“Mom, you just beat cancer, what are you going to do next?!” I'M GOING TO WDW! Mother-daughter trip September 3-7, 2018 at the Boardwalk Inn Alternate title: “Sweet, Glorious AC!” A tale of how we sweat our faces off in Walt Disney World Welcome one, welcome all! Mom, Daisy, & me! I love the rest of my family, but mother-daughter trips with my mom are simply my favorite. We just Disney the same way. We’re like PB&J. This is our fifth mother-daughter trip, and surely not our last! This trip was full of firsts for us and even though it was our 20th+ trip to Walt Disney World we got to experience so many things we hadn't before! New rides, new hotels, new festivals, new parties, new lands, new tours! All the new things! We stayed at the Boardwalk Inn, went to MNSSHP, went to the Food & Wine Festival, checked out Pandora & Toy Story Land, rode in Minnie Vans, ate at three new (to us) restaurants, saw Happily Ever After, took a MK tour, and had Free Dining all for the first time! Let’s address the elephant in the room (eh, title)… Mom, aka Donna, was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma in August 2017 and she’s had quite the year. Luckily they found her cancer early and they were able to nip it right in the butt! She started aggressive chemo treatments in September 2017 that went through New Years Day 2018. Every third week she would be admitted to the hospital for 5 days for around the clock chemotherapy as well as other treatments. She would come home for two weeks then head back to the hospital for one week! Her hospital stays ended in January 2018, but she had to continue radiation and other treatments until April 2018 and in May she found out she was officially cancer free and in remission! We had planned on going to Italy to celebrate with the whole family, but that trip would have to be in July (due to family schedules) and mom didn't think she'd be physically ready for the trip in just two months! So we pushed Italy back a year, but I still felt like mom deserved a trip to celebrate! So naturally we had to go to Walt Disney World to celebrate her huge triumph! There's really no place like Disney to celebrate a big moment in your life. Cast Members truly are the best at creating magic, and cancer is something that touches everyone. We chatted with so many other guests and cast members who were cancer survivors themselves and it's really amazing to hear everyone's stories. --- I'm Grace, I'm 23 years old (24 next week!), I'm a Disney College Program alumni (spring 2015), I have an Etsy shop Wayho Ears, I love running, Disney pins, and crafting! I work as a personal concierge, and I also do graphic design and social media work! Favorite Park: Magic Kingdom Favorite Restaurant: Liberty Tree Tavern & 'OhanaFavorite Snack: Mickey Rice Krispy w/ peanut butter chips (RIP) Favorite Movie(s): Zootopia, Coco, Hercules & Tangled Favorite Ride: Space Mountain & Tower of Terror Favorite Character(s): Tinkerbell, Goofy, Gaston, Additional Favorites: Wishes (RIP), Festival of Fantasy, Violet Lemonade (F&G) There's my mama! Donna, cancer survivor, world class mom, accountant & HR extraordinaire. Mom loves Disney, but I think I'm the one that keeps convincing her to go back. She's ready to spend more time exploring the rest of the world, but I always talk her into going to Disney with me! Favorite Park: Magic Kingdom Favorite Restaurant: Kona, Le Cellar Favorite Snack: Carrot Cake Cookie Favorite Movie(s): Arisotcats, Toy Story Favorite Ride: Toy Story Mania, Buzz Lightyear Ranger, People Mover Favorite Character(s): Mickey, Donald, Daisy Additional Favorites: Hoop De Do Revue, Adventurer's Club (RIP) Our trip was short one, but it was filled with tons of pixie dust, good food, and fun times!