Judy: When I think of "Disney Friends" I first think of the friends I share Disney with, my husband (the most important one), our sons and their wife's and then there are our friends that we met at a Disney Event over 10 years ago on the Disney Wonder and just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on the Disney Dream last May and of course they Disney Gals who have become family to me. As we said "Disney Friends" come in all shapes and sizes (and locations).
and there is nothing like the first time you see your favorite "friend"!
Gayle: When I think of "Disney Friends" the first thing that comes to my mind is Mickey. I had run into Mickey many times with my children but never by myself until last March. Here I was, 57 years old and waiting in line to meet the main Mouse himself. I was so overcome with the sheer joy of actually meeting Mickey, it took at least 10 minutes to compose myself. Mickey and Minnie wiped my tears, gave me extra hugs and made it so magical.
Like Judy, Disney Friends means first, foremost and always, my family. Whether that is my children and grandchildren gathering at Disneyland for a birthday celebration, or in my classroom where your incredible room moms and class surprise you with a Disney inspired party, Disney is a reoccurring theme that ties us all together.
Most importantly, Disney Friends mean my beloved Disney Gals. Most of us have never met face to face but over the last few months, we not only become closest of friends but family. Together we have laughed and cried and have been there to see each through the good times, and the difficult times. It is our common passion for Disney that first brought us together, but it is our hearts and souls that transformed us into one big happy Ohana. Watch this space the first week of October when the Disney Gals finally have their first get together in WDW!
I looked through hundreds of photos so that I could be "wordless" but unfortunately, I do not yet have any photos with my best Disney friends. I have made some of the most wonderful friends through our mutual love of Disney. We chat online daily, ask each other for advice, support each other when needed, cheer each other on in all good things, cheer for each others children, and worry if we don't see a familiar icon for too long of a time - all this while never having met face to face! All that will change soon. In a little over a month, Disney friends from far and wide will meet for the first time and it will feel as if we have known each other for a life time! Be sure to come back in early October to read all about the exploits of the Disney Gals and Disney Divas and to see photos of real friends! What better way to experience the happiest place on earth, then with good friends! I have been blessed with friendships that will last forever-and....it all started with a Mouse! ~ Disney Gal Janice
We love meeting up with our favorite Disney friends during our visits and including them in our family photos! They're so much like family, they're usually included on our family's annual holiday card!
Lori: Even on a solo trip I have found time to see my "Disney Friends"
|Lori with Minnie and Goofy|
This would have been the perfect opportunity to overload you with pics of the Disney Gals since, when I think of Disney Friends, I immediately think of the strong friendships that I've made with these wonderful ladies. Alas, it is too soon as we are not to meet face to face until until September. I just can't wait to bore everyone to tears with those pics come October! For now, I've decided to show some retro pics of my Disney friends from the 70's (P.S. I'm the little one) :) ~Tricia