One of the Oldest Disney Fans Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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It’s difficult to spend any real amount of time on Twitter without losing your faith in humanity. But every once in a while, a tweet can put a smile on your face.

It’s good to be reminded of the fun and some of the nostalgia we share for Disney. As much as the latest and greatest Disney releases can make you catch your breath, there’s still space in our hearts for the classics that made Disney great.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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A 93-year-old grandmother was taken to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) at the cinema 86 years after she first made the trip to watch the 1937 classic.

Cinema lover and potential grandson of the year Matthew Rimmer, from the Wiiral UK, took his grandmother to celebrate 100 years of Disney and to watch Dopey, Sneezy, and crew in action again.

It very much sounds like Disney’s first feature film delighted grandson and grandmother alike, with Matthew commenting that he was “ impressed with the picture quality. The film set the template for animated features & has many iconic characters and moments. The dwarves bolster the action. Later Disney offerings surpass & improve pacing, but this is still a classic.”

And this is not the only story of some of our more mature Disney fans taking a trip down memory lane; there have been many stories of older fans celebrating 100 years of Disney.

Earlier this year, Dee Kolafa visited Disneyland with her family on March 29, nearly 70 years after her first trip there. The Californian resident, celebrating her 100th birthday, had visited the theme park on its opening day in 1955.


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What’s heartwarming about both stories is to see the generations loving Disney together. Dee visited Disneyland with both her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with Matthew taking his grandmother.

What was the first Disney movie you saw at the cinema?

About Roy Jenks

Roy is the father of two boys who are obsessed with everything Disney. Roy also harbors a deep, dark secret he doesn’t like to share with everyone. He’s also a little obsessed and has been since he was a kid. The first movie he ever watched was "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs;" he’s seen "The Lion King" hundreds of times (sometimes even when his children aren’t around), and he’s seriously disappointed that his boys think "Tangled" is “too girly” for them. Naturally, his boys love Disney Parks, and he pretends he loves theme parks too. The reality is that he’s scared half to death by the rides. With two thrill-seeking youngsters to entertain, he’s become somewhat of an expert on Disney, their Parks, and movies… now he writes about it too.