Nov 24, 2014

Thankful Disney World Memories | Mickey Monday

Welcome back to another edition of the Mickey Monday linkup: the linkup centering around a love for Disney, sharing that love and connecting with others. I hope this linkup will become a great place to turn to for Disney content each week and help all the bloggers participating out by helping readers find that great mouse-eared content. I'm co-hosting with Katie from Adventures by Katie, so of course check her blog out.

With Thanksgiving forthcoming, I decided to take a Disney angle for on things I'm thankful for. I have so many memories growing up with a love of Disney. This week I'll be talking about...

Thankful Walt Disney World Memories

I will always be thankful for the memories I've made at Walt Disney World. I grew up taking a trip with my family about once every 4 years. It was the trip we would look forward to more than a year out; a time of some many great magic memories. Now, I have a Disney loving wife and two little ones to share the memories.

Childhood Memories

First, I'd like to share some of those childhood memories.

  • I remember a bus driver discussing during a thunderstorm that Orlando was the lightning capital of the world, the home of the most lightning strikes. I also remember thinking that was so cool.
  • I remember when Disney's Hollywood Studios was Disney MGM Studios. I remember before there was a giant Sorcerer's Hat and when there was fireworks over Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
  • I remember seeing Cinderella Castle as a giant pink birthday cake.
  • I remember watching fireworks from the pool of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel thanks to my dad being on a Disney trip.
  • I remember when the dining plan used to include gratuity.
  • I remember riding on the monorail from the front car with the driver.
  • I'm thankful for all the amazing childhood memories.

Beyond My Childhood

I have so many memories I've made at Walt Disney World. I'd like to share more of those with you, all of which I am thankful for.

Spur of the moment birthday trip
A spur of the moment trip for my wife's 24th birthday.

A magic filled honeymoon
A magic filled honeymoon.

Annual passholder
Getting to be an annual passholder due to lining up trips.

Growing princess.
Several trips for my growing princess.

Christmas time
Including Disney at Christmas time.

runDisney trip
Taking a birthday trip of my own to run my first half marathon.

What are your favorite memories from the Disney parks?

Onto the Linkup

Here are the guidelines:

The post just needs to be about anything Disney related. There have been posts on runDisney, on the parks and even on the Moms Panel, so just give it some Disney and count it.

New posts are fantastic, but for now, if you have a great old post you want to share, drop it on in.

Try to visit as many of the posts that you can as time allows. The point of this is to share and support each other.

If you're going to be a regular, please link back to the host posts. It's just good etiquette and frankly, that's how others will get to your fellow Disney lovers content. Without that link back, they can't find the linkup and therefore the other blogs. Help me help you.

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Have fun. Be a kid. Enjoy.


  1. Disney is one of our favorite places as well. We too would take a trip there every few years as a family. I remember when Hollywood Studios was called MGM. I still catch myself saying it at times. So many great memories at Disney! -L

    1. I always have (and likely will) call it MGM. Except when I try to be all official in apply to the Moms Panel. Then it had the right name, haha.

  2. Don't forget that giant ice cream sundae when we stayed at the dolphin and trying so many new foods for the first time. ;-) And it will always be MGM to me!

    1. True. Have tried a lot of great new foods there over the years. I still do.

  3. I have so many great Disney memories from my own childhood and so many with my kids. It is a happy place! happy Thanksgiving!

    1. I love it. The best place. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!