Sunday, January 22, 2012

Still Magical...

When I was a teen my family drove out West on vacation. We did a million things that trip, but I only had eyes for Disney Land. I remember calling my boyfriend from a pay phone at the Magic Kingdom just to proclaim that, "one day I would work for Disney." I was serious. The summer Disney World opened in Orlando I was nearly first in line for a job...and what a great job it was!  My job at Disney World "mentored" me for a long career in the world of retail and business ownership.
In front of Cinderella's Castle in 1972.  I worked in "merchandising" and as magician's assistant to the great Luciano, Fantasy Land's magician. 

Last week during a lovely vacation stay at Disney, I was reminded again just how much my short Disney career helped shape my future; the staff is ever cheerful, the grounds spotless, the focus totally customer centered, and the experience uplifting.  My time spent working as a "cast member" in the Magic Kingdom resulted in treasured life lessons, for which I will be forever grateful.

Just a few pics from "The Happiest Place on Earth":
My son Sean at EPCOT, a most enjoyable time was had by all!!
My new family twirling in the Tea Cups!

Yes, that's my Mike twirling in the teacups or rather, twirling ME in the teacups, yikes!

Michael wearing MY Tinkerbell "mouse ears" You know it's a happy place when....

That is a dragon (in the water!) built entirely out of LEGOS behind Michael and Sean at Downtown Disney
As you may know by now, we travel to Europe regularly and of course I prefer visiting the real thing...but as a good friend said to me, "Where else can you go and enjoy such diverse entertainment, great food, great service and walk around feeling totally safe and secure?"
Have you visited Disney?
BTW, if you read my packing tutorial, you'll be happy to know I had plenty of room to pack my Tinkerbell ears!

1 comment:

Maria Rose said...

I went to Disneyland as a pre-teen. Eric and I plan to take our family in a few years when the kids can really enjoy the magic.

So glad the Tinkerbell mouse ears made it!

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