Old Friends are Gold – Throwback Thursday

Kelley L. (NDM#490) (16 Posts)

Kelley is a Disney-loving Army wife originally from Charleston, SC and now living in the shadow of Cinderella Castle in Windermere, FL. She is a former Disney cast member who enjoyed working at Epcot, the Disney-MGM Studios and on the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club. Her family spends quite a bit of time on Disney property playing in the parks and eating at their favorite restaurants, The Plaza and Olivia’s. Kelley works with Fairy Godmother Travel and will be happy to help you plan your dream vacation to any Disney destination. She can be contacted at: kelley@fairygodmothertravel.com


 

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These Throwback Thursday photos are from a time that characters freely roamed the park and your treasured photos always had unidentified, non-related children in them. Fifer Pig, Wilbur from The Rescuers and Donald Duck meet on Main Street, which still looks the same today. Unfortunately, I do not have a date on these, but I am guessing after 1977, as that was the release year for The Rescuers. The impromptu greets were always magical, but of course, that would never work today. You can see from the photo that park attendance was nothing compared to today’s crowds.

What were some of your favorite character memories from back in the day? Share them with us!