This Saturday is WDW Radio’s 7th Anniversary! Celebrate by tuning into The Box at 10am to see Lou and some of WDW Radio’s closest friends complete fun tasks (that YOU can vote for!) around Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. It’s my personal favorite WDW Radio event of the year – it’s loads of fun to see which challenges make it into the itinerary and to watch everything unfold (both hilarious and heartfelt) with other users in The Box.
Birthdays are special occasions, particularly so if your Disney trip coincides with your big day. (Which is completely coincidental, right??) Ever since my Disney fandom started increasing when I was in middle school, I always dreamed of taking the Keys to the Kingdom Tour, a special walkthrough of the Magic Kingdom® Park that includes peeks backstage and in the Utilidors. The kick is that guests must be 16 years old to take the tour. Even though my parents were dying to take it as well, they promised they would wait until we could all go on it together.
My 16th birthday finally arrived, and taking the tour that day with my mom was one of my most special and treasured Disney memories. Looking forward to it for so long and then finally experiencing it (especially since it put everything in the park in a completely new light) really gave me a greater appreciation for this park that I had loved for so long.
Even when you’re not actually taking a Disney vacation on your birthday, though, you can still implement some Disney fun from home. One year I spent the summer making some amateur Disney music videos of my family: my sister did a rousing performance of “Me Party” from The Muppets while my dogs taking a bath was perfect material for “The Washing Song” from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I put all the footage together and “premiered” it on my birthday as a homemade sing-along. Other years we’ve watched Disney films or vacation home movies, but I always like to have a Disney touch in there somewhere!
As WDW Radio’s 7th birthday excitedly approaches, what’s your favorite Disney birthday memory, whether in the parks or at home? Remember to tune in to the big birthday webcast Saturday, February 1 at 10am in The Box!
(Image from author’s personal family collection.)
Blake is a college student focusing on Film 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 @olddirtyblake, or at BlakeOnline.com.