As we strolled through the Disney World Fantasyland expansion preview two weeks ago with our friends, we walked into the Be Our Guest restaurant preview. We were mesmerized by the details from the movie that were brought to life there, but what literally brought tears to our eyes were the cherubs on the ceiling. A wonderful Cast Member, Michelle, told us that some of the faces of the cherubs were the Imagineers’ children, and some were the Imagineers themselves as children.
Little did we know we were being watched closely by Michelle, who then invited us to step outside to “her office.” After asking us questions to gauge our enthusiasm for Disney (boundless), she then asked if we had anything to do between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Needless to say, we resoundingly said we were available. She then asked us if we wanted to be the Grand Marshals for that day’s Dreams Come True parade. We jumped up and down and said yes, yes, yes!
As a “family” with no children, consisting of two sets of best friends, we never dreamed of being selected as Grand Marshals. Michelle stated that there are all kinds of families and today was our “family’s” turn. Being Grand Marshals was an experience we will never forget. The best part was waving and wishing everyone a magical Disney experience, just like the one we were having!!! Thank you, Disney, for making our impossible wish into a dream come true!