a circus type show at the resort we were staying at and one of the things they did was a raffle. I NEVER win anything so I was not expecting to win this and when we did - everyone was freaking out! :banana: :yay: Especially my grandparents who usually picked up the tab for all 11 of us! Anyway, we got the steak dinner with the works...dessert and all. We we so excited and everyone :love: me!

ILoveDisney&Cruising
02-09-2008, 08:27 PM
When my DS was about 5, he was flat out in LOVE :love: with Cinderella! During the MVMCP one night, he met her at her coach behind Cinderella Castle and got his picture taken with her. She chatted with him for a few minutes and for the next HOUR he gushed and blushed. "She's SOOOO nice!! And her hair is the same color as mine!! And her dress is my favorite color!! And this, and that!!" His brother was asleep in the stroller, so he was able to go on and on about it for at least an hour without being interrupted. He was on :cloud9: it was sooo adorable. I only wish I'd have captured it on video.

Aunt Michelle
02-09-2008, 08:43 PM
My favorite memory happened in the Fall of 2006. My 7-month pregnant sister and I took her other 4 children to WDW for the sole purpose of going to MNSSHP (yea, I don't know what we were thinking either :confused3 the children were 8, 6, 4, and 2). They were so excited and dressed up as Tiger Lily, Wendy, Peter Pan and my littlest (at the time) niece as Tinker Bell. We were coming back through Fantasy Land after the parade when a CM stopped us and said "stay right here, I'll be right back." When she came back she was accompanied by none other than "The Real Peter Pan." He ooohed and aaahed over all of their costumes, complimenting my nephew on how good he looked, but he paid special attention to the little tiny Tinker Bell. My sister has this great picture of him bending down so she could kiss him on the cheek. She's going to be 4 in March, but she still remembers how she met "The Real Peter Pan" when we went to MNSSHP.

v_gan
02-09-2008, 09:06 PM
One on the most magical memories for me was arriving at Disney World, getting on a bus, and seeing Spaceship Earth for the first time. What makes it so special, is that this was my first true Disney moment with my boyfriend :) I was so excited.

But the most memorable moment was when we got to open up Disney-MGM Studios on our first full day the next day! We got to ride down Sunset Blvd. to the Tower of Terror, got to ride all by ourselves, and they gave us a free ride photo! It was amazing!

Ok, I swear this is my last favorite memory:

MEETING JACK SPARROW AND HOLDING HIS HAND! *swoon* Oh, now that was a dream come true.

becca-becca
02-09-2008, 09:12 PM
My favorite memory was last Wednesday when we became DVC members so we can have more wonderful memories for the next 50 years!!!

mickeysgirl17
02-09-2008, 09:28 PM
The one I remember the most is my very first time watching Wishes. It was my first trip to Disney and I remember sitting there on a beautiful night with the perfect view and I had that I'm in Disney! moment. It was magical.

engle
02-09-2008, 09:41 PM
It sounds sort of mean that this is one of my faves...but here goes!!

DH, me and my mom, who was 66 at the time, went to WDW. It was mom's first time. She did every park, all day and loved EVERY second of it. She would say her fave memory was eating a hot dog on a curb while watching the xmas parade....but, I digress....

So, we enter the Honey I Shrunk the Audience theatre and well, you know how people don't move all the way down..? Well, we saw a full empty row in front of us. My DH, rebel that he is, decides to step over the seats and me and my mom are supposed to follow. Well mom didn't really get it that she was supposed to step on the seat and instead steps all the way over...she is now straddling the entire seat with one foot on the floor in one row and the other foot on the floor of the other row!! Hold on, lemme get off the floor. Okay, back to the story.

So she says "Oh, sh@#, I think I'm stuck." So she drops her butt into the seat, DH grabs one leg and flings it over the seat and her feet are straight up in the air. Now people all around her are doing the "OMG, maam, are you alright?" dance and here's me and DH....on the floor laughing!! I missed most of Honey I Shrunk the Audience cuz I was laughing so hard.

Yes, that indeed is my fave memory!! Okay, and Chef's Table at V&A...but that doesn't have any good story to go with it...just a FAB time with DH eating and drinking the wine flights....oh lord!!!

DH says his faves all center around the Yard of Beer (RIP). He just can't remember any of the stories. That's probably why it's not around anymore.

catsrule
02-09-2008, 10:36 PM
Me and my Mom getting chased down Main Street by Goofy. This was back when there was only MK, and my first time there.:goodvibes

mmorizio
02-09-2008, 10:52 PM
In 1982 we took our then four-year-old son on his first trip to WDW. of course, we went to MK everyday, since Epcot hadn't opened yet. My son wanted to see Mickey very badly, but everyday, no Mickey.

On our last day we were leaving the park and there in front of the firehouse was Mickey. There were no character attendants in those days, so Mickey was all alone. My son said hi and hugged him, and I took their photo with my Polaroid SX-70 camera. When the photo popped out Mickey pointed to it like he wanted to see it, After he looked at it, he indicated that he wanted me to take another for him. I took it and gave it to Mickey, who put it in his pocket.

My son is 29 now, and hasn't forgotten that meeting.

Disney Padawan
02-10-2008, 02:11 AM
I remember many moons ago my family was planning a trip to WDW, I think I was 9 at the time. I can remember us planning this trip for months and me being very exited since this would be my 2nd visit to MK and first to Epcot.

I can recall the night before we were supposed to go, something happened at my brother's job and I was told that we had to cancel our trip to "maybe next year."

I was crushed and couldn't understand why this was happening. That night, I sneaked downstairs and started praying to God over and over, that if we could please somehow go to WDW. I remember crying while I was praying and literary begging God to let us go on this vacation.

So after about an hour of this, I headed up slowly to my room and tried to close my swelled eyes so I can sleep. I've must have been deep asleep because when I woke up, I was in a van, on my way to WDW!

My very best memory is taking the boat ride to the Magic Kingdom. I remember vividly, seeing Goofy for the first time and in water skis, watching with anticipation as the castle got closer and closer and thanking God for answering my prayers and making a 9 year old boy's wish come true. :)

Cee
02-10-2008, 07:41 AM
My favorite memory is taking my elderly father on Space Mountain. As we were
disembarking, he exclaimed loudly, "I think I left my b*lls somewhere around
Uranus!" I thought the CMs were going to choke! :laughing:

junebugs
02-10-2008, 01:07 PM
When we were at MGM in 2006 we wanted to get a good seat to watch the Stars and Motor Cars parade so we staked out a bench early along the parade route that had a little bit of shade to wait. A CM came over an asked if my two kids who were 5 and 7 wanted to be in the the parade! :yay: They got to carry the rope the ends the parade.
But the best part was we got a VIP spot to watch all the cars and character start the parade. My son was wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers T-shirt and Alice from Alice and Wonderland came over to him and said "Steelers, ooohh, I sure hope your not going to steal anything!":rotfl: He thought this was just hilarious and he still talks about it! (and we got it on video!)

CoachBagFanatic
02-10-2008, 01:21 PM
It sounds sort of mean that this is one of my faves...but here goes!!

DH, me and my mom, who was 66 at the time, went to WDW. It was mom's first time. She did every park, all day and loved EVERY second of it. She would say her fave memory was eating a hot dog on a curb while watching the xmas parade....but, I digress....

So, we enter the Honey I Shrunk the Audience theatre and well, you know how people don't move all the way down..? Well, we saw a full empty row in front of us. My DH, rebel that he is, decides to step over the seats and me and my mom are supposed to follow. Well mom didn't really get it that she was supposed to step on the seat and instead steps all the way over...she is now straddling the entire seat with one foot on the floor in one row and the other foot on the floor of the other row!! Hold on, lemme get off the floor. Okay, back to the story.

So she says "Oh, sh@#, I think I'm stuck." So she drops her butt into the seat, DH grabs one leg and flings it over the seat and her feet are straight up in the air. Now people all around her are doing the "OMG, maam, are you alright?" dance and here's me and DH....on the floor laughing!! I missed most of Honey I Shrunk the Audience cuz I was laughing so hard.

Yes, that indeed is my fave memory!! Okay, and Chef's Table at V&A...but that doesn't have any good story to go with it...just a FAB time with DH eating and drinking the wine flights....oh lord!!!

DH says his faves all center around the Yard of Beer (RIP). He just can't remember any of the stories. That's probably why it's not around anymore.

OMG this was too funny with your mom. I would have peed myself.:lmao:

My favorite memory is all of them but one comes to mind when DS12 was 3 years old and we were at MGM now DHS. We waited almost 40 minutes for Pooh and Piglet and we were the next to go when the CM said that Pooh and Piglet had to leave. Well, he started crying and the CM felt so bad she told us not to move from that spot. So we waited another 20 minutes and out from behind the gate was Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto. She brought all of them out when only Pooh and Piglet were supposed to be there. Boy was he in his glory and I was crying. After he got everyone's autograph, all the others went back in and Pooh and Piglet remained. It was truly magical.

marc1477
02-10-2008, 01:47 PM
My favorite Disney memory?

When I was little my mom, dad, and grandmother used to goto Disney every year in November. We used to stay at either the Bungalows or Fairway Villas. My dad and I would usually get up early and go get coffee for him, and my mom and hot tea for my grandmother and I would always get chocolate milk. He would let me drive the golf cart too.

cheshire1013
02-10-2008, 01:49 PM
Ok, I have ALOT of favorite memories of Disney, but this is one the whole family still talks about today.
When I was about 16 or 17 we stayed at the Poly. We had a ground floor room and the sliding door you could walk out on to the beach. Well we used to sit out there everyday and there was this little duck with one leg. we dubbed him "peg leg" we fed him everyday and felt he was our pet. haha. :goodvibes
well the next year we decided to stay the the poly again and lo and behold we got the same room! And who was there to greet us, "peg leg"!!:lovestruc Im soo serious. A duck with one leg was there every morning we were there. We are still convinced it was the same duck. how many ducks only have one leg?? and we had the exact same room. when i can start to post pictures Ill have to show it.
He was our buddy. Im now 25 and have a 16 month old dd. Im sure there will be many more Disney memories but this one is one of the best.

DISNEYmooner2008
02-10-2008, 08:01 PM
We've only been to WDW once, but it was for our honeymoon and we made many memories. My favorite was walking down main street and seeing the castle for the first time ever. DH kissed me right there in front of it and it was the most romantic moment!

DizneeMommy
02-10-2008, 08:27 PM
My favorite memory from our first and only trip so far was walking into Magic Kingdom for the first time! We happened to enter just as the show at the castle was beginning--the looks on my DD and DS's faces was priceless! After waiting and wishing to go for so long, we were walking down Main Street, my daughter said, "Look, Mommy! It's the castle! We're really here!"
:cloud9:
I teared up then, and I'm tearing up now!

Peepster
02-10-2008, 08:56 PM
But, it's an awful special on for me. To save time, let's just say my dear Mother and I loved each other, but for most of my life did not get along very well. As an adult I saved my pennies for two years to take my wonderful Pop and Mom to WDW. First, my Mom refused to go but Dad put his foot down and said "You're going." Then she complained about the car ride (that's a whole other story) and when we arrived and walked down Main Street she complained about the weather and didn't even acknowledge the beautiful surroundings. (By this point, I figure the "magic" will be tainted for me forever.) Then IT happened. She and I walked through the Castle to enter Fantasyland and she saw the Carousel! She grabbed my arm, turned to me with tears (real tears) in her eyes and said "Oh, please, can we ride it?" Pop and I never hesitated. We grabbed her arms and propelled her to the ride. Who would have thought she had this secret love of carousels? My parents were both nearing 80 by this time but you would never have believed it if you had seen her (with a bit of a bottom boost) climb atop that horse! I, fortunately, have a picture of her and Dad, both on horses, with smiles wide enough to cover Florida. When the ride was over, we walked away arm in arm and we never heard another complaint from her for the whole trip. Honestly, from that day on, our relationship changed completely. I know what a little "magic" can do! When I'm there now, I always feel them in my heart.

pixleyyy
02-10-2008, 09:06 PM
My favorite moment is always the last night when we watch the fireworks together. One week ago today we were standing together in the hub ... my DH with our DD on his shoulders, his arms around me, my arms around our two DS's who were standing in front of me. One big shared family moment. After the fireworks we had a big family hug then headed out of the gates for the last time. The last CM we saw said "Have a magical day". And it was ...

silverarrowknits
02-10-2008, 09:11 PM
I have a couple of favorite moments...

* I met a family on the bus on the way to AK. They got chosen to be the family of the day. When they were being escorted over to KS, they saw me in line and told the CM that I was part of their family too. I got to be part of their private KS tour and was given a dream FP. This was my first time in AK and it couldn't have been better.

* Seeing Cinderella Castle from Main Street. It gets me every time.

* Getting my picture with Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable, my heroes. If they can do it, so can I.

* During my first spring break of grad school, I was feeling pretty unsure about school. I kept wanting to leave. I watched Wishes for the first time during that trip. The fireworks moved me. The show made me believe in my dreams again. I was reminded that as long as I believe in myself and work hard, good things will come.

Disneydd2
02-10-2008, 10:13 PM
This fits this category as well as grossest moment- My DW, DS 4, and I had just finished riding ToT. My DS said he wasn't feeling too well so I picked him up. It was getting close to time for Fantasmic to start so we headed that way. Again, my son said he wasn't feeling very well. And he threw up all over me. :sick: We didn't have time to go back to the hotel to change, and this was the only night we had scheduled to see Fantasmic. So we headed to the bathroom to clean up. We cleaned up, DS felt better, and we enjoyed the show. That was my favorite moment because it was at that time, with vomit squishing between my sandal clad toes, that I really felt like a father. Little David still talks about the time he threw up all over me.

richsilver
02-10-2008, 10:43 PM
Has to be my first trip thru SSE.Back before the internet and all.
Really had no idea what to expect.Was already in awe of the outside,but when the ride got to the top and per Walter "Spaceship Earth" came into view,that was the best.

rich