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Disney is an OK destination, if it’s free.

September 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Destinations, Tips & Tricks

Disney just announced that you can get into Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks on your birthday for free during 2009.

With tickets for those 10 and over $75 and those 3-10 getting the whopping discount price of $63, this savings would pay for a few meals, or even a night or two in a Kissimmee hotel.

Disney World in '76 with my cousins (I'm on right)

Disney World in '76 with my cousins (I'm on right)

I lived in Florida when Walt Disney World opened in the midst of swamps & lakes surrounding the little town of Orlando.  The Florida-resident discounts were more of a bargain than today, so, we spent quite a few weekends at the Magic Kingdom.  I have warm memories of those visits – riding the monorail, the tea cups, watching my uncle get sick on Space mountain, and It’s a Small World.

Same spot 25 years later (with friend Krina fm Greece, standing)

Same spot 25 years later (with friend Krina fm Greece, standing)

I cried when I heard It’s a Small World was closing for renovations.  My father on the other hand, if he were alive, would probably throw a party.  Though, he may wish it stayed the same so I could experience taking my own daughter on it 10 times in a row and being tormented with “It’s a small world after all…” running through my head for the rest of eternity.  Thankfully, songs don’t stick in my head.  My husband on the other hand…….

Here are some details from the press release:
To receive free admission to one of the Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks on your birthday in 2009, guests must bring valid ID including proof of birth date. Guests who already hold a valid multi-day ticket they will use on their birthday may choose from other birthday treats instead, however, no cash refunds or credits will be given. To register your birthday and find out more details, visit www.disneyparks.com.

Do you have favorite memories of a childhood trip to Disney?  (World or Land)

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