I’m not sure if this thread has been made before (I’m new here ) but my first trip to Disney was so incredible I love sharing the story, and I’m sure others have great stories to share as well…
I am an only child of a single parent, and my mom worked nights at McDonalds until I was about 16, so we never had more than we needed. All my friends had been to Disney World with their families 2 or 3 times, but I had never gotten to go because of financial issues.
On the morning of my 13th birthday my mom woke me up with an Ariel card (tradition, I am obsessed with The Little Mermaid) and it had one Disney dollar on the inside, next to which she wrote “to spend in the biggest Disney store in the world!”. Four hours later, I was packed on a plane headed to Orlando. We used Mears and got picked up behind the rental cars where they have those silhouette panels with Snow White etc… and stayed at All Star Music.
Ever since then I’ve been hooked, and as you can see from my signature I’ve been back many times - always saving my pennies to get to that next trip. For Christmas my boyfriend surprised me and we are going May 16-23rd and staying at Pop Century. I can’t wait!