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Old 03-04-2010, 08:40 AM   #16
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For me it isn't so much about the parks and attractions anymore. It's the overall feeling of just being there. The airport, ME, the resorts, the parks, the restaurants, DTD, the people, the CMs, the weather. It all factors in for me and I feel happy, relaxed and grateful.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:50 AM   #17
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For me, it is 2 fold.

It brings back a rush of memories of my childhood trips there even though much has changed.

Also seeing my kids and nieces and nephews faces all thoughout the week.

It will be my baby boy's first trip this year and even at 13 months he is a Mickey freak.

Knowing the kids are all ultra-happy, there is no pricetag for that, that is why I never complain out resort prices or ticket prices, yeah it hurts the wallet but the moments and memories are worth way more to me than the money.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:51 AM   #18
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I love everything about Disney. The parks, the rides, the resorts, the characters, the restaurants, the shops, the treats, the music. The overall feeling of just being there. I'm even passionate about the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when the decision is made that you are going to go. The way I feel on that morning we get up and pack all the kids in the minivan and set out for Disney. Ahhh... that is a feeling I crave! I know the happiness and excitement my family feels too...and that all factors in. It's a great feeling!
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:06 AM   #19
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1) ToT
2) Seeing Mickey and Minnie
3) Watching the parades and waving to everyone
4) Acting like a kid, running from ride to ride with my 17 year old daughter!! She hasn't been since she was six and she can't wait to ride all the "big" rides she missed last time!!

What's not to love about Disney??!!
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:07 AM   #20
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For me I love meeting the characters.

Next trip I am on a mission to meet Mary Poppins, I always seem to miss her.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:30 AM   #21
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I get excited about seeing my husband really happy.

I get excited about hearing Casey Jr. coming down the track of MK during the opening ceremony.

I look forward to the coolness as we enter each attraction.

I can't wait to smell the Polynesian even when we aren't staying there.

I look forward to spoiling my kids!
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:31 AM   #22
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for me it's the shine in my little girl's eye when we go to the magic kingdom for the first time of the week. she's turning 8 in april when we go, but when we went for her first time in 07 for her 5th birthday i just cried watching her eyes see Cinderella's castle for the first time. it's a priceless thing to see. i did it last year when we went and i'll do it this year when we go.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:35 AM   #23
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Yup ALL these things that ALL you mentioned!!!
I feel the "Disney Buzz" as soon as my plane lands. Everything's good!

I love this thread! I started my countdown over a year out from my vacation dates,so iI feel like I'm in the home stretch!!!
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:54 AM   #24
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It might sound a little odd, but I love the week before any WDW trip! It's a bit like the weeks leading up to Christmas ... So much excitement and anticipation.

The week before any WDW trip, the kids and I will go on YouTube and watch vids of our favorite WDW rides. We're usually all talking over one another, out of our minds with excitement. In the mornings, if both kids are cooperating (No arguing, getting dressed without complaining, no dawdling while eating their breakfast, etc.), I will put on a Disney movie and let them watch (for about 10 -15 minutes) before the school bus comes.

DH and I will watch Disney-related documentaries the week before: Modern Marvels: Disney World, Walt: The Man Behind the Myth, Frank and Ollie, etc.

The night before we leave (we always drive to WDW), we do a last-minute trek to Walmart to see if we can pick up any Mickey Mouse or Disney-themed tees.

Of course once we arrive, seeing the Cinderella Castle and the statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse always stuns us into silence.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:11 AM   #25
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the resorts, eating and relaxing there
entering the parks, passing through the gate at all of them
parks at night
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:27 AM   #26
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Riding Soarin' with my family, the smell of Main Street U.S.A., and going under the "Walt Disney World" sign.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:32 AM   #27
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Getting away from home

Getting on my favorite rides

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Old 03-04-2010, 10:33 AM   #28
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Spending time with my daughter, free of all the distractions of our normal day-to-day life. Going to Disney is truly magical for us because it's all about having fun together, no worries, laughing and enjoying it. It's the only time I escape from being a "single mom" and just have nonstop fun with my daughter, day after day. Once I step on that ME bus to the resort, the weight of the world lifts off my shoulders!
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:14 PM   #29
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1. Watching my husband act like a kid again.
2. Seeing my kids get along (yep, Disney is magic)
3. Leaving work, stress, school, expectations, dissapointments, and all the other troubles of everyday life behind...
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:12 PM   #30
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The food, drinks, and complete immersion
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