I have been reading the threads in this site for hours each night as I get geared up and ready to do WDW starting Friday! I am simply amazed at the things CM's do for the guests. I've read of simple, small things like a security guard going to great lengths to help a family find a lost item containing their room cards, drivers license, and more. And I've watched the video on Disney's site about the family that won a MK visit where the park was theirs, all to themselves! (The part of the video that all the characters run out to greet them is amazing!) I've read of families getting passes for instant rides to major attractions. And of a simple gesture of a character that makes a child remember the moment forever. My question is....is this normal? I was last at WDW in the mid 80's as a child, so I have no recollection of how CM's and characters interacted with the guests. I know part of the actions/reactions I've read are actually part of YoaMD, but otherwise, is it always like this at WDW? It would be nice to have a wish granted, but I'm not planning for it to happen. I would hate to think that possibly there are people that read the great things that happen to members of this board, then take a trip and expect all of these wonderful, magical things should happen to them. All I really expect is to get what I pay for, and any little thing above and beyond that will just be a nice way of remembering the Disney Magic. I would probably enjoy a few small "magical moments" spread out during our stay more than getting a "big wish" granted. (Yes, I do believe that sometimes it's the small things that matter the most!) I'm sure there will be plenty of magic in this trip, as our children are 3 and 2, and they were very hyped just looking at the pictures of some of the sights at WDW. I can only imagine what their little faces will look like when we are actually there! My daughter(3) is obsessed with the possibility of meeting Cinderella and my son's(2) favorite things are "big". If it's big, he likes it. So, without considering YoaMD, are the CM's always so outgoing, and the characters so interactive with guests/children?