I love that my "Disney kid"....

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by kkayluvsdis, May 8, 2013.

  1. luvmy2babies

    luvmy2babies DIS Veteran

    Apr 23, 2010
    My oldest:

    She still loves the princesses at 10 years-old when a lot of girls don’t care for them after the age of 6 (particularly nice since she didn’t get to WDW until she was 7). I have some amazing pictures of her from last year at age 9 twirling with Belle in Town Square Theater. I'm so sad they moved her from there.

    She loves Disney and her little brother enough to not only sit through the Disney Jr. show at DHS and eat at the Disney Jr. Meal at Hollywood and Vine, but also dance during the show and volunteer to dance to the Sharky and Bones song during the meal to help the small children feel more comfortable.

    My youngest:

    Watches rides and parades on youtube with me

    This same child for whom they recommended speech therapy because he wasn’t putting enough words together was able to almost single handedly convince me to take them back this year when I had it in my head to go to the beach. His sister just tugged on my arm and said, “Please take us back to Disney.” He says: “Oh mommy, it is so beautiful there. I can’t wait to go back to play. I can’t wait to go back to see Mickey. Can we go back? Can we go back to see Mickey, pleeeeeaaassseee?” :lovestruc

    As you can see by my ticker, I caved.:rotfl:
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  3. mm1971

    mm1971 DIS Veteran

    Aug 30, 2011
    DD10 listens to Disney music at every opportunity. She dances and puts it on the stereo and will dance around the kitchen for hours. Last week I caught her watching the new planning CD as well.

    She keeps asking when we are going back.....shhhh! Don't tell her, but an August trip is already booked and paid for.:thumbsup2
  4. nfggirl5454

    nfggirl5454 Mouseketeer

    May 8, 2012
    We have APs, so my 2 year old nephew has been a lot. He likes to say "watch monorail?" or "watch tram?," and then we have to pull up the youtube videos for him.
  5. MickeyMom2Boys

    MickeyMom2Boys DIS Veteran

    Nov 2, 2007
    All 3 of my boys talk about Disney all the time, but I think DS2 has really been bitten by the bug! A few weeks ago on the way home he said, very seriously, "Mommy, can I go to Disney World?" Last night at DS6's lacrosse practice, DS2 was playing in the grass then suddenly broke out into a song and dance "We going to Disney World! We going to Disney World! I'm gonna see Dumbo!" We just went in January, but it feels like so long ago! Time to plan the next trip!!
  6. bleeps

    bleeps DIS Veteran

    Apr 15, 2003
    At 15, WDW is still his first vacation choice,
    he is still willing to do character meet & greets,
    still has a big hug for Eeyore at our traditional last morning CP breakfast,
    has his two display boards with pins in a place of honor in his room,
    and enjoys drinking his morning milk or tea out of a mug from WDW.

    When we go next month, he's hoping he's not the tallest one in the line to meet P & F....:thumbsup2
  7. amandals2007

    amandals2007 DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2008
    im an only child and im 24 and i still go with my parents at least once a year to disney. its my favorite place in the world to go and i love being there with my parents. we listen to reedy creek radio all the time and watch the youtube videos constantly and are always looking to make sure we are doing everything we want for our trip.
  8. livingthedream

    livingthedream Mouseketeer

    Jul 24, 2005
    My 22 year old son still wants to watch Disney movies on our family movie night, particularly Aladin, his favourite!

    He also will burst into song out of nowhere with some of the Disney movie themes.

    And he has been known to banter back and forth with quotes from Disney animated movies with some of his work colleagues to the point of taking the prize for having the most lines memorized.

    He really was - and is - a Disney kid! :thumbsup2
  9. JarrothsMom

    JarrothsMom Mouseketeer

    Aug 14, 2007
    When we get into the car on our trips to Dallas (5 hours at least 3 times a month) my youngest son will use my phone (synced with car) and look up disney ride,area loops, and queues from rides...and he makes me guess where it is :)
  10. jaysonleah

    jaysonleah Mouseketeer

    Apr 28, 2009
    When my middle DS 7 gets a choice on what to watch on Netflix, he usually pulls up travel shows about WDW and DL. And he loves to look at pictures of Disney food with me on the boards. My oldest DS 11 sometimes runs around singing "it's a small world." and the youngest DS 7 always asks "will this make me grow" about his vegetables so that he can ride all of the 40" rides! He also frequently states "I want to go to Disneyland tomorrow!" and his birthday cake was dumbo! All of them find hidden mickeys everywhere. Too funny!
  11. Tazicket

    Tazicket <font color=blue>I routinely walk into 1 certain w

    Mar 19, 2005
    My almost 2 year old is completely star struck by the characters in the park. Especially Pooh & Tigger. It's so sweet! :)
  12. ktlm

    ktlm DIS Veteran

    Jun 20, 2008
    DD(7, but still 6 then) got a big white posterboard and drew me a map of EPCOT for my birthday. She labeled the countries in WS and the rides in future world. She had everything in the right place. She drew our family in the corner, too.
  13. joshsmom

    joshsmom <font color=009933>I baked a cake, put on respecta

    Nov 19, 2003
    THAT is a priceless work of art that I would keep forever and ever!! pixiedust:
  14. ppony

    ppony Artist in residence DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Aug 23, 1999
    My non-verbal, 5YO autistic son comes absolutely ALIVE when he sees Mickey. No one and nothing makes him change from a melt-down to pure glee than the Big Cheese! And I swear, he found this love all on his own!!!! :cloud9: We had a terrible time at the MNSSHP last fall and had to leave early becuase he couldn't deal w/ it but dang nab-it, I was going to have him meet Mickey on the way out. So in we went, the line wasn't long thankfully, but he was in full melt-down mode. As soon as we came around the corner and saw the Big Cheese, the crying stopped, tears... stopped and he put on a Mickey hat (something that he NEVER EVER has done...before or since) and had the most magical interaction. That's us in the photo below right after that moment. Disney is paradise! Mickey means the world to him. He had surgury today and w/o knowing what eh was going "bye-bye" for, he scooped up his stuffed Mickey (one of many, but this one is most "loved" as his pants now sag around his shoes :rolleyes1 ) and it was the one thing that brought him the most comfort at the hospital.
  15. ppony

    ppony Artist in residence DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Aug 23, 1999
    I LOVE to hear this! I have 2 boys, but my oldest just turned 13, and given we can only go every 2 years, I was fretting that we had probably only 2 more trips w/ him.: :( He said "Why mom??? I'll ALWAYS want to go!" You give me hope that will be the case. :goodvibes
  16. pixie2416

    pixie2416 Mouseketeer

    Jan 19, 2008
    I've had my DD to WDW about a dozen times. Now at 19 she just went on her first trip with friends (no parents). A day or two before she left she sat down with me with her computer and showed me her spreadsheet with park hours, fireworks show times, etc and asked me to help her with her touring plan. I wasn't sure to laugh or cry that she's turned into an uber-planner just like her mom! :)

    She just got back and they had a blast!
  17. anjalee6

    anjalee6 DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2010
    Love that my son sees Hidden Mickeys everywhere and points them out. Also love that my kids begin conversations with, "Next time we are at Disney..." Tells me that they still want to go and haven't gotten tired of it yet. :thumbsup2
  18. Evelyne

    Evelyne Québec's # 1 fan

    Mar 21, 2012
    Our son has been to Disney about 15 times, was raised wathtching and reading Disney stuff. On our last trip in March he came with us after a 2 years break. He is now 19, I thought he would have lost his Disney interest... No way, like always he sung all the songs in the rides, took characters pictures (even with Ariel), interacted with them, wathched Whishes like he never seen it before. Continuously includes lines from Disney movies in our conversations. In his room, he has Disney stuff that he keeps in the original boxes. He even bought a long sleeves Buzz vest, let me tell you that here in Quebec, mothers of young children stops him to ask him where he got that!!! Our16 DD loves Disny but not the same.

    In conclusion I love that our son has the Disney magical spirit;)

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  19. mmafan

    mmafan DISDAD #780

    Feb 15, 2009
    my 3 yo son asks to watch parades on youtube too.....but the funny thing is he renamed our cat to TOOTHLESS because he loves to watch how to train your dragon....and our cat is big dark gray with green eyes its funny to see peoples reaction when they know he is calling to cat toothless..lol:lmao:
  20. cman

    cman Mouseketeer

    Jun 3, 2004
    We just came back from our 6th extended family trip to BWV.

    What do I love about my Disney kids? That at 20 and 21 they still want to come along. We've taken 4 trips since they became teeanagers and each time I thought it may be the last with them for a while.

    They've already asked when the next trip is.

    I loved that.
  21. PeterPan0

    PeterPan0 Earning My Ears

    Feb 4, 2013
    I'm fourteen, and today I wore a Little Mermaid shirt. I listen to Disney music all of the time on Pandora, I watch rides videos, the travel planning DVDs, and I "fan girl" when I see characters at the parks. :cool1:

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