Saturday, January 21, 2012

Magical Moment: An Anniversary to Remember

Magical Moment:  An Anniversary to Remember
by DisneyDiary (Steve)

My wife and I honeymooned at Walt Disney World close to 20 years now. 
Although we were on a budget, it was a magical honeymoon we won't forget. 

But our most magical moment was celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary at 
Disney World in March 2011.

This time we were able to bend the budget a bit for dinner and wine pairings at the fabulous 
Victoria & Albert's. The wine pairings will be important later. 

Usually we only pack t-shirts and shorts for Disney World, but this time we got all dolled up -- me in my cement colored suit and my still young bride in an ankle length red dress and four-inch gold sling-back heels.

The V&A experience is everything it's cracked up to be: a wonderful meal served in a lush, intimate setting with warm, personal service and phenomenal food. The restaurant is an oasis of calm in this crazy, crowded World. Truly this is the quietest room for miles around. 

We were especially charmed by the service. The pair of cast members who served us were a married couple -- perfect for a setting that sees so many anniversary celebrations. And especially perfect for us because my wife and wife and I worked side-by-side in journalism for many years. 

And here's where the night got really magical. Remember those wine pairings.

We made the mistake of driving to the Grand Floridian rather than taking a cab from our resort. We were not anticipating the wine. So, to give ourselves some time to let our meal digest, shall we say, we did the only responsible thing: we hopped the Monorail to the Magic Kingdom. 

Mind you, most of the time going into the Magic Kingdom the most anyone does is check out your t-shirt. This time was different. This time everyone stared.

As we walked down Main Street, posing for every Photo Pass photographer we saw, people turned to watch -- no doubt wondering, "Who are they?" People in the know recognized the long-stem red rose my wife was carrying and knew we had been to Victoria & Albert's. Others heard us tell the photographers it was our anniversary and wished us a happy day. 

We weren't quite brave enough to stay for the fireworks -- my wife was afraid she and her 4-inch heels would be trampled by the post fireworks stampede -- so we caught them from the boat dock.

All those Photo Pass pictures? Well had taken the Wild Africa Trek tour earlier in the week -- another anniversary bending of the budget -- we got every last one of them on a CD.

So, if you had an amazing Magical Moment at Disney, or your child/children had a Great character
experience, or something wonderful happened at Disney with your WHOLE family and you would 
love to share this Magical Moment with others...Now you can:)
...and tell my wonderful readers about your magical moment at Disney!
Can be a few paragraphs, can share a photo of two of the moment.
And every Saturday and Sunday, I'll SPOTLIGHT Magical Moments on my DisneyBlueFairy Blog:)
Hope everyone has a Magical Day!

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