I know for me, it was in October 2000. Prezcatz and I were living in Phoenix, but we knew it was only a short while before we’d have to move again. We wanted to see all we could while we were on the West coast. LA was only a 4-hour drive, so we decided to go, and while we were there, we might as well visit Disneyland. Instant enchantment! We were there from park open to park close - they practically had to kick us out! We loved it. (Sadly, we haven’t been back to DL since.)
In April 2005, we took our oldest DD to WDW and had the same experience, only on a week-long, grander scale. There is no place else on earth that makes me so happy, so glad to live in the moment, so at peace with it all.
I’m so glad our kids are taking after us, and becoming Disney-obsessed, as well!