I was just a few weeks older than 2 the first time I went. Walt Disney World had been open 2 months when we made our very first trip. I was lucky to have Grandparents who lived about 45 minutes away.
I have been to WDW at least once a year every year since then except for 2004!
I was 28 way back in 1996 and couldnt remember the castle looking like a cake when we saw it on TV back in England Soon realised why
The first time I went to WDW I was nine and finally went back in 2005. That is when I realized I wanted to make Disney an annual trip. I remember seeing Splash mountain being built while I was there and remember seeing a Parade while eating lunch. The parade is my favorite disney memory cause a couple of characters were walking along and shook my hand and patted me on the head. At 9 I thought that was the coolest thing in the world!
This year I am going back in May (14th -21st) and I can not wait.
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I was 20 years old when I went the first time in 1978- only Magic Kingdom was there. I didn't return until 2004 when I was 46!
I was 8 years old. But my parents had taken us to the preview center the year before. We had not idea what we were seeing at the preview center. Luckily my parents did and took us back that next year.
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My first trip was when I was six, and I remember almost nothing.
On my other trips I was 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 (twice) and 19.
Now I'm 20 and my next trip will be in December!
July 1994- off site
February 1999- Port Orleans Riverside
March 2000- Caribbean Beach
January 2004- off site
February 2006- Pop Century
April 2006- off site
January 2007- Pop Century
December 2007- Coronado Springs
December 2008- Pop Century
December 2009- Coronado Springs/All Star Sports
Next trip: December 2010- All Star Music
I was about 7 or 8. So in like 96-97, we only went to the Magic Kingdom because we were staying in Longboat Key and just drove up for the day, but it is easily one of my fondest childhood memories. My first attraction was Space Mountain, which is still one of my absolute favorites, then we did pretty much all of the other major attractions, INCLUDING the Carousel of Progress. I remember being kind of bored being that young, but now I'd be extremely upset if it got removed, cause i now understand the significance. That first time on the Haunted Mansion was amazing obviously, then there was Big Thunder and I thought i was gonna hit my head on the Dinosaur bones everytime when I was younger even though I'm not even close now. Of course Splash as well, I cant even explain how scared I was but now its my absolute favorite. When we left I looked back at "the castle" until I couldnt see it anymore, which is still something I do on every trip. So many memories its ridiculous. Thanks for making this thread, it gave me time to think back!
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Don't think I was quite a year old the first time I went. The first time I remember was when I was 4... stayed at the Marriott World Center and thought between that and our WDW trips that summer that I was definately a princess.
Jan '07 Pop Century, Mar '07 Day Trip, April '07 Off Property, May '07 OKW, July '07 POR, Oct '07 Pop Century (& MNSSHP!!!), Dec '07 Day Trip
Jan '08 POR
Feb '08 Pop
Mar '08 Off Property
April '08 AS Sports - I think - still gotta book it