Moment of Wonde®
by Dan
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The following are taken from Disney's new Disney Parks Memories site. A place where people can upload all their photos, videos, and stories of their Disney memories. Disney memories are sorted by theme (Moment of Wonder, Character Moment, Family Tradition), location (Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Lines) and emotion (Happy, Excited, Inspired, Amazed)


moment-of-wonder.jpgClinic - "Another Way of Giving". The magic and joy one receives at the mere mention of Disneyland is such an indescribable moment in any child's life. Our first trip to WDW with our children was in 2005. Our kids were so excited they could hardly contain themselves. My husband and I spent our Honeymoon at WDW so we were all ready hooked but our kids had no idea what they were in for. They absolutely fell in love and haven't stopped their passion for Disney ever since. None of us have. We have since been on 3 Disney cruises and have been to WDW and have even become Disney Vacation Club members. I can't wait to hear "Welcome Home" again in March, 2011 when we will be at the most magical place on earth, once again. [pre-order Bubblegum]


cinderella-baby.jpgDeerhunter - "He Would Have Laughed". As we wait in line with my 14 month old daughter to see the princesses, I realize I am doing it more for myself than for her, even though she loves them, she won't remember this. The wait was 60 mins & it flew by. When we met Cinderella, I put my 14 month old on the ground to walk up to her. Cinderella sat on the floor & held my daughter & called her "Tiny Princess Shelby". Cinderella also asked if my daughter could come back to live with her in the castle. There was no way I could fight back the tears. Cinderella has always been my favorite princess & I am certain as my daughter gets older, because of this experience, will be hers also. The pictures I got of them together are priceless. I am not sure if she does this for everyone, but it sure made me feel special. She spent a good 10 minutes just holding my daughter & hugging on her so sweetly. And my never be still, always on the go daughter just sat there on her lap & never moved. Thank you Cinderella! [Buy Halcyon Digest]

Posted by Dan at September 28, 2010 2:39 AM

I don't know why but these ones creep me out. I think they're so happy I don't really trust them? Or maybe I'm just suspicious that the site doesn't have an emotion category for when we weren't able to get into Epcot's arcade thanks to a humongous electrical storm...

Posted by Ryan at September 28, 2010 7:32 PM

The Cinderella anecdote was actually very sweet. I like the idea of an actress getting a job at the park with the ulterior motive of cuddling other people's children.

The rest of the stories on the web site are cute, but not very memorable--to me, anyway, a non-invested third party. Nothing beats a baby-crazed Cinderella!

Posted by Gillian at September 30, 2010 2:16 AM

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