Mrs Christopher Eccleston wannabe!
- May 2, 2004
Well hello one and all and might I add a little boing? My parents took my brother and I to Disneyland when we were kids, something I'll never forget but I suspect memories for another thread. When I met Mrs PTT, one of the first things that we realised was that we were the only people we'd ever met who'd been to DL. It's grim up north in England and in the early '80s, few had been to Florida, let alone sunny California!
Years went by then a wedding and our first trip to the US to Disneyworld. Wow. Was a brilliant 2 weeks and lit a bit of a fire for the US. The year after (2001) we flew that bit further and longer and arrived in wonderful Anaheim for a 3 week tour. That visit taught us many, many things. Firstly and most importantly, to us, Disneyland is the absolute home of magic, memories and wonder. DW has more space but DL has more soul. Plus it's 86 degrees and dry every day in summer not 100, steamy and hurricane rich.
Since then we've made great friends over there, driven round most of the country and even driven from DL to DW via South Dakota. Look at a map, ouch! We've been back every year bar 2 since. One of those years was when Mrs PTT was cooking Jnr PTT who's been now every year since she was born. I always joked that I'd love to fly with a baby (before we had one) to inflict that 5 hour scream on all the people who'd been doing it to me for years. As luck would have it, she's been a phenomenally good traveler from the start, probably something to do with us being frequent travelers.
Stand out events would be Christmas Day in DW, being in DW for hurricane Katrina (that was unbelievable), walking down main street DL with Jnr PTT, meeting Mickey and crying whilst he took our little girl on a walk down his street ignoring all the other children. Wrote a thankyou letter and got a lovely response. And of course the creme de la creme of a meal in Club 33.
Favorite rides? Splash and Space mountains with a side order of the Tikki Room. In DCA it's Tower of Terror without question.
Have discovered this forum thanks to finding the DIS DL podcast which I'm working through at speed. Think we'll disagree about food venues but on the whole it's superb.
Off back to LAX in August for a shorter trip, might make it to Palm Springs but no doubt Mrs PTT will drag us to Hollywood, LA freeways, the bane of my life! So thanks for reading and I'll be posting around and about soon
Cheers all! A firework loving Disney Nut
Hi I'm James. Been to Disney world a couple of times over the years as well as Disney Paris. Will be heading to Disney world this October with a couple of first timers, my wife and little boy.
Hello there Riverside, happy planning, I bet you cant wait to go back?. Welcome to the forum, look forward to catching up with your plansHello,
A member from 2004, but not used the forum much, regular visitors to WDW and going again next September.
Welcome, Im so sorry I missed this post before, so happy to have you join us here,Hi there I'm from across the pond near Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada. My parents (deceased now) were born in Newfoundland in 1918 when the island was a British Colony. Dad's people were from England, and Mom's from Ireland.
We Dh & I have been to WDW (Florida) 3 times. Once with our 2 sons, once with one son (the other was attending college) and once just the two of us. We took a Disney cruise in '2013 to the Caribbean with our then 6 1/2 yr old grandson; left his parents home.
Hi Cheryl Welcome to the UK Community threadHi Everyone! Never ventured to this part of the disboards before but thought I'd take a look! I'm Cheryl & I'm married with 2 kids! I work full time and run my own business. Luckily the whole family are Disney obssessed too and we're planning our 7th trip to the world! Look forward to chatting with you all!