"I went to Disney World a few weeks ago and was so thrilled to be there that I cried when we pulled into our resort. I’d only been there once before and was still scarred by the fact that I’d never met Jasmine. So I walk into Adventureland and there’s Jasmine and Aladdin but they were being really rude and out of character and it really bothered me, so much so that I didn’t even go and meet them. It ruined the magic for me a little bit"
"When I was 9, I went to Disney World. My parents encouraged me to take photos with the face characters and I did, but I never really appreciated it since I was going through my "I’m too old for this stuff" phase. I regret that I didn’t fully enjoy my trip then because now I know that 9 was not old at all and I was being foolish"
"I have always wanted to write or draw for Disney, but tend to get easily discouraged. But the last time I was at Disney World, my family went through a character drawing class, and my dad’s drawing of Mickey was so incredible the teacher asked if he could keep it and frame it and use it as examples for the other classes. When I get discouraged, I think of this. I learned to draw from my dad, and if he can impress them that much, then there’s hope for me yet"
"My parents are going to Disney world next year over spring break, but I’m going to be in university, and my university’s spring break is different from theirs. My mom says I’m too old for Disney anyways, but it really hurts that they’d go without me."
"I went to Disney as a child with my grandmother while she had cancer. The last memory I have of her is when we were on the ride "it’s a small world after all" I think I hold on to Disney World because of her. Whenever I go back for a visit I feel the happiest in my life. I’m a miserable person and I love Disney because that is childhood for me. I also have tattooed "It’s a small world after all PW" I miss her with all my heart. Disney is home for me"
"I went to Disney World with my cousin in July and it was one of the worst Disney experiences of my life. She sucked the magic out of the trip with her negative comments and didn’t appreciate it (My dad and I brought her). She always put me down when I was excited about going and in general made it unenjoyable. I recently found out that her family will be trying to meet up with us when we go Disneyland in April. I want to hope for the best, but it’s hard. I just don’t want to repeat Disney World."
"I work in Attractions at Disney World, but a lot of my friends and family tell me I should audition to be a face character— I’m in the height range for most, I’ve got a solid background in theater, and I’m pretty animated. I tell them I don’t think it’s for me, but honestly, it’s something I would absolutely love to do. I’m just too scared and I don’t think that I would do any of the characters justice."
"Not getting to meet Elsa and Anna when I went to Disney World made me really sad. They both mean so much to me and not getting to talk to them or show Anna how I braided my hair to look like her made me feel like I missed out on something special that I really wanted to do while at Disney."
"I’ve been to Disney World 3 times, and I’ve never had any funny/special interactions with characters. It makes me sad when I see how many different people have had awesome moments with characters; every character I’ve met just gave me an autograph. I’m going back to WDW in December. I’m really hoping that I can have a cool character moment."
"My family is in the middle of a very difficult divorce and we are in process of losing the house I grew up in. Last spring my sister and I went to Florida to visit my Dad and we were able to spend one day at Disney World. With everything that has been going on I look up to Cinderella because no matter how bad things get she always stays hopeful. Meeting her at Disney World gave me hope that things will get better and I will get out of the dark place in my life."