More than two decades after visiting Disney World with his late mother Princess Diana, Prince Harry returned to the park earlier this month to relive some cherished childhood memories. One of the royal's most poignant adventures was riding the famed Splash Mountain, just as he did back in 1993 with his mother and brother, Prince William.
Harry's visit to Disney World coincided with the 2016 Invictus Games, which were hosted nearby. And while the royal was pressed for time, he made sure to board the log ride that holds a special place in his heart. Back in 1993, a daring Harry was pictured sitting in the front of the log flume alongside his older brother while their mother hid in the back. The 50-foot-drop was a piece of cake for the royal princes, as they were spotted going down the mountain several times. This time around, Harry opted for the second row of seats as he waved his hands in the air and let out a scream.
Splash Mountain wasn't the only highlight of Harry's first Disney World adventure. Speaking with People prior to his U.S. visit, the 31-year-old recalled the day he spent hours on the thrilling Space Mountain attraction. "We went around Space Mountain 12 or 14 times, so much so that my policeman had to get off and vomit over the bench!"
It was a delicate time for William and Harry, who were adjusting to life following their parents split in 1992. Still, they looked in high spirits as they toured the park with their loving mother, who was determined to give her boys a normal childhood.
Harry's latest visit to Disney World was sure to have conjured up some happy memories of his mother. The late princess is never far from her sons' minds and both are doing their part to keep her memory alive through various charitable endeavours.
And as the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, Harry recently told HELLO! that he and Prince William are planning a very special tribute to commemorate her life. "Something needs to be put in stone or in place as a memory. Every single day we still think about her, so it would be very fitting on the 20th anniversary to have something that is going to last forever and is a proper recognition of what she did when she was alive."