- Fishing Excursions
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- D23 - The Official Community for Disney Fans
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- -- AllEars® Trading Cards
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- -- Photo of the Week
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- --Film Tips
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- Pin Trading Guide
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- Pressed Penny &
- Scrapbooking Magic!
- --Pontoon Rentals
- --Resort Park Cruises
- Character Warehouse
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- Grocery Stores
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- Radio/TV Stations
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Sighted at WDW
This article appeared in the November 14, 2000, Issue #59 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753)
Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip.
Walt Disney World is one of the best places to celebrate special occasions. Let the pixies create an event for your proposal, birthday, anniversary or no occasion at all during, your trip to Central Florida.
The Stars Are Shining Event Engagement Event
Ralph wanted to surprise Kim (Their names have been changed at their request) for an engagement. It seems she had, in the past, joked with him about being famous some day and having fans come up to her and ask for her autograph. She had said this to him last year during the Super Soap weekend. The Pixies figured Kim might like a little taste of stardom for a day and that we could somehow weave the engagement into it.
On the day of their event Ralph and Kim entered the park as they normally would. Half way down the street someone acting as a star-struck young man asked Kim for her autograph.
Kim was puzzled but took the book and signed it. Then the pixie playing the young man's mother asked Kim if she would take a photo with her son. Kim, extremely puzzled, said yes. After the photo the "mother and son" team walked away talking about how "his friends would die when they saw who he had a picture of."
About the time that Kim and Ralph reached the corner of Sunset and Hollywood this happened again but this time it was two girls. They asked Kim if the Lucky character on General Hospital was as cute as they thought. Kim told them she didn't know what they were talking about and they giggled and snapped a few photos before running off.
Kim and Ralph got to the line at Tower of Terror and this time someone wanted photos and and Ralph's autograph. Ralph, who of course knew exactly what was going on, played it up a bit. Kim was just shocked at the whole thing. "Who do you think we are?" she kept asking. But everyone just laughed off her questions.
The Disney Cast Member in the lobby who was watching what was going on and thinking they really were some type of of celebrities, asked Ralph if they wanted a private show to avoid the crowds. This was a surprise and not in the plans, but luckily Ralph rolled with it and replied "No, we love to meet our fans." (Way to go Ralphy boy!).
We had set it up so that we had pixie 'fans' in front them and behind them so that they were surrounded on the Tower of Terror for the drop with 'fans' who said things like "OH my Gosh I am going to HAVE to buy the photo. Look who is sitting in front of us!" By now Kim was starting to laugh at the whole thing as she didn't have a clue what was going to happen next.
When the ride ended and they left the building we had two pixies standing at the entrance popping their flash on the cameras and the pixies from the ride followed them out and asked for autographs. Some other guests were watching and trying to figure out who these people signing autographs were.
One 'fan' with a video camera came up and asked Ralph if he could say something for the camera. Ralph laughed and asked "Well, like what?" The 'fan' replied, "This tape will be kept forever - How about something really meaningful?" Ralph thought for a moment, then took Kim's hand, got down on one knee, and asked her to be the only star in his life.
When he took out the ring Kim realized THIS was NOT acting anymore and she started crying. She jumped up and down and said yes about, oh, 50 times. The crowd that gathered, cheered and the director yelled . . . . Oh wait, this is real life, we didn't have a director. . .that would be another event!
For more information or to begin planning your own special event, visit the Gifts of a Lifetime website or call (407)445-2457.