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Our First Time at Disney Was 2009!

Updated on January 29, 2014

Disney, August 2009

Waiting, and waiting.
Waiting, and waiting.
A great day at Disney.
A great day at Disney.
My son just not sure how to act.
My son just not sure how to act.
Daisy.
Daisy.
Disney Park.
Disney Park.
My then five year old niece performing for us.
My then five year old niece performing for us.
Relaxing, and watching the kids dance for us.
Relaxing, and watching the kids dance for us.
My little great niece.
My little great niece.
Waiting about four hours, because of missed flight.
Waiting about four hours, because of missed flight.

Lessons Learned.

Last year, August 2009, my sister and I started our first annual family trip together to Disney. She and her twenty children and grandchildren. Actually it was five children and three grandchildren it just seems like twenty when they are all together. I had my one and only son.

We left on a beautiful, hot sunny, Saturday afternoon. I checked us in online the night before so all we had to do was check our bags at the curb. We were flying with Jet Blue ... there were some minor problems, but I truly did enjoy the flight. What I loved the most was all of the things my sister and I brought with us to keep the children calm was not needed, because Jet Blue had inflight movies behind each seat. My son and nephew sat with me and watched SpongeBob SquarePants. I watched The Proposal. I was in heaven.

We arrived at a time shared villa of a friend of my sisters around 9:00 PM. We were in awe at the size. It was so Spacious, and beautiful. I stayed in the down stairs bedroom -- which had a bathroom -- with my son and nephew. My sister and the rest the our group were upstairs where there was three bedroom, and two bathrooms. My sister's bedroom had a bathroom and balcony.

My sister's three minor daughters stayed in the middle bedroom, and her -- then -- twenty-three year old daughter stayed in another bedroom with her three little children all under four years old.

My favorite day was at Disney Park. My son had the greatest time.

My one problem with the Villa was there was no WiFi. I was not able to book our trip coming back, and it really took us so long on that line and about an hour at security check, and with eight children we missed our flight, which was after 11:30 AM. We ended up leaving after 3:00 PM.

Still, I really do love Jet Blue even though they really closed the doors too early.

There were several learning lessons, but the one I took away from our whole experience was to make sure I always get to the airport early.



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  • N.E. Wright profile image
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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Hi LadyFae,

    Wow, I would have loved to have experienced Disney as a child. LOL.

    Still, experiencing it as an adult, with my son, is the greatest feeling in the world. I will never forget his various happy expressions.

    Oh, and those expressions when he did not know why he had to be around me too long instead of on rides. LOL.

    I really do appreciate your lovely words about my family photos.

    Thanks for your very kind comments.

    Take Care,

    N.E.

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    LadyFae 6 years ago from Under the Stars

    This was great to read!!! The last and only time I went to Disney is now 35 years ago and after reading this and seeing the photos of your lovely family, I so wanna go back there.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Hey Primpo,

    OMG. Poor you.

    If my sister and I were scared I cannot remember. LOL

    My sister's ear drums felt like they were going to burst. I just wanted my son, nieces, and nephews to be occupied watching SpongeBob SquarePants. LOL.

    We just did not have the time to be scared with 7 children in total. Four of which have some mental health issues. SpongeBob ... was our baby sitter on the plane. LOL.

    I thank you for sharing your brief ... tale.

    Take Care,

    N.E.

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    Primpo 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

    Wow, must be great memories.. I flew to Florida from NJ two years ago, we were going onto a cruise ship that was leaving out of Tampa. I was so scared when we took off, a single tear dropped from my eye and I didn't say one word until we landed. I think my family never saw me so scared. Hard to keep my big mouth shut!!! that did it..

    but it was a great trip all in all and I'm glad you shared your trip with us.

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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Hi Pinkytoky,

    We learned our lessons well. LOL.

    We had bumps in the road that morning, and we still had time to sit relax, and get the kids something to eat inside the airports waiting area.

    I arrived home, with my son, at 4:30 in the afternoon. I felt human. LOL. We took a cab.

    Happy Easter!!!

    Thank you for your comments.

    Take Care,

    N.E.

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    pinkytoky 6 years ago from Singapore

    Thanks for sharing the lessons learned.

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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Hi Annieloulaurel,

    We had a great time each time we went. LOL.

    Thank you for your comments.

    Take Care,

    N.E.

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    annieloulaurel 6 years ago

    I love it! Nice sharing!

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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    OMG. Shinkicker, LOL.

    I seemed more happy about being at Disney Parks than my son, nieces, and nephews. LOL.

    I kept saying, "Look there goes Daisy!" "Oh wow, there's Goofy!" They just stared. One of my nieces started to cry. LOL. She was five years old. Daisy scared her. Oh my lord. LOL.

    Four hours with kids pretending they are hungry every minute. LOL. All because they want you to spend more money on them for every nicely packaged food item they see.

    Wow, they sound like my siblings and me as kids. LOL.

    Thanks so much for your comments.

    Take Care,

    N.E.

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    Shinkicker 6 years ago from Scotland

    Never went to Disney when I was a kid. What a place!

    But then 4 hours stuck in an airport with the kids. That could be a real contrast. LOL

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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Hey Nell,

    It was fun. I loved watching my son's, nieces', and nephews', expressions once we arrived at the actual park.

    There is a Disney Land Park in France. Wow, I do not keep up on things. LOL. I am going to tell my sister, but she may already know about it since she had stopped by France on her way to Germany in 2007.

    Thank you so much for your comments.

    Take Care,

    N.E.

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    Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

    HI, this sounds great! and what terrific photos, I would love to go there, I have a friend who lives near there, so maybe I will take a trip to see her! lol there are two, one in America and one in France, but I would prefer to go to America! lol cheers nell, Oh, and rated up!

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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Hi Ladyjojo,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I do appreciate them.

    Take Care,

    N.E.

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    ladyjojo 6 years ago

    lovely hub and Fantastic photos.........

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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Hi Lecie,

    I do hope you get to go to Disneyland one day. It is beautiful.

    I had as much fun as my nieces, nephews, and son.

    Still, the children had a great time. Which is why we went.

    Those photos are my favorite of them.

    Thank you so much for your comments.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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    Lecie 6 years ago

    i've never been to disneyland. thanks for sharing it sounds awesome. i hope i get to go one day. i love the photos the kids are so cute.

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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Thank you for your lovely words.

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    kims3003 6 years ago

    Nice hub - well done - very nice writing style!

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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    You are right Travelespresso, Disney had nothing but great memories.

    I thank you for your comments.

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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    You are right Travelespresso, Disney had nothing but great memories.

    I thank you for your comments.

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    travelespresso 6 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

    Great memories to have. I love going to Disneyland too even though I live a long way away!

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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Hello Simeonvisser,

    Too be honest I love going every year for me also. LOL.

    We have choices and I say Disney! Like a big kid. LOL.

    We had a great time.

    Thanks so much for your comments.

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    simeonvisser 6 years ago

    It's great that you were able to take all the children to Disney. It looks like you all had a great time! :)

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    N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Phiphi, we really did have a great time at Disney.

    I loved it as much as the children if not more. LOL.

    Thank you for your comments.

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    phiphi 6 years ago from USA

    thats really awesome and looks like you guys having fun alot there

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    N.E. Wright 7 years ago from Bronx, NY

    CarolineVABC, Thank you , but it was my five year old nephew who passed away. Sorry I was not clear.

    My son is an only child also, and he seems much like your soon. Except wanting to be an animator. My oldest nephew -- my late nephew's oldest brother -- is a gift artist though.

    I look forward to reading your Hubs.

    Thanks for your lovely comments.

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    Shaen Belceto, Everytime I see a photo of Disney -- your photo. LOL. -- I want to go back to Disney also. I love how happy my son is when we are there. My son met Chip and Dale this past year -- 2010 -- and he was happy.

    Yes, I hope we will meet on a Disney Cruise soon.

    Thanks for your comments.

    _________________________________________________________

    Melpor, I really am going to look into going on a Disney Cruise soon.

    Thanks for your lovely comments.

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    Konrel, Yes, I love flying on Jet Blue. Children get to watch TV. I get to work on my computer. LOL.

    I thank you for your comments.

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    JoDeslaurier, Your children and you will love your visit to Disney.

    Thank you for your comments.

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    Jo Deslaurier 7 years ago

    Fun story, can't wait to take my kids someday.

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    konrel 7 years ago

    Sounds like you had a wonderful experiance on jet blue and a good time at disney. It is fun to go places with family and children. I have been to disney several times. It is a majical place for everyone. :)

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    Melvin Porter 7 years ago from New Jersey, USA

    Thanks for sharing your experience at Disney. It brought back memories of when I first went to Disney. I went on my honeymoon there and have been going practically every year since that time. I just went on the Disney Cruise ship last year with my family. You got to try it. It is like Disney at sea. Thumbs up and beautiful.

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    Shane Belceto 7 years ago from WA USA

    thank you for sharing and stirring up the need to get to Disney again in me ... smiles I know for me being able to introduce my girls to Mickey will always be a HUGE highlight in my life.

    we too need to get in a Disney cruse perhaps we may see each other there.

    ~Expect Miracles

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    N.E. Wright 7 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Hello Oliversmum,

    Thank you for your comments.

    Yes, we really had a wonderful time at Disney World.

    Wow, Australia, cool. Well, people from all over the world was at Disney Parks when we attended.

    Still, it is expensive at Disney even for Americans, so I could not imagine the cost from Australia.

    Thanks again for your comments.

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    oliversmum 7 years ago from australia

    N.E.Wright. Hi. Wow what an exciting time you had at Disney with your Son and Family.

    It does sound like a wonderful place to go, for all ages, especially the Children.

    Would love to visit with my Grandchildren, but it is a very long way from Australia, so will just have to be happy with reading about other folks adventures.

    I enjoyed reading about your Family Holiday very much. Thank you for sharing it with us. Thumbs up. :) :)

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    N.E. Wright 7 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Hello Epigramman,

    I hope my son feels the same way about me when he is older. He loved Disney. I just do not know if he will remember it.

    Still, I am happy to hear that you have such great memories about your first time at Disney World.

    Your were your best friends? I love that.

    I loved taking my son to different rides. I loved he look of joy.

    Thank you for sharing, and thanks for your comments.

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    epigramman 7 years ago

    ...well I remember my first time at Disney World in Orlando. My parents were so good to me - I am crying right now. I am 52 years old and yet I still think of it as it were yesterday! I am still that little boy!

    What a nice story don't you think? My parents are both gone now but the memories remain and I am who I am because of them - my two best friends!

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    N.E. Wright 7 years ago from Bronx, NY

    LillyGrillzit, thank you for your comments.

    My siblings and I did not feel like my parents failed us for not taking us to Disney World, and I am sure your children do not feel you failed them for that either.

    As I stated my parents took as out every weekend that I could remember. My friends were jealous of that. That is when we knew we were lucky.

    The first time my mother went to Disney was when my sister took her children about four years ago. Most of them were in strollers. It was cute, and my mother was in heaven.

    Again, thanks for your comments.

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    Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

    Thank you for sharing this exciting trip to Disney World! I hope you guys get to go again and again. My kids are grown, and that is one of my few things I "failed" to do, was get them to Disneyworld. Maybe my great-grands someday!!! Love your Hub.

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    CarolineVABC 7 years ago from Castaic

    Hello N.E. Wright,

    We're very sorry to hear about your son's passing, but we're sure he is safe in God's hands now. My son, being the "one-and-only" likes seeing his cousins once in a while, but he, sure, does cherish his time with us and of course, his "alone" time. He is very much into animation-he has an excellent gift in drawing and wants to be an animator someday. Have lots of fun in your much-awaited cruise in a couple of years! Thank you very much for your reply. I am looking forward to reading more of your hubs!:-)

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    N.E. Wright 7 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Hello CarolineVABC,

    Wow, 23 cousins for your 13 year old son. Too cool for him. LOL.

    My son was in heaven this past summer.

    My sister and I are planning a cruise for the kids within the next two years. Chaos indeed. LOL.

    Still, I would not miss all of the memories in the world.

    Thank you for your comments.

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    CarolineVABC 7 years ago from Castaic

    Wow-glad you had a great time! We love going to Disney ourselves!:-) We are actually planning on visiting Disney again during fall break (1st wk in Oct.)-can't wait to go to Disneyland again, especially after seeing how much fun you guys had!:-) Thank you for sharing your family trip. We can actually relate to it.

    We have a 13-yr-old son and he has 12 younger cousins and 11 older cousins. So, you can imagine the "chaos" when they all get together!:-) Anyhow, I've enjoyed reading your hub and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience. Welcome to HubPages. Keep writing. God bless!:-)

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    N.E. Wright 7 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Of all the things I done with my nieces, nephews, and son Disney has the greatest memory for me. That may have a lot to do with my mother always wanting to take us there, but never being able to afford it.

    We went places in our area, and it was great, every weekend, but never to Disney.

    I just hope my son remembers it. He's only six.

    Thanks for your comments Reddog1027.

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    reddog1027 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

    There is nothing better than spending time at Disney with family. Enjoyed the trip, thanks for sharing.

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    N.E. Wright 7 years ago from Bronx, NY

    Sandy we had a great time. I miss it, and I am not a kid. LOL.

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    Life with Sandy 7 years ago

    I love Disney! Sounds like you had a great time!

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    N.E. Wright 7 years ago from Bronx, NY

    It was Tom. It was.

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    justom 7 years ago from 41042

    Looks like fun! Peace!! Tom