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disney-epcotOver 100 Elders and Stakeholders from Signature HealthCare arrived at Walt Disney World on Monday for a week filled with magic, dreams and holiday wishes!  For many, this was not only their first time to Walt Disney World but their first time traveling by airplane so the adventure began before they ever departed Kentucky or Tennessee!

When the group stepped off the bus at the disney-opalGrand Floridian, excitement was in the air! One of the Elders asked me if this is where celebrities stayed because it was so beautiful!  Many of the elders were already celebrating new friendships formed while traveling when they arrived. The stage was set for another magical adventure and everyone couldn’t wait to get started!

It wasn’t but a few hours after arrival that disney-3some jumped on the monorail system for their first ride and their first view of Cinderella’s castle! The night was young as the group entered the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! As the parade rounded main street the Elders laughter was full of joy and even glee as the floats came by us! One lady even said “This is a Christmas we will never forget!”.  Nothing could be more accurate than those words!

disney-2Tuesday brought us Epcot and a “trip around the world” in which the Elders delightedly took part in the food and wine festival!  Elders traveled through the world showcase enjoying not only the experience of different foods but also the street performers! The magic was contagious as our Elders took to the streets and met so many people!

Many had requests to meet special Disney disney-1characters! From Mickey Mouse to Mary Poppins, those dreams came true one by one! The excitement continued to manifest as the day went on!

Some experienced the joy of Soarin’ Around the World while others delighted in a boat ride around the world showcase. One thing is for sure, everyone did exactly as they wished!

As the tired group made its way back to the resort, everyone agreed that “dreams really do come true”.