It was when I caught my first glimpse of the Sleeping Beauty Castle the magic began. This is a place I have dreamt of visiting my entire life, and fallen in love with so many times via my television set, the cinema and in books.
Disney has always been a huge part of my life; I grew up in Minnie Mouse sweaters and longed to be part of my own Disney adventure. I slept with a stuffed Mickey Mouse and I was hooked on every big promo release. The bottom line is I’m a dreamer and this may be why I have never grown out of Disney.
My main highlights included seeing Boo’s door from Monster Inc, a film that in my opinion is one of Pixar’s best.
The thrill seeking rides of course added to the experience, I braved Space Mountain: Mission 2. I don’t know what I quite let myself in for when it came to the Tower of Terror. The whole set up and notion of eeriness took over, it sure was the scariest ride I’ve been on in quite some time.
When it comes to enjoyment, I can’t help but be drawn towards the gentle nature of carousels and teacups! Of course I’m a big kid at heart and the pure thrill of sitting in one of the Mad Hatter’s giant sized tea cups was enough to enchant me.
The Once Upon a Dream Parade was the absolute icing on the cake for me, I loved seeing all of the characters of my childhood, and the whole atmosphere it created. Of course Toy Story will always hold a special place in my life, so I loved seeing all the toys come alive!
As a little girl, I always had this fascination with the Princesses, and even now I often find myself wishing away. When the Princesses emerged down the street arm in arm with their Princes, I almost had to pinch myself, for the beauty they showed off and gowns they wore really did make for something truly special.
The elusive autograph signing was quite the challenge in itself, almost like child paparazzi, I couldn’t help but feel excited when I would spot crowds gathered around an infamous character.
I did get to meet one special character indeed. For he was the gentle mouse I had always imagined him to be, and of course a real cutie!
Mickey Mouse I will always love you.