Make-a-Wish Trip Part 2

I wish I could say that i was so organized that I could break down every part of the trip and what happened when, but I decided it would be better to just story-tell through the remaining photos!

 

Magic Kingdom has a steam engine that we rode around the whole part. We made a special trip back just for this!

At Disney Hollywood Studios, we stopped by to meet Olaf before catching the Frozen sing-a-long. Colleen had to show Olaf her sandals! Elsa insisted he would love them. ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t have any photos, but we also saw the Finding Nemo musical at Animal Kingdom.

The day we went to Animal Kingdom, there was a lot more afternoon rain that usual, so after seeing Finding Nemo, we ran back to the car before a thunderstorm rolled through.

One of the things I wanted Colleen to be able to was ride the horses back at GKTW. We got up early one of the mornings to ride before breakfast. I’m not sure she knew what to make of it, but by the second lap, she made herself comfy! Now that we’re home, I want to look into Hippotherapy for her.

We also got a day at Universal. This was another park where there was just so much to do and not a lot of time to do it. I also didn’t feel like it had a lot rides she could have done, so we took a ride on the Hogwarts Express. I’ve been wanting to come here since it opened, and it was a magical experience! I bought Hermione’s wand so Colleen could try to spells, but it turns out, I’m pretty rubbish at helping her. (Did you know, you can buy an interactive wand and perform these spells and various locations?) It was fun watching others do it, but when I tried, I really couldn’t make anything happen. Guess I’m 100% muggle.

The last day there, we went to the NASA Space center. I think she enjoyed the videos and providing her own commentary. The bus tour makes very certain her wheelchair wasn’t going anywhere!

And of course, I wanted to do a trip to the beach. I went very unprepared, but I think her day was made. She absolutely loves water! Cocoa beach had quite a bit of seaweed when we visited but the water was amazing. I think she could have spent the whole day there.

I was so happy Colleen had this amazing experience. She loved all the Frozen experiences and it made my heart beyond happy to see her face when she met Anna and Elsa. I want to take her back as soon as possibly, but realistically, we will have to plan! I’m thinking probably what would be the winter here in NY will likely have the cooler temps in Florida. Hopefully then, the heat won’t be too much and she won’t be determined to stick her fingers in her wheelchair spokes!

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