Monday, October 22, 2012

Disney - Make a Wish

This past week has been magical to say the least!  It started on Wednesday evening when our wish granters organized our send off party at the Texas Roadhouse.  Here they told us the details of our trip and gave the kids a few things to take on the trip.  Friday evening the kids made signs and posted them all over the house for Daddy's arrival. 

Sunday morning at 3:45 a limo pulled up and the four of us hopped in bright eyed and bushy tailed to catch a 6:05 flight to Orlando.  At the airport we were greeted by our Southwest friends who decorated the terminal and sent us off in style with earmuffs, Halloween pails piled high with goodies and rock star sunglasses.  The kids chatted and played the entire flight instead of closing their eyes ... they were so excited!

Upon arrival a Give Kids the World volunteer was waiting for us and helped with our bags, rental car and directions.  This little detail was a life saver with two excited children!

We were at Give Kids the World by 11:00 and while we won't share all the details with you today because we have close friends doing this same trip next week and want to keep some surprises for them .. we will share a few:

  • Five parks in five days (Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Lego Land and Sea World)
  • When we weren't at the parks we were enjoying all the activities and luxuries of Give Kids the World such as mini golf, unlimited ice cream, splash pad, youth spa, candy land playground and so much more
  • We met Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck, Chip & Dale, Balo, Phineas & Ferb, and many others.  But we can't forget Maddie's favorite ... Tinker Bell
While at the parks we were treated like royalty with our Give Kids the World badge that granted us access to all rides, attractions and characters without lines.  As soon as a cast member spotted the badge we were escorted to the front of the line or in some cases brought in the back door for private sessions with characters.  We were also touched by the cooperation of other families who never gave us a look or lip.

We are honored to have taken this once in a life time trip and made so many lasting memories thanks to Make a Wish, Give Kids the World, Pat Harriman (wish granter) and Kevin Emery (wish granter)!! 

1 comment:

Give Kids The World said...

Thank you for choosing to spend your week with us here at the Village. We are so thrilled to hear that Colin had a fun trip!