We took our daughter, Em, to Walt Disney World for the first time when she was six years old. I have always loved Disney, and was happy and excited to pass that love on to my girl.
As we got an early flight in the morning, we arrived at the Magic Kingdom at noon on the first day of our trip. We picked up the necessary supplies — pins, lanyard, autograph book and pen — and made it onto Main Street just as the parade started. As she spotted Mickey (my favorite) and Goofy (her favorite) and the rest of the gang up on the floats, Em grabbed my hand. “They’re real!” she gasped. “Of course they’re real,” I said back, grinning down at her. “But, Mommy, they’re REALLY REAL, and I get to meet them!”
Needless to say, I got to spend the next six watching my little girl fall in love with the magic that is Disney. Its still the best six days I’ve ever had!
— Heather, 39, Philadelphia, PA
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