Tuesday, 26 May 2009

A miracle ...

We witnessed a miracle at Walt Disney World, Florida.

We were sat in a VIP area with a couple of families watching the amazing Spectromagic evening. Floats (they were actually far more fabulous than that) floated (what else) along the paths in the Magic Kingdom outside Cinderella's castle, each one lit up with characters wearing outfits speckled with lights. Just beautiful.

There was a family of five who were all celebrating their birthday. I kid you not, all five in the same week. This meant that every cast member (that's Disney speak for employee) had to wish each and everyone of them a Happy Birthday with great gusto, which they of course did.

... that was not the miracle.

Then there was the girl, on the front row, sitting with her father. When Snow White walked past and stopped to kiss her she nearly fainted. It was a sight to behold, so lovely and something she won't forget in a hurry.

... that wasn't the miracle either ...

The miracle we all witnessed was the woman sat in a wheelchair at the end of our row, who happened to be the mother of the girl kissed by Snow White.

She had been fairly calm, just watching the parade. However, on seeing The Little Mermaid float coasting round the corner towards us she started bouncing up and down in her wheelchair clapping wildly.

When the float came level with our seating and Ursula and Ariel waved she actually jumped up, did a jig which included some booty shaking, waved as if she were drowning at sea, blew kisses, checked that her family hadn't seen her and sat down again.

Walt Disney World, where dreams come true.

And so this leads me to one of my favourite Little Britain clips ...






10 comments:

English Mum said...

LOL! Absolutely hysterical. A Mickey miracle no less! x

Experimental Mum said...

That is so funny!! Certainly caught up in the moment...

Exmoorjane said...

LOVE this. Still cross that the whole thing passed me by - was obviously too caught up in the magic (another small miracle!)....

ModernMom said...

Oh yes. The Disney Wheelchair Miracle. I recall seeing an entire family share a similar miracle. Saw them numerous time throughout the course of the day and THREE different members of the family were taking turns using the chair. (they were easy to spot because they were always at the front of lines and front rows for shows)

Really Rachel said...

Very good! A miracle indeed - LOL.
There's an award waiting for you, over at mine, when you have time to pick it up :o)

family affairs said...

OH!! I get it now. Perhaps this is another way of getting to the the front of the queue Lx

Kelloggsville said...

funny! Hope the Insurance Claim spys were too busy watching the parade to notice! (Is that a mean thought?! Sorry)

Mum Gone Mad said...

Lol, very funny :) oh got an award over at mine for you, suspect you may already have it :S

The wife of bold said...

Genius! Only in America - we got married in florida and witnessed a lot of crazy behaviour (mainly adults) Disney has a habit of bringing out the best and worst in people :)

Merrily Down the Stream said...

That was my mother-in-law. Guess you didn't recognize her...