The magic of Disney

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In the real world, talking mice, fairy godmothers and glass slippers don’t exist. Which is why the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando is a popular vacation destination for families. As soon as you step inside the resort, the impossible becomes possible and the woes of reality disappear as pure imagination comes to life.

Born and raised in Florida, I’ve spent countless summer breaks visiting the resort with my family. When I moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida, I was fortunate enough to work as an attractions cast member at the Magic Kingdom. The job was a dream come true. When I was little– like most children– I hoped to someday live inside Cinderella’s castle and become best friends with Mickey Mouse.

While that dream bubble burst long ago, my inner child was ecstatic to experience the magic of Disney week after week and share it with guests. It’s truly remarkable how one place can bring families together from across the globe. I’ve met people from Europe, Asia and Canada who’ve made the trek to Orlando to spend their vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort. Vacationing at the resort is a truly singular experience. Disney is the only place children can be seen freely wearing Cinderella costumes or Capt. Jack Sparrow getups, unless it’s Halloween. It’s also the only place children can meet their favorite movie characters like Snow White and Aladdin. Summer is Disney’s busiest and most popular time of the year. But if you don’t like the hustle and bustle, I suggest booking your trip sometime between August and September to fully enjoy the magic. Whenever you decide to go, don’t forget to leave your worries at the door and enjoy the experience with your family. After all, when do you get the chance to believe in the impossible?

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