Disney Memories 2012
Disney Memories 2012

Our Disney Memories from 2012, here we are at Akershus!

Hello everyone, and welcome to back to our Disney Memories series.  For this post, we are taking a look at our Disney Memories 2012, that special trip that we took with Kerry, Neal, River, Izaiah, Monica, Madelyne-Lois, Shane, Kyle, and Stephanie.  The buildup for this trip was incredible to me, it felt like it would never get here!  For this trip, we stayed at Kidani Village, which is part of the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and had a great time!  It was the first trip for everyone except us, Stephanie, Shane, and Kyle, and we made sure we did some things that they would remember for the rest of their lives!  In the first picture, all of us (except Kyle, Shane and Stephanie, who ate separately from us) were posing with Belle for our picture before dinner at Akershus for Princess Storybook Dining.  This excellent restaurant is located in Norway in Epcot’s World Showcase, and is a favorite of mine.

In addition to Akershus, we ate at the Crystal Palace, Via Napolli, Cinderella’s Royal Table, the Garden Grill, and Chef Mickey’s.

Disney Memories 2012

Sophie had the Dapper Dan’s play Happy Birthday to her previously, and this time also!

Disney Memories 2012

This trip was special because Cindy and I had some time to see the parks by ourselves!

This picture of Cindy, Tinkerbell and myself is special because we were entering Epcot by the International Gateway and there she was with hardly no line!  It was a great surprise and some neat Disney Magic!

Disney Memories 2012

When we rode Star Tours, I actually WAS the rebel spy!

We rode Star Tours one night, and there wasn’t much line at all, but the seating worked out that most of our party was in the very back, and Cindy and I were in the row in front of them.  It was so funny when we got in and got going — this being the first time we had ridden it since the renovation, mind you — and I was selected as the Rebel Spy!  It was so funny!

Disney Memories 2012

Beast’s Rose at Kidani Village

The night before we were going to be checking out, Cindy and I went down to where the car was parked to take some things there so we wouldn’t have to mess with them in the morning.  When we came back, we stopped by the lobby, and this rose was right on the check-in counter.  It was so cool, Disney Magic was at it’s romantic best!

Disney Memories 2012

By far, though, my most lasting Disney Memory was of Stephanie and Shane.

Without a doubt, though, my all time favorite Disney Memory from that 2012 trip was this one — the night that Shane proposed to his girlfriend (and now wife) Stephanie in front of Cinderella Castle.  I knew it was going to happen, so I was asked to be there to take photos, and I was lucky to get this one amidst all the tears that were flowing.  They are such a wonderful loving couple, every time I see them and this picture it brings a smile to my face.  Today also just happens to be the birthday of Stephanie, so what better way to celebrate than by remembering this moment that is frozen in time for all eternity!

Thank you for stopping by to visit and relive our Disney Memories 2012!  What special Disney memories do you have?  Please let me know in the comments, and thank you for stopping by!  Now, please go out and make today a great Disney Day!

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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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