In honor of Walt Disney World's 42nd birthday, 42 things we've loved about Disney World
In honor of Walt Disney World's 42nd birthday today, here are 42 things (past and present) we've loved about Disney World.
The Mary Blair Grand Canyon Concourse mural
Riding in the front of the monorail
Mickey towel art on your bed
Renting a boat at Dixie Landings and sailing to Downtown Disney and back
Roasting s'mores and watching a movie at Fort Wilderness
Trying on silly hats
Chocolate-covered frozen bananas
Watching the second nighttime parade in the Magic Kingdom and riding rides during the first
Canoeing around the Rivers of America
The last raft of the day from Tom Sawyer Island
A Citrus Swirl cone
A Dole Whip float
A chicken and waffle sandwich from Sleepy Hollow
The Adventureland egg roll dog
A peanut butter and jelly sandwich from Aunt Polly's
Sitting upstairs at the Columbia Harbor House
The goat trick
The Diamond Horseshoe Jamboree
The Country Bear Christmas Special
The tributes to 20K in the Little Mermaid queue
The Grey Stuff
Getting stuck on Buzz Lightyear
The music in Impressions de France
The first notes of Rhapsody in Blue in the original IllumiNations
The Disney All-American College Orchestra at Epcot
Using a live video call for the first time in your life to make a lunch reservation at Epcot
Choosing between space, desert, or sea?
Believing in hydrolators
Topiaries shaped like characters
The jumping fountains at the Imagination pavilion
Spaceship Earth in twilight
Thursday night cast member specials at Pleasure Island
Drawing your own Disney character at the Animation Academy
Mickey ice cream bars
The Cinderella mosaic
When the Yeti worked
Fireworks, every night of the year
You're invited to keep the list growing, in the comments.
Mango pie at the yak and yetti
The feeling of actually being on an African Safari while riding Kilimanjaro Safaris.
I love the ducks. I am 39 years old and the mother of two and we have ducks where I live, sometimes even in my own yard, but nothing captivates me like the ducks in a Disney park. I don't know why. But I am compelled to take dozens of photos of ducks walking in the parks.
The relaxing rides on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority aka The people mover...special thanks to the CM's that would let me ride it for hours without disembarking :)
- Walking down Sunset Boulevard at night, while the screams from Tower of Terror beckon you to ride.
-- Figment and Dreamfinder.
The view from the top of the Contemporary!
Singing along "To a Big Beautiful Tomorrow"
Walking right down the middle of Main Street, USA.
- Fighting cowboys in Frontier land.
Chequers/draughts (I'm English) outside the candy shop on Main Street.
Ooh and when the storyteller 'blows out' the lights at the start of Illuminations...It gives me chills every time.
Patrick and Peggy Blose---we have really enjoyed the campground parades at Fort Wilderness on July 4th. We have camped there several times as I am a teacher/administrator and this has be the only season when we were able to camp at Disney. Our family has many, many memories of WDW. Going back in October, as we have just retired.
Smelling rotten eggs in the line for Pirates.
The turkey legs at frontierland
What's the Goat Trick? And Horizons has been closed for a long time....
Relaxing ride around the park on the trail
Listening to the Voices of Liberty while waiting for The American Adventure. This is a must do for me anytime I am in EPCOT.
Exiting Journey Into Imagination into the original ImageWorks.
Backside of Water
Disney Collegiate band - on parade in MK and a jazz set in Cosmic Rays.
Watching your daughter's eyes light up at her first princess luncheon every time a new princess arrives.
1.) Hearing the cast member say "Have a magical day!"
Taking in the Festival of the Lion King show 4 times over 2 days and sitting in a different section of the theatre each time so you can make all of the animal sounds
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