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View Poll Results: What Was the VERY FIRST PARK You Went To?

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  • Disneyland, CA

    40 22.22%
  • Disney's California Adventure Park

    0 0%
  • Magic Kingdom

    125 69.44%
  • Epcot

    11 6.11%
  • MGM Studios

    2 1.11%
  • Animal Kingdom

    0 0%
  • Blizzard Beach/Typhoon Lagoon

    0 0%
  • Disneyland Resort Paris

    1 0.56%
  • Tokyo Disneyland/Disneysea/Hong Kong Disneyland

    0 0%
  • I can't remember!

    1 0.56%
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  1. #1
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    Default What Was the VERY FIRST PARK You Went To?

    Mine was Disneyland CA. It was the only Disney park in CA way back in the 80's!

    ...and you?
    Wendy Louise

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    Magic Kingdom was probably the first park I ever visited. I was only three-years-old.
    The poster formerly known as Disney_nut

    Last Trip: 5/11 -- Swan

    Next Trip: 10/11 -- Port Orleans - Riverside

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    Magic Kingdom in Disney World. Of course, the choices then were Magic Kingdom or Magic Kingdom!
    Linda aka: Faline
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    my first visit at the age of 9 was MK. Then Epcot and MGM during that trip also...but the first park we hit was MK
    Jan 1991--Off-site Condo
    Jan 1995--Off-Site Condo
    April 1998- Off-site & Dixie Landings
    Sept 2007- CBR (1st trip with husband...make that BWI...just upgraded 06/06/07...YEAH!!!
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    Not to age myself, but MK, back in 1978, it was the only park at Disneyworld at the time! Man I feel old! Still feel like a kid when I'm at Disney though
    șOș Dianne șOș

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    Disneyland, early 70's.
    1970-1990 Disneyland - 4 Day Trips
    1980-2001 WDW - 6 Day Trips
    2007 Polynesian (First Resort Stay!)
    2008 Polynesian - planning

    GO HOKIES!

    All my thoughts and prayers...
    Rest in Peace fellow Hokies
    04-16-2007

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    Magic Kingdom - we were staying at the Poly and our room wasn't ready. So we took the boat over to MK and walked around the park. I think we only went on Buzz, it was nice to just walk around and take it all in.

    ~Amanda
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    Disneyland California. I may have been when I was a baby, I was born in California and I know for sure we went when I was in kindergarten, so 1989 or so, but there's a huge possibility it was before then.
    Upcoming:
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    Magic Kingdom for me, we went to Disney when it opened with my parents, the last time I went with my parents was the year EPCOT opened. Imagine my suprise when I took my wife and kids for the first time. We have been more than once a year since my oldest turned two.
    74-79 poly w/parents
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    04' WL - 04' AS Sports - FEB 05' WL - May 05' POR
    Sept 05' POR cancelled/Katrina
    Oct 05' BCV, Mardi Gras 06' WLV
    Labor day 06 SSR, November 06, Dec POR, Aug 07 BCV, Feb 08 WLV
    Easter 08 OKW, Labor Day 08CBR,Nov08 SSR, Next feb09?

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    My first Disney park was the original Disney park. I think our first trip to Disneyland was in the late 60's early 70's when I was just a baby. My wife's first Disney experience was Hong Kong Disneyland. My first real memory of Disneyland is probably in the mid 70's.
    Chris °O°
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    WALT DISNEY WORLD - First visit 1985
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    FUTURE + WORLD SHOWCASE = EPCOT (Favorite WDW park)

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    Much to my chagrin it was Epcot (as a kid I was wanting to do MK first, but was overruled by mom). As it turns out, Epcot was my favorite park. I wish I could say it still was, but it's just not the same without Horizons, World of Motion, and the original JIYI.
    Chris, aka Strmchsr
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    For me it was MGM in 1999.
    Dec 2010 AKL
    May 2009 POFQ
    Oct 2008 Pop
    X-Mas 2007-POFQ
    May 2006 Pop
    June 2005 ASMu
    May 2002-Off Site
    Dec. 1999-Off Site

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    I went to Disneyland when I was in kindergarten. At the time we lived in Washington State.
    Disney World: 10/92 Yacht Club, 11/96 Disney Institute, 12/00 Yacht Club, 6/05 Beach Club, 8/06 Shades of Green, 8/07 Caribbean Beach Resort, 10/07 Coronado Springs, 12/08 French Quarter, 3/10 All Star Sports, 4/12 Port Orleans Riverside

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    Talking An MK Xmas!

    For me, it was MK - Christmas Day 1971. Yes, the very first Xmas at WDW! I remember it was a complete madhouse, with wall to wall people & 2 hour waits for some of the rides (no fastpass then). One CM said that they had closed the park to new arrivals by 11AM, and the parking lot was full. Still, it was the most wonderful day I had ever had to that point. The park was open 'til midnight, and we arrived just after opening, spending almost 15 glorious hours immersed in the Magic.

    It was that day I became a WDW fanatic!
    First trip, Christmas 1971.
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    Talking Magic Kingdom

    My first park was Magic Kingdon in March 1991

    and in 2007 and several visits later, I still love it.


    Gareth șoșwen

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    Previous visits:
    1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, DLParis 2006, 2007, 2008 AKV, 2011 Baylake & AKV, 2011 Saratoga, 2013 AKV & Saratoga, 2014 Saratoga & Keywest, 2015 Keywest & Saratoga, 2016 COMING SOON

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    Mine was the Magic Kingdom in 1974 at the ripe old age of 4!
    Lisa
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    October / November 2008 PORFQ
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    August 2004 POR FQ
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    June 2000 CS
    July 1999 CB
    May 1997 Off site
    June 1996 POR FQ

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    When I went in '73, MK was the only park at WDW. I couldn't afford to go to CA.
    74 Off Site
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    The Magic Kingdom was my first park, back in 81 and I was twelve. We drove by the area that would become Epcot and saw some of the construction. It was very exciting, but the Magic Kingdom was more than enough for me then.
    Sherri
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    I went to Disneyland 3 times before I made to WDW on a college trip. We had 1 day to pick 1 Park to visit. I wanted to go to MK but all my friends (including the guy I had a major crush on) convinced me to go Epcot (still EPCOT Center back then). I LOVED it and never regretted it. My first meals there were in Germany and Mexico and those are still my 2 favorite restaurants in Epcot.
    Shelley, Happy DW of bear_necessity.
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    Remain seated please. Permenecer sentados, por favor.

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    My first trip was in 1988 when I was 9. We went to the MK in Orlando. We went to EPCOT the next day. MGM and AK wasn't even built yet.
    1988 Family Trip as a kid (offsite)
    1989-Family Trip (First time at MGM)
    2001-Daytrip
    2003-Trip with Friends (First time AK)
    2005-Sept 25-30-POP Century
    2006-Sept 25-Oct 1- All Star Music
    2007-Sept 9-17-All Star Music
    2008-closing of PI only
    2009-May 21-22 Disneyland/DCA

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