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When You Wish Upon a Star for Christmas

Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”  I like to dream big—because sometimes wishes can be granted in the most unexpected ways.  My Walt Disney World Christmas list is a img_7802tall order, but when you wish upon a star, anything your heart desires will come to you.

Wouldn’t it be fun to fly over the Magic Kingdom like Tinker Bell?  Wouldn’t you love to float over the castle hub, wearing a costume decorated with lights, waving a magic wand?  I may be timid with heights, but I would be swayed to ignore that fact for a once-in-a-lifetime zip line ride.

This may sound crazy, but when I retire, I would like to be a barista at Starbuck’s.  And wouldn’t it be cool to be a barista at a Walt Disney World Starbuck’s?  I could drink coffee all day and chat with guests and other skinny latte lovers.  

Why is it that kids have all the fun?  Why is it that only younglings are invited to participate as Padewans in the Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple?  Show of hands—how many of you have this wish on your Walt Disney World Christmas list? 

img_7238Nothing expresses the meaning of the Christmas season more than the Epcot Candlelight Processional.  Just once I’d love to perform in the choir—and as long as we’re wishing big, I’d like to be the singer at the tippy-top of the Christmas tree. 

How about an overnight stay in the Magic Kingdom Cinderella Castle Suite?  I wonder if it has a turret veranda where I recline with my morning coffee and read the New York Times? 

At one time, I had a wish to drive a car on the Walt Disney World Speedway.  With that option no longer a possibility, I now wish to drive the fire-breathing dragon down Main Street, U.S.A. during the Festival of Fantasy Parade

Everyone dreams of performing as a Walt Disney World character, don’t they?  But I’d like to perform as Captain Phasma, and walk down Hollywood Boulevard with my band of Stormtroopers.  “Step aside!” 

One of my favorite events during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is the Party for the Senses.  Just once, I would love to experience the event as a sous chef working side-by-side with a resort Executive Chef, plating and handing out food to guests.  One for you, two for me!

I have been a regular guest at Walt Disney World for many years and have been fortunate to experience more than the average handful of amazing opportunities.  But I will continue dreaming, and maybe, just maybe, one of my Christmas wishes will come true.  Merry Christmas, everyone!

What is on your Walt Disney World Christmas list? 


(Photos from the author’s personal collection.)

LookingforMagicLooking for Magic is Kathy @ Two Roads Photo.  As a librarian, walker of many miles, and Paper Bag Princess, Kathy dreams of having coffee with Belle at the castle and co-administering a fantasy book discussion group.  She can be contacted at imtxag85@aol.com.