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Disney Epcott GroupYesterday 87 Elders and Stakeholders from Signature Hometown homes traveled into Orlando to kick off the beginning of their very “magical” vacation! There were smiles all around as they climbed off the Mickey’s Magical Express and saw the beauty of their Polynesian Resort!

minnieTo kick off the vacation, everyone was treated to a private Luau party! It was there that our Elders got to meet their very special guests, Mickey and Minnie for the first time! It was truly love at first sight as the ladies hurried to put on their “red” lipstick to give Mickey a kiss while the gentlemen whistled at Minnie as she walked by! Everyone had the opportunity to get a special picture with both of them along with their “authentic” signature!

The magic continued today as most of us rose early to take advantage of extra park hours at Epcot! It seemed everyone enjoyed the many sights and sounds of Epcot including Soarin’, building their own car, journeying into Spaceship Earth and making their way around the World Showcase!

mallard disneyOur motto today was living life to the fullest and none fell short on that! Ms Leeta shared with everyone how she was scared of water but decided to “take a chance on a boat” and she was glad she did!  Ms Jenny inspired us all with her will and resolve to take in as much as she could and Ms Lula kept us all entertained with her quick wit and great sense of humor!

Soon our magical day turned into a magical evening as our group gathered together on the pavilion in Italy for a private dessert party and viewing of Illuminations! As they arrived, each Elder had a special stuffed Mickey in their seat!

Disney Private Party SunriseIt really is possible to have your heart so full of joy it spills over!  I think one of the ladies said it best tonight when she said she felt “all squishy inside”!  I’ve learned today that you can be a princess at any age and inside all of us lurks the joy of childhood that we only need to rediscover to experience for ourselves!

Stay tuned for our updates tomorrow!