Thursday, 2 June 2011

Disney Blog Hop Thursday - Disney Firsts!

Welcome to this weeks Disney Blog Hop hosted by Babes in Disneyland! If you are new to the hop ... welcome! If you've been here before ... welcome back! :D Please make sure you check out the rest of the Disney Blog Hoppers over at the Babes in Disneyland blog :)

This weeks theme is Disney Firsts!

My First Disney Movie

I have no idea what my first Disney movie was! :P But after chatting to my mum, turns out it was Fantasia! I was around 4 years old at the time, my papa bought me Fantasia on vhs and my mum said it was probably too old for me ... but apparently I loved it! And I still do :) I'm sure everyone knows, but it's such a beautiful and original piece of Disney animation - one of the best! :)

First Disney Toy

I had to ask my mum about this too! My first Disney toy was a Mickey Mouse - I don't have it any more but she says it was real similar to this one I have now :)

First Disney Game

Aladdin was my first Disney video game! I had this on Super Nintendo!

This game is definitely childhood-defining for me :P It brings back so many happy memories! :) 'Inside the Genies Lamp' was definitely one of the best levels!

And there was also an adorable bonus level with Aladdin and Jasmine on the flying carpet with "A Whole New World" playing - Nintendo style! :P

In short ... you can tell I loved this game ... a lot! :P

First Disney Trip

This one is tricky ... my first trip to Disneyland Paris was during its opening year in 1992 when I was only 5 years old :) but to be honest, I don't remember much about it! There aren't that many photos or anything either :( Though I do have a keyring to prove I was there! :)

One thing I do remember quite well was the Main Street Electrical Parade!

The song still gives me goosebumps! And if I close my eyes ... I totally feel 5 again! ^.^ I remember gazing up at Pete's Dragon (which is maaassiiiive for a 5yo!) and being in absolute awe ... and then jumping when smoke blasted from his nostrils! I have some other vague memories from my first ever trip, but I wanna write about them in a future, more detailed post :)

Thanks for stopping by! :) Happy Thursday everyone!


Magical Days with the Mouse said...

Wow... this makes me wonder what my first movie was. I'm gonna have to ask my mom... I hope she remembers. I do remember loving and watching Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty a lot.

Deej said...

My wife still plays the Aladdin game all the time! Great post:)

:DISTherapy said...

I'm impressed that you were enteratined by Fantasia at such a young age! (I still have to concentrate to follow along :D) It happens to be one of my DS's favorites.
Aren't firsts heart-warming?

Amanda said...

Wonderful firsts! I have no idea what my first movie was - I'm not sure my mom would remember either :) Although I know I used to watch Fantasia when I was young and loved it - still do!

Beth Green said...

I agree with Sarah- I have no idea what my first was, but I think it was Fantasia too during the 1977 rerelease with stereo sound!! I'm assuming you didn't see Fantasia in the theaters!! :)

Manda said...

Thanks Everyone! :D

Nope Beth I've never seen it in theaters :) Though that would be amazing on a big screen! :D

Mrs. Mommy MouseEars said...

That's a wonderful first! A true classic :)

Jackie said...

Gosh.. I have not seen Fanstasia in a long time... I am going to have to find it!!

Donna Kay said...

I still remember going to the theater to see Sleeping Beauty. I was probably about 5 or so (no not the original release). It was magical to me then and still is today.

Disney on Wheels said...

I used to play that Aladdin game all the time! I loved it! Fantasia has always been one of my favorites. The first Disney movie I remember seeing is Lady & the Tramp, I think. :o)

Our Family Est. 2005 said...

I cant remember my first Disney movie either! I know I started watching them very early :)

Gladys said...

Hi! I know what you mean. I've been visiting Magic Kingdom since I was three. I now live in Orlando and go often to the parks and I still get goosebumps everytime I hear the music from the electric parade. It's the magic!

Manda said...

Thanks for all the comments guys! :) It's so fun reading about everyone's Disney firsts! :)

mMary@themouserecord said...

How cool that Fantasia was your first Disney movie? And I did not even know Aladdin was a video game lol.

Anonymous said...

There are just so many ways for Disney firsts to occur...and they can tell you a lot about a person. I remember watching Jungle Book and Apple Dumpling Gang at the drive-in theater, we had no VCRs back then...and Pong was the only video game we had.

I guess our Disney firsts tell us, you're young and I'm old. ;o)

Have a Disney Day Manda!!! :o)

Manda said...

Thanks Dizzneemomma! :) I wish I could have experienced a drive in theater! They sound SO cool, you're lucky :)