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Old 06-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #61
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This is a really good thread

It's making me laugh and cry at the same time....
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:03 PM   #62
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On our first trip my DD was just shy of 5yo. We went to Epcot on our first day and one of the first things we did was the character meet and greet - the one with Mickey and the gang. DD had worn her Belle dress the day so she was getting a lot of attention from the CMs and the characters. Once you finish meeting the characters there is that long hall near the exit. As we turned the corner who did we see standing there by herself - Belle! She called my daughter over and twirled her around and had a long conversation with her. We couldn't hear what they were talking about but I could tell DD was a little bit in awe because she was continually tucking her hair behind her ear while she was talking. When they were finished, Belle walked her over to us and told us what a beautiful princess we have. I love, love that memory and get a little teary-eyed thinking about it.

On our last trip my youngest DS was 6 and in the middle of the trip he decided he had a crush on Aurora. We had dinner at CRT and he wasn't really interested in talking to the other princess - only Aurora. When she finally arrived at our table she gave him a big kiss on the cheek. I have the best picture of him with a lipstick kiss on his cheek. He would be mortified if that happened to him now!
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:11 PM   #63
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DDs 2nd trip to WDW, I bought her first Cinderella dress. She loved it and insisted on wearing it for the whole trip and most of the next year u til she grew out of it. Her face when all the CMs called her princess was priceless and something ill always remember.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:45 PM   #64
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I have 2 that still make me tear up when I remember them. In 2008, when DS#1 was only 2 and a half, we were in MK. We made our way back to Toon Town, not realizing it hadn't opened up at the same time as the rest of the park. We waited the 10 minutes for it to open and headed in. We followed the crowd until they all went towards the princesses. We went back to Mickey's house, looked around, and headed back to see if he was doing M&G yet. Before we even made it back there, he came out! My DS was STAR STRUCK!! He watched Mickey almost every day, and he was in awe to see him there in person! We walked back to where the M&G was supposed to happen, with DS holding Mickey's hand the whole time. We were surprised to see Minnie waiting for us, too! DS#2, who was only a baby at the time, kept reaching out to her to touch her nose. We had a good 5 minutes or more just with us and them, and no line. It was so special!! Some of my favorite pictures from the whole trip happened then.

My second one is on our last trip in 2011. EMH at MK until 2 am on our last night. DS's were 5 and 3. We almost closed out the park! They loved being able to run from one ride to the next with virtually no lines. We watched fireworks from back by IASW, and the amazement on their faces was priceless! To top off the evening, Pluto was doing a M&G right by the castle with no line. He was just hanging out, so the boys ran up to him for hugs and one last picture. It was an amazing way to end the trip.

I know there are a thousand more, but I have taken up enough space already!
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #65
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:49 PM   #66
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So many to choose from, but the ones that stand out are....

Dec. 2007 DH and I were in MK when we received a phone call. While standing in the middle of the Hub in front of the castle, we were told by our case worker that we had been approved to become adoptive parents. After a journey of over 6 years trying to become parents, this was our first ray of hope that it might really happen!

Looking forward to October 2010, our first day at WDW with DD (18 months at the time) and we decide to start at the Character Spot in Epcot. About half way through the line she saw Mickey at the end of it, and could not understand why we weren't carting her over there right then. For the next 15 minutes, she pointed and tried to get set down so she could take herself where Mom an Dad were not going. Mickey was there waiting for her she was sure. When we finally made it to the front of the line, we put her down and as she toddled up to Mickey he crouched down to her level. DD got to him, turned herself around and sat upon his knee. We have a great photo of her snuggled into Mickey with her favorite toy sucking her thumb. And as we moved from character to character, she repeated this same routine.

Fast forward again to this past October. DD is now 3.5 and we have been at DLR for a week. Our last day there, and DD is a little tired and overwhelmed with the crowds. Our group had decided to ride Pirates and at the last minute DD changes her mind. So while everyone else gets in line, DD and I park the stroller and sit down against the fence next to the water (in the middle of the stroller parking lot) and play. Just a little one on one Mommy Daughter time in the middle of the Happiest Place on Earth that is special to me. DD running around me, but always coming back with a smile and a hug.

Every time we return now with DD we make more memories that we hold input hearts to revisit whenever we need a smile. The Disney Magic continues with our memories.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:52 PM   #67
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On our last trip as a family we surprised our kids by eating in the castle. I was very hesitant because my daughter is not a princessy kinda kid and of course my son isnt either. They were 11 and 7 at the time. But hubby LOVES the castle and insisted we eat there. We had a server, Christopher, who was a 6 1/2 foot tall man with the voice of a late night radio DJ. He got very quickly that we were not the princess type and was kinda teasing the kids. My husband said "I told Mason (our son) to come up with a pick up line like 'hi, Im the 8th dwarf, handsome'". Christopher just looked at both of them and raised his eyebrows. They my daughter said "I told him to just say 'sup" while she crossed her arms with peace sign fingers. Christopher looked at her and said "um, yea, that should work" We all kinda laughed. So out came Snow White, Arial, Aurora and I had to literally force the kids to take pics with them. Then out came Belle. She stopped at our table, put both hands on the table and leaned in towards my son. She looked him right in the eye and said 'SUP???

We were all literally rolling with laughter. Apparently Christopher has an in with Ms. Belle

After our trip, I mailed a letter to Disney about several magical memories we had that trip and included some photos, one was of my kids with Christopher. I didnt tell the story as it is hard to tell in writing, but I said he made our trip special and Belle will forever be our favorite princess.

The next summer, a year later, my son and I ate in the castle. I asked if Christopher was working and he was. He came to our table and I said "I dont expect you to remember us.." and he immediately " 'sup?" He clearly did. It was awesome and my family will always remember it. Silly but fun!
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:22 PM   #68
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My first dumbo ride, I was one when I went and from what my mom tells me very adamant about riding dumbo, problem is I fell asleep in line and slept throughout thr whole ride! I woke up right when we got off and asked to go on dumbo..... When my mom told me we just went on I through a fit and back in line we went for my second (first awake) dumbo ride. My mom will never let me live that down
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:45 PM   #69
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Last August, I had my little DGD age 5 at the time, we were waiting in line to see the Princesses...We were almost to the head of the line, when Cinderella came over to my DGD and took Mia's hand and then proceeded to dance with her. She twirled her, swayed with her and Mia's eyes and her wee face just glowed...it was so magical. I couldn't take many pictures as I was very teary...tears of joy all the while the other princess was greeting others, Mia had the most magical time of her little life...
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:22 PM   #70
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The first time I took my kids to Disney and the first park was MK and when we saw the castle the look on their faces was priceless!
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #71
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Mom, I'm so glad your dream came true!

I was blessed to go to Disney with my (then) 2 kids, mom, sister, and nephew in 2009. After a wonderful, long day with three kids under the age of 6 I stayed at MK to watch the fireworks and show with my 2 while the others went on to the hotel. I had read all about it and watched videos and was so excited about watching them with my kids. The fireworks and all didn't start on time and they kept saying there was a weather delay. They finally cancelled it. I was pretty bummed, I gotta admit! I wanted the kids to enjoy the wonder that is Wishes, fireworks, etc. I really thought it would be a once in a lifetime trip. This past summer the (now) 3 kids, mom, and I managed to pull off a one day, one night trip to the MK. After an amazing day, we got to see the Electric Parade, Fireworks, and Wishes. We had a great view of all three. An amazing couple only wanted to see their child in the high school marching band that was performing before the parade and then let us have their front row seats for the parade. I was sitting in the middle of my three kids, with one in the lap, the other holding my hand, and the oldest holding my other hand and leaned up against me. Of course, I am bawling my eyes out, watching their joy and amazement. And then my oldest, turns to me and says in the most sincere, child-like voice, "Mom, I'm so glad your dream came true!" That's it the moment for me.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #72
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My moment might seem quite dull but stick with me.

It would be the first time we went to WDW after ToT opened.
There was myself , my husband ( then BF) my mum and my dad.
My dad never rode the wow rides, he would sit with the bags and let us ride.
We were super excited to ride it so ran on leaving him sittin outside.
It was obviously brilliant so we all ran right out, past my dad shoutin..."OMG...OMG...we need to ride again "
After the second time we ran out to see my dad holding his hands up with a resigned look on his his face just knowing we were going again.
We laughed all the way round at the look on his face.
Now, I know this sounds like nothing.
And when I tell you my DH also proposed at Disney, and I have taken my DS and saw his magical look then he first saw the castle, it will sound even more ridiculous that this is my moment.
Then let me explain.....

My dad ( Tam ) was old school.
A working class man who showed his family he loved them by working hard.
He didn't do hugs and kisses and not really so much with the laughs.
But then there was Tam at Disney.
As I said he never rode many rides, he would happily sit and wait for us and would get so much joys from seeing us enjoy ourselves.
He always had a story for us when we got back,he would sit, people watch and just soak up " The Magic "
Tam just got the Magic and that moment sums that up for me, him happily sitting letting us ride and being happy to be in the happiest place in the world.

Tam died 13 yrs ago next week, I miss him so much but remembering this moment makes me not just smile but laugh out loud.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:28 AM   #73
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When we took my DS when he was 13 months old, he fell asleep in my arms on the TTA/Peoplemover. The CM's let me stay on for several trips 'round as he was such a tired baby and needed the break. My mom ended up doing the same thing with him in the water park on the lazy river when he fell asleep on her in the tube. I'd love to go back to that time and just re-experience the magic through the eyes of a toddler who's grown to a wonderful teen now.

(Maybe what I really want is my baby back...)
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:31 AM   #74
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This thread needs a "Tissue Advisory". I postponed reading it until this morning when I knew I would have the time and nobody could see me reach for the tissues or keep cleaning my glasses. Thanks for posting such poignant stories.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:03 AM   #75
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This thread needs a "Tissue Advisory". I postponed reading it until this morning when I knew I would have the time and nobody could see me reach for the tissues or keep cleaning my glasses. Thanks for posting such poignant stories.
No kidding!! I love this thread so much!!
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