View Full Version : What do u picture in your head as soon as someone says walt dinsney world?

05-20-2008, 05:47 PM
What image comes to mind if someone says walt disney world?? For me, i think it would have to be the view of frontierland with splash and thunder mountain in the background. Or..well so many others :mickey:

05-20-2008, 05:53 PM
Cinderella Castle :cloud9:

Chris :hatter:

05-20-2008, 09:01 PM
MK and Cinderella's Castle. POTC. HM. A lot of things pop into my head when I hear WDW.:mickey:

05-20-2008, 09:03 PM
the castle, and my next trip

05-20-2008, 09:05 PM
I think of Mickey...What else?:mickey:

Dakota Rose
05-20-2008, 09:05 PM
It's kind of a quickfire montage for me. I see Cindy's castle, then my sisters and I in front of it when we were teenagers and there by ourselves followed by the EWP in front of 'Ohana and then my DS at 18 mos, running as fast as he can, laughing, at Pooh's playful place. *sigh* It's like my own little WDW commercial.

05-20-2008, 09:11 PM
You say WDW and I picture Main Street USA with The Castle at the end.... CMs with Balloons in the shape of Mickey, the Daper Dans midway down the street, people coming in and out of stores and little girls and boys with wide eyes and big smiles holding the hands of Mommies and Daddies with even wider eyes and bigger smiles.

05-20-2008, 09:20 PM
It may seem silly but I always think of It's A Small World. Yes the ride may be dated and it seems like an easy target these days, but it is something that is uniquely Disney.

Sean Riley Taylor's Mom
05-20-2008, 10:17 PM
Cinderella Castle:cloud9:

05-20-2008, 10:26 PM
The Dumbo ride... :dumbo:

05-20-2008, 10:59 PM
The entrance of MK going down main street toward the castle and heading toward fantasyland. Heck, everything in MK !!

05-21-2008, 12:51 AM
I picture myself driving under the Walt Disney World gate. Siiigh.. :mickey:

05-21-2008, 12:58 AM
Its always the MK and normally a picture of the Castle :cloud9: This leads to images of different rides and experiences like Its a Small World (#1), Peter Pan, the Tea Cups, POTC, and BTMRR with my family on them at different times/ages, etc. I think its more that feeling of happiness, excitement and contentment that comes with the images for me rather than the images themselves but the castle is always just waiting to pop into my head! :blush:

05-21-2008, 06:21 AM
SpectroMagic, Dole Whip Floats and Caseys Mini Corn Dogs! That right there, esp done together is pure magic for me! ;)

All joking aside, it really has always been the parade. Either Main Street Electrical Parade or SpectroMagic.

05-21-2008, 06:36 AM
I always picture being on Mainstreet looking down the street and seeing the castle

05-21-2008, 07:05 AM
I see check-in. Where the whole trip is in fron tof me and it all feels new and special!

05-21-2008, 07:24 AM
I see myself walking through the gates of Epcot with DH. It's his favorite park, and it's where he starts to become a kid again. It's quite endearing!

Lynn J Mc
05-21-2008, 09:23 AM
Main Street USA!!! I can even smell it!

05-21-2008, 09:38 AM
The first thing I always picture is MK and the castle! :mickey:

05-21-2008, 09:40 AM
I read the subject of your post and thought the castle...so I guess that's it!!

05-21-2008, 09:42 AM
For me, it is Main Street on an early warm morning when barely anyone is in the parks. I remember looking down the length of the street to the castle.:cloud9:...perfect!:thumbsup:

05-21-2008, 11:02 AM
Like so many other the Castle and how much longer until my next visit.

05-21-2008, 11:11 AM
Although I havenít stayed off-site in many many years, and we usually arrive at the MK by bus, I think of approaching the MK in the monorail and seeing Cinderellaís Castle for the first time.

05-21-2008, 11:20 AM
I think of Mickey...What else?:mickey:


05-21-2008, 11:21 AM
For me it would be looking up main street and seeing the castle at the end. :cloud9: Wish I was there right now! :mickey:

Marilyn Michetti
05-21-2008, 12:02 PM
Spaceship Earth. It's the first thing we do on our first day every trip.:)

05-21-2008, 12:07 PM
Bills......actually, no I don't :thedolls:

I think of the train station at MK and the main entrance area.....:mickey:

05-21-2008, 12:36 PM
I have to say that it is the Monorail and it going though the Contemporary. the welcome sign at the start of the trip. Then all four icons at the parks, SE, the castle, sorcerer hat, and tree of life. For me I can not think of WDW with these things.

05-21-2008, 12:44 PM
Theres no one thing its more like a lightening fast montage of the castle, my family, Buzz Lightyear, Mickey, the monorail, OKW, the feeling of love, happiness & everything RIGHT, GOOD & PURE in the World, mickey head ice cream, JIYI, HM, Spaceship Earth, Cinderella, Tusker House, getting engaged, sitting in Frontierland at one of the checkerboards playing and eating a huge rice krispy treat with my DD,Wishes etc..:cloud9:

kind of the like a good version of someones life flashing before their eyes. :mickey:

05-21-2008, 01:24 PM
I picture the castle with fireworks bursting overhead, and in my head I hear Jiminy singing "when you wish upon a star"
I think that the essence of WDW for me because I love watching the "Wonderful World of Disney" as a kid and the castle and fireworks was the logo of that show.

05-21-2008, 01:29 PM
spaceship earth

05-21-2008, 01:32 PM
Walking down Main St. first thing in the morning. The sidewalks and street are still wet from being hosed down, the castle is in the background and we're running for Dumbo!

05-21-2008, 01:37 PM
I see monorail, zooming around the resort loop, pulling up to the Poly and O'hana...then I see it coming around the bend and headed straight toward SSE... :cloud9:

05-21-2008, 02:06 PM
Empty wallets.

05-21-2008, 02:14 PM
I think of the excitement of approaching your first park after you have checked in to your resort. For us, it's MK, but I would be super excited knowing I was going to any of the parks. It's that excitement that makes you talk funny and you can't stop smiling and you're all giddy and you can't get there fast enough. And then you get there and it's like "aaaaaahhhhhh" and everything is awesome and you start having a great time!

05-21-2008, 02:53 PM
I picture myself walking up Main Street to Cinderella castle and this feeling of total relaxation and fun washes over me. :cloud9:

05-21-2008, 03:01 PM
World Showcase Epcot

05-21-2008, 03:03 PM
I think of the Mickey Hat in DHS. It was my favorite Icon from my first trip. I don't feel like I'm at WDW until I see it.

05-21-2008, 04:11 PM
Main Street and I always remember the smell of the bakery , popcorn, :tasty:and food as soon as you walk in. Can you tell I'm dieting?

05-21-2008, 04:36 PM
Ohhhh, I love this question! :cloud9:

I see the smile on my then 4 year old daughter's face when she saw Cinderella Castle for the very first time! All I have to do is picture this and I know immediately what started my love of Disney World!

05-21-2008, 04:59 PM
Yeah, my next trip!!:mickey:

05-21-2008, 09:10 PM
Sitting in a chair on the balcony of my room at the Poly,looking out over 7 Seas Lagoon at the castle and space mountain,thinking theres no place I'd rather be.

05-21-2008, 09:30 PM
Cinderella's Castle and Mickey:mickey:

05-21-2008, 09:55 PM
Cinderella Castle

Polynesian Dweller
05-21-2008, 09:59 PM
The view of the Seven Seas Lagoon from the Poly. Oh yeah, the castle is straight ahead across the lagoon. :mickey:

05-22-2008, 12:04 AM
Of course as many have said Main Street and The Castle. But I also think of the approach to the MK entrance from the bus drop off! I think of the Hippy Dippy pool at Pop! Of riding the monorail , my fav is the MK loop! Being with my DH & my 2 DS's and acting so silly, we're down right Goofy at WDW, this year we were all doing these funny "walks" one night in MK! :blush: I know we're there when we drive under that WDW sign - gosh I love that part! The whole trip and all of the magic is just there waiting for us! :tink:

05-22-2008, 09:36 AM
It's walking down Main Street USA and seeing Cinderella Castle for the first time.


05-22-2008, 10:45 AM
The smile on my DW, DS, DD faces

05-22-2008, 12:24 PM
First thing that comes to mind is the Castle, and the emotions that I had when I first saw it!
Thinking of it makes me so excited for our next trip in Sept.

05-22-2008, 01:07 PM
I picture myself walking down Mainstreet USA towards the castle. That is usually the first thing that always comes to my mind.:mickey:

Magic Smiles
05-24-2008, 09:54 PM
Sunshine, Palm trees and POFQ and NO WORK!

05-25-2008, 04:32 AM
mouse ears!

05-25-2008, 06:11 AM
The castle! :mickey:

05-25-2008, 08:18 AM
Main Street USA. Not necessarily the castle, but the shops, the vendors with the big batches of baloons, etc.

05-27-2008, 04:08 PM
Walt Disney, Cinderella's Castle and Mickey.

05-27-2008, 06:13 PM
I picture the view at MK as soon as you get into the park. The stretch down Main Street to the castle is one of my favorite sights!!

05-27-2008, 07:21 PM
Wow! I get a slideshow of pictures!! But the first is the view down Main Street to the Castle!

05-28-2008, 12:45 AM
Spaceship Earth or the Fountain of Nations.

05-28-2008, 04:11 AM
the view from California Grill

05-28-2008, 11:56 AM
Spaceship Earth followed by the fountain at EPCOT

05-28-2008, 12:09 PM
My brain goes to a bird's eye view above the Seven Seas Lagoon looking over the train depot, down Main Street towards the castle.:mickey: And there is a Mickey Mouse hot air balloon in the background.....hrrrmmmmm, this must be from a commercial i saw in my youth.

05-28-2008, 12:46 PM
Main Street with the Castle in the background. I feel as if I'm 5 yrs old again! I love that feeling! :)

05-28-2008, 01:09 PM
for me it is cinderella castle and a sea of kids and grown ups wearing their:mickey: mickey ears lol

05-28-2008, 01:37 PM
Since I have not been there I don't have any memories to think about(yet), however Spaceship Earth always pops in my head when I think about WDW. That giant ball seems like the landmark of the World to me.

05-28-2008, 03:11 PM
Cinderella's Castle:princess:

05-28-2008, 05:15 PM
You say WDW and I picture Main Street USA with The Castle at the end.... CMs with Balloons in the shape of Mickey, the Daper Dans midway down the street, people coming in and out of stores and little girls and boys with wide eyes and big smiles holding the hands of Mommies and Daddies with even wider eyes and bigger smiles.


05-28-2008, 07:55 PM
I have a mind's eye picture of the Castle from Main Street.

05-28-2008, 08:41 PM
A feeling of calm knowing that when I go anywhere is DW all my troubles go away for a few shorts Days.:mickey:

05-29-2008, 02:50 PM
Cinderella's Castle :princess: and Mickey :mickey2: are always the first things I think of!

05-29-2008, 02:56 PM
Same here, Main St and the castle.

Mickey Magic
06-06-2008, 10:22 PM
:mickey:What a great question...I see the very beginning of Main St, riht after entering on the right side...my DD,DS, and DH at my side to share the Disney Magic!!!!:mickey:

Queen Stephanie
06-07-2008, 12:29 AM
Sitting by the window in the O'Hana :tikki:looking over the magic lagoon toward Cinderella's Castle during "Wishes". :fworks: It just doesn't get any better than that.

06-07-2008, 04:00 AM
This is more of a generality but when I think of WDW I think of my family and how much we enjoy visiting this place and how special it is in all of our hearts. All of my fondest memories of my childhood are with my family in the World. Although my family and I are now older we still visit the World whenever we get a chance and i cherish it more and more each time we do. Those that have never been here don't realize the sentimental value that WDW holds for all of us. It really is the most magical place in the world. I look forward to my next trip to the World and can only imagine the joy and happiness that it will bring to me.

06-07-2008, 08:09 AM
When I think of WDW what comes to my mind is:
Walking down main street and seeing the castle. How magical it is to get your first glimpse of it! Its like walking into a whole diff world! All of your stress seems to just melt away!! Can you tell I love the place?:mickey:

06-07-2008, 08:38 AM
Adventureland! Probably because we go there first, love it, and remember how much our son used to love the treehouse!

Donald Duck Rules
06-07-2008, 09:13 AM
The Piartes of the Caribbean and of course Donald Duck!

06-07-2008, 10:35 PM
Tower of Terror, Mickey(duh!), and of course the Cinderellas Castle

06-08-2008, 12:02 AM

Mad About Mickey
06-08-2008, 08:44 AM
:mickey: Smiles, Smiles and more Smiles!! :mickey:The smile of my father when we went as small children and the smile of my own young children as we continue to return! Just the mention of WDW and I get the largest ear to ear grin you can imagine! :mickey:

06-09-2008, 03:49 PM
What image comes to mind if someone says walt disney world?? For me, i think it would have to be the view of frontierland with splash and thunder mountain in the background. Or..well so many others :mickey:

I can only think of Samantha Brown going to all the different parks and having all my favorite food.:blush:

06-09-2008, 04:01 PM
Like so many others my first thought is also of Main Street U.S.A. and, of course, Cinderella's Castle at the end of Main Street. My second thought is of the area just outside of the Haunted Mansion, The Hall of Presidents, and the really cool Liberty Tree in the square.

06-09-2008, 04:27 PM
I picture Spaceship Earth for some reason when I hear Walt Disney World.

06-09-2008, 08:52 PM
I have a new answer. I was just assuming before, but today, someone said "Walt Disney World" and what popped into my mind was the part of the DVC Resort TV promo where the little girl dressed up as Cinderella runs up to Cinderella in front of the castle and gets a big hug.

mouseketeer mom
06-10-2008, 11:37 AM
I'm not sure what pops into my head, probably the castle, but I DO know that my heart actually does a little jump if someone mentions WDW!

06-10-2008, 12:21 PM
I don't know that it is any single image that comes to mind. More perhaps a "flourish" of mental pictures that flood my mind.

06-10-2008, 01:14 PM
Spaceship Earth or Splash Mountain

06-10-2008, 10:18 PM
I would have t oagree with all the Main Street USA folks...which is a little weird, because I NEVER spend much time there. I guess it just sets the mood...

06-10-2008, 10:42 PM
The first thing that ALWAYS come to my mind is Space Mountain :coaster:

06-11-2008, 11:39 AM
The Castle :cloud9: and Mickey.

06-11-2008, 02:10 PM
Cinderella's Castle or Rockin Rollercoaster!:mickey:

06-11-2008, 02:37 PM
Shopping on Main Street!

06-13-2008, 01:20 PM
Walking through the tunnell and Main Street opening up in front of you and at the end of it is the castle.:mickey:

06-13-2008, 03:55 PM
The view down Main St. USA and the Castle in the background.

06-13-2008, 09:17 PM
The first thing that ALWAYS come to my mind is Space Mountain :coaster:

Me too! I guess it's because I LOVE roller coasters and the first time I went to WDW I was 13 and that was the first ride I ever I rode! Now that I read everyone else's response I feel bad that I didn't think of the castle: which is my dream home :princess:!

Jen C.
06-13-2008, 09:36 PM
It ha:mickey::number1::thumbsup::party:s to be the greeting from any cast member

06-14-2008, 08:38 AM
I don't think I always picture the same thing, but if I had to guess, it would probably be one of the following images: The Wilderness Lodge Courtyard, Main Street/Cindy's Castle, and perhaps the most common one, Spaceship Earth, in the early morning. I'm not entirely sure why the last one. :mickey:

Mrs Bus Driver
06-14-2008, 08:59 AM
I guess because I have only been to WDW once a few years ago I always picture DD and myself arriving at the airport. Just starting our vacation. :mickey:

06-14-2008, 11:09 AM
Wishes exploding behind Cinderella Castle!!:cloud9:

06-14-2008, 11:49 AM
Though it isn't my favorite place to experience, mine too would have to be Cindy's castle because it is the symbol of DW and its magic. Next though my mind would start racing through my favorite attractions like Expedition Everest, Rock-n-Roller coaster.

06-14-2008, 08:02 PM
Splash Mountain!

06-16-2008, 07:53 PM
No doubt it is the castle!

06-16-2008, 09:43 PM
I always think of Tomorrowland. I have no idea why...I love Tomorrowland, but its not my favorite place at WDW by any means. But whenever I picture WDW, or someone brings it up to me, I always see myself in Tomorrowland.

06-17-2008, 06:09 PM
The back entrence to epcot. We always stay at a hotel over there so that walk has been done many times, its what i always think of!

TTA Metroliner
06-17-2008, 06:16 PM
Seeing/passing the Walt Disney Resort sign over my head from the Magical Express Bus. It lets me know I'm in the World!!

06-17-2008, 09:12 PM
I have to agree with the everyone who said they get a bunch of different pictures. I get a kind of slideshow of pictures and memories and a happy feeling!

Clay Ransone
06-18-2008, 03:31 PM
I see me walking into the gate at MGM looking down Hollywood Blvd. at the Chinese Theater. Thatís kind of hard now since the stupid hat is still in the way but no matter as it vision is still rattling around in my head.