I loved reading the romantic moments (Disguy, Tomx805, KoH)!!! So much that I wanted to share with you guys the magical moment I haven't even had yet...
This summer I'll be going to DL with my boyfriend for the first time. I used to live in Anaheim, so I'm a total DL nut with more info than most average ppl can stand to hear about (I'm sure the rest of you know that feeling). Anyway this trip will be awesome because of the 50th, plus my college graduation/my birthday. The best part is that my boyfriend hasn't been to DL or WDW EVER IN HIS LIFE!!! What a deprived child, huh?? Anyway, I'm completely looking forward to seeing the park in all of its celebration glory, and since we're going for 3 days, I can't wait to introduce my man to every conrner of the park. It will be so refreshing to see the park through his eyes, and (like Disguy mentioned) I'll finally be able to walk through my favorite place holding hands with my favorite person.
Thus, there's no doubt in my mind that this summer's trip will be my most magical of all time.
Ooohhh I know that feeling! I took my boyfriend to WDW this summer... it was his first time at any Disney park as well. He really enjoyed it and he finally "got" what I've been raving about for so long!
But, now that I think about it, all my fondest memories of Disneyland have to do with sex or drugs or both. And I can't post about any of it.
For those in the know, I will just say two words: Indian Village.
OK.. anyone in the know... out with it... share with the rest of the class, please
My friend and I went to DL last week and we were walking down Main Street and we saw Dale. Dale was playing with this one little boy or girl and the boy or girl must have said something to hurt Dale's feelings. So we walked over to Dale and I was like, "does Dale need a hug??" So Dale comes over to me and wraps his arms around me and gives me kisses like a chipmunk could do. He also gave my friend a hug, but not as long as mine and didnt give her any kisses. My friend told me that it looks like Dale only has the eyes for you. The next thing I know, is that Dale is going into the planter and taking out some flowers and then handing them to me. I was so touched that a character had grown a little crush on me. Dale cheered me up cuz I was so down earlier when I was there. But the sad thing is, that I was on a ride and my flowers that Dale had given me flew out of my hand. I was sad again, but then I realized that having a character be that nice to me really made my nite.
Magical Moments occur all the time, sometimes when you least expect them. I have some that are going to remain in my head and wont be shared cuz they are just way too memorable for me and i think about those like all the time.
"Something Wicked This Way Comes....."
"You know what you got to do when life brings you down, you swim. Just keep swimming, swimming swimming......" ---Dory
"A Princess in search of her Prince Charming.....or close to it....If you think you are him or know him please send a message or resume......"
What a cool thread!!! There are so many its hard to choose...first trip on POTC when it had only been opened a day...we were in the boat that was on the beginning of wonderful world of disney for a long time...or grad nite....or meeting Michael Landon and his family on the monorail...or my daughters first trip when she told me "Mommy we need to live here so I can marry Mickey Mouse"??? But I think one of my fondest memories was as a teenager...my brother and I went to DL for a week and our grandparents met us one day. It was like the commercial...we wanted our grandparents to go on Space Mountain....we walked up, they asked if it was scary....we told them NO.....rotten huh? Well we went on the ride...my grandma was so excited...she said "Lets go again...right now"...my grandpa said "I almost c...... my pants...I'm not going on any more rides with you two..."....tee hee hee...luckily he changed his mind for POTC and Haunted Mansion...
My grandparents are gone now and that day is one of my happiest memories of disneyland and my grandparents!!
The first is from my childhood. We used to always go on PacBell nights. It was my first time riding Autopia by myself. As I was coming around a curve, someone jumped out of the bushes in front of me and scared the living snot out of me. It was my dad. He was just waiting for me so that he could do this. He was standing at a little red & white building and jumped through a hedge to scare me. I must have been 4-5 ish.
My other moment is sweeter. We were celebrating The Boy's 4th B-day. We were having breakfast at the Plaza Inn. The Boy wasn't really interested in his food. Piglet came to our table and sat down with him. The next thing I know, Piglet is feeding The Boy his eggs. Piglet was even dipping the eggs in ketchup first. It was priceless.
It's hard to list them, but I have so many memories of having a really good time with friends at DL - nothing in particular, just good times.
Two things on our last trip stand out. One night my brother, sister, mother and I were hanging out in the Park. It was nearly time for the Holiday Believe show. We found a great spot on some steps by the ROA and just sat there, soaking it up. Nice.
Our last evening there we were on Big Thunder just as the fireworks started. What a great experience! Hurtling round Big thunder as the fireworks exploded around us was amazing - I'll never forget it.
Ohh and something very ver very naughty on Pirates when my boyfirend and I were the only ones riding...... he he he he he it makes me giggle and blush just thinking about. Talk about the Disney Magic !!!!
It was the official opening and ribbon cutting of TDA in Anaheim and there was a private ceremony with local politicians, the Westcot 2000 group (which I was a part of) and architect Frank Gehry as the Guest of Honor.
I had done Special Events in the county for several years and often would request the appearance of a Disney Character from DL. Getting Mickey was a real coup and I would meet, greet and provide a backstage area for the character and escort. During that time I met and became acquainted with several of the CMs and their escorts.
That morning Mickey and Minnie arrived and the photographers went crazy as usual. Minnie spied me and came clopping over in those big shoes of hers and gave me a huge hug while patting the back of my head. I took her gloved hand and kissed it while saying, "So wonderful to see you again Minnie...age has not diminished your beauty."
Minnie curtsied, pretended to blush and then took my arm and stayed by my side for several minutes while we strolled and she shyly greeted the crowd. To this day I have no idea who was inside the costume but it was obviously someone I knew and it created a very special "intimate" moment for me even though it occured backstage.
Last summer My girlfriend and I went to disneyland and we both wanted to be in the parade of stars. The parades are one of my girlfriends favorite things to see at DL. We thought we missed our oppertunity, but I went up to a Security CM and he told me that we needed to run to IASW. We got there and were able to get on the bus at the second stop. I was really nervous because I was afraid that we would end up in the tu-tus (sp?) but we lucked out and got to wear capes and dance with the characters(woohoo).
The coolest part is that the Guest Trainers matched up my girlfriend with Tigger because she had just bought and was wearing the Tigger ears headband thingy.
At the end we were both covered in Magical Disneyland Parade Sweat and had a great time getting it.
"He gets around you know he knows all the pretty girls." ~ Walt Disney
After my Dad retired for illness, he became wheelchair bound. On father's day 2004, On the spur of the moment I suggested a Disneyland trip. Suprisingly Dad wanted to go. So Dad, Mom, 2 of my sisters, my niece and I made the trek, so that dad could see the new fireworks show and see some of the guys from the service garage. That night stnding on Main St. watching the fireworks with my, I saw him crying,just tears rolling down his face. I put my arm around him and he told me he was proud to have me work for Disneyland.
I kept my arm around him through the whole show crying myself. It was right then that I understood the meaning of Disney Family. My sisters and mom did not miss this moment and I wish that I had a photo of my father from that night.
Dad passed away Jan. 27th of this year
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Many of us have a single, if not many, moments that made our love for Disneyland grow to what it is today. It may be a special cast member making your day or perhaps Goofy wishing you a Happy Birthday? Share your "moment" with the rest of us
My favorite moment had to be my honeymoon. My wife grew up fearing roller coasters and never gone on any her whole life. She told me she loved Star Tours and I told her if she could handle Star Tours then she would love Indy. We go on Indy and she absolutely loved it. I tell her since she loved Indy, she could handle Big Thunder. We went on it and she was aprehensive but by the time we got into the station, she had a huge smile on her face. We get off and she says "Again Again" So we go back on and she puts her hands up the entire time.
My next favorite time was just last Christmas when we took our 5 year old niece. We go on Big Thunder and she is alittle afraid so she sits next to my wife and is holding onto her. By the time we get back into the station, my niece looks back at me with the hugest smile I have ever seen her smile. It was awesome.
I created a monster with my wife though. She absolutelt can't wait for Space Mountain to open. The rode all the other roller coasters in the park but was still afraid of Space Mountain. We took our 16 year old nephew with us one trip and he wanted to go on Space Mountain. My wife said she would wait for us at the exit but my nephew says "Come on Aunt Melissa, Don't be such a wuss." She looked at him and finally shrugged and said fine and that she was riding with him and if she got scared she was going to hit him as hard as she could. He smiled and said "FIne, at least I'll be riding Space MOuntain and laughing at the scared look on your face" She absolutely loved it!!
My favorite Moment was when I went to DL in Febuary of 1994, My wife was going to Azusa Pacific (great singers come from there)We took a day at DL. It was nice because it was raining but I had an umbrella of course so we just sat together in the Hub. Staring at the castle, as a slow steady rain broke. It was one of our greatest moments together, just relaxing, a little wet, but it was so peaceful, hardly anybody around. We held hands, staring at each other and the wonderful place around us.
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One More... The last time we went we ran into Cruella at DCA. She was talking down to everyone like she normally does and I went up and asked her if I could have my picture with her since my Dad did the concept artwork of her and I'm always reminded of him when I see her and it would be an honor for me. She actually looked shocked and bowed to me and said it would be an honor for her to have her picture taken with the son of the man who designed her beauty. I actually cried and she gave me a hug. Now that was an awesome moment for me. She asked if I'm following in my father's footsteps and told her I was and she said well then maybe I'll do the concept artwork to design her a man that had my integrity. She said of course she would have to break him and bend his will first I laughed and said that I wouldn't have it any other way.