What’s your most favorite Disney memory?

We all know that Disney is the place where family memories are made.  With that in mind, take a few minutes and share your favorite Disney memory.  Did you propose to your sweetie on Small World?  Did a cast member create a magical moment that you’ll always remember?  Let’s here all about it!  I’ll start with two of mine.

My first trip to WDW was when I was in May, 1978 when I was 6 years old.  My grandparents took my mom and I down and I so many good memories were made on that trip.  As I look back, one of my fondest was the Wedway People Mover (now the TTA).  My grandfather was a draftsman for Jeffery Mining and Manufacturing and designed conveyor belts for mines.  I remember us getting to the People Mover and riding the Goodyear conveyor belt up the incline to the boarding area of the ride.  It was such a fun memory of watching my grandfather ride something that was very similar to what he designed for a living, albeit on a very small scale.

Fun memory number two would be my son’s first trip nearly four years ago.  We had been to all of the parks and were on our second day in the Magic Kingdom.  There we stood in the archway between Liberty Town and Fantasyland.  The park wasn’t very crowded so we asked our kid what ride he wanted to ride again and he took off running down the midway (good thing we had a longer stride so he wasn’t far from us).  With video camera in hand we watched him run in a zigzag line, first heading towards Peter Pan, then Small World, then back to Peter Pan, then the carousel.  He finally saw what he was searching so hard for…. DUMBO!!!  He ran right into the queue line, turned around and gave us such a big smile.  He was one happy Mouseketeer!

So what are some of your favorite Disney memories?

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