What smells remind you of WDW

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by k8Davies, May 7, 2018.

  1. k8Davies

    k8Davies K8Davies

    May 20, 2010
    now I know the title is weird but I’m weird so it’s okay lol..:crazy2:

    So today in the UK it’s a beautiful bank holiday, it’s 26 degrees C thinks that’s round 78 - 79 (aka a mild day in Florida) don’t judge we don’t get sun that often. :beach:

    So any who, this morning I went swimming with my son at the local pool (or as we call swimming baths)

    Then this afternoon we decided to sit out in the garden so I sprayed him with suntan lotion and because it was between lunchtime and dinner he had some popcorn to snack on while I hung out our swim stuff to dry..

    Honestly the combination of chlorine, popcorn and sunscreen had me thinking I was in Disney.. I closed my eye and was transported from my little garden in Kent to Florida..

    Can’t be just me (but if it is I promise to seek professional help :hyper:) but does anyone else have triggers that transport them to Disney..

    Now I’m wondering if I could get those combinations of smell made into a scent, not to wear :tongue: but when I’m having a crappy day at work, I could whip it out take a wiff and imagine myself on Main Street
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  2. SorcererHeidi

    SorcererHeidi Sorcerer please cast forever love spell for me

    Jul 16, 2007
    Good question, @k8Davies , and glad you got to be transported, at least for a little while.

    For me I have to say the #1 sensory thing that always brings me back is actually a SOUND. When I hear seagulls, or a boat horn, I am totally taken back to my first time being on the Friendship Boat, going to the Beach Club. There were a bunch of seagulls flying around (they actually used to have "bird food" dispensers on the dock there, which they WISELY removed!). Seeing the magnificent Yacht and Beach Clubs for the first time, hearing those birds and that boat horn, feeling the warm sunshine (thank God not hot and humid!), and feeling relaxed, at peace, and like all was right with the world (and World!) is a feeling I feel every time I hear those sounds!!! Mooooo-saaaaaaaaah!!! :) :)
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  4. Spencer Wright

    Spencer Wright Constantly craving a zebra dome...

    Jul 31, 2017
    Sunscreen does it for me!

    I run outside during the day but otherwise wear sunscreen maybe two or three other times throughout the year.
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  5. GreatLakes

    GreatLakes DIS Veteran

    Aug 6, 2015
    It's been a while since I've been there but a few years ago I was in the DC Metro Dupont Circle station and it smelled exactly like Spaceship Earth used to in the post ride area.
  6. Catvondita

    Catvondita A Quirky Strange Girl in a Disney World

    Mar 18, 2015
    I used to get a nostalgic Disney feeling every time an Air Conditioner blasted. It reminded me of when I was little, riding the monorails before they started falling apart. They always had this distinct air conditioner smell.
  7. alltwelve

    alltwelve Mouseketeer

    Jul 23, 2014
    The No Ad brand sunscreen, to me, smells EXACTLY like the lobby at Bay Lake Tower!
    Also, anytime I smell that perfume they sell in Norway (I think its called Laila), I'm immediately reminded of Epcot. Well, that and a charcoal grill, which smells like the great library of Alexandria getting burned to the ground in Spaceship Earth! lol
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  8. stindall

    stindall DIS Veteran

    Aug 11, 2012
    When I took my little brother a few years ago we bought an air freshener to remind us of our trip. We chose "Pink Sands" by Yankee Candle and it does indeed remind us of our trip every time we smell it! We try to use it sparingly to keep that alive and will continue the tradition in the future. :)
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  9. Happiest.Haunt_999

    Happiest.Haunt_999 An aura of foreboding...

    Feb 12, 2017
    Yes, there are many smells and sounds that immediately transport me back.

    You know,OP there are several candle companies that make Disney scented candles for just this reason. ;)
  10. BrianL

    BrianL Doom Buggy Driver

    Jul 24, 2013
    Every so often I'll run into the same hand soap they use at WDW and it will remind me of being there. I mean, it reminds me of the restrooms, but that's still better than most places.
  11. Daisybelle

    Daisybelle I'm just happy to be here

    May 14, 2008
    This will maybe sound weird, BUT there is small Foster Farms chicken manufacturing place near the office building where I work. A couple of times a month they make corn dogs. When it's warm and sunny and I am out for a walk and that corn dog scent wafts by, I can close my eyes and feel like I'm walking down Main Street in Disneyland...
  12. KingLlama

    KingLlama My car finished 3rd on Radiator Springs Racers.

    Dec 29, 2009
    In my backyard I have a boat ride that takes me through several scenes featuring audio-animatronic pirates, and the musty smell of that boat ride reminds me of an attraction they have at the Magic Kingdom: "Pirates of the Caribbean".
  13. Alicenwonderment

    Alicenwonderment DIS Veteran

    Mar 21, 2011
    The sound of fireworks. Although nobody does that better than Disney.
  14. Shanbo

    Shanbo Mouseketeer

    Jun 18, 2017
    Smells are so important to memories.

    UK here too and had a chance to put on sunscreen recently and it always reminds me of vacations.
    Salted popcorn works for me, the only time I ever used to eat salted was at WDW.

    I've seen a lot of those candles that are meant to have smells resembling the different areas or attractions of WDW, has anyone bought one before? Do the smells remind you of the area/attraction?
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  15. DisneyKingpin

    DisneyKingpin Mouseketeer

    Apr 11, 2014
    I think this question should have been more appropriately posted in the farting thread.
  16. ToffPrincess

    ToffPrincess Mouseketeer

    Sep 10, 2017
    There are a few smells I love in particular,

    The Grand Floridian Lobby.. never smelt it anywhere else but I wish I have.
    All the water rides and fountains have that bromine small which you very rarely smell anywhere else in the world but when you do.. it instantly transports me to Pirates and the general Pirates queue.
    The general Disney smell. Its like amazing florida air combined with a hint of stagnant water, hint of bleach, hint of bromine, hint of maple syrup and popcorn which just screams Disney.
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  17. IluvMGM

    IluvMGM Mouseketeer

    Aug 19, 2004
    My boyfriend has never been to Disney World. The first time I was over his house and he had his fireplace lit, I said "it smells like Spaceship Earth in here."
  18. Horizons-1

    Horizons-1 Earning My Ears

    Feb 25, 2018
    Two smells that instantly take me to EPCOT:

    -Anything that smells similar to the "burning" of Rome in Spaceship Earth
    -Artificial orange smell reminds me of the desert harvester scene in Horizons
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  19. kniquy

    kniquy DIS Veteran

    Dec 15, 2014
    Bromine (i.e. all the water rides) and mickey waffles -- thankfully we can make the Mickey waffles at home.
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  20. disneydeal

    disneydeal Go to Disney every other year.

    Jan 15, 2012
    Cotton candy
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  21. Brandon B

    Brandon B Earning My Ears

    Feb 11, 2017
    There's a certain store in town, it's an older building, and the smell of the ventilation system is almost exactly that of the smell inside Space Mountain. I love that smell and it always hits me instantly when I go in there. Whenever someone cuts open an orange and I get a whiff, I feel like I'm in those orange groves on the original Soarin' attraction.
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