As part of TheMouseForLess Yahoo Group’s 12th birthday celebration, members are sharing some of their magical memories of MFL and Disney parks from over the years. We’ll be posting a few each day. Here’s what they had to say:
Becky Cook: My first Magical Memory?? Well, like most people, it is the very first time you see the castle. NOTHING compares to the wonder, the amazement, and the almost giddy feeling you get when you see that icon of Disney World for the very first time. It actually moved me to tears!! I am sure I am not the only one that it has had that same affect on. Love, love, LOVE Disney World!
Dania Dewese: It was the last year for MouseFest. The first day I arrived MFL was hosting a Christmas resort tour. I got to meet Binnie and many other MFL members. We had a blast touring the monorail resorts and seeing all the decorations. I still have many pictures from that day.
Kristen K: My favorite memory at WDW happened almost 25 years ago. Those were the days when you didn’t have tho wait in line with autograph book in hand. The characters actually actually freely roamed the parks. There were no crazed masses. People would calmly visit them and go on but it seemed so genuine. I wanted nothing to do with it. It wasn’t because I was 13. It was because I was terrified of anyone in a costume. The last picture my parents have of Santa and I is when I was 2 (and that was my dad). Well on this particular day we were on Main Street at Magic Kingdom and somehow Pluto snuck up on me. He didn’t hug me. He stuck my head in his mouth and hugged me. It was great. Somewhere a 25-year old picture exists and I’m smiling. I won’t say that there aren’t some that still don’t scare me a bit but on that day Pluto helped me overcome my fear. I really wish characters were still that accessible. But I do know that on our trip this summer, for the first time , my husband and I are doing character meals (7 of them actually!) and I’m going to try and catch up for some of the things I missed out on when I was afraid as I a child.