Toy Story came out with I was a kid, and as soon as I saw it, it instantly became my favorite movie. It was actually my favorite movie for probably my entire childhood, I loved that movie for a really long time. Anyway, Buzz and Woody used out hang out in Tomorrowland, and I remember the first time I met them as a child. I hung out with them for a long time, telling them all about school and how much I loved their movie and had their toys, etc. etc. I was there talking to them forever, and finally my dad decided it was time to give them a break and move on to something else. Sadly, I told them goodbye and we moved over to the Rocket Jets (you know, when it was on the Peoplemover). While on my rocket with my dad, I looked down at where Buzz and Woody were, and to my surprise and joy they were still standing there watching me and waving at me. I thought that was really magical for me. My favorite characters didn't just leave me as soon as I left them, they stuck around and made sure I was having a good time. I really appreciate that.
Also, I only vaguely remember this but my dad has told me this story several times. I'm tall, and I've always been rather tall for my age. When I was about two or three years old I wanted to go on EVERY ride. Every time I saw one of those "you must be this tall to ride...." signs, I would go running up to it, only to be slightly too short. Well, the next day, I had decided to wear different shoes for some reason. So, the first ride with a height requirement we approached that day was Space Mountain. I guess in my 2/3 year old mind I was convinced that I would magically grow and be able to ride the "big" rides. When I saw Space Mountain I ran up to the height measurement. My dad knew I was too short so he tried to call me back so I wouldn't be disappointed, but to his surprise they let me on the ride! Apparently, the shoes I wore that day were slightly taller, allowing me to go on the "big" rides.