#throwbackthursday: Classic Minnie Mouse

I ran across these images from my very first trip to Disney World in the late 80's. I believe this is breakfast with the characters at the Crystal Palace? 

Then

Then

As a kid, Minnie was my absolute favorite character! So as a parent I got a little teary-eyed with Minnie was the first character that Eva opened up to on our trip in 2013. While her big sister was riding the Test Track she and I went off to kill time at Disney Visa's exclusive Meet & Greet with characters over at the Innoventions Pavilion. I'd read that it was one of the few places where you can get a group photo with the characters in their classic looks, and since it was quiet and secluded spot I thought it would be perfect for introducing a shy 2 year old to some characters.

When we turned the corner and saw Minnie, Eva practically leapt out of my arms and went running over and gave her a big hug.... I was so surprised that I forgot to grab my camera, it's too bad the photo pass photographer had gotten a better picture, because about a minute later Eva seemed to come to her senses and was back to her shy, face-hiding self. Still, it's a memory I'll never forget! And we'll definitely be visiting the pavilion again on our next trip!

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And now! 

And now!