7 Nostalgic Disney Things You’ll Remember If You’re Born Before 1997

1. Everything Disneyland

Everything Disneyland

Disneyland was truly one of the only places that felt magical as a kid. If you were fortunate enough to go, you never forgot being transported to Disneyland and walking down Main Street towards Cinderella’s Castle. Not to mention the countless rides, sights, and parades that seemed to wait around every corner.

2. The Launch of the Disney Cruise Line

The Launch of the Disney Cruise Line

Nothing could be better to a 10-year old than spending an entire day eating junk food and dragging your parents around an amusement park filled with your favorite Disney characters, right? Unless you you could, I don’t know, do all of that but for days at a time and on the ocean.

3. The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap


This 1998s film was an instant classic and launched the memorable career of Lindsay Lohan who played the role of both Annie and Hallie. The film was based on a 1961 film of the same name (which was in turn based on the 1949 book Lottie and Lisa) and received favorable reviews. Lohan herself was praised for her ability to create two distinctive personalities for Annie and Hallie.

4. Erik Von’s Hair in Brink

Erik Von’s Hair in Brink

The picture speaks for itself.

5. Lion King on Broadway

Lion King on Broadway

The musical version of the 1994 film made its debut back in 1997 and was an instant success. In fact, 20 years later, the show is still being performed and in 2014 The Lion King became the top-earning title in box-office history for both stage productions and films, surpassing the record previously held by The Phantom of the Opera.

6. Cinderella (1997)

Cinderella (1997)


This reimagining of the classic Cinderella tale earned an Emmy Award and an Art Directors Guild Award and is the third version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s television movie musical, following the 1957 and the 1965 versions.

7. Woody and Buzz Presenting an Oscar

During the 2000 Academy Awards, the award for Best Animated Short Film was presented by none other than Buzz Lightyear and Woody from the Toy Story series of films. The award was given to The Old Man and the Sea.

A clip from the memorable awards ceremony can be found here.