My First Disney Experience

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(From left to right: my roommate Adela, me and my other roommate Paola in front of the Cinderella Castle)

 

If you know me I am sure that you picked up on the fact that I am obsessed with Disney. My whole life revolves around Disney. I am a 21-year-old whose room is entirely Disney; from the pillow pets and decor to the blankets on my bed. I go to every Disney premiere, my dream job is to work at Disney… okay you guys get the point. But what happened this previous summer changed my life.

Everyone assumes I’ve been to Disney a numerous amount of times because how much I talk about it, but that was not the case. This summer I was given the opportunity to study abroad in Paris, France. I thought to myself, “This is my chance. I HAVE to go to Disneyland.” Two of my roommates joined me and we went on a beautiful Sunday when the weather was perfect. I was able to summarized the events that I will always remember of that day into just four main points.

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  1. Walking into the park was one of the most amazing feelings. Nothing but happiness and happy tears. With the music playing and the scenery, it was easy to tell that everyone was so eager and excited to go into the park.

  2. We waited in line for almost an hour waiting to see all the Disney princesses only to find out it was only one; Ariel. Honestly, I don’t know what happened, but we were all speechless. If I’m being honest, I barely remember the encounter. I think that I was so ecstatic that I kind of blacked out because all I remember was smiling and laughing.

  3. My roommates went on a Finding Nemo ride, but I get motion sick super easily, so instead I went to see a film on Disney Animation. It might not sound that significant, but it was the greatest moment in my life. I cried the whole time...why? Watching short clips of my favorite Disney movies and the impact they can have on individuals reassured me that this is the career path I want to go down. Disney has such a huge and positive influence on me and my life, and I want to be able to give that to others as well.

  4. Lastly, the firework show. I am not a big fan of fireworks. After a while they get old and boring. However, if you have been to Disneyland before, you know their firework show is nothing less than extraordinary. They play clips from various Disney movies on the Cinderella castle with music playing and, of course, beautiful fireworks in the background. I don’t know what happened to me, but in that moment I realized it was the happiest moment of my life. I was crying so hard that I lost my breath.

Truly, not only the best day of my life, but the most magical experience I’ve ever had.

 

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