by Michelle L. Owens
It is probably a cliché for a Disney fanatic like me to say this, but I experience a new “Magical Moment” every time I am at a Disney park. Whether it is meeting an especially cool Cast Member or getting chosen to dance with penguins down Main Street in a parade or having yet another perfect meal at my favorite restaurant or laughing way too much when a character interacts with my husband or…well, you get the idea! I could list dozens of wonderful memories from Walt Disney World, but one that really stands out happened during my mom’s first trip there in November 2004.
My husband and I had visited WDW twice before, but on this particular trip, my mom finally got to visit for the first time. We were all pretty excited to do everything, but my mom and I particularly enjoyed getting our pictures taken with characters. While in Epcot, we spent a lot of time in The Living Seas and, before moving on to even more adventures, we wanted to take one last picture with the Nemo character that was near the entrance to the pavilion. While we had both noticed the Nemo “roll” into the area, apparently my mom had not seen the coral reef “character” accompany him, so I think she thought Nemo was just near a giant background prop of some sort. So, we both posed with Nemo and, just as my husband was snapping our picture, the coral reef reached over and tickled her on top of the head! As evidenced in the picture, she was very, very startled! My husband started to bust up laughing and, since I was on the other side of Nemo and had no idea what had happened, I did not start laughing until I saw the picture on the camera. My mom laughed, too, but not before taking a moment or two to catch her breath and look over at the “thing” that had made her jump! In fact, I swear I heard some giggling from inside that coral reef, but I might have been imagining it!
So not all “Magical Moments” are planned or even sought out…some just happen naturally when a little bit of sea life tickles your mom on the head during her first WDW adventure!
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