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Old 05-09-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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Disney for the 5 senses. What are your favorites?

What is your favorite smell at Disney? What about your favorite taste? Sight? Sound? Anything that you just love the feel of?

Favorite sight: Tinkerbell flying from the castle during Wishes
Favorite smell: Love the smell of Sweet Smells
Favorite taste: Dole Whip
favorite sound: The music of Fantasmic with Adventureland Area loop being a close second
Favorite touch: I absolutely must put my hands in Annette Funicello's prints outside the theater.

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Old 05-09-2013, 09:36 AM   #2

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Favorite Sight- has to be the Castle for me, followed closely by Spaceship Earth.

Favorite Smell-Um, this is a hard one. It's weird, but I love the smell of the water in Splash Mountain.

Favorite Taste: Frontierland Mickey head pretzels.

Favorite Sound- The train whistle and bell in the MK, with the HM's Grim Grinning Ghosts song a close second.

Favorite Touch: Never thought about it much, gosh I can't think of anything.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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This is so bizarre, but one of my favorite sensory experiences is walking past Tea Party, eyes half shut, around 2am, hearing the music and melee and that awful screeching stop. That IS Disney to me. Aside from that...

Sight: castle with Christmas lights!
Sound: Ambient noises, walking around the parks - MSEP music, "We're all in this together," etc. They are often experiences I don't inherently like, but have experienced them soooo many times while wandering around the park that they are synonymous with Disney.
Smell: the oranges on Soarin'. "Smells like Horizons!!" (My bestie never even RODE Horizons and says it, lol!) Or, Popcorn...
Taste: Disney Popcorn?
Touch: Soap. Or my pillow at the end of the night.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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I love this thread because I always talk about how smells remind me of Disney!

Sight: the first glimpse of the purple gates
Sound: Main Street USA music
Smell: water smell in the lobby of the Polynesian
Taste: staring rolls cupcakes- it's not a trip without them!
Touch: getting in the resort pool for the first time

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:24 AM   #5
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Sight: Fireworks behind the Castle
Sound: Dapper Dans
Smell: Redwood Creek smell on Soarin'
Taste: La Fou's Brew
Touch: Pull String on Cannon Shooter in TSMM ride
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:10 PM   #6
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Favorite sight: The final fireworks over the globe during Illuminations
Favorite smell: Flame Tree BBQ...you can start to smell it as you get closer to Dinoland, USA. It draws you in!
Favorite taste: Good ole Dole Whip!! (Second being ANYTHING at Boma)
favorite sound: Tied between: Space Mountain Queue Loop, Main Street Loop, and the Hollywood Boulevard Loop. (Had most of the original Epcot Center songs still been around, I would have picked any of those)
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:25 PM   #7
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Smell- The Apple Pie smell in Mickey's Philharmagic. The wood burning smell on Kali River Rapids and the orange/sea/pine tree smell on Soarin.

Taste- Anything at Boma, first bite of chocolate off of a Mickey ice cream bar and Honey Coriander chicken wings at O'Hanas.

Sight- My kids faces as they light right up at Magic Kingdom. All of the fireworks and Mickey's PhilHarmagic.

Sound- The music from Adventure Land just as we walk over the bridge. Gets me every time! Also the music from Spectromagic and Illuminations... one more... the voice on the monorail on our way to Magic Kingdom!!!!!!!

Touch- My husbands arm around me as we watch the fireworks and know how happy and lucky we are to be there.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:34 PM   #8
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This is a fun thread!
Sight-the finale of Festival of the Lion King with all the activity and colors

Smell-waffles being cooked next to the castle in MK (with a close second to the smells on Soarin!)

Sound-hearing Abe Lincoln speak in HOP

Taste-the first taste of a mickey waffle or the caramel popcorn in Germany

Touch-the handle on a boat or a bus as I travel to my first park of the trip
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:37 PM   #9
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Great idea for a thread.

Favorite sight: fireworks, any time, anywhere-- I love them.
Favorite sound: Tomorrowland background music playing "Now Is the Time," the old song from Carousel of Progress
Favorite smell: food wafting from Mexico pavilion
Favorite taste: pineapple Dole Whip float
Favorite touch: soft fur on a Duffy bear
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #10
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Sight: My CM friend as a stilt-walker in the Lion King show or the AK parade.

Sound: The monorail spiel..."please stand clear of the doors..."

Smell: The Pop Century lobby

Taste: Citrus Swirl not Dole Whip

Touch: The bed in the resort room at the end of a long park day!

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:21 PM   #11
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Favorite sight: The first sight of Cinderella's Castle
Favorite smell: Main Street USA smells
Favorite taste: Those suckerrific giant lollipops
favorite sound: All of Magic Kingdom's music
Favorite touch: I don't really go out of my way to touch anything...
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:31 PM   #12
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This is tough! Here goes.

Sight: That first sight of Spaceship Earth peeking over the trees from the road.
Sound: The fanfare they play on the bus as you're approaching the Magic Kingdom.
Smell: Pirates water! I don't know what they put in it, but it smells like nothing else.
Taste: Pineapple Dole Whip.
Touch: A fur character's fuzzy face against your cheek when you give him a hug.
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:36 PM   #13
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WDW for the Sense

OMIGOSH...love this thread!

Favorite sight: TIE with/Light show on Castle & seeing the Epcot ball
Favorite smell: Flame Tree BBQ smells pretty good at AK
Favorite taste: Anything at Rose & Crown, love that place!
favorite sound: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Favorite touch: I have to touch the Castle doors
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:14 PM   #14
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Sight: The sign welcoming me to the happiest place on earth
Sound: "Dean Men Tell No Tales!"
Smell: Walking into the Karamel Kuche
Taste: Sea Salt Caramel at Karamel Kuche
Touch: My child's tiny hand walking up Main Street USA

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Old 05-09-2013, 03:46 PM   #15
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Sight: The Tower of Terror sign on World Drive as you first enter.
Sound: it's a tie between the Epcot entrace music and the Illuminations pre-show music.
Smell: The oranges on Soarin'.
Taste: My first Mickey bar of the vacation (though Zebra Domes are starting to move in on that one...)
Touch: Pressing my index finger on the reader at the turnstiles!

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