In this incriminating photo, my wife Cindy has proof of my infatuation with Minnie Mouse!

In this incriminating photo, my wife Cindy has proof of my infatuation with Minnie Mouse!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s edition of Our Favorite Disney Memories!  Last week I shared with you our favorite Disney Memories that my wife and I had from our trip over July 3rd and 4th, 2000, just before we got married.  Well, fast forward now to January, 2001 — when we were pregnant with our daughter Sophie, and took advantage of a long weekend to enjoy the trip where we ate our way around Disney!  So sit back and enjoy our trip down memory lane as Cindy and I share with you our favorite Disney Memories from the year 2001!

Cindy’s Favorite Disney Memory

When I asked Cindy what her favorite Disney Memory was, she had no hesitation on her answer.  Immediately after I asked her, she said ‘My favorite memory was when I got proof of your flirting with Minnie Mouse!’  Of course, she is referring to the image at the top of this post, which was taken at the Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom.  Back in those days it was a character restaurant, and I wish it still was!  I loved seeing Minnie and the other characters in their period clothing selections, and of course, the food there is pretty dang good!

Mike’s Favorite Disney Memory

The Walt Disney World Wedding Pavilion

The Walt Disney World Wedding Pavilion

My favorite Disney memory from that 2001 trip was when we were on the Monorail approaching the Magic Kingdom.  In those days, we didn’t stay on property, so we parked and rode the express monorail to the Magic Kingdom.  So, we’re on the monorail, and we were coming around the curve where you can see the Wedding Pavilion (the picture above is from the water side, so not entirely accurate, but still a nice shot I think) — and at that exact moment in time, Cinderella’s Royal Carriage was heading away from the Pavilion with a new Bride and Groom inside!  It was a pure moment of Disney Magic at it’s finest, and at that moment, I looked at Cindy, smiled at her, and said, ‘If Sophie wants to get married at Walt Disney World, well, I’m sorry, but that’s where she’s getting married.’  In true style, Cindy replied right back at me with the statement ‘Better start saving to write that $50,000 check now, then.’

I love my wife, and that was the perfect response.  It was a great memory, and one that I won’t soon forget — especially since Sophie has already told us she wants to get married at Walt Disney World — this, despite not having a man picked out or anything like that.  Those, evidently, are small details.

My friends, thank you for taking time out of your day to stop by and visit!  I hope you enjoy these looks at my favorite Disney Memories — now please, tell me, what is your favorite Disney memory?  Please let me know, and let’s all make it a great Disney Day!




About the Author

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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!


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