By Caitlin Corsello
Guests who picture Walt Disney World always conjure up specific memories that remind them of vacations past and help them look forward to future trips. Sometimes these memories are dining with friends or family members, little things like getting the front row on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, smells like popcorn on Main Street, or even specific sounds or phrases. Throughout Walt Disney World there are so many unique sounds that Disney fans love hearing time and time again including theme music, classic lines from attractions, and even the clang of the Walt Disney World Railroad. No matter what the sound is, it is sure to make Disney fans feel as though they are on vacation every time! Here are ten things that Disney fans never get tired of hearing.
10. “Welcome Home” –
For many guests this is the official phrase that kicks off their Walt Disney World vacations. Cast Members at Disney Resorts love to welcome guests back when checking in on each vacation and even when returning from a long day in the parks. The magic of making guests feel completely at home while on vacation makes this a phrase that Disney fans love hearing.
9. “Por favor…” –
Perhaps the most iconic phrase in Walt Disney World that guests love hearing is the safety spiel from the monorail. Once the voice starts up, guests can’t help but recite along with “por favor, mantengase alejado de las puertas!” No trip on the monorail is complete without hearing this iconic phrase at least once.
8. “Welcome, foolish mortals…” –
One of the most popular attractions with guests is the Haunted Mansion in Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom, and guests love the Ghost Host who narrates the experience. While there are many great quotes from the attraction, the one that guests especially never get tired of hearing is the initial greeting of “welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion.” The phrase gets guests ready for the eeriness that is to come or helps them to imagine they are actually in the mansion when picturing it at home.
7. “Thank the Phoenicians” –
When Spaceship Earth was last overhauled and received a new narration by Dame Judi Dench, guests were gifted with a brand new phrase that they absolutely love hearing. When learning about the historical group which created a common alphabet, guests are always reminded to “thank the Phoenicians” and hearing that phrase anywhere makes them think of Spaceship Earth and Epcot.
6. “Here we go!” –
A quintessential Walt Disney World experience is taking to the skies of London and Neverland on Peter Pan’s Flight in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland. After boarding their pirate ships, guests are sprinkled with pixie dust and begin their adventure as Peter playfully calls out “here we go!” This phrase is loved by many guests as it makes them feel as though they are in the middle of Fantasyland and about to experience a magical flight.
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5. “We want the redhead!” –
Another classic Magic Kingdom attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean in Adventureland. Guests are taken through eerie caves and dark turns before finding themselves in the middle of a burning seaside village full of plundering pirates. While there are many iconic scenes throughout the attraction, one of the most recognizable features an enterprising auctioneer selling brides to the highest bidder. Nearby pirates constantly chant their impatience for the beautiful redhead waiting in line, and guests love hearing their demanding phrase!
4. “The backside of water!” –
Near Pirates of the Caribbean is the Jungle Cruise which guests love for its exotic scenes and endless corny jokes from the skippers. Guests love to spend time on each Disney vacation on the attraction simply listening to the humor that the skippers have to share, and one of the favorite jokes is seeing the eighth wonder of the world – the backside of water! Each skipper makes a huge spectacle of this everyday sight, making it iconic and a favorite joke that guests never get tired of hearing.
3. “Soarin’ to tower” –
One of the most popular attractions in Epcot is Soarin’ in The Land Pavilion which takes guests on an epic hang gliding experience over the beautiful sights of California. After buckling into their seats, guests experience a moment where the lights dim and the excitement builds. Suddenly they hear “Soarin’ to tower, we are ready for takeoff” and they are headed skyward for an amazing experience. Guests never get tired of hearing this phrase since Soarin’ is such an amazing experience.
2. “No more red light.” –
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to the beloved Great Movie Ride where guests are given the opportunity to step into some of their favorite classic films. Along the way, the attraction vehicle ends up in the middle of a bank robbery and is commandeered by a gangster straight out of classic Hollywood. A phrase from the attraction that guests love hearing is when the gangster shoots out a red light so that they don’t break the law by running it! “No more red light” is a classic line from the Great Movie Ride and guests love hearing it on each visit.
1. “Paging Mr. Morrow” –
One of the most underrated attractions in all of Walt Disney World is the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover which takes guests on a grand tour of Tomorrowland on the highway in the sky. Along the way, guests hear an interesting page that calls out “Paging Mr. Morrow, Mr. Tom Morrow.” While there is the obvious play on the word tomorrow in the name, the page also pays homage to Tom Morrow who was the previous host of Innoventions in Epcot. Guests never tire of riding the TTA or hearing this iconic phrase on a Walt Disney World vacation!