Let’s all take a moment... (Positive thread)

LauraRose

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In 2017 I visited with my mum and dad and was our first trip in a few years. The first ride we went on was Thunder Mountain and the CM sent me and my mum to one row and my dad the one behind us. Of course you have the people in front of who are about to get on before it’s your turn.

The gates opened and the two in front of us get into the cart and the gates close, we turn around to look at my dad and to see he isn’t standing there. He’s only gone and squeezed himself in with this couple because he forgot he would get a cart to himself. The look on his face when he seen us still standing there and realised his mistake was priceless especially as the train was pulling off. Me and my mum spent the whole ride laughing, as we got off he was stood with his tail between his legs.

Apparently it was a couple on their honeymoon and my dad apologised as soon as he got on and the guy was really nasty and said he’s ruined their honeymoon and spent the whole ride with his arm around his wife apologising to her! :hilarious:
 

MickeyCB

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We had one of the biggest fights of our family life at Disney when my daughter was 3, she's 31 now.
We went on Ellen's Energy Adventure and when we got to the dinosaur part my daughter totally freaked out! She started climbing over the seats trying to get away/out creating an unholy ruckus. We were escorted out and outside it's pouring rain.
We were exchanging strong non Disney friendly words. We're both scolding her, we're yelling at each other and in one foul mood make our way over to the Garden Grill where we were able to be seated to attempt to cool down.
My husband disappears towards the end of the meal. I'm getting really annoyed again, when he returns with 3 of the yellow Mickey Mouse rain ponchos that we put on and went out to play in the rain and in the area where the water shoots (or used to) up out of the ground, laughing like fools. We still have those rain ponchos and every so often remind ourselves of that event!
 

FigmentForver96

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We had one of the biggest fights of our family life at Disney when my daughter was 3, she's 31 now.
We went on Ellen's Energy Adventure and when we got to the dinosaur part my daughter totally freaked out! She started climbing over the seats trying to get away/out creating an unholy ruckus. We were escorted out and outside it's pouring rain.
We were exchanging strong non Disney friendly words. We're both scolding her, we're yelling at each other and in one foul mood make our way over to the Garden Grill where we were able to be seated to attempt to cool down.
My husband disappears towards the end of the meal. I'm getting really annoyed again, when he returns with 3 of the yellow Mickey Mouse rain ponchos that we put on and went out to play in the rain and in the area where the water shoots (or used to) up out of the ground, laughing like fools. We still have those rain ponchos and every so often remind ourselves of that event!
Thanks for sharing! I recall my family getting into some fights at Disney as well but they just naturally were overcome with fun and laughter.
 

THE 1HAPPY HAUNT

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One time at Disneyland in California, back in like 2011 or 2012, I was at the Big Thunder Ranch at Christmas time. Not many people were there but the few that were got to hang around with a roaming Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and possibly others, I can't remember. The characters were dancing with the children and Goofy was jumping onto the tables and sliding across them. Simple moments like that are what got me hooked.

And here's a funny one, slightly offensive. Back 10 or 15 years ago, can't remember how long exactly, I was using a restroom near Main Street (Florida). Some guy comes up to the urinal next to me and lets out this really long fart. I tried to behave myself and not laugh but I absolutely lost it. The guy says "sorry about that buddy", and gives me some extra paper FastPasses that he wasn't going to use. Can't remember what ride though.
Hope he washed his hands before he gave you the fast pass
 

Giss Neric

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We had a reservation for Hoop Dee Doo. My friend told me to ask to be seated away from the front or center or anywhere near the stage cause she has anxiety being picked to participate. I do too but I won't mind if they do but she's scared as hell. We were seated on the back area nowhere near where the performers go.

She got picked anyway and I thought she had a nervous breakdown. She asked not too but we forced her. After the dinner, she left us and booked a trip home. Didn't talk to us for months but we are okay now and she just laughs at it. She said at least she faced her fear though.
 

unmitigated disaster

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At Disneyland one day my dad and I were waiting for everyone else to get off Space Mountain and we were sitting on that wall across from Star Traders.

We must have looked tired or down in the dumps or something because Buzz Lightyear and his handler were walking to backstage and Buzz zoomed over and shook our hands then continued on his way. It says something about Disney that everyone else in the family (mostly adults) were quite jealous.
 

Think Tink

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A fellow HR friend, Hello!
I don’t have anything funny that comes to mind but on my last trip in October, I was having a bad weekend, my head was pounding and medicine wasn’t working, it was raining, and work had me in a down mood.
My husband didn’t want me upset since it was my birthday weekend so he surprised me with gifts being delivered and changed our hotel from Pop to the Dolphin on our last night so that I had the best vacation possible. He doesn’t really like Disney but I really appreciate all he does to make sure we have a great trip every time. :)
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SyracuseDisneyFan

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I was at Disney in 2017. I was on the Tower of Terror and in the ride when a cast member noticed my Kenny Chesney t-shirt. That was cool. Either the cast member was a fan or said her mom was a fan.
 

zurgandfriend

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Funny I was thinking about things like this yesterday. My DS came home from college yesterday due to the virus, everything on hold for awhile, he is scheduled to graduate in May. I watched him walk up to the front door and remembered him 5 years old walking up Main street USA, holding my hand his eyes as big as saucers and his mouth open in wonder. No matter where he goes or what he does in life I will always remember that him that day. Of course I also realized I am getting really old, but I digress.
 

Raineman

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I have a couple.
We were at MK in 2016, myself, DW and DD (10 years old at the time). We were sitting on the curb in the hub by the bridge to LS, waiting for MSEP to start. A CM tapped us on the shoulder, and led us over to an area by the LS bridge entrance beside the brick gate, a cordoned off area with benches, where we could watch the parade go right by us. We were the only ones in there-it was like the parade was just for us. Doc came over and gave my DD a hug. When Captain Hook looked towards us, I stood up and put my hands on my hips in the classic Peter Pan style, to which Hook did the point at his eyes then point at me gesture. The whole experience was amazing.
During our last trip, it was our first visit to SW:GE, and seeing the Falcon made me tear up. My DD and I went on MF:SR, and we both got the pilot position. I fulfilled a childhood dream of piloting the Falcon, getting to pull that hyperdrive lever, with my only child as my copilot. I will never forget it.
 

FigmentForver96

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A fellow HR friend, Hello!
I don’t have anything funny that comes to mind but on my last trip in October, I was having a bad weekend, my head was pounding and medicine wasn’t working, it was raining, and work had me in a down mood.
My husband didn’t want me upset since it was my birthday weekend so he surprised me with gifts being delivered and changed our hotel from Pop to the Dolphin on our last night so that I had the best vacation possible. He doesn’t really like Disney but I really appreciate all he does to make sure we have a great trip every time. :)
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It’s a great time to be HR...but in all seriousness it’s moments like these that remind me why I do what I do. I can go into work tomorrow with a calm spirit and smile. In the face of uncertainty and fear I can stand strong and be there for my store teams.
 

Big Phil

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In 2009 I have no idea why I had a New York Giants shirt on because while I don't cheer against them I have never adored them. I guess I liked Eli Manning, maybe that was it. But either way, we were getting on Splash Mountain and an older cast member under his breath but directed at me said: "How 'bout those Cowboys!" (referring to the Dallas Cowboys). I thought it was funny.

Oh geez, how many other memories? Tons. I hope this board gets back to normal eventually too because this is always a good board to talk about this so I appreciate this thread.

I met Cito Gaston sitting in front of Thunder Mountain on a bench in 2002. I couldn't believe the former manager of the Toronto Blue Jays was just sitting there by himself (waiting for family I think). Growing up a huge Blue Jays fan and remembering very fondly the World Series teams of 1992 and 1993 I went over and shook his hand. He stood up, and he is a very tall man too. I talked baseball with him and reminisced about the good old days with the Jays. He nodded his head and said: "Yeah, those were some fun times." I honestly don't know how more people didn't notice him down there. Lots of Canadians visit WDW.

One of the best memories I have is in 2017. I have never seen the front of Cinderella's Castle and the hub so quiet and peaceful. It was about an hour before the fireworks and we were walking through and people were sitting there holding their spots. I never have done this, we just slide in to a spot once the fireworks start. But either way we are walking through and the Castle is all lit up in a Christmas-y way and the carol "O Come Little Children" was playing in the background. It was just very peaceful. I was amazed.
 

SyracuseDisneyFan

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In 2014, I was checking out at the Emporium. The cast member who was waiting on me encouraged me to tell her about my day. I thought that was nice.
 

Djsfantasi

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My family went to WDW on its 25th anniversary. My son was 10 and his sister was 6. We were on Splash Mountain and my wife and I were in front of our two children. We were on the loop around the big drop.

As another boat splashed down the big drop, my daughter turned to her brother and said “No way they’re going to get me on THAT ride.”

The facial expressions of the rest of the family were priceless.
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My daughter was wearing an Alice dress her grandmother had made her. At the MK parade, a CM put an arrow on the street pointing to her. She was totally thrilled, as most of the characters came over and greeted her.
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My son wanted to go on the Tower of Terror. His 4th grade classmates had made a big deal of the fact that he was going to ride it.

As we waited in line, he became more and more scared. I told him we could get out of line and buy a T-shirt. He said, “I can’t do that, Dad! I’d be lying to my friends”.

He did ride it and did so twice! Along with a very proud Dad.
 

SyracuseDisneyFan

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When I went in 2012, that was my first time staying on property. It was also my first time using the package delivery to the hotel. The cast members were kind enough to explain to me how the process works.
 

Tomi-Rocket

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The time we went, my family of four andmy dad and his better half joined us for part of the vacation. We all had dinner at California Grill and it was truly a magical night. We had a table with a fantastic view of the MK, the food exquisite, and the finale - watching the MK fireworks from the deck with the music piped in. It was an amazing ending to a day that hadn’t started out so great, I had had a flare up of my kidney stone and needed to go back to the room for meds and rest. It’s one of my favorite memories having them with us and this magical evening was the icing on the cake. 💜
 

Pepper's Ghost

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The little woman reminded me of another story... 😁

We had an exhausting day at Hollywood Studios. After a long day, a late night, and having just seen Fantasmic, we were on the bus ride back to the hotel. We were standing and a little girl in front of us was having a major melt down. I honestly don't remember it, but apparently I leaned over and told the poor defeated father "She's acting how I feel right now" and the whole bus started to laugh. 🤣 Wish I could remember that one, but she claims I did it. 🤪
 

Pepper's Ghost

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My family went to WDW on its 25th anniversary. My son was 10 and his sister was 6. We were on Splash Mountain and my wife and I were in front of our two children. We were on the loop around the big drop.

As another boat splashed down the big drop, my daughter turned to her brother and said “No way they’re going to get me on THAT ride.”

Excellent!! 🤣
 
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