What’s a memory you have from one of your first visits to WDW? Maybe a good one, maybe a bad one, maybe a funny one.
I have a lot of fairly vague memories of Disney World from my childhood. I was born in 1978 and I think our first family trip was around 1982. I remember going on Jungle Cruise and absolutely believing the animals were real. I have a slight recollection of the Tiki Room. But the one that stands out most was Dumbo. Not the ride, the line. This was before Dumbo moved to its current location. If I recall correctly, there was no roof, just rows of red metal fencing out in the sun. Fencing that did not conform to present- day safety standards, because it was the 80s. Anyway, my parent’s version of the story had them standing in line with me and my sister waiting to ride. They were watching the elephants fly and not paying too much attention to me because it was a crowded line and I couldn’t really get away from them. Then they heard a child screaming, and like any good parents, they thought “who’s kid is making all that fuss?” Then they looked down. And found me. With my head stuck between the bars of the fence. I was shorter than the top of the fence and had stuck my head through for a better view. But when I tried to pull it out, my ears got stuck. (Yes,I see the irony of my ears sticking out and causing trouble at Dumbo, go ahead and laugh). All it took was pushing my ears against my head and I was free! Then I rode Dumbo. Probably some other rides too. Crisis averted!
So anyway, that’s my story. Who’s got another?