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  • [Fun] Do you have a silly little traditions when you visit WDW?

    Everyone in my family each has a silly little "tradition" that they do every time we visit WDW. It's not much, it's nothing to write home about, but it's important to the individual.
    For instance, mine involves food. First, I have to have a candy apple in Frontierland just before the parade. I sit on the wooden walkway in front of the store, eat the apple and watch the parade. It's silly, but I love it! Secondly, just before 'closing down' Magic Kingdom for the evening, I stop into the Main Street Bakery for a slice of cheese cake with strawberries with a cup of coffee. I've done it for years, and always will.
    My daughter always makes me ride Dumbo with her. She doesn't know how much I look forward to that special time together!
    My wife runs up to the very first character she sees as soon as we enter Magic Kingdom and gets a hug and photo. It's a game to guess who it might be each time!

    So, do you have any silly traditions that make your visit to WDW a little more magical for you? Share them!
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    Whatever park I'm in, I HAVE to see Tigger. It's not a trip to WDW unless I see Tigger.

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    • #3
      Re: Do you have a silly little traditions when you visit WDW?

      We have to eat at San Angel Inn every trip.

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        All of my traditions are in MK. The first day there I absolutely have to ride Pirates, Haunted Mansion, Mickey's Philharmagic, the Teacups, & Splash Mtn. a MILLION times that first day!!!! One day of all my favs!!
        Also before I leave on the last day I always get a funnel cake & watch the fireworks!!
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        • #5
          Re: Do you have a silly little traditions when you visit WDW?

          We have quite a few! We always start the first day at the Magic Kingdom, turn right at the hub, see the fireworks on the last night etc. There are also a couple of other Traditions I keep, based on my first visits to WDW IN 1981. My beloved grandparents took myself and my brother at a time when British tourists rarely ventured to Florida and it was very much seen as the trip of a lifetime -we were the envy of all our friends! We had a truely Magical time! my Nans favourite ride was IASW, which I always ride (she bought a jewellery box that played the song) On the last night, we saw the fireworks and made our way across the Lagoon on the ferry. I had got upset as we were going home the next day and I wanted to stay forever! My Nan said "Look back at the Castle one last time, and when you think of Disney you will have that picture in your heart" Even though it was nearly 30 years ago, I can still see the Castle sparkling on that long ago wonderful night. My Nan and Grandad have since passed away, and though I have been back many times, I always have that "one last look"
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            Re: Do you have a silly little traditions when you visit WDW?

            Ours is qiute simple but a *always have to do*........We ride the Pirates first!

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              We take pictures at the wooden Indians on Main Street. I take a pic of my wife and daughter together on each side of the Indian and then my wife takes a pic of me and my son. We've been doing it twice a year for 11 years.

              We also play a series of jokes on the captain during the Jungle Cruise. I can't tell you what it is because a lot of people may start doing it and then it wouldn't be funny anymore. We've had as many as 9 people on the boat in on the joke. We've had reactions from the captains range from "what just happened?" to bent over hysterics to them running over to tell the other captains and then have them rush us with laughter and questions.

              Also, in MK, when ever we cross over a bridge we raise our arms and go "Wheeeeeeee!" like it is a ride. We developed this habit after taking a guided tour at Disneyland. Our tour guide had the group do this on all the bridges there.

              At Epcot we take a picture of one of us lying next to a specific pillar at the American Adventure building. This is because a few years ago, my sister had, from what we were told, the only Segway accident on property. She didn't notice that the round pillars have a square base to them. When she "drove" to close to the pillar she clipped the base and it flipped her off of the Segway. We also say what she said while lying on the bricks but I'll keep that to myself. It's not foul, but visual and very funny.

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                We always head out to 'Doobie Point' at least once at the poly.
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                  We always end our day at Epcot with a ride on Spaceship Earth.

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                  • #10
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                    My parents bought into Old Key West back when it first went on sale and we went for the first time in '91 when I was three. Every year since then (even when we haven't stayed there) my parents have taken a picture of my brother and me in front of the fake sand castles by the feature pool. It's great looking at the timeline of pictures in front of the exact same (uncommon) backdrop.

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                    • #11
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                      I always run to see Mickey's Philharmagic first just to see my Duck!

                      I also call my dad from It's a Small World and hold out the phone so he can listen to it as the song drives both of us crazy and it's our own little joke.

                      And I bring my parents the Disney coffee they sell
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                        Re: Do you have a silly little traditions when you visit WDW?

                        Originally posted by SummerInFL View Post
                        We always end our day at Epcot with a ride on Spaceship Earth.
                        This. And we end MK with Pirates or Mansion, whichever we're closer to. Also, for reasons I'm not sure, we always eat at Taco Bell as soon as we arrive in Orlando (although that might just be because it's convenient and cheap...)

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                          Re: Do you have a silly little traditions when you visit WDW?

                          Everybody posted some wonderful "traditions"!!

                          I don't know how accurate this information is, but I was told many years ago that Walt himself had his "traditions" at Disneyland. One such favorite of his was sitting in his box at the Diamond Horseshoe and seeing the show.

                          Thanks for sharing your family traditions!!

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                            At park closing we like to get an ice cream on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom, sit and watch the castle change colors. It is really magical!
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                              I would head for the Magic Kingdom first and goto It's a Small World. I love to rest in the boat and be happy that I am in WDW again.
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                                We love to watch the fireworks in MK by Dumbo while eating icecream from Mrs Potts
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                                  Re: Do you have a silly little traditions when you visit WDW?

                                  Originally posted by MarkTwain View Post
                                  This. And we end MK with Pirates or Mansion, whichever we're closer to. Also, for reasons I'm not sure, we always eat at Taco Bell as soon as we arrive in Orlando (although that might just be because it's convenient and cheap...)
                                  Couldn't help but wonder, but was it the Taco Bell at The Crossroads Shopping center down the street from Downtown Disney?

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                                    Re: Do you have a silly little traditions when you visit WDW?

                                    I recall reading years ago in "Disney News" about two friends who always head for Cinderella's Castle, find the tiled scene where the footman puts the shoe one her. The girls touch the glass slipper and take a photo.

                                    My first visit to WDW was when I was eight. We stayed at the Poly (back when only it and Contemporary existed)...and only the Magic Kindom existed! On our last day, we got onboard the monorail for that last ride around the Lagoon. My dad said to me "say Bye to Disney World", and I remember saying goodbye and having tears in my eyes.

                                    I still whisper "goodbye Disney World", when I ride the monorail around that lagoon, and catch one last glimpse of the top of the castle. And, I still tear up.

                                    I also have to see Country Bear Jamboree (although its in serious decline)...because I've always been infatuated with the Moose, Buffalo and Elk on the wall. I watch them throughout the show because they contine to move. Fascinating!

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Do you have a silly little traditions when you visit WDW?

                                      Originally posted by j2249 View Post
                                      Couldn't help but wonder, but was it the Taco Bell at The Crossroads Shopping center down the street from Downtown Disney?
                                      No, although I'm familiar with the one you're talking about, we tend to prefer the one out by Florida Mall.

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                                        Re: Do you have a silly little traditions when you visit WDW?

                                        The very first thing we do after checking in is to head to the MK then directly to Casey's for a hot dog, no matter what time we arrive.
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