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WDWtinkbell1982
02-13-2008, 11:52 AM
Here's just a couple to get things started....


...take the first bite of a Dole Whip while relaxing and cooling off by the entrance to Adventure Land

...hear "Please stand clear of the doors; por favor mantÚnganse alejado de las puertas" on your first day of your WDW vacation

...see Captian Jack Sparrow for the first time in Pirates of the Caribbean

...smell the "burning of Rome" in Spaceship Earth

...feel the "whhooosh" when you take off in Soarin'

Raenstoirm
02-13-2008, 11:57 AM
Mine starts early..

Buy the new Birunbam(cant spell that) guide book even though i don't really need it. (I have to buy it every year for some reason)

Plop Pal Mickey and my pin lanyard in my carry on since I will be needing them soon

See the magic express pull up at the airport



I just need the "thought" of Disney to make me love life, actually being there is a bonus

kikiV
02-13-2008, 12:22 PM
Mine starts early..

Buy the new Birunbam(cant spell that) guide book even though i don't really need it. (I have to buy it every year for some reason)



Me too!

When I hear the tram driver say "remember Goofy 25" as we leave the parking lot.

When you drive under the archway that says Welcome to Walt Disneyworld.

Chomping on those massive turkey legs in frontierland

Kate and Pete
02-13-2008, 12:26 PM
When we get the first glimpse of the castle after rope drop! Three days to go!!!:banana:

MrsG
02-13-2008, 12:30 PM
When you stand directly under the castle with your sweetie during Wishes.

When you hear "Welcome Home" at your resort.

When you have a sweet pretzle at Norway.

Cinderella89
02-13-2008, 12:43 PM
When you drive under the archway that says Welcome to Walt Disneyworld.



Ditto!
Especially when you've been in a car for 19 hours. >.<

Since we obviously drive to WDW...

It starts when we get to the Florida Welcoming Center and get the OJ and the pamphlets. ^_^

...When you get to the hotel lobby and everything just seems more magical because it's offically real.

...And, of course, when you step onto Main Street, USA for the first time on your trip and you feel like a little kid again.:cloud9:

disney[xo]sweetie
02-13-2008, 12:51 PM
when you drive under the gates that say walt disney world!
and when you step foot on main street and they play that music after rope drop!

LowesChevy
02-13-2008, 01:04 PM
Are checking in and receive your Key To The World Card and pop it in your wallet :)

Open the door and smell that fresh clean in your resort room

Get on the mororail for that first ride

1rockinmamato2
02-13-2008, 01:12 PM
Me too!


When you drive under the archway that says Welcome to Walt Disneyworld.



When we went in October, that was the most AMAZING feeling. My cousin and I clapped, cheered and nearly cried when we saw that archway.
Oh, I can't wait to go back. :cheer2:

I want to add:

I'm know I'm there when I get that my whiff of that unique IASW scent.

That ride smells exactly like it did "back in the day."

Enchanted
02-13-2008, 01:18 PM
Here's just a couple to get things started....


...take the first bite of a Dole Whip while relaxing and cooling off by the entrance to Adventure Land

...hear "Please stand clear of the doors; por favor mantÚnganse alejado de las puertas" on your first day of your WDW vacation

...feel the "whhooosh" when you take off in Soarin'

LOVE these. :wizard: Also love the one about driving beneath the sign after 19 hours of driving! Totally true! :rotfl:

Here's a few of mine:

You know you are loving life at WDW when you...

...are riding Splash Mountain and can smell the special "Disney water." :laughing:

...get called "princess" and "your majesty" by CMs who notice your light-up tiara. princess:

...get sprayed with water in Voyage of the Little Mermaid after walking around in 90 degree heat.

...tell a little girl in a Princess gown how pretty she looks "from one princess to another" and watch her light up with glee.

...bite into school bread in the Norway pavilion while giving the hungry-looking pigeons nearby the evil eye.

...sit on Main Street at the end of the night, just admiring the castle and all the pretty lights while you wait for the park to clear out. Some of my favorite Disney memories involve this. :love:

These are all I can think of right now, but I'm sure I'll have some more later. ;)

cabanafrau
02-13-2008, 01:27 PM
Watch the doors of the Poly glide open as you're coming up the walkway. :cloud9:

Coach81
02-13-2008, 01:45 PM
1. Get on the first bus to the first park you visit...
2. You see your 5 year old's face light up at the first glance of Mickey...
3. You see your new "home" at OKW, SSR, AKV, etc, etc....
4. You get your fastpass for (soaring, TT, TOT, BTMR, RNR, etc, etc..)...
5. Get in the first line for the all-important autograph...
6. Watching your kids slide down the pool slide, full of happiness..

I could go on, and on...

ShannonP
02-13-2008, 02:27 PM
Well for those of us who drive.....

Seeing all the "Disney" billboards along the interstate...

Seeing the purple Disney streetsigns...

Pulling into your resort...

Feeling your butt leave the seat on ToT...:banana:

Biting into your first Mickey bar of the trip...:cloud9:

Smelling the oranges on Soarin'...and remembering that same smell from Horizons...

Sitting at the ice cream shop on Main Street on your last night, eating your snack and watching everyone leave the park...and dreaming of your next visit.

Fredd's Girl
02-13-2008, 02:32 PM
...the phone rings and it's your morning wake up call from Mickey. Much nicer than an alarm back home.

...step outside of your resort that first morning and take a deep breath of "Disney" air (you guys know what I mean right??)

...all of a sudden as an adult decide you must skip instead of walk to the next attraction.

...you cry because your heart is so full of joy at the smallest pleasant thing that occurs.

...realize that no one here is a stranger. You make friends with guests waiting in lines and cast members at attractions.

minmate
02-13-2008, 02:53 PM
I must be feeling uber sentimental today because all of these memories you guys have mentioned have made me almost tear up! I don't even know what else to add, other than if I put a little twist on it like... you know you're loving life as a WDW fan when...

... even months after your last visit, your kids bring up a fond memory from Disney... one you maybe even forgot yourself!
... also, when just hearing the music on the disney website or on a disney commercial can do that mushy thing inside your heart that makes you and your kids say, "awww, I wanna go back.... I miss Disney!"

Simba's Mom
02-13-2008, 04:24 PM
I've always felt that going down that big drop on Splash Mountain really gave me that "Lovin life at WDW" feel. I always imagine that in that fast rush, all my "real-world" troubles are flying off me and "WDW life" is settling in.

scrappinmom
02-13-2008, 04:43 PM
- For me, it's when we first set foot on Main Street and my girls just both have the biggest grins on their faces! & we run to get corn dog nuggets at Casey's!

- and when we're watching Spectro or riding on Splash and my 8 yr old is singing every single word and asks me why all the people around us aren't singing? Don't they know all the words? We listen to the music from WDW so often then know all the words to everything!

Karmel96
02-13-2008, 04:48 PM
I know I have a couple of repeats, but anyhoo...
...when the pilot tells me we'll be landing in Orlando in about 2 hours and 40 minutes and that the current weather is sunny and beautiful.
...when I see all the great Disney signs in Orlando Int'l Airport
...getting on the DME
...watching my kids clap when we see the huge Walt Disney World sign.
...being greeted by the CM at POR with "Welcome Back Home".
... and my number one: Walking out onto Main Street USA and seeing Cinderella Caslte waiting for us; it always makes me cry!

Oh, to be back there right now!

ryley26
02-13-2008, 04:55 PM
When we drive under the WDW sign

When we hear welcome home at Beach Club Villas and get the salute from Art the greeter

When I first see the Castle.

Ana~n~Joseph
02-13-2008, 04:58 PM
When DME pulls out to head to my resort of choice

When we drive underneath the Welcome sign

When I see Mickey!

MamaKate
02-13-2008, 05:02 PM
You know you are lovin life at WDW when you....

...When you wake up at your resort in the morning and realize you don't have to go to work :cloud9: .

DVCHokie
02-13-2008, 05:08 PM
It starts when we get to the Florida Welcoming Center and get the OJ and the pamphlets. ^_^

This is when it finally hits me i'll be in WDW in just a few short hours :banana:

Twitterpated Dad
02-13-2008, 05:18 PM
You know you are lovin life at WDW when you....

...When you wake up at your resort in the morning and realize you don't have to go to work :cloud9: .

:lmao:

Twitterpated Dad
02-13-2008, 05:19 PM
You know you are lovin life at WDW when you.... :mickeybar

IMDORY
02-13-2008, 05:27 PM
You know you are lovin life at WDW when you....

Hear "theme music" everywhere you go...
- WL music as you walk to the lobby from the bus stop and as you are sitting on your balcony having a morning cup of coffee and watching the bunnies on the lawn....:cloud9:
-EPCOT music as you enter the park...the "space" music in the Space Mountain line...

kimluvswdw
02-13-2008, 05:29 PM
When I am eating a big fat chocolate chip cookie from Sleepy Hollow.

mmorizio
02-13-2008, 05:32 PM
...Standing slack-jawed in front of the Fountains of Nations, or better yet, sitting outside at the Fountainview Cafe watching the fountains.

Atchley
02-13-2008, 05:40 PM
...driving under the Welcome to WDW arch. (I know it's been said but it's a great feeling)

...Stepping out of your car to head into your resort for the first time.

...Walking the grounds of your resort.

...hopping on a bus and seeing the castle from afar and knowing that that is where you are headed. You are headed home.:love:

tjl1388
02-13-2008, 06:05 PM
Having a cupcake for breakfast at the main street bakery just because I can....and seeing that perfect smile when I tell my children (DS5, DD9) "sure you can have one too...we're at Disney. "

This year we are bringing one of my daughters friends who has NEVER BEEN TO DISNEY WORLD:scared1: Oh the horrow. Being blessed enough to see that little girls face light up as we round the corner on the main street and the castle comes into view brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it. Just to put it in perspective, I am a 6'4", 260lb man and yes I will tear up when that little girls face lights up I promise you.

EverythingDisney
02-13-2008, 06:45 PM
My girls dressed in princess dresses in front of the castle before rope drop (I do this every trip- I make an adr at the castle, and get to take a picture with little/no people in it :)