This is What Disney is All About
This heartwarming story exemplifies what Disney stands for to a tee. Grab some tissues and read on, to find out how a Cast Member inspired a young girl to follow, and ultimately fulfill her lifelong dream!
Disney Parks Blog shared the touching story today, which will undoubtedly resonate with a lot of fans. Picture this…
A 6-year-old girl, named Ashley, excitedly dresses up as Tinker Bell for her trip to Magic Kingdom Park. Little does she know that on this day, she’ll be met with an interaction that will change her life forever.
Upon her family’s visit to the Jungle Cruise, Ashley was selected to be a Jr. Skipper by Cast Member, Heather. While I’ve never seen this happen on any of my Jungle Cruise excursions, it’s a special honor that occurs from time to time.
This seemingly small experience left a huge impression on Ashley. So much so, it led to a dream of following in Heather’s footsteps to be her own Jungle Cruise skipper someday!
Heather shares, “I try to be inspirational every day to everyone I meet. You never know how you can affect someone’s day or touch someone’s life.”
After their trip, Ashley and her family stayed in contact with Heather, meeting up with her on future visits to Magic Kingdom. This sparked a 20-year friendship, culminating in Heather assisting Ashley on a journey to fulfill her dream.
Dreams Really Do Come True
After introducing her to the Disney College Program, she led her to the opportunity she’d been waiting for.
Heather surprised Ashley with news that she had been chosen as a Jungle Cruise skipper!
Emotions could hardly be contained as Ashley realized her dream had actually come true!
This story proves that a little kindness goes a long way.
It also sums up what Disney is all about. All this to say, never stop wishing upon a star.
Keep on hoping, like Ashley, that your dream will eventually come true.