#1 This love story that's better than the original Tangled.
"In 2015, we attended the wedding of dear friends at Disney World. They had this absolutely stunning Tangled-themed wedding. Flynn and Rapunzel even stopped by to meet the guests and wish the couple well. Our daughter was only 18 months at the time, but was super into Flynn. He kept coming back to her between photos, and folks had to keep reminding him to get into photos with the other guests. Our little one absolutely loved him and decided he was 'her Flynn.'
We went back to Disney a little over a year later and booked breakfast to eat with Ariel, Prince Eric, Rapunzel and Flynn at The Boardwalk resort. We mentioned to the hostess how excited our daughter was to see Flynn again after their first meeting was so special. Well, clearly some magic happened since not much later, Flynn made a special trip out to see our daughter. He walked up to her saying, 'Where’s my Mia?' She lit up. She truly believes, to this day, that he remembered her from the wedding. She got a beautiful light-up Pascal for free, and she and Flynn colored a very special picture together for Rapunzel and presented it to her in front of the other guests."
#2 This exclusive swimming lesson with Crush from Finding Nemo.
"During a trip a few years ago, my precocious 6-year-old daughter was getting a lot of special attention throughout the parks, while her 3-year-old brother was overlooked. He was a shy kid and seemed fine with it for the most part. But then we went to Turtle Talk with Crush at the Living Seas in Epcot, and he really wanted to be chosen to talk with Crush. The cast members chose his sister instead. As the show came to an end, we found my son on the floor softly crying. Someone asked me if he was okay, and I explained that he was disappointed because his sister had been getting so much attention and this was the one thing he had really hoped to be chosen for. A cast member told us to hang back. Once the room had emptied, Crush came back onto the screen and spent a few minutes talking one-on-one with my son about what it was like to live in the sea, even giving him a little swimming lesson. I can’t tell you how grateful and surprised we were that the cast at the show had gone out of their way to help a sad kid and make my son feel valued by a character he admired. It sounds silly, but I think it made a big difference to my son."
#3 This little girl who opened the gates of Arendelle.
"Talk about some pixie dust! My daughter got to open the gates to Arendelle for the day, and then we got personally escorted onto the Frozen ride for our own private ride. They were waiting for us with a Royal Greeting and my daughter got to name the troll for the day (she chose 'Sneezy'). What a magical way to start our day!!!"
—Kim Stephenson Haines, Facebook
#4 This heartwarming reunion that will make you sob into your lunch.
"Me, my sis, and my friend were strolling through Fantasyland, planning on stopping by the wishing well, when we noticed a small crowd. At first we thought it was a princess making an appearance since they usually show up by the well, but all we saw was a mom and her two kids looking down into the well. All the sudden, a man in full military uniform came around the corner and surprised the little girl just as she was wishing for her dad to come home. It was the sweetest reunion I have ever seen. I cried and so did everyone around me."
#5 This little boy's SUPER special moment with the First Avenger.
"It was late and my son wanted to meet Captain America so bad. We ran to get in line, but unfortunately, it was closed. We watched him take pictures with everyone and my son was so excited to be a couple feet from Captain America. When the last guest was done with their picture, Captain America came over to talk to my son, and the cast member asked me if it was ok if he walked with Captain America. Of course I said yes!"
—Priscilla Reyes, Facebook
#6 That time Cinderella comforted siblings with recently divorced parents.
"When I was six, my parents got divorced. A year later, my mom took my brother and me to Disney. I dreamed of meeting Cinderella, and when I did, she gave me a big hug and I explained to her that my mom and dad weren't married anymore. She told me to wait. She took pictures with other guests, and when she was done, she took my brother and me by the hand and rode the Dumbo ride with us. I will never forget it."
#7 This birthday wish.
"For my son’s birthday, we stayed at the Disneyland Hotel and spent a few days at the parks. Not only did the hotel staff welcome us with a signed picture for him and birthday button, this lovely cast member saw his birthday button and said, 'I’ve been waiting for you all day! You have a phone call!' She then connected him with Goofy, who wished him a happy birthday. My son was so surprised and happy and we always remember that trip as an amazing birthday. Truly, Disney rocks at customer service!"
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