Disney has always been a staple in my life. I love the movies, I love the characters, and I especially love the parks; so naturally, I wanted to take a trip to Walt Disney World for my birthday this year. My boyfriend and I spent months preparing. We constructed a to-do list, outlining which restaurants we were dying to try, which rides were our top Magic Band picks, even which parks had the best live action shows and fireworks. Everything was thought out, down to the very last detail. Yet little did I know what events laid in store for me!
On our last day, we went to the Magic Kingdom. While we were strolling down Main St. that morning, my boyfriend insisted on a slight detour. He wanted us to take pictures in the same rocking chairs that we had visited on a previous trip, years back. After a few snapshots in this nostalgic spot, I noticed an odd-shaped package at my feet, with my name on it! Inside was a clue, detailing an Aladdin-themed scavenger hunt around the park. My boyfriend revealed that this was a birthday present, leading to a “surprise.” For the next few hours I scurried around the park, leaving no rock unturned, in order to unlock this mystery.
The last stop on my birthday quest was the Rose Garden, right outside the castle. After making a wish like the final clue instructed, I opened my eyes to find my boyfriend on one knee and my head sprinkled with pixie dust. Needless to say, this moment was beyond magical – as if it were torn right from the pages of a fairy tale. I couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect ending to an already unbelievable trip. It truly was the happiest day of my life, at the “Happiest Place on Earth.”
– Sarah, 24, Los Angeles, CA
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