Simple Disney Things.

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by disneyshakeygirl, May 30, 2012.

  1. Jubilee

    Jubilee DIS Veteran

    Feb 14, 2007
    Tinsel Christmas decorations at DHS.
    Kids TV area at check-in.
    Putting on our lanyards as we drive up.
    Mickey shaped electrical pole. See you real soon!
    When the train drives up for the opening show, tears.
    The smell in the air - everywhere on property.
    Hoop Dee Doo Revue.
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  3. BurleyGirl

    BurleyGirl DIS Veteran

    Apr 10, 2003
  4. jgh

    jgh Peter Pan!

    Jun 1, 2012
    The smells of Spaceship Earth :)
    Finally getting on Peter Pan after waiting in line
  5. myjourney

    myjourney DIS Veteran

    Mar 11, 2007
    Walking into the lobby at AKL
  6. KapBoy77

    KapBoy77 Mouseketeer<br><a href="

    Aug 27, 2012
    Just walking down Main St in the morning... Man I love doing that... It's what I keep remembering when I daydream about Disney.
  7. GenevieveRaqs

    GenevieveRaqs DIS Veteran

    Aug 26, 2011
    Being called Princess by a CM, even though I'm 31 years old. princess:

    The moment the lights go out right before Wishes or Illuminations.

    The sparkling fairy lights in the trees near the Castle.

    Arriving at EPCOT by monorail--it's the way everyone should arrive on their first visit.

    Feeling my own eyes light up like a child as the MSEP goes by--and seeing the same look of awe reflected in my son's face.

    Chance encounters with characters as they are in transit. I don't do formal character meets, but I do love those spontaneous run-ins.

    After the fireworks, when the crowds are still pushing onto ferries and monorails and trams, walking through a subdued Epcot or Magic Kingdom, enjoying the lights and the company of my family and feeling as though the whole place is ours.

    That fantastic water-ride smell.
  8. Chief Powhatan

    Chief Powhatan Mouseketeer

    Sep 13, 2012
    Walking through the Poly on the way to ride the monorail to the MK

    Being at a park for Rope Drop - especially the MK

    Walking down Main Street when the park first opens

    Mickey shaped ice cream and dole whips

    Driving on the property for the first time after arriving
  9. starsweeper

    starsweeper DIS Veteran

    Dec 14, 2009
    -Soaking in Main Street, USA and feeling transported to a simpler time

    -First glimpse of the castle

    -"Welcome, foolish mortals!"

    -Taking an afternoon train ride to slow down for a bit

    -My kids insisting we have to eat at CP the first morning even though they will be 7yo on our next trip. They are just as sentimental as I am. :)
  10. DisneyFive

    DisneyFive When is the 3:00 parade?

    Jun 16, 2011
    I tried to think of the little things that stuck out to me on our very first trip... at least most of these are from our first trip.

    • All the big white Mickey hands waving to you walking down Main Street when the park opens.
    • Hearing the music to the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” parade as it passes by
    • The convenience of the buses. I feel like I’m at one HUGE all inclusive when vacationing at WDW.
    • Hearing that soft whir and looking up as the monorail passes overhead at Epcot
    • The smell of oranges on Soarin’
    • The shrimp and steak at ‘Ohanas
    • Watching ‘DiVine’ at AK.
    • The lobby of the Grand Floridian (wow!)
    • Standing on the beach by the Beach Club lagoon area facing the Boardwalk. Awesome view.
    • The feel of old Hollywood at HS and the street performers.
    • Relaxing and having a beer while waiting for Fantasmic to start.
    • Answering my daughter, “Yes, that is real fire” (to her amazement) as the lagoon bursts into flames the first time we saw Fantasmic.
    • Seeing the bubbles floating down during the Finding Nemo musical
    • The starry night scene during Spaceship Earth
    • The dip in the pool at night after a day in the parks.
    • While not a little thing… the full park opening show at MK. It got me misty eyed on our first stay, so surreal.
    Most of all though, as I posted before, it’s being a kid again and enjoying the magic with my family.

    pixiedust:pixiedust: and :goodvibes:goodvibes to all!

  11. mousiemom

    mousiemom adam lambert lover!

    Apr 7, 2005
    ditto! you have entered the wonderful world of disney, i don't want to leave!
  12. mousiemom

    mousiemom adam lambert lover!

    Apr 7, 2005
    -when me, dh, and dd get in van to drive to dw.
    -when we check in to resort and we have arrived
    -decorating our room & window
    -kicking the trip off @ ohana and walking out on beach to watch wishes
    -the boat rides everywhere
    -all the piped in music everywhere
    -having our 1st dole float, & stuffed cheese pretzel
    -our 1st ride @ mk - peter pan
    -riding the monorail at night
    -riding the train around mk
    -smelling the orange groves in soarin and end @ DL.
    -walking around WS with some kind of drink
    -the music to light parade and wishes.
    -seeing mickey appear @ top of mountain in fantasmic/chills
    -just being there
  13. ShariM

    ShariM Mouseketeer

    Oct 26, 1999
    When the cast member hands me my KTTW card at check in.

    Listening to the cast members at Le Cellier sing "O Canada" when the restaurant opens.

    Taking a Mickey bar ice cream break while listening to Off Kilter.

    Catching the cuckoo clock in the German Pavilion at the top of the hour.

    Two weeks and counting....... :yay:
  14. katt789

    katt789 DIS Veteran

    Mar 14, 2010
    My personal ones are:
    -eating Uncrustables
    -Mr Disney Bus voice
    -The monorail speech
    -Walking down main street
    -"Paging Mr Morrow. Mr Tom Morrow"
  15. Pumbaa7287

    Pumbaa7287 I am the great Stone Dragon!

    Apr 15, 2004
    That even after 30+ trips, we always see something new!
  16. Caseheidi

    Caseheidi DIS Veteran

    Aug 28, 2012
    Watching the characters show respect to my little princess.
  17. Circus181920

    Circus181920 Mouseketeer

    Feb 16, 2010
    -walking around the World Showcase after Illuminations
    -Mickey gingerbread
    -riding BTMRR at night
    -wearing my minnie mouse ears
  18. zpbarn01

    zpbarn01 Earning My Ears

    Apr 14, 2007
    "Paging Doctor Morrow. Doctor Tom Morrow."
  19. sharadoc

    sharadoc Visiting Disney World since 1986, happily driving

    May 6, 2008
    ... Dapper Dans singing first thing in the morning
    ... the smell of the peanut brittle from the Confectionary
    ... music in DHS on Hollywood Blvd.
    ... the sounds of Indiana Jones and Lights Motor Action in the distance as we head over to TSM
    ... Future World at night with the gorgeous Spaceship Earth in it's blue and purple glory
    ... the sparkly sidewalks in Future World
    ... my DD singing the "celebrate you" song when we pass under the main road sign, then we all have to answer with the "oh oh, oh oh" (come on, you can sing with us :rotfl:)
  20. sharadoc

    sharadoc Visiting Disney World since 1986, happily driving

    May 6, 2008
    your party from Saturn has arrived. Please give them a ring :goodvibes
  21. aaarcher86

    aaarcher86 DIS Veteran

    Feb 17, 2010
    Whenever I call the reservations line I'm always thinking 'Have a magical day. So stupid.' But then at the end of the call when that perky CM actually tells me 'Have a magical rest of your day' it just hits me right in the feelings and I think, 'ya know what? I think I will. Thank you.'

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