Top Five Emotional Moments at Disney World

We’ve all seen tears being shed in Disney World. Sometimes these tears are of an overwhelmed or worn out toddler, but many times you can spot good tears, too!

Let’s take a look at the top five emotional moments in Disney World.

5. Meeting your favorite character

Almost everyone loves Disney characters, so the opportunity to meet them is one of the many experiences many people look forward to during their Disney World vacation. Sometimes, they get a little emotional when they finally see the Mouse himself!

I think this is because guests attach so many good memories to the characters, and those feelings all come rushing back. Although we adults know that these costumed Cast Members aren’t actually the characters (don’t tell anyone else!), Disney does a great job of making them seem so realistic.

Sometimes I wonder how the Cast Members feel when they witness a guest overcome with emotion.

Characters are good huggers!
Characters are good huggers!

4. Watching a child experience the magic

Experiencing Disney World is a one of a kind experience. Witnessing your child experiencing Disney World is a once in a lifetime experience that you’ll never understand until it happens to you.

If Disney World is so magical for you, imagine how magical it is through the eyes of a child where fantasy and dreams are still a very real part of life!

3. When a Cast Members wishes you “welcome home”

When you get off a Disney Magical Express bus or when you check into a Disney resort, Cast Members will often say “welcome home.”  It’s a great way to start your trip and let you know that you are in a great pace.

2. Seeing the castle for the first time

Someone wise once said, “Try it again for the first time.” Usually this is in response to a kid who doesn’t want to try asparagus.

No matter how many times you see the castle, you may just feel like you are experiencing it again for the first time. There really are few views more magical than walking down Main Street USA to see Cinderella’s Castle in the distance.

The view down Main Street to the Castle is breathtaking.
The view down Main Street to the Castle is breathtaking.

1. Seeing the Fireworks

Each of the Disney Parks now has an evening show involving fireworks, lasers, lights, and a variety of other unique touches. Disney’s Animal Kingdom‘s Rivers of Light, Disney’s Hollywood Studios‘ Fantasmic, Epcot‘s Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, and Magic Kingdom’s fireworks Nighttime Spectacular all have climactic moments that can move you to tears.

Fantasmic is when Mickey is atop the mountain with fireworks going off all over the amphitheater. Illuminations’ finale song “Promise” assures a bright future.

The nighttime spectaculars are just that - spectacular.
The nighttime spectaculars are just that – spectacular.

What is your favorite emotional moment at Disney World?