The Magic of Disney through a Childs Eyes
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The Magic of Disney through a Child' s Eyes
My first memory of The Magic Kingdom is taking my three year old daughter. The excitement was mesmeric. “Are we there yet? ”
We had just parked our car and were heading to the tram to take us to the ticket office. “Are we there yet? ”
Sitting on the tram I thought she would explode. “Are we there yet? ”
After going through the turn styles, having already bought our tickets from this site in advance, we headed towards the Monorail which took us to the entrance. “Are we there yet? ”
Suddenly Cinderella’s Castle came in to view, well that was it, it was just too much – she wet her knickers with the excitement!
This true story gives you just an idea of how exciting the first visit and the first sight of The Magic Kingdom is to children. Even as an adult you can not help but be amazed at the wonder of it all. That first sight of Main Street , USA, buzzing with the anticipation of so many little voices: the sounds of bands playing and horses clip clopping across the cobbles as the horse drawn buses take people up the street to the castle. There are balloon sellers, barber shop quartet singers and professional photographers on had to capture this wonderful occasion.
The look on little children’s faces when they spot their first “character” almost brings tears to your eyes. To them they are meeting their heroes for real. The nearest thing to describe to you if you have never been, is the look on a child’s face when they first set eyes on Father Christmas in a department store’s Santa’s Grotto, that look of innocent awe.
Outside Cinderella’s Castle at regular times during the day, the characters all come out to sing and dance and put on the perfect show to start the experience of The Magic Kingdom. The shops sell autograph books for the children in which to collect autographs from their favourite characters. All over the park there are points where the characters wait to meet the children and sign their books. Of course they will also pose for photographs with your little ones and these are the most memorable photographs you will ever have of your children.
Very often the characters just wander through the park waving to the children and stopping for photographs with them. Of course they never speak but they do interact with them in so many other ways, patting them on the head, cuddling them or playing jokes on them by tipping their hats forward over their eyes.
Do take the first opportunity that you can to visit Walt Disney World and experience the joy of watching your children discover the magic for themselves.
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