Thursday, April 26, 2012

W is for Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World was always my family's go to destination for vacation. Probably because my parents honeymooned there just a year or two after it opened and back when you had to get tickets for rides (like the e ticket). While doing my scrapbook a few years back, I discovered that you can kind of see me grow up with pictures with Mickey.

If you can't read the ages it's 2, 4, 5, 11, 16

I've visited there a total of 7 times. The two that aren't in that scrapbook page are visits in 2005 and 2007.  The visits when I was smaller I don't remember so much but we have plenty of pictures.  We always had to plan well in advance for stuff so if something special was going on, it was always a surprise.

When we went in 2006, we were surprised to discover that the castle had been painted pink.  It turned out it was the 25th anniversary and there was lot of extra stuff to do.  The next time, it was 100 years of magic.  I had really wanted to go to the Millennium celebration and was disappointed when we couldn't go but a lot of the stuff from that was at the 100 years.

You can see the pink castle in the upper right.

The Donald Duck hat was always a staple until I got my sorcerer's hat

See, Figment used to be a puppet.  And the one in the upper right is Minnie Mouse in her 80s futuristic getup
This happens to be the last family picture we took.  It was the year before Dad died.

I also started collecting the pins. 

I kinda had to go with two different lanyards...

The last time I visited, I was 22 and we had got free vouchers to fly anywhere on Midwest Airlines, so we decided on Florida. Mom and I just sat back and enjoyed ourselves. We went out to eat at one of the fancy restaurants in World Showcase, something we hadn't done before. It was the Food and Wine Festival and finally I was old enough to enjoy it.

My favorite rides are:
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Mickey's Philharmagic (a 3D show)
  • Test Track
  • Mission: Space
  • Norway
  • Soarin'
  • Star Tours
  • Rock n roller coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Expedition Everest
I also love the night shows especially Spectromagic and Fantasmic.


  1. Even when I lived there for 3 years I never went there. Is that crazy or what?! Thankfully, I have been to Disneyland...once.

    I didn't realize they had that many new rides either.

    Anyway, the last time I was in Florida some idiot robber Epcot Center's parking lot of $86,000. I heard later he was caught. Crazy people!

    1. I definitely would take Disney World over Disneyland. So much bigger.


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