Magical, memorable, and incredible are the only words that can describe our experience opening
at Walt Disney
You would think that after opening the park that we would move on with our day at the
with an inflated
feeling of “what could be better than this?”
But we were wrong. Magic
Upon exiting the Train Station, we were greeted by Barbara and a double deck bus!
More photos ensued.
Barbara had us sit in the front of the bus on the top level. We were driven down
with the horn honking. Main Street, U.S.A.
Barbara was announcing, “The Williams Family from
Iowa” over the
speaker. Guests and Cast Members were
waving from below.
We were driven to the Hub in front of Cinderella’s Castle,
More photos were taken by John, our Photopass photographer, to commemorate the event.
By 9:20 am, we had had the time of our lives. We said good-bye to Barbara and John and thanked them so much for the incredible experience. Can you imagine having their job? Bringing such joy to people every day!
When it was time for us to part, the husband turned to me and said,” Well, we might as well go back to the resort, because the day isn’t going to get any better than this.” We had definitely hit a “high.” But that didn’t mean that the magic and spirit of Disney couldn’t continue throughout the rest of our day. And, indeed it did.
We didn’t return to the resort. We stayed at the
for the majority of the day and then took the monorail to EPCOT for dinner. We used our special Fastpasses given to us
earlier that morning for an extra spin on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in
the middle of the afternoon. We were
recognized throughout the day by people pointing. The husband was the one who noticed it the
most. He would say, “We just got
recognized” as if we had celebrity status of some sort. I guess we did. Magic Kingdom
These immersive and special experiences that Disney magically dispenses on guests are truly incredible. Part of that is their elusive nature. These experiences cannot be bought or planned for. They just happen . . . magically. Our goal is to be open to the magic—no stress, no fretting over park maps and Times Guides, no frustrating decisions about parking or dining, no disagreements about where to go first during park touring, just fun. Family fun!