From "Here you leave the world of today..." at the entrance tunnel to the time we leave (always through the 'other' tunnel) there are just too many goosebumps and teary eye moments to count. How can you count times of 'magic' and your own childhood memories and then the memories made with your own children? OK, now I have a lump in my throat, remembering! Thanks guys!
Snow on Main Street
"All aboard" and "next stop"
the whistle sound as I come throught the gates
the music on from the tea cups
Each visit we recreate my favorite memories from when my boys were toddlers;
Dumbo at night and my youngest will say "pretty lights"
Peter Pan and my oldest has to say "Mom, we're FLYING!"
They roll their eyes but when we're planning our visit they are now the ones to add those stops
It used to be...seeing the Mattrhorn from the freeway...but it seems harder to find now until you are right up on it. I have to agree about Dumbo and Tink in the fireworks...there is something about flying that Lways gets me....also the "your attention please!" right when you enter that is so thrilling.
Gosh - sorry guys - I know I promised, but I could not help but get a little teary eyed reading your posts. I did think of another ---- Jack Wagner ---- "You're Attention Please! The Disneyland Limited now leaving on a Grand Circle Tour of the Magic Kingdom, with stops in Tomorrowland, New Orleans Square, and Mickey's Toontown. Last call!!! Allllabooarrdd!!!!!!!" wow - it does it every time.
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I remember before last year, I really wouldn't take the fireworks into consideration. I figured it was the perfect time to ride rides since everyone was watching the fireworks. But you know what, last year I decided to find a good seat by the Partners statue and watch them; and oh my god, it was unlike anything I had ever experienced. The music, the memories, just everything in 15 minutes. The thing that got me, though is after the show and I look around and I hear laughter and people crying, and it made me realize again the power that Disney had, and that they know what they're doing. I started crying a bit too . I had never experienced a moment as powerful as that in Disneyland, and I don't think I will again until I watch the fireworks this year.
I did the wdw cp in 2006 and my roommates and I (8of us girls total!) all went to magic kingdom together our first night out there... And I simply cannot face fireworks again. It was wishes... And my first time ever in wdw, with 7 other girls who I just met and it seemed so fantastic and wonderful that I can't watch them any more without bawling my eyes out remembering that moment... Fireworks bring back floods of memOries from that trip for me
Hearing Walt's opening day speech during the Remember... Dreams Come True fireworks show. I get goosebumps every time.
Originally Posted by MortTheMighty
The opening of Fantasmic!, when the lights are coming up and that tone comes in and builds till the music bursts and Mickey is on the stage. And then the end... some imagination, huh?
Originally Posted by Quentin
"SS-77 this is mission control. We are initiating power transfer in 3, 2, 1"
all of this ^
also some things of my own to add:
seeing people be happy in the park.
Watching first timers do ANYTHING is amazing.
any and all of the fireworks shows ( but especially RDCT)
"oh, hello, my friends!" - indiana jones
anytime I hear Walt's voice I suppose
and a little more vague one...
anytime I start thinking about the history of the park and how much effort, imagination, hard work, and money it took to make it such a magical wonderful place to be.
It's beyond astounding to me, that the park has remained so practically perfect since it's opening over 50 years ago.
It's more than goosebumpbs...It makes me cry when I think about Disneyland.
OK, thanks to this thread, my husband and I are now booking a trip for mid-September. It's been much too long. I NEED the magic! See ya all there! As I said in another thread, you'll know me, I'm the one dragging her husband around acting like a 6 year old as he rolls his eyes!
The whole Remember, Dreams Come True show. Oh man that gets me every time. Also just the ambient music playing in all the lands. When "Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" plays in Tomorrowland, it does me in. And for some reason, the horn in the monorail, it just let's me know I'm in Disneyland.