What's the most joyful moment you've had at a theme park?

March 31, 2023, 12:55 PM

It could be a ride, a show, or just a shared moment with family or friends. If you also are in the mood to read some nice stuff on the Internet for a change, please share your joyful stories from past Disney, Universal, or other theme park visits.


Replies (6)

March 31, 2023, 2:26 PM

I did go to a Theme Park in Orlando Until I was 38.

We entered the Magic Kingdom – We were so excited.

I still remember seeing the Castle for the first time – at 38. I had a tear in my eye. I could not stop looking at that damn thing…

March 31, 2023, 3:11 PM

Man, so many with most recent my four year old nephew's joy at Disneyland seeing Jungle Cruise, Astro Orbiter, Toy Story Mania and more.

Also just the first time on so many rides from original EPCOT to Test Track, Tower of Terror and more. The first time on any ride is special and hard to capture again.

April 5, 2023, 11:51 AM

In 1988, I had my first encounter with Epcot Center when my show choir performed at Disney for what was then "Magic Music Days." A group of my best friends traveled around Future World together when I met a purple dragon that changed my life forever.

Experiencing Journey Into Imagination together as a group was a remarkable emotional memory. We rode it several times and sang along to one little spark as the choir we were...in gorgeous harmony. It was the trip that started my collection of all things Figment and I'll always associate him with my high school memories.

April 5, 2023, 1:21 PM

Show choir? Show choir?!?

As a former chow choir nerd, I think we need a thread on show choirs and theme parks. I never did perform at Walt Disney World, but my choir did a competition at Kings Island my senior year, and then my old choir did make it to Disney while I worked there.

April 5, 2023, 1:38 PM

December 1982 - Front row working crowd control for candlelight processional at on Main Street at the Magic Kingdom.

1997 - 3 PM parade Magic Kingdom, Snow White picks my three-year old daughter out of crowd and dances with her on Main Street.

April 5, 2023, 9:09 PM

Taking my best friend to Tampa's Howl-O-Scream in 2021. He had been to HHN a few times, but never there, so he had no clue what to expect. I just had a fun night showing everything to him and the scare actors got him good a couple of times in a way that Universal never could.

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