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    Hi all! I'm going down in June for my graduation and birthday, and have been getting myself excited about it for months on various websites and listening to a certain podcast

    But I wanted to hear some more personal stories from people like myself, who love Disney. Please share some of your magical experiences with me! I'm so excited to visit but I'm dying for my Disney fix here!


  • #2
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    Congratulations on graduation and ealry Happy Birthday... have a great trip. We'll be taking a trip in about a week over spring break.


    • #3
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      Here are some of my favorite memories:

      One time we were at Wolfgang Puck Express, and I had my birthday pin on (it was about a week after, but we were still celebrating). The super sweet Cast Member brought out four free brownies for us, one for each member of our party. It really made our day. He was one of the friendliest cast members I've ever met outside of the parks.

      Another time, on Haunted Mansion, I was riding between my mom and stepdad. My stepdad, who isn't as Disney-obsessed as the rest of the family and rarely joins us for trips, did not know that the safety bar would lower automatically, and started pulling on it. The second he did, the Ghost Host could be heard: "Do not pull down on the safety bar, I will lower it for you." It gave him a bigger scare than most adults have on the Haunted Mansion don't think he realized they say that even if you don't pull down on the bar.


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        Make sure you get a 'Happy Birthday' badge (button??). We had the 'Just Married' ones for our honeymoon and EVERYONE congratulated us. It was so lovely and made us feel really special.

        When we had breakfast at Crystal Palace, our server covered our table in Mickey confetti and at the character breakfast in the Animal Kingdom our server made us stand up for a round of applause.

        Have a wonderful time and enjoy your special trip.

        1981 - Offsite
        1983 - Offsite
        1987 - Offsite
        1990 - Offsite
        1993 - Offsite
        2002 - All Star Movies
        2006 - Coronado Springs
        2007 - Port Orleans French Quarter
        2013 - Port Orleans French Quarter
        2014 - Whole family trip! (Thanks Dad!)
        2015 - Three trips in a row?? Fingers crossed


        • #5
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          I'll never forget on my 2011 trip, I was at EPCOT for the first day. I never DREAMED I'd get to go then...I had been planning for months, but I was kind of in a shock that day because I was actually there. Almost numb feeling, really difficult to describe. When I was in Living With The Land (in the first greenhouse), my first attraction, it sunk in that I was actually at WDW and I started laughing. Really weird

          Oh, BTW, nice to see all of these Carolinians on here. I'm in SC, myself.
          WDW:: March 1996 (Buena Vista Palace DTD) | March 2005 (Hilton DTD) | March 2007 (Hilton DTD) | March 2009 (Hilton DTD) | August 2011 (Hilton DTD) | March 2012 (Royal Plaza DTD) | August 10th-17th 2013


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            When I was CP I got to make a few really good magical moments. But the best is when I would see guest making magical moments for other guests. I know most people think it going unnoticed, but I can tell you it doesn't. I've seen things as small as letting someone cut in line because they have a sleeping kid, all the way to buying over 100 dollars in merchandise for two kids they just met after they found out it was their birthday. As much as cast members make magical moments, guests can go the same, which to me is even more magical.


            • #7
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              When Matt and I visited WDW for our Honeymoon back in 2004, we had booked an Illuminations Cruise on one of the standard boats out of the Yacht/Beach club. When we arrived on the day of the cruise to check in with our skipper, we were told that a couple had just cancelled the cruise they'd booked on Breathless (the speedboat) and our Captain (Scott) asked if would like to take their place - at no extra charge. Umm... let me think... YES PLEASE! We had an amazing night and Scott was wonderful company. We were excited about the regular cruise as it was, but getting to take out Breathless was just wonderful. We felt VERY special as we were sitting under the bridge at Epcot to watch Illuminations that night. Truly magical.

              *** PROUD CHARTER-DAY GOLD MEMBER OF D23! ***

              MY DISNEY TRIPS:
              October 2012 - Walt Disney World (Coronado Springs) Halloween, Food and Wine, Christmas Season ***UPCOMING TRIP***
              August 2012 - Disneyland California (Quality Inn and Suites) D23 Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animation ***UPCOMING TRIP***
              August 2011 - Disneyland California (Quality Inn and Suites) D23 Expo
              May 2011 - Walt Disney World (All Star Sports) D23 Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary
              November 2010 - Disneyland Paris (Hotel Cheyenne) Bonfire Night Celebrations and Halloween Season
              September 2010 - Disneyland California (Disneyland Hotel and Quality Inn and Suites) D23 Destination D: Disneyland 55th Anniversary
              February 2010 - Walt Disney World (All Star Music and Polynesian Resort)
              May 2009 - Disneyland Paris (Hotel Santa Fe) Mickey's Magical Party
              October 2008 - Walt Disney World (All Star Movies, Coronado Springs, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Riverside, Polynesian Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge) Halloween and Food and Wine
              January 2008 - Disneyland Paris (Hotel Cheyenne) Christmas Season
              June 2007 - Disneyland Paris (Newport Bay Club) Disneyland Paris 15th Anniversary Celebrations
              January 2006 - Disneyland Paris (Hotel Santa Fe) Christmas Season
              September 2004 - Walt Disney World (Pop Century) Honeymoon


              • #8
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                As I former CM I got to participate in several of my own - which were all great! But, I don't feel those are relevant to this post.

                1) I took a friend (Disney Virgin at the time) to WDW with me because we had a conference at the Marriott on I5 right outside of WDW. It made more sense (and saved lots of $$) to stay on property. When we first arrived at Magic Kingdom it was about 6pm. This was back several years ago during the "Year of a Million Dreams" promotion. Two fellow guests were leaving Magic Kingdom and gave us their fast pass badges. They had only used one fast pass (pirates). We hadn't even walked under the train station yet and my friend was introduced to the magic of WDW.

                2) Later the same night, we were taking our time leaving Magic Kingdom by walking through the Emporium (which was strangely empty!!) A college program CM overheard my friend and I talking about how her first day at WDW/Magic Kingdom went. The CM even took notice as to which character my friend was attracted to (Sleeping Beauty). Then all of the sudden the CM (with a couple of other CMs) surrounded my friend, burst out into song, showered her with pixie dust, and gave her a small bag FILLED with goodies (mickey rice krispee treat, sleeping beauty crown, magic towels, etc) all to welcome her on her first trip to Magic Kingdom. I was even impressed. I don't think my friend cam down from her cloud til we got home. It made a huge impression on her!