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Opening Magic Kingdom

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

To Cry or Not To Cry, That Is The Question

To cry or not to cry, that is the question.

When you are at Walt Disney World, there are many experiences that elicit strong emotions. Here are just a few. . .when the Magic Express heads towards the purple arches and the trumpet fanfare music plays. That same fanfare plays when your bus turns left to drop you off at the Magic Kingdom. Or during Illuminations at EPCOT. The goose bumps come just before the lump in your throat followed by the swelling of tears which are accompanied by a smile knowing that there is love and magic in the world and dreams really do come true. Or when the Fairy Godmother uses her magic words to illuminate the castle. Or when you have had a blast riding Toy Story Mania as many times as you can. Or when you find yourself waving and singing at the opening of the Magic Kingdom. Or when you finish riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and your eyes are watering due to laughing, smiling, and the rushing wind as you ride. Or Wishes. Or the finale at the Festival of the Lion King. Or Soarin’. And that’s just to name a few.

Another family we know is visiting Walt Disney World Resort right now. In fact, I just got a phone call asking the best way to get from Hollywood Studios to the Contemporary to eat at Chef Mickey’s. My answer: a bus that goes to the Contemporary. Get off the bus, turn right and go into the ground floor of the Contemporary. Turn left at the lobby. The elevators are right there. Go up to the 4th floor. Voila’ Chef Mickey’s!

Anyway, I have also received a few text messages telling me how the parades and fireworks have brought tears. Yep. Been there, done that, and will happily do it again.

Yes, there are many experiences at Disney that touch your heart and soul. Experiences that make you believe that your dreams really do and can come true. For us, being at Disney is a dream come true. So, I say, let the tears flow. Wasn’t there a line in Steel Magnolias about laughter through tears being a favorite emotion. Mine, too.

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