Monday, 12 August 2013

My favourite childhood holiday memory.

Everyone must know by now that I am completely and utterly obsessed with all things Disney. But do you know how I came to be so obsessed with Disney? Not many of you will, so I am going to share my story with you....

When I was almost 7, we (my Mum, Dad and then 4 year old Sister) went on holiday. We went on holiday to Disney World. It was like no other holiday we had ever been on before. For starters it took 9 hours to get there on a plane!

I remember lots of things about this holiday, I have a very good memory. However, there is one thing in particular that I remember the most, and to be honest I think about this memory a lot!

Back in the day, when I was almost 7, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles as they were later known) were a big part of my life. My Sister and I were obsessed with the programme and the 4 Turtles were just awesome to us. Of course, my favourite was Donatello (the purple one). He was the coolest one. He was my hero.

So one day on our holiday in Disney World, we were in what was then known (and is still known to me) as MGM studios, now called Disney Hollywood Studios. My Sister and I were happily playing together (that is a miracle right there), we turned a corner and there they were. All four turtles. Standing right there, on the same street as us.

OMG THE ACTUAL REAL LIVE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES WERE RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF US!!!!


That is me on the right, my Sister on the left and Donatello signing my Autograph book. Yes thats right, I have Donatello's autograph, how cool am I?!

The rest of the holiday and for many years afterwards that is all we talked about. We could not believe that we had met them! They were our childhood heros! It was a truly magical moment and it makes me smile so much whenever I think about it. The excitement in mine and my Sisters faces must have been fantastic for our parents to see. 

That childhood memory, is the reason I love Disney so much. It is the memory I think of whenever I think of holidays as a child, in fact, its the memory I think of when anyone mentions my childhood! 

That memory is also the reason that we are taking Chester and Millie to that exact same place later this year. I want my children to experience that excitement. I think every child has a hero, but to be able to meet your hero is just beyond amazing and hopefully like me, its something that children will remember for a long time.

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