Years later, I would get to share my love of Walt Disney World with my husband, Craig. Our first Character Meal HAD to be Goofy, so we made it happen and we both got to give him hugs.
Kyra wanted to meet the infamous Goofy that Mommy loved so much- so on her first trip to WDW, we booked Chef Mickey’s. Goofy came out in his Chef’s hat and apron. He was the so sweet to Kyra and once again, he made us all smile.
On Emily’s first trip in May of 2005, we would find Goofy in the “Character Connection” inside Epcot. Goofy danced a bit with Emily and signed both girls autograph books.
On our December trip of the same year, we would find Goofy several times. He was Santa Goofy in the parade at then called “Disney’s MGM Studios” and also again inside and outside of the Character Connection at Epcot. Goofy was hanging outside early in the morning, so Emily and I went to say hi and give hugs. Emily’s hug with Goofy was absolutely priceless! We would then find him again another day with Kyra. She had bought a wolf that trip named “Wolfie” which the Characters had a blast playing with.
Next trip, we would find him again at Epcot, along with a trip to Goofy’s Candy Company at Downtown Disney. We all dressed up for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, where we would find our favorite dog working hard at the Party. I was so excited to get a pic with him in my Renaissance costume.
On our Anniversary vacation, Goofy was in the Epcot morning countdown to the Park opening… he was his usual silly self. We would find him in Epcot and in Animal Kingdom, where he insisted we pose with him and Pluto.
During the last family vacation in 2009, we found Darth Goofy with his boxers on hanging out at Studios for Star Wars Weekends. We waited in the hot sun for Cowboy Goofy to sit a spell with us and take a picture, and then he had to be moved because of the parade coming. Goofy took my hand and led me through out the crowds to another spot by Splash Mountain. It was a very sweet moment, and the kids got a kick out of it.
My very last trip to Walt Disney World in November is where I found my love sick puppy several times. I found him on Sunset Boulevard at DHS, in Camp Minnie Mickey and Dinoland in Animal Kingdom, Epcot Character Connection, and found him all dressed up as a Pirate inside the POTC line.
Goofy will always be my favorite Character and I can’t wait to get my picture with him again as a Florida resident. Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!!!!