Come and join us for another installment of the WDW-Memories podcast, where I try to make it possible for you relive your Walt Disney World Memories when you can't actually be there.
Well things got derailed here this yesterday. I was supposed to record this podcast first thing in the morning, but that didn’t happen because I had to go to the basement for shelter because of tornado warnings in Louisville. Really? In January? Thankfully everything was fine, and it looks like most of Louisville came out untouched, but still delayed my recording time. Often when you’re lying around just waiting for the all clear, it’s nice to escape with a happy memory, and I can think of no better place to escape to that Walt Disney World.
Today’s memory was request from Christopher. He emailed me back in June of 2012 saying:
[I] enjoy [those] podcast where you get to just listen to an area outside of the attractions, like walking around the different lands. But do you have any audio of walking up to the castle and into fantasyland. There is just something magical about the sounds, the music while walking up that sidewalk towards the castle, and the sounds coming from fantasyland as you get closer. So if you have any sound clips like that I would certainly love to hear them and if there is any live music that better( including marching bands).Christopher, it’s amazing. I’ve been receiving many emails about just listening to the back ground music as you wander around the parks. This type of request I can totaly understand. They bring back such strong memories for me, and aparently for you all to. Just listen to a couple of stories I got from Social Media when I posted the topic for this memory.
On Facebook, Lisa wrote:
When my daughter was almost 3, we took her on her first trip to WDW. To prepare her, we ordered the vacation planning VHS tape and she watched it every day. One of the scenes was someone walking on Main St singing, 'I'm walking right down the middle of Main St USA". Yep! That's what she did in all her 2 year old singing glory - sang that walking down Main St to the castle.Also on Facebook, Doug wrote:
For me, it was a trip with my kids during a really uncrowded time. We were there at rope-drop and walked into town square and onto main street with almost no one else in sight. For just a moment it was like the Kingdom was ours alone. A wonderful memory!These were only two of the many great stories shared with me. If you’d like to read more of them, head over to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or Pinterest to find more great stories just like these. I’m sorry I couldn’t share all of them with you, we would have never gotten to our show. And maybe while you’re there, you could also share your favorite memory with all of us too.
So for today’s memory, I’m going to just play some audio from a couple of our trips as we walk into the Magic Kingdom. We’ll have some audio from our anniversary trip in 2006 as Traci and I are walking into the Magic Kingdom. We visited the park a couple times on this trip, so we’ll get to hear a couple of strolls up Main Street U.S.A. I’ll also include some audio from our night in January 2007 where Traci and I got to visit the parks just a couple days into the New Year. Traci had a convention at the Contemporary, so we slipped over to the park to have a bit of fun. We’ll return to the Magic Kingdom again in September 2010, this time with my whole Family for Susie’s first trip to Walt Disney World. And we’ll finish off the show with one final memory from June of 2012 for Mikey’s first trip to Walt Disney World.
Each of these memories is in binaural, so I’d suggest putting those headphones on to fully immerse yourself in the memory.