When was the first time you visited Walt Disney World and what do you remember about it.
Our first trip was in September 1995 and we stayed offsite at the Sheraton World Resort across the road from SeaWorld.
This was actually Chris' first ever trip abroad and he was only going because it had always been a dream of mine to go to Disney one day. He had no interest in Disney whatsoever and it took a few years before he caught the magic.
I remember sitting on the monorail and seeing Cinderella Castle for the first time and getting butterflies and then when we walked under the bridge into Main Street and the Castle was right in front of me I burst into tears. It was a surreal moment, I knew I was there, but it seemed as if I was dreaming.
We were complete novices, we never had a PC back then and the only thing we had was the good old Unofficial Guide to WDW. We had 14 days and tickets for the whole time we were there and we made the most of every second. We were at one of the parks for rope drop and didn't leave until it closed. When I look back now, I think we must have been crazy
I fell in love with the whole place, as I said in a previous thread I got an autograph book and went round getting autographs and Chris taking my picture - the days before photopass. Occasionally we would find someone to take a photo of both of us. I remember Jafar making me kiss his hand and then bend my head so he could use it as a table, King John walking away with the book and pen and me chasing after him like a child laughing like mad. I must look through those old photos
We sat with a lovely couple from New Jersey who were seasoned visitors to watch MSEP and they told us about things we shouldn't miss.
Going to Epcot was just amazing, neither of us had ever been anywhere like it before.
The final day at WDW I wanted to go to the Magic Kingdom, when the time came to leave, I sat on the kerb outside the station and I didn't want to go, finally as we walked away, with tears streaming down my face I told myself then that some day, some way, I would be back.
The rest as they say is history.