Mickey & Minnie walk during the 40th Anniversary celebration!

Mickey & Minnie walk during the 40th Anniversary celebration!

Well, my friends, we have reached perhaps my favorite trip ever to Walt Disney World.  This isn’t taking a single thing away from all the other trips, but this one was special because it was the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World — and all the Disney Magic was in full force for this special trip!  October 1st, 2011 was a Saturday — so that was perfect.  Friday, September 30, 2011, was a teacher workday — so Sophie didn’t miss any school!  Check number two.  My niece was able to come down to go with us and we were able to surprise Sophie.  Check numbers 3 and 4!  September 30 also marked the first day of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, so we could see that for the first time!  Check number 5.  Then, Saturday was perhaps the most beautiful Disney Day I have ever experienced in terms of weather.  Check number 6.  The list goes on and on, but what it all adds up to is a memorable long weekend, and an absolutely incredible memory filled weekend that I will NEVER forget.  Now, have a look at some of the pictures I have from that visit — because in reality, my pictures tell a much more impressive story than my words ever could!

Clarabelle Cow walks in the parade!

Clarabelle Cow walks in the parade!

Meeting Brenda was a great thrill of mine!

Meeting Brenda was a great thrill of mine!

My Pixie Friends posed with me for a picture!

My Pixie Friends posed with me for a picture!

Check out the Haunted Mansion Smart Car we saw!

Check out the Haunted Mansion Smart Car we saw!

We met this man as we were leaving he constructed that hitchhiking ghost head himself!

We met this man as we were leaving he constructed that hitchhiking ghost head himself!

Main Street, U.S.A. is bustling as Cinderella Castle looks on in the distance.

Main Street, U.S.A. is bustling as Cinderella Castle looks on in the distance.

Thank you for stopping by, my friends, as we relived our memories from the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World!  How many of you were there that day?  What was your favorite thing about that day?  Please let me know in the comments, and as always, thank you for visiting!  Now 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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One Response to “Favorite Disney Memories 40th Anniversary 2011”

  1. You know I was there. It was such an awesome trip! That is when I got to meet you guys for the first time. I wish I was back there right now. Thank you for posting these great memories, Mike. Hugs to you!!!