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Spring 2012 Video Contest: A Decade of Disney (and Universal) 2001-2011

A video

From Thomas tskogg
Posted April 12, 2012 at 8:02 AM
My family first went to Orlando in December 2001, shortly after 9/11. It was a very strange time but getting to Disney and Universal brought us away from reality, it brought a joy and happiness that had been horribly lost just two months before. Right then I decided we would make this a family tradition. December in Orlando. A time for joy and happiness. My video is my proof of that. Enjoy!

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From Rob Pastor
Posted April 12, 2012 at 8:46 AM
Thomas: EXCELLENT. My favorite video so far accompanied by my fav theme park song. Disney & Universal are a great 1-2 punch for a vacation...The best to you and your beautiful family...Nice family tradition.

From Skipper Adam
Posted April 12, 2012 at 8:48 AM
I like this one best so far.

From Don Neal
Posted April 12, 2012 at 8:51 AM
Great video. We have gone three years in a row and it's great seeing how my kids have grown in three short years. Thanks for sharing :)

From James Koehl
Posted April 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen, we now have a new leader...that was so fun to watch, touching, well-assembled. You've got a great looking family!

From Dominick D
Posted April 12, 2012 at 9:57 AM
Amazing video. My favorite as of now. And the Donkey talking bit reminded me of when he was singing Baby last month....

From N B
Posted April 12, 2012 at 7:59 PM
I friend of mine was at Universal / IOA about a week after 9/11. The live in Florida and drove of course. According to him, the parks seemed like they were abandoned. Every ride was a walk-on and he guessed there may have been 100 people in each park.

I live in the glide path of Midway airport and the approach pattern for O'Hare, it was very strange not to see a single commercial aircraft for days. All we would see is an occasional goverment helicopter and F-16's circling the city and suburbs.

Great video, by the way. This one has my vote as well.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted April 14, 2012 at 8:29 AM
EXCELLENT! I call this as the winner!

From Brian Emery
Posted April 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM
Thanks I needed this….!!
4 weeks until we return to Orlando!

Time goes by so damn fast, celebrate everyday folks..

The only problem I saw was the NY sports shirts –
Go BoSox….

From Manny Barron
Posted April 15, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Awesome video! My favorite part was when the children were on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority when they were really young and then you cut to a scene on the exact same ride a decade later....Great stuff.

Keep this wonderful tradition going and continue to capture your memories on tape for the next 10 years and beyond!

From Scott B
Posted April 17, 2012 at 9:05 AM
What? I'm not tearing up because of the video. I have ...allergies.

From Jake Mappes
Posted April 18, 2012 at 9:24 AM
Great video, man! Really enjoyed it!

From Domenik Jost
Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Very nicely done! Terrific video!

From luis gonzalez
Posted April 18, 2012 at 12:56 PM
really great, this is going to be hard to beat.

From Rob Pastor
Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:43 AM
I'm bumping this up since it's simply fantastic and needs to be seen by everyone interested in theme park magic.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted May 17, 2012 at 7:25 PM
Very good

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