October 1st, 2011, the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, is quickly approaching! Today, Beth (Pursuing the Magic) and I are so happy to welcome Donna, from Disney Donna Kay, to the series to share her heartfelt memories of 2003.
Walt Disney World 2003
Tears filled my eyes when I saw the Walt Disney World sign for the first time on a very cold January morning, January 17, 2003 to be exact. You see, I had waited almost 40 years for that moment. To be totally honest, I didn’t think I would ever see Walt Disney World with my own eyes. And now, I was there- I was really there!!
Trying to pinpoint my favorite thing from the trip is difficult. But I would say my fondest memory is walking down Main Street USA for the first time. There is a real sense of being taken back to a simpler time there. The storefronts are like a scene from a Christmas Village, and the smells coming from the bakery are heavenly. It was someplace you wanted to pick up your family and move to, it was comfortable, like those favorite pair of shoes that are broken in just right.