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Mr.Bubbles
11-11-2006, 03:17 PM
We just returned from a 5 night stay at POFQ. We weren't sure what to expect after hearing about the YOMD. It turned out to be the most magical time we ever spent at WDW. The first day was a typical day at AK and EPCOT. Saw a few people with Dream Passes.

The next day on 11/7 we got to MK early. We thought it opened at 8 a.m. but it opended at 9 a.m. The CM at the turnstile said that only people with dining reservations were allowed in. We shrugged it off and decided to go take a few pictures and relax. We were in front of the Main Street Station taking pictures of our kids when a CM walked up and said she wanted to be in our picture. We played around taking pictures of her with our girls. Then she said to follow her. She took us through the turnstile and started talking to other CMs. She kept telling other CMs "They don't know anything". She put us on one of the old cars on Main Street and two CMs gave us a tour of the park with no one in it. They let us take pictures of the empty areas with our kids in them. Then they took us back to Toon Town. A few minutes later about a dozen characters came out to play with the girls. Mickey, Pluto, Stitch, Alice and many others that I have never seen like Clara Bell Cow. They all signed a certificate and took a group photo. We then all boarded the train that was parked there and rode to Main Street. We were told on the way that we were going to be the MK Family of the Day and would help Mickey open the park. Meanwhile, all of the characters played on the train. Stitch was especially out of control, jumping over seats while the train was moving and roughing up other characters! The kids were hysterical. We were given oversized confetti and given instructions about what we would need to do when we got to the main entrance. They introduced us along with Mickey and we did a countdown. After the opening we took several pictures and they gave us a voucher for free photos along with Honorary Citizen badges with Keys to the Kingdom on them. We went back to the turnstiles after the opening to thank the CM who chose us. She was so happy we had fun and then gave the girls each a Tinkerbell pin. The magic continued for days as people spoke to our girls in all of the different parks when they recognized them from the opening. They felt so special. :cheer2:

If that wasn't enough we received Dream Passes and YOMD lanyards with pins in MGM Studios. We also were chosen in Le Cellier to be the family for the day and were seated at a special table with activities, decorations, crowns and a certificate signed by all of the staff there.

It was a truly amazing trip. We saw lots of people throughout our stay with passes, ears and receiving special recognition. I hope those of you who are going soon get some special magic when you are there! :wizard:

Mr.Bubbles
11-11-2006, 03:35 PM
I think I found out how to post some pictures so here are a few from the event.


This is at the Main Street Train Station platform for the countdown
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r211/mjpesce/MKopening.jpg

This is with the group before boarding the train in Toontown
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r211/mjpesce/100_2826.jpg

Mr.Bubbles
11-11-2006, 03:44 PM
And here are a few more.

The CM who jumped in our picture and chose us for the dream
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r211/mjpesce/100_2798.jpg

Arriving at the train station with Mickey.
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r211/mjpesce/100_2836.jpg

mouseketeer_mom
11-11-2006, 03:54 PM
How wonderful for you and your family!

CDSTapisRouge
11-11-2006, 03:54 PM
Thank you so much for posting your story and pics... LOVE Delores, she is a lot of fun... Glad to hear that you had a great time... sounds like you had lots of Pixie Dust pixiedust:

thompsonsstation2dis
11-11-2006, 04:12 PM
YEA!!!!! That was so exciting and I know it will be a memory that you all will have for a lifetime!! :cheer2:

bookworm61
11-11-2006, 04:14 PM
What a great story!! The smiles on your kids' faces are wonderful!! I'm sure they will remember this day forever! :thumbsup2

betsywdw
11-11-2006, 04:15 PM
That is so wonderful! It looks like you had an amazing time! Thanks for sharing the pics! Gave me goosebumps seeing them!

BWVNUT
11-11-2006, 05:08 PM
Absolutely gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience!!!!

RandiB
11-11-2006, 05:14 PM
I saw when you posted this in the dreams thread, and I am so glad you made your own thread. This is a great story.

I am sure your girls will never forget it. They will be telling the story to their own kids when they go to WDW.

TinkOhio
11-11-2006, 06:42 PM
Thanks for sharing your story! What a wonderful surprise for your family! :sunny:

Cass
11-11-2006, 07:09 PM
That is just an amazing and special story, Mr. Bubbles :)

cdrn1
11-11-2006, 07:45 PM
WE WERE THERE THAT DAY AND SAW YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And we were staying at POFQ too!
How wonderful for you!
We didn't have anything special happen (outside of the fact that we were at WDW :goodvibes) but did talk to a family who got a lanyard and pins as they were leaving Tom Sawyer Island. They were so excited.

kimshmkr
11-11-2006, 07:56 PM
I loved your pictures! I know your family will remember that special day forever!

Mr.Bubbles
11-11-2006, 08:28 PM
cdrn1 I can't believe you were there on that day too! And at POFQ. It was funny, after we came down and were headed into Main Street we ran into a friend we had not seen in a long time from our hometown and she had seen us too. It was all very surreal.

I wish we were back there now. Re-entry is so hard.

ClemsonTigger2
11-11-2006, 08:38 PM
Oh, wow! What a great story! And, I am so glad you posted your pictures, because I recognized Delores from when WE were picked as "Magic Gatekeepers" nearly 5 years ago - she was the CM who picked us to open the park, and I couldn't remember her name. So, I'm glad to have a name to associate with that wonderful memory now. :sunny:

cdrn1
11-11-2006, 09:06 PM
cdrn1 I can't believe you were there on that day too! And at POFQ. It was funny, after we came down and were headed into Main Street we ran into a friend we had not seen in a long time from our hometown and she had seen us too. It was all very surreal.

I wish we were back there now. Re-entry is so hard.

IT IS a Small World After All!!!!!!!
I wish we were there too; you are soooooooooo right about the re-entry thing!
We commented on how pretty your girls are (we could see their beautiful eyes; we were standing directly in front of you, two chubby middle aged nurse friends!!!!), and how great it was that they pick families for something so special!

limabeanmom2003
11-11-2006, 09:58 PM
Congrats! What a wonderful experience. Your family looks so thrilled!

MickeyT
11-11-2006, 11:56 PM
That is so cool. By sharing you've allowed us to be part of your special trip and part of a 'Million Dreams'.

blondeheroine
11-12-2006, 12:02 AM
Well that just brought tears to my eyes. In a good way. :goodvibes

Mr.Bubbles
11-12-2006, 06:13 AM
Oh, wow! What a great story! And, I am so glad you posted your pictures, because I recognized Delores from when WE were picked as "Magic Gatekeepers" nearly 5 years ago - she was the CM who picked us to open the park, and I couldn't remember her name. So, I'm glad to have a name to associate with that wonderful memory now. :sunny:

I am so glad that you recognized Delores and had a similar experience with her. She was SO funny with us.

Thanks to everyone for your comments. This is all making me want to get started planning our next trip!

01Sweetpea
11-12-2006, 06:51 AM
That is so great! Looks like yo had a wonderful time!

gabbyrosebud
11-12-2006, 07:16 AM
Congratulations to you and your family! I love seeing your happy faces in the photos. I can feel your happiness and excitement! :goodvibes

Vickie46
11-12-2006, 07:18 AM
your story just made me cry.. that is so great! I am so happy for you!!! What an amazing experience!!!! Thank you for sharing! :goodvibes

iHEARTflorida
11-12-2006, 07:26 AM
wow, what an amazing experience

NoKatMom
11-12-2006, 08:21 AM
What a wonderful surprise !!! Certainly a trip you will never forget :cool1:

scrump
11-12-2006, 08:35 AM
Those are GREAT pics!!! So glad you were picked and thanks for sharing!

disneynewbee
11-12-2006, 08:46 AM
Wow how magical I bet your girls felt like super stars. Glad you had a great vacation.

a*lil*bit*goofy
11-12-2006, 10:40 PM
I have goosebumps! What an amazing memory for your family to always have a treasure.!!! and i LOVE the pic of mickey waving out and the girls just behind and beside helping him out. it just speaks volumes to how wonderful the event was.

:O)

mystic_path
11-13-2006, 12:08 AM
OMG that sounds so wonderful. I am so happy for you that you got to do that. What an honor to be able to do that. WOW! Thats something that you will never forget no matter how many times you go back there.

2angelsinheaven
11-13-2006, 12:49 AM
How very special! I'm so excited for you guys cherish those magical memories forever.

Susiesnowflake
11-13-2006, 08:41 AM
What a wonderful experience for all of you! I am sure that those memories and photos will be cherished forever. Thanks for sharing! Your story has left me with a very happy feeling! :)

Cinderella2004
11-13-2006, 05:19 PM
What a fabulous story, and WONDERFUL pictures!!!!

I love the one on the train, the backs of the girls and Mickey's back. It's precious, and it conveys so much excitement!!! :love:

kbeverina
11-14-2006, 07:23 AM
We were there that day and saw you, too--that is SO cool!

wilderness gal
11-14-2006, 09:34 AM
as my DS would say: "SWEET" :woohoo:

how excited ya'll must have been and probably still are on cloud 9 :cloud9:

loved your pictures :thumbsup2

orljustin
11-14-2006, 09:40 AM
Sounds like a great trip.

It's funny how some visitors get nothing or hardly ever see anybody win anything, and you got so much magic. You lucked out.

rae662000
11-14-2006, 09:52 AM
How AWESOME, congrats!!!

robinb
11-14-2006, 10:11 AM
Thanks for posting your pictures! I really like the one of the back of Mickey's and your girls' heads :).

disneygal33
11-14-2006, 10:21 AM
:cheer2: That is so neat I got tears in my eyes!! I'm so glad you had such a magical experience. :cheer2:

Stitchfans
11-14-2006, 04:24 PM
That is unbelieveable. You guys are so lucky!!!! Looks like you all had such a blast!!

CT_Dad
11-14-2006, 05:23 PM
That is so cool!!!! My DW and I are going for one night in January 07 at the Poly before a cruise and then for 5 days in April 07 at WDW. I'm secretly (okay...not so secret anymore) hoping we'll get a little something. :teeth:

Mr.Bubbles
11-14-2006, 08:15 PM
Thanks for everyone's kind comments. I know that there are lots of magical things that will happen to those of you planning on visiting soon. :thumbsup2

Disneymom2AA
11-15-2006, 10:52 AM
and thanks for sharing. Your story brought tears to my eyes!! When I saw the photos I thougt 'how awesome' Your girls will remember that forever!!!

Eeyore4me
11-15-2006, 10:01 PM
I loved hearing about your "dream" but seeing the pictures was the icing on the cake...I'm already a Disney sap, so yeah, I got all teary :blush: I am just so happy for you & your family...to have that memory for a lifetime!
We leave soon for our trip soon & I am so excited! :cheer2: :woohoo:

Lauren :flower:

Punkswife
11-15-2006, 11:11 PM
How awesome for your family. Made me smile. Now I can't wait to get there even more. I love to witness those magical moments. Oh and thanks for the pics. They were great.

budbeerlady
11-21-2006, 01:25 PM
Thanks for posting, what a wonderful memory for your family!

twinkleintc
11-22-2006, 08:56 AM
Reading your story and seeing your photos made me teary-eyed, as well. Those are some awesome memories you will have forever!!! Thanks for sharing! :love:

dana1003
11-25-2006, 07:04 PM
AHHHH!!! THAT IS SOOOO AMAZING!!! im so glad to see stuff that magical happen...what a great memory!!!

Tanya90210
11-26-2006, 09:01 AM
that is so wonderful... how awesome for your girls... :thumbsup2

eyeheartgoofy
11-27-2006, 02:46 PM
Congratulations! That sounds so special - thanks for sharing your pictures!!!

Tinkerbell424
12-03-2006, 03:14 PM
Wow that is soo cool! LUCKYYYYY

Im glad you got wishes granted!:)
:wizard:

Brooknwdw
12-03-2006, 08:06 PM
LOVED your story & especially the PICTURES! Thanks for sharing ~ :wave2: