This week, we hear from E. L. Lane, sharing various memories of Disney World, and what they mean to her and her family. I loved her post when I first read it, and am grateful that she decided to share these special moments on my blog.
Hi all! I’m E. L. Lane, and I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Only a four-hour drive from Orlando, Florida, it is home to the most magical place on earth: Walt Disney World.
I went to Walt Disney World countless times as a kid, and created many childhood memories in these parks that will last me a lifetime. Come along with me on a short monorail ride down memory lane.
‘Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.‘
The magic of Disney always started for me as we drove through the welcome sign that reads “Walt Disney World: Where dreams come true,” with Mickey and Minnie standing on either side; my little body would shake and my teeth would rattle with excitement as we approached and drove under this iconic sign.
From that point, we’d usually head to one of our two favorite parks – Magic Kingdom or Epcot Center. (We did visit MGM Studios – now, Hollywood Studios – several times, but more often than not, we’d go to only Magic Kingdom and Epcot.)
My parents usually rented a stroller at the parks. They were blue and so comfortable.
Nothing like the plastic contraptions they rent out nowadays. You can see the new plastic strollers here.
I love that my parents collected photos of things I can’t possibly remember, but that I’ll treasure forever. Like my first time meeting Winnie the Pooh.
Or this poopocalypse (poop-apocalypse) that my mom seems to be calmly handling with a giant tub of wipes!
**DETOUR – Fun fact: Did you know that EPCOT stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow? Walt Disney intended to make a futuristic community with the latest technological advances, but he passed away before he could realize his dream, and that’s how we got EPCOT Center. You can see a little model of the community he intended on building in the People Mover ride in Magic Kingdom. Cool, huh?**
Now let’s get back on track …
Little E. L. loved creating these memories with her family; and big E. L. is having the best time creating memories with little Leia, and re-experiencing the magic of Walt Disney World through her little eyes.
So far, my husband and I have taken 3-year-old Leia to Disney four times, and we hope to pass on the following memories to her in the form of pictures and videos (because, let’s be honest, she’s probably not going to remember anything before the age of 4):
I’ve had such a wonderful time writing this, and sharing most of my favorite Disney memories with you on Romina’s blog. I have several more Disney memories that I’ll always treasure, and that I’m sure I’ll be creating with Leia in the future, but we’ve reached the end of the line for now, and I’d like to thank you so much for coming along with me on this short monorail ride down memory lane.
Have a magical day, lovelies!
E. L. Lane
Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful memories! Stay tuned for another #disneylove post, soon! If you’d like to guest post on sharing what you love about Disney with your kids, please check out the series page and email your post to firstname.lastname@example.org.
E. L. Lane lives in Miami, Florida, USA, with her 6-year-old canine daughter, 3-year-old human daughter, and young-at-heart husband. She has an MA in psychology, but reading and writing have always been her main passions. When she’s not hanging out at a local bookstore with her daughter, she’s blogging, trying to find time to hang out with friends, doing quick crafts with her family, or planning the next trip to Disney.
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