1/26/2016 • Walt Disney World •
Walt Disney World is known for its ‘magical feeling’ that guests experience while visiting the parks. The magic is created in a variety of ways unbeknownst to guests. Many guests refer to their ‘magical experiences’ as getting sprinkled with Pixie Dust. How is this ‘magical feeling’ created? Where does the Pixie Dust come from? What are the secrets of Walt Disney World? To help answer those questions and a few more, I booked a Keys to the Kingdom tour at Magic Kingdom. This tour is a five hour walking tour around the Magic Kingdom park which details the creation of the park, hidden secrets and much more. You’ll need a park ticket and paid reservation for the tour to participate. This attraction is only for guests 16 years and older. Our tour started at the front of the park with meeting Walt Disney. We didn’t meet the ‘real’ Walt Disney […]
10/12/2015 • Walt Disney World •
I am a parent of a child born with Fragile X Syndrome. My son has challenges in all aspects of his life, and easily becomes overwhelmed by his environment. That can lead to difficulty with communication and the dreaded behavioral meltdown. He was born with Disney loving parents who are determined to make our Disney trips a consistent part of our lives. Are we nuts? Perhaps. I tend to think of my family as goal oriented, determined, hopeful, persistent and perhaps, at times, incredibly brave. We were blessed with 2 additional “typically developing” children. We CHOOSE to live as “typical” of a family life as we possibly can. Why would we knowingly bring a child who has such strong sensory (especially auditory) processing challenges to an environment with an overwhelming amount of input? As I mentioned above, when we became engaged at Walt Disney World, and my fiance’ (husband now) […]
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