by Blake Taylor
We’re highlighting the D23 Expo 2013 all week long with our special “Expo-looza”! You’ve heard the ins and outs of Disney’s biggest fan gathering, and the fun’s not over yet! Keep checking the WDW Radio blog throughout the week for more D23 fun.
Since D23 is all about celebrating the fans, today I’d like to hear your biggest Disney nerd moment. If you’re frequenting this website, odds are you’re cuckoo for the mouse. We all have those moments when our “nerd-dom” shines a bit brighter than usual, and those moments make for great stories. Share yours in the comments below for the chance to win a WDW Radio Mystery Ticket!
I’ll go first: My biggest nerd moment had to be walking into New Fantasyland for the first time. Pinching myself soon became mandatory procedure as I geeked out at where I actually was. Gaston’s tavern! The West Wing! Prince Eric’s castle! But the best of all was entering the queue for Enchanted Tales with Belle. The park had just opened, and this was our first attraction for the day. The sun was barely beginning to creep up over the trees and the area still very much had a dawn feel to it.
As we stepped into the queue, a Cast Member in Belle’s front yard wished us a friendly “Bonjour!” And that was all it took for me to go Disney crazy. I remained reserved on the outside, but on the inside I was applauding the Imagineers and Cast Members immensely. In that moment, I was literally in the story of the film: I was in the little town, the quiet village, and the people were waking up to say bonjour. It was surreal.
So that’s my biggest Disney nerd moment. What’s yours? Share your story below, and you might just be randomly selected to win a WDW Mystery Ticket!! Check back in next week’s Finding Disney post to see if you won, and stay tuned the rest of the week for more Expo-looza excitement.
Blake is a college student focusing on Creative Writing and Media Studies. He enjoys making his family of six watch the parade on Main Street and then sprint to Frontierland in time to see it again. You can follow Blake’s random Disney ramblings on Twitter at @blakeonline, or at BlakeOnline.com.