Wandering the World
3/31/09

AllEars® readers share their magical moments and celebrations from the parks

My daughter was sad because she didn't get to wear her Jasmine costume when we visited Akershus. However, Jasmine was very sweet and told her that she was beautiful and how special it was to meet her. The magic happened the next day. MacKenzie was wearing her Jasmine costume while we were at the Magic Kingdom and when we approached the character greeting spot, the "real" Jasmine stopped the line and pointed to MacKenzie then introduced her to Aladdin as "her friend MacKenzie from last night." It was truly a magical moment! -- Tiffany Currie



We experienced a magical moment courtesy of Mousekeeper Yanette at Port Orleans Riverside during our Thanksgiving trip. When we returned to the room, on the bed, she had arranged my daughter's stuffed animals with a turkey made of washcloths in the center. On the table, she set up plates, napkins, cups and another washcloth turkey and placed more stuffed animals in the chairs like they were about to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast! -- Linda Rute

While at the Magic Kingdom, my daughter Grace pulled the sword from the Sword in the Stone. A cast member presented her with a certificate and sticker naming her Honorary Princess for the Day. She was so excited. It was truly a magical moment! -- Beth Loeffler

While wandering through Mickey's Toontown Fair, my partner got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! A nearby cast member overheard and whisked us off to a private meeting with Mickey and Minnie. They made a special time even more magical for us! -- Andrea Riley

Cast Member Charles created a magical moment for my grandson Scott as we were waiting for a bus to the Magic Kingdom. When he learned that we were celebrating Scott's birthday, he presented him with a birthday button. Scott got several birthday wishes from cast members throughout the day. Great way to start a trip! -- Cathy Bock