50 Times You Can’t Help But Smile in Disney World

There are a million reasons to smile while you’re on your Disney World vacation! Today, we thought we would highlight fifty of those moments in honor of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary.

Cinderella Castle

Hopefully these remind you of a memorable moment on a recent vacation or perhaps a moment in an upcoming trip that you’re looking forward to! Enjoy!

Planning, Arriving, and Simply Being There!

When you hit the “Book Now” button on the Disney World website.

We can’t forget about how exciting it is to arrive at Orlando International Airport!

When you grab an Advance Dining Reservation for your favorite restaurant.

‘Ohana is incredibly popular!

Passing under the main entrance for the first time on the way from the airport.

Driving under this arch never gets old!

Walking down Main Street, U.S.A.. 😍

Main Street U.S.A. during the holidays is especially memorable!

The first time you spot Cinderella Castle on your trip.

We’re not crying, YOU are.

Walking through the parks at night!

The parks take on a whole new vibe at night!

Spotting a Hidden Mickey.

Do you know where this hidden Mickey can be found?

Seeing the four park icons light up at night.

Tree of Life is gorgeous as a Beacon of Light!

Waking up each morning and remembering you’re in Disney World!

Magic Kingdom Parking Entrance

Putting your Minnie ears on for the day.

Do you purchase a new pair of Minnie Ears each time you visit?

Finding that perfect souvenir!

Decisions, decisions!

Rides and Attractions

Riding your FAVORITE ride!

Is your favorite ride Expedition Everest?

Realizing that there’s no wait for that favorite ride.

The sheer joy of seeing a short wait time is the best feeling!

When you hear your favorite lines in a ride’s pre-show.

How many of you read that in Patrick Warburton’s voice?

The launch on Rock n Roller Coaster!

Who else gets butterflies in their stomach right before the launch?

The entirety of Living With the Land.

Ahhh…so relaxing.

Getting a Boarding Group for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure!

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Being chosen as “that guy” on Monsters Inc Laugh Floor.

Hello, humans!


When you see your favorite character.

Stitch has a lot of fans!

When you see Mickey Mouse for the first time on vacation!

Hi, Mickey!

Pooh and his butterfly net. That’s all.

The cutest thing you ever did see.

When Tinker Bell flies during the fireworks!

Tinker Bell!

Watching Festival of the Lion King (these smiles are likely accompanied by plenty of happy tears).

Festival of the Lion King

Watching the fireworks!

No matter what your favorite fireworks show is, a nighttime spectacular is bound to make you smile at leas a couple of times!

Hearing the parade music start.

Who else is excited for Festival of Fantasy to return in 2022?

Watching all of Disney KiteTails!

How can you NOT smile watching this show?


Taking a bite of your favorite Disney snack!


When someone hands you a snack the size of your face.

We’re looking at you, colossal pretzel from Pongu Pongu

The moment you sit down at your favorite Disney World restaurant!

Stepping into Be Our Guest Restaurant certainly brings a smile to many faces!

Cast Members!

When a Cast Member smiles at you!

We love Cast Members!!

When a Cast Member sends your boat off on Peter Pan’s Flight with pixie dust.

Peter Pan’s Flight

When you run into a spooky Cast Member on Haunted Mansion or Tower of Terror.

Tower of Terror

When a Cast Member starts to grill you (or better yet, your friend) with questions on Rise of the Resistance!

They can be pretty intimidating!

Hearing the Dapper Dans.

Nothing beats hearing the Dapper Dans as you make your way down Main Street U.S.A.

Hearing the Skipper jokes on Jungle Cruise!

If you don’t find Skipper jokes to be funny, then you’re in deNile.

Seeing Custodial Cast Members making awesome water art!

Custodial Art

Your Resort Hotel

When you first check into your hotel or arrive at the hotel gates!

Nothing beats pulling up to your Disney World Resort hotel for the first time!

When a Cast Member greets you by saying “Welcome home!”

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

When you walk into your hotel room and you hear the music from the Disney info channel.

Who else leaves this channel on 24/7?

Smelling the lobby at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

*inhales deeply*

Other Guests, Friends, and Family

When you see a little kid in a princess dress.

Grand Floridian Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Watching a big-time Star Wars fan ride Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run or Rise of the Resistance for the first time!

Have you ever watched a Star Wars fan’s reaction as they enter this room for the first time?

Seeing your loved ones smile or simply react to being the parks.

We love running into families in the parks

When you see someone having fun in the rain!

Rainy days can actually be quite fun if you embrace it!

Rest & Relaxation

Finding a nice spot in the shade.

There are two kinds of benches — those in the sun, and those in the shade.

That moment when you step into the air conditioning at a restaurant, ride, or shop.

Who else goes on Haunted Mansion over & over just to enjoy the air conditioning?

When you sit down on the PeopleMover or any long ride where you can rest your feet.

Doesn’t this photo just look relaxing?

Walking onto an empty bus!

Isn’t it grand having your first pick of bus seats?

Riding the Monorail!

¡Por favor manténgase alejado de las puertas!

Slowing down in the middle of your busy park day to just take in all of the sights and sounds.

Magic Kingdom

We hope this list of fifty moments helped to bring a smile to your face today!

Click here to read about 35 ways Disney World will be different in 2022!

Are you currently planning a Disney World vacation for 2022? Let us know in the comments!

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