Fans Share Their Most Magical Memories At Disney
There’s no doubt that all-things-Disney are smothered in magic. Call if fairy dust, wanderlust or the potion of the company, but there’s a reason why so many travelers flock to the parks throughout their lives. While every vacation has its own unique memories, there are some memorable moments that will forever stand out in a Disney fan’s mind. From the first time they stepped foot in Walt Disney World and met their beloved princess to when they witnessed pure bliss through the eyes of their children, there are some experiences that simply can’t be recreated. Allow a specialized Disney Travel Agent to plan your getaway with a little inspiration from these real stories from Disney fanatics. Trust us when we say, it’ll be an adventure you’ll never, ever forget:
“My boyfriend made me feel like a princess.”
When Tamara’s boyfriend surprised her with a trip to Walt Disney World for her 33 birthday, she couldn’t have been more excited but she also had one special rule: she didn’t want to wear Mickey Mouse ears since the plastic was too hard. Instead, they found a tiara! And best of all, they were able to book a meal at Cinderella’s restaurant, even though reservations are taken a year in advance.
“I’ll never forget walking into Disney World for the first time.”
Much like falling in love, getting your first job offer or earning that first passport stamp, there’s nothing quite like your initial trip to Walt Disney World, according to Mis Ti. It’s a healthy mix of emotions – from excitement to joy. “There is just something magical about walking into the Magic Kingdom for the first time and staring at Cinderella’s Castle. I think I cried on several occasions that day from seeing the Castle to riding Peter Pan’s Flight to meeting Minnie and Goofy. It took me 36 years to visit Walt Disney World and it was an experience I will never forget,” she shared.
“The entire staff made my dad feel special for his birthday.”
As every lifelong Disney fan knows, for big milestone events, there’s no better place to be than Walt Disney World. For Joanna’s father’s birthday, she was amazed on how many cast members went out of their way to make him feel extra special. “When we were at Disney’s Hollywood Studios,,all of the ‘bellhops’ at Tower of Terror sang happy birthday to him. Later at Fantasmic, several of the cast members got an entire stadium full of Disney fans waiting for the show to start to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and do the wave. It was pretty magical,” she shared.
“My kids still talk about the trip today.”
When Cassandra and her family finally made the journey to Florida, they rolled in 16 people deep. Though there were several one-of-a-kind experiences, what stood out the most for Cassandra is how happy everyone – of all ages – was throughout the trip. “The first day we did dinner together at the Be Our Guest Restaurant. All of us – yes even the adults – spazzed out when The Beast came in. We watched the fireworks after and our eyes watered seeing all the movies that had been memories in our childhoods, and now our children’s as well shown upon the castle. The last night we enjoyed Backyard BBQ together. The kids dancing and being silly together and the adults taking in all their laughter. It was all just so much fun and quality time that my kids still talk about it,” she shared.
“My parents recreated our family photos for me.”
At Matt’s family home, one of the prized, framed photos was of his family in front of the ‘It’s a Small World’ ride. But since Matt was adopted later in life, he wasn’t part of the treasured image. For his 30th birthday, his family changed all that: “My parents surprised me with a Disney trip and got a picture with them on the ride! It really was a magical moment,” he shared.
“I saw fireworks from atop Splash Mountain.”
Sometimes at Disney, timing is merely on your side. For Emily, her favorite memory at Disney was when she happened to be at the top of Splash Mountain, right as the fireworks were going off. “It was nice to cozy up next to someone after a non-stop day and just take everything in for just a few minutes,” she shared.
“I love seeing my kids experience what I grew up loving.”
Though Sarah didn’t make it to Walt Disney World until she was 30 and a mom of two, the splendor of the experience was just the same. In fact, she says it was made even more impactful by witnessing joy within her children. “My best experience was when we sang together at Disney! We loved the light shows and fireworks at night – those were magical. It’s crazy all the technology and animated effects that go into their shows. It makes you truly feel like a kid again when you got to meet the princesses that you grew up loving. Now having a daughter, I can share that with her, and I love watching my son enjoy everything my husband used love as well,” she shares.
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