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* "So Close" from ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' already sounds melancholy by itself. The part of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' when Belle says, "I love you", to a dying Beast feels wrenching enough in its original context. A scene in ''Ride/WorldOfColor'' manages to bring you [[UpToEleven even closer]] to crying by putting them together!
** And on top of that, it comes right on the heels of the scene showing Mufasa's death in ''Disney/TheLionKing''. Playing "So Close" while showing Simba try to wake up his dead father is just Disney taking your heart and shattering it into a million pieces.

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* "So Close" from ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' already sounds melancholy by itself. The part of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'' when Belle says, "I love you", to a dying Beast feels wrenching enough in its original context. A scene in ''Ride/WorldOfColor'' manages to bring you [[UpToEleven even closer]] to crying by putting them together!
** And on top of that, it comes right on the heels of the scene showing Mufasa's death in ''Disney/TheLionKing''.''WesternAnimation/{{The Lion King|1994}}''. Playing "So Close" while showing Simba try to wake up his dead father is just Disney taking your heart and shattering it into a million pieces.


* After news broke of Russi Taylor's passing on July 27, 2019, Elyse Willis (who co-wrote [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 "Carried Away"]]) [[https://imgur.com/a/uHLDcXy shared a picture of her and Russi during a recording session for "Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway"]]. The attraction will mark Russi's final performance as Minnie Mouse.

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* After news broke of Russi Taylor's passing on July 27, 2019, Elyse Willis (who co-wrote [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 "Carried Away"]]) [[https://imgur.com/a/uHLDcXy shared a picture of her and Russi during a recording session for "Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway"]]. [[Ride/MickeyAndMinniesRunawayRailway The attraction attraction]] will mark Russi's final performance as Minnie Mouse.

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* After news broke of Russi Taylor's passing on July 27, 2019, Elyse Willis (who co-wrote [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse2013 "Carried Away"]]) [[https://imgur.com/a/uHLDcXy shared a picture of her and Russi during a recording session for "Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway"]]. The attraction will mark Russi's final performance as Minnie Mouse.


* Just imagine being someone who's visiting Walt Disney World in a once-in-a-lifetime experience, leaving the Magic Kingdom, your favourite place on Earth, on the Ferry, seeing the castle all lit up and beautiful, and knowing that it's the last time you're going to see it.
** And before leaving the ferry, once you leave the entrance to the Magic Kingdom, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d38dgwYz9E Mickey Mouse himself can be periodically seen on top of the train station, waving goodbye to guests and wishing them a safe trip home]]. This really hits home for people who are leaving Walt Disney World and won't be back for a very long time.
* ''Anytime'' an attraction gets permanently closed down, as this isn't like some old movie or TV show that you can watch anytime you want. When an attraction gets removed, it's gone. '''Forever'''. You can only experience it again via videotape, and that's not even close to the experience of visiting it in person. The worst part is that there has been some truly beloved attractions that have been lost over the years. For instance, just ''try'' to look at the pictures of ''Horizons'' getting torn down and not get emotional.
** Even sadder is when remnants of the attraction are left, either as tributes to the past (like the Mine Train thru Nature's Wonderland) or because Disney was too cheap to remove it (like the [=PeopleMover=]/Rocket Rods, Motor Boat Cruise, and Submarine Voyage prior to the beginning of construction of the ''Finding Nemo'' version, which is still running). The empty [=PeopleMover=] tracks are still a point of contention for Disneyland fanatics.
** The Great Movie Ride at Walt Disney World closed in August 2017, becoming the last operating attraction from the park's opening day to close.
* Whenever a Meet and Greet character is retired. Unless they're brought out for a special event, you'll never be able to meet those characters ever again, or ever period if you missed your chance to meet them. Becomes a heartwarming moment when they ''do'' return, such as the time when [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OWzNjQ0zdHM Dreamfinder made a surprise appearance at the D23 expo]] after he and Figment were absent from the parks since 1995 or 96.
** As of 2016, due to Disney having to make cuts to the Disney Theme Parks in order to focus on Shanghai Disney Resort, Lady Tremaine was retired as a walkaround at least in Walt Disney World. This caused some Disney World fans to become pretty sad after hearing the news.
** Marie from ''Disney/TheAristocats'' also ended doing meet and greets at the Magic Kingdom around the same time Lady Tremaine did. So far, there have been no reports of when she will show up again. [[https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/image_439.jpeg This photo shows Marie with a character handler giving a final farewell wave to guests as she's leaving her meet and greet area]]. One anonymous character handler that was with Marie even mentioned how sad they were about this.
** [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Phineas and Ferb's]] meet and greet closed after meeting guests since 2011. Unlike Marie and Lady Tremaine, the fact that the boys are TV characters means it's incredibly unlikely they will ever appear again. For all the fans that the show has, this really hits them hard if they never had the chance to see them, and for those who have been able to, it's really sad when you consider how fun and energetic they were. They have also recently been removed from the Move It Shake It Dance and Play It street party, meaning they no longer show up period.
* One of the saddest incidents to occur at any of the parks is the death of Deborah Stone, an 18-year old Disneyland employee who was crushed in a freak accident on the now-defunct ''America Sings'' attraction. The fact that she was said to be a wonderful and caring human being that had great ambitions for the future makes it even more tragic.
* [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160925100559/https://thedistractionnetwork.com/images/gay-off-pics-118.jpg This story]], combined with SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}}. A twelve-year-old girl came out to Mickey Mouse, asking if he'd still love her if she was a lesbian. [[WhatYouAreInTheDark The unknown actor playing Mickey at the time answered "yes"]].



* Just walking through the train station gate into the park sets a lot of people off. Many of them have been saving up their whole lives to be able to come to Disneyland/Walt Disney World and the realization that they finally made it just hits them.
** Seeing the Castle will do it too, a lot of the time.
* The characters. While some people may not like them, there is absolutely nothing more adorable than watching a four-year-old go up to Mickey - or Minnie, or Tigger, or their favorite Princess - for the first time and watching their face light up. The real Tear Jerkers, though, come when you watch kids from the Make a Wish program light up, because you know that it very well could be the last time they'll ever see the Characters, and many of the Make a Wish kids only have a limited time to live.



* For the bad kind of Tearjerker, leaving the Magic Kingdom, your favourite place on Earth, on the Ferry, seeing the castle all lit up and beautiful, and knowing that it's the last time you're going to see it. This can be lessened if you prefer the original Disneyland over the Magic Kingdom; after all, Disneyland is the only park that Walt was actually in.
* Most Disneyphiles know all too well about getting more than lumps in their throats going home from a vacation from the parks or disembarking off a Disney Cruise Line ship.
** Make that extra depressing if you ride on the Disney Magical Express on the way to the MCO (Orlando International Airport). That's especially true seeing the end of the onboard video.



* There is one photo that is currently online showing a Japanese lady hugging Mickey at Tokyo Disneyland taken just after the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
* The story behind [[https://i.imgur.com/Y3B8MAq.jpg this meet and greet image]] featuring the [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Fairy Godmother]]. For those who don't feel like clicking, [[spoiler:the lady who got her picture with Fairy Godmother had a teddy bear with her containing the ashes of her dead child, and the Godmother hugged and kissed the bear as if the girl was still alive.]]
* On May 11, 2017, Wishes was shown for the last time after being the closing fireworks show at Magic Kingdom for over a decade. Many people in the crowd were in tears, Cast Members and guests alike.


* There is one photo that is currently online showing a Japanese lady hugging Mickey at Tokyo Disneyland taken just after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

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* There is one photo that is currently online showing a Japanese lady hugging Mickey at Tokyo Disneyland taken just after the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.


* [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160925100559/https://thedistractionnetwork.com/images/gay-off-pics-118.jpg This story]], combined with [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]]. A twelve-year-old girl came out to Mickey Mouse, asking if he'd still love her if she was a lesbian. [[WhatYouAreInTheDark The unknown actor playing Mickey at the time answered "yes"]].

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* [[http://web.archive.org/web/20160925100559/https://thedistractionnetwork.com/images/gay-off-pics-118.jpg This story]], combined with [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]].SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}}. A twelve-year-old girl came out to Mickey Mouse, asking if he'd still love her if she was a lesbian. [[WhatYouAreInTheDark The unknown actor playing Mickey at the time answered "yes"]].


** As of 2016, due to Disney having to make cuts to the Disney Theme Parks in order to focus in Shanghai Disney Resort, Lady Tremaine was retired as a walkaround at least in Walt Disney World. This caused some Disney World fans to become pretty sad hearing the news.

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** As of 2016, due to Disney having to make cuts to the Disney Theme Parks in order to focus in on Shanghai Disney Resort, Lady Tremaine was retired as a walkaround at least in Walt Disney World. This caused some Disney World fans to become pretty sad after hearing the news.



* The characters. While some people may not like them, there is absolutely nothing more adorable than watching a four-year-old go up to Mickey - or Minnie, or Tigger, or their favorite Princess - for the first time and watching their face light up. The real Tear Jerkers, though, come when you watch kids on the Make a Wish program light up, because you know that it very well could be the last time they'll ever see the Characters, and many of the Make a Wish kids only have a limited time to live.

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* The characters. While some people may not like them, there is absolutely nothing more adorable than watching a four-year-old go up to Mickey - or Minnie, or Tigger, or their favorite Princess - for the first time and watching their face light up. The real Tear Jerkers, though, come when you watch kids on from the Make a Wish program light up, because you know that it very well could be the last time they'll ever see the Characters, and many of the Make a Wish kids only have a limited time to live.


** And before leaving the ferry, once you leave the entrance to the Magic Kingdom, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d38dgwYz9E Mickey Mouse himself can be periodically seen on top of the train station, waving goodbye to guests and wishing them a safe trip home]]. This really drives home for people who are leaving Walt Disney World and won't be back for a very long time.

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** And before leaving the ferry, once you leave the entrance to the Magic Kingdom, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d38dgwYz9E Mickey Mouse himself can be periodically seen on top of the train station, waving goodbye to guests and wishing them a safe trip home]]. This really drives hits home for people who are leaving Walt Disney World and won't be back for a very long time.


** And before leaving the ferry, once you leave the entrance to the Magic Kingdom, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d38dgwYz9E Mickey Mouse himself can be periodically seen on top of the train station, waving goodbye to guests and wishing them a safe trip home]]. This really drives home for people who's leaving Walt Disney World and won't be back for a very long time.

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** And before leaving the ferry, once you leave the entrance to the Magic Kingdom, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d38dgwYz9E Mickey Mouse himself can be periodically seen on top of the train station, waving goodbye to guests and wishing them a safe trip home]]. This really drives home for people who's who are leaving Walt Disney World and won't be back for a very long time.


* [[http://www.thedistractionnetwork.com/images/gay-off-pics-118.jpg This story]], combined with [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]]. A twelve-year-old girl came out to Mickey Mouse, asking if he'd still love her if she was a lesbian. [[WhatYouAreInTheDark The unknown actor playing Mickey at the time answered "yes"]].

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* [[http://www.thedistractionnetwork.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20160925100559/https://thedistractionnetwork.com/images/gay-off-pics-118.jpg This story]], combined with [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]]. A twelve-year-old girl came out to Mickey Mouse, asking if he'd still love her if she was a lesbian. [[WhatYouAreInTheDark The unknown actor playing Mickey at the time answered "yes"]].

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** Also from ''The American Adventure'', the "Golden Dream" sequence.


** [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Phineas and Ferb's]] meet and greet closed after meeting guests since 2011. Unlike Marie and Lady Tremaine, the fact that the boys are TV characters means it's incredibly unlikely they will ever appear again. For all the fans that the show has, this really hits them hard if they never had the chance to see them, and for those who have been able to, it's really sad when you consider how fun and energetic they were. On the bright side, the boys are still appearing daily during the Move It Shake It Dance and Play It street party, so you can still say hi and/or take a selfie with them.

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** [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Phineas and Ferb's]] meet and greet closed after meeting guests since 2011. Unlike Marie and Lady Tremaine, the fact that the boys are TV characters means it's incredibly unlikely they will ever appear again. For all the fans that the show has, this really hits them hard if they never had the chance to see them, and for those who have been able to, it's really sad when you consider how fun and energetic they were. On the bright side, the boys are still appearing daily during They have also recently been removed from the Move It Shake It Dance and Play It street party, so you can still say hi and/or take a selfie with them.meaning they no longer show up period.


* The Characters. While some people may not like them, there is absolutely nothing more adorable than watching a four-year-old go up to Mickey - or Minnie, or Tigger, or their favorite Princess - for the first time and watching their face light up. The real Tear Jerkers, though, come when you watch kids on the Make a Wish program light up, because you know that it very well could be the last time they'll ever see the Characters, and many of the Make a Wish kids only have a limited time to live. Just seeing small children run up to their characters in delight makes me want to go, "Awwwwww". Even the older kids that are at least twelve years old running up to the characters is relieving, especially since they're a kid at heart. Though most people their age are preoccupied with more tween-related things, the ones that actually care for Disney make many a troper want to cry.

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* The Characters.characters. While some people may not like them, there is absolutely nothing more adorable than watching a four-year-old go up to Mickey - or Minnie, or Tigger, or their favorite Princess - for the first time and watching their face light up. The real Tear Jerkers, though, come when you watch kids on the Make a Wish program light up, because you know that it very well could be the last time they'll ever see the Characters, and many of the Make a Wish kids only have a limited time to live. Just seeing small children run up to their characters in delight makes me want to go, "Awwwwww". Even the older kids that are at least twelve years old running up to the characters is relieving, especially since they're a kid at heart. Though most people their age are preoccupied with more tween-related things, the ones that actually care for Disney make many a troper want to cry.


* The Characters. While some people may not like them, there is absolutely nothing more adorable than watching a four-year-old go up to Mickey - or Minnie, or Tigger, or their favorite Princess - for the first time and watching their face light up. The real Tear Jerkers, though, come when you watch kids on the Make a Wish program light up, because you know that it very well could be the last time they'll ever see the Characters, and many of the Make a Wish kids only have a limited time to live. Just seeing small children run up to their characters in delight makes me want to go, "Awwwwww". The only thing that ruins the whole moment is the moms that constantly want to take pictures of their kids. Even the older kids that are at least twelve years old running up to the characters is relieving, especially since they're a kid at heart. Though most people their age are preoccupied with more tween-related things, the ones that actually care for Disney make many a troper want to cry.

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* The Characters. While some people may not like them, there is absolutely nothing more adorable than watching a four-year-old go up to Mickey - or Minnie, or Tigger, or their favorite Princess - for the first time and watching their face light up. The real Tear Jerkers, though, come when you watch kids on the Make a Wish program light up, because you know that it very well could be the last time they'll ever see the Characters, and many of the Make a Wish kids only have a limited time to live. Just seeing small children run up to their characters in delight makes me want to go, "Awwwwww". The only thing that ruins the whole moment is the moms that constantly want to take pictures of their kids. Even the older kids that are at least twelve years old running up to the characters is relieving, especially since they're a kid at heart. Though most people their age are preoccupied with more tween-related things, the ones that actually care for Disney make many a troper want to cry.


* On the Kilimanjaro Safari ride at Animal Kingdom you chase down poachers that have captured Little Red, a baby elephant, after shooting Big Red, the mother. Unfortuntately, the ride is often unclear as to whether Big Red survived. I think so, but jeez...
** [[WordofGod Word of God]] says she does, if that makes you feel better. It's in the radio broadcast at the end. Still, just the idea of the baby elephant, who can't survive away from Mommy, being forced away like that...

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* On the Kilimanjaro Safari ride at Animal Kingdom you chase down poachers that have captured Little Red, a baby elephant, after shooting Big Red, the mother. Unfortuntately, the ride is often unclear as to whether Big Red survived. I think so, but jeez...
** [[WordofGod Word of God]]
WordOfGod says she does, if that makes you feel better. It's in the radio broadcast at the end. Still, just survives, but the idea of the baby elephant, who can't survive away from Mommy, being forced away like that...

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