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    some friends and I were talking about this, how old were you when you first went to Disney? What are your earliest memories of it and what do you miss most when you go back?



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    Old. :D My very first trip was not something I'd like to remember. It was a day trip only to MK and I was not with folks who made it anything but stressful. (They thought EPCOT was only for drunks, if that gives you any indicaiton of what sort they were).

    So, my first "real" trip, where we stayed over and did all the parks came on a spring break when I was nearly done with Uni (non-traditional student here [another way of saying old :D ] ). It was an offsite stay, for about three weeks. We had a wonderful time and I fell in love with Disney! Discovered EPCOT, and it became my favorite park. I remember having a very close budget so we did a lot of things like carry our lunch, snacks, ate at the suite, those sorts of things. We did have a wonderful dinner at the French Cafe (it was open air back then) and watched some of the fireworks. We went to Firecrackers at PI. It was a fun place. Had some nice snacks. Shared cheese plates and sips of wine... that sort of stuff.

    We had a ball at MK running around like kids (there were four of us, the other two were quite young and kept us lively).

    Those early days were such fun. We didn't have much money at all (we all shared a turkey leg ) but we enjoyed every minute of our stay!






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    I was 21 and on my Honeymoon I remember it all.

    I miss everything about it. I miss the magic and the feeling that you really do leave the "real world" behind when you go to Disney. It feels like home when we are there. :p015:



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    i was 43 and fell in love with the place and orlando as a whole. wish i could live here
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    I was 24 on on our honeymoon in 1995 - DH had been once before with his family - I remember just wanting to get the wedding out of the way so i could get to Disney!

    We stayed at a villa in Davenport - we were living in a tiny 2 bedroomed house at the time so it was complete luxury having this enormous villa with pool all to ourselves :D


    We had a 4 day hopper ticket for Disney, we did BG, SW and US, Gatorland and KSC.

    I burst into tears when I walked into Town Square for the first time (still do now tbh :D) it was somewhere i had dreamed of visiting since i was little.

    I remember eating at Tony's in MK which had a character meal at the time and being completely blown away by the fireworks and parades.

    How we managed with only 4 days at Disney - we will have 21 days next year and that still won't be enough for me






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    31 first trip to DLRP and 36 first time to WDW :)







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    First trip to Disneyland 1984, age 36

    First trip to WDW 1987.





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    I was 38 when I first saw the castle for real.

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    I was 24 and took Alysia for her 5th birthday.












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    OK, so maybe I wasn't so very old. :D






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