Cast Member Makes Photo Dream Come True
Magic Kingdom Guest Bliss Welch longed for one dream shot when she visited the theme park in May: the magical Mickey balloon photograph created by Disney Photo Pass. Despite Welch’s limitations due to muscular dystrophy, one cast member proved why Disney service remains so special, making Welch’s Disney dream come true.
Due to Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2B, Welch cannot lift her arms above her head and hold them in place, “the pose needed to achieve the coveted Mickey balloon shot,” according to a Disney Parks Blog post.
Luckily, Disney PhotoPass cast member Tanya knew just what to do. Kneeling down to create a dramatic camera angle from the ground, Tanya gave Welch the memory that she truly hoped for on this trip to the “most magical place on Earth.”
Recently, Bliss reached out to Disney PhotoPass and shared her story on social media, which picked up the attention of Disney Parks. From there, the new Walt Disney World Ambassadors Raevon and Ali suprised Tanya with not only an award celebrating her kindness but also her dedcation to creating Disney magic.
Later in the day, Tanya was in for a very special surprise as well. Bliss herself searched out Tanya to say thank you during her shift at Magic Kingdom, according to the blog post.
“I hoped our paths would cross again so I could thank her in person. To say it was a surreal moment would be a major understatement,” Welch says in the post. Welch chronicles her advocacy work on social media through the handle @InclusionisBliss.
Disney Parks Blog shared the story yesterday as part of a new hashtag created solely to celebrate the magic made by Disney cast members at parks around the world. Using the hasthag #CastCompliment, guests can share their photographs, videos and sentiments quickly and publicly, which is certainly something to cheer.
Feature Image Credit: Disney Parks Blog