My 5-year-old daughter wanted so badly to go to Disney World. I decided to take her but not tell her. I packed our suitcases the night before and set them by the door after she was asleep. She wore her Snow White dress to bed. I woke her at 5:00 a.m. and escorted her out the door to an awaiting crystal white limousine. Her eyes wide and curious, she asked where we were going. I, along with the driver, was not ready to tell, so he told her we were going to Dunkin’ Donuts. After we stopped for our breakfast we continued on to the airport, to “watch the planes take off.” She didn’t know where we were going until we were over Georgia (we left from Boston) and the stewardess asked if she was taking a trip to Disney in her beautiful Snow White dress.
We stayed at the Contemporary Resort, where I had requested a wake-up call. The next morning the phone rang and rang. Alexandra, half asleep, answered the phone, and I watched as her eyes sparkled when she asked “Mickey, is that you? I would love to come play with you, see you in a few minutes!” And we jumped out of bed and had a wonderful 8 days!
Thank you for helping build those memories. Alexandra now has two sisters, 5 and 10. Alexandra turned 11 this year and we look forward to our next Disney family adventure.
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