We were the Magical Gatherings family that was chosen to appear in the ABC WDW Parade that was televised on Christmas day 2003, on ABC. It all started when my sister booked 14 Family Members and 2 Friends for the Disney Fireworks Cruise from Magic Kingdom. They called her from Disney and asked if she would be interested in being filmed for a special segment on Family Magical Gatherings, to be shown on Christmas Day. She told them sure, and we were off, lol.
When we arrived on Dec. 1, they took care of us, we filmed on two days, and had all services at our beck and call for those two days. Even private meetings with the characters, meals, no waiting in lines, we had 2 guides assigned to us to take care of all those things.
It was wonderful, a time we will never forget, especially for some of our family members that made this their first trip to Disney World. We will forever cherish these memories, as we have group photos of us with our family t-shirts and they sent us the tapes for all members of the parade. We thank them for making that a magical moment for us.