We didn’t plan on seeing it.
Dream Along with Mickey never happened to be one of my favorites. I had nothing *against* the show, of course, it just wasn’t something I’d go out of my way to see. Or really see at all. But last week I blogged about our time with my sweet in-laws at the Magic Kingdom, and we happened to be in the park on what I knew would be the last day of this cute show.
The rain rain rain came down down down ALL day, so much so that every Dream Along with Mickey show was canceled leading up to the last one. The parade ended and we decided to split from the family to catch the final show. There was a mob of cast members and fans waiting, hoping, and wishing that the rain would stay away, but it wasn’t looking good.
We all cheered when they started it 10 minutes early!
And just a couple minutes in, the clouds cleared and it was all pretty darn magical! Nate took all of these photos and I just love them. <3
Someone brought a ton of blue and purple balloons to release at the end.
And then everyone around us was sobbing and I’d be lying if I didn’t find myself crying over this show I had previously felt indifferent to. The cast came out for a final bow and the crowd lost their business. I’m not kidding when I say *everyone* around us was crying, so much so that the father of the poor family next to us was so confused and asked me if “Mickey was leaving Disney World or something” and if it was normal for every show at Disney to be this emotional! AMAZING.
Well done, Dream Along cast! You clearly made such a difference in people’s lives and I’m so glad we got to be a part of the closing magic. <3
- Last minute family park visits are best. <3
The family who Minnie-ears together stay together!
Symphony in the Stars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the beeeeeest. Hands down my favorite fireworks at Walt Disney World. I love it so much I couldn’t pick a favorite photo that Nate took, so you get three. <3
I got to share my Festival of Fantasy obsession with the fam! <3
STUD MUFFINS. Be still my heart! <3
I think this park day was the most fun I’ve ever had with Iris, Nate’s grandma. I can’t remember laughing that hard in a long time- She was eating up these character visits!!!
And the characters LOVED her… She got so much attention from everyone!
I love this next series so, so much- Iris knew she’d be meeting Mickey but this was the moment she learned he’d be talking to her, too!
SUCH a wonderful day, and thanks to John David for making it the most magical! :)