What has a CM done to make your day or trip magical?

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What has a CM done to make your day or trip magical?

I was looking for a thread on this and couldn't find a recent one. I love stories about magical moments.

I want to share a special "magical" moment from my last trip.

My friend had not been to Disney in over 20 years and the entire time we planned our trip she wanted to see Thumper. She runs a rabbit rescue here in town and seeing thumper was the "thing" she wanted to do. I told her I met Thumper in AK the year before, so thats where we went. We went to camp Mickey Minnie and asked about thumper. The CM suggested we go to guest relations and ask what time he would be out. The looked at the schedule, made a call or two and told us he was not on the schedule. They suggested we go to see Lion King because it was about to start. When we are walking up the path Thumper and Miss Bunny were coming out to say HI with everyone at Camp Mickey Minnie. The handler told our husbands that they had a special request for Thumper and the CM's changed out of what they had on last minute to make the request happen.

She was so happy she was in tears.

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angels444 wrote:
I was looking for a thread on this and couldn't find a recent one. I love stories about magical moments.

I want to share a special "magical" moment from my last trip.

My friend had not been to Disney in over 20 years and the entire time we planned our trip she wanted to see Thumper. She runs a rabbit rescue here in town and seeing thumper was the "thing" she wanted to do. I told her I met Thumper in AK the year before, so thats where we went. We went to camp Mickey Minnie and asked about thumper. The CM suggested we go to guest relations and ask what time he would be out. The looked at the schedule, made a call or two and told us he was not on the schedule. They suggested we go to see Lion King because it was about to start. When we are walking up the path Thumper and Miss Bunny were coming out to say HI with everyone at Camp Mickey Minnie. The handler told our husbands that they had a special request for Thumper and the CM's changed out of what they had on last minute to make the request happen.

She was so happy she was in tears.

That's awesome Smile

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My boyfriend would love to meet the rabbits! He has two sisters who are adorable yet mischievous. I think he is going to miss them a lot while we are gone.

I've never had anything super special happen to me at Disney. I once got a high five for surviving space mountain but that was about it. I'd love a little extra disney magic this trip since we have two first timers coming with us and I haven't been there in years!

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It's fun for the little ones when your maid makes towel animals or fixes your stuffed animals real nice at the hotel room. It's always a surpise, and it's easy to make them believe it's magic Smile

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What a wonderful story about Thumper! Now that's Disney magic. stars

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I talked about this one before. When I took my daughter the 1st time. She was 5 and it was just her and I, so I was a bit on edge just keeping up. We were walking along hand in hand and a crowd of people from another country just walked between us. My daughter didnt know where I was and I couldnt see her anywhere. I look over and there is Snow White with my baby in her arms, Bec was crying and holding on to tight. Snow White told me she seen what was happening and went over and picked her up. That was a super magical moment for me.

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Kristen K. wrote:
What a wonderful story about Thumper! Now that's Disney magic. stars

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It's fun for the little ones when your maid makes towel animals or fixes your stuffed animals real nice at the hotel room. It's always a surpise, and it's easy to make them believe it's magic Smile

Who needs to be little to enjoy towel animals? muchlove I love them! I even have a few here in my room to remind me of my trips. I love towel animals. I leave my daily tip next to my towel animal and I seem to get more biggrin

I have kitty, dog, giraffe, swan, dinosaur looking thing, a few other, but my favorite is the mouse with a card. The card says "It all began with a mouse."

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Kristen K. wrote:
What a wonderful story about Thumper! Now that's Disney magic. stars

I love Disney magic. I was hoping people would share some of their magical stories.

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I might have mentioned this before but not sure. I went to Typhoon Lagoon about a month ago and was with my little sister who really wanted to go on Crush N Gusher. Well I'm a little baby and was freaking out the entire time throughout the line and when it was time for us to finally get on- I freaked out and panicked. The CM sat me down for probably 5 minutes just talking to me and telling me it would be alright, even told me that he hates roller coasters and won't go on them but will go on this. He was probably just saying that to make me feel better now that I think about it but it really did help. After holding up the line for about 5 minutes I finally gave in. I saw him later in the afternoon and he stopped to ask me how I liked it. Such a sweet heart! mickey

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When my friend and I were waiting inside the lobby at All Star Music during a quick down pour before heading for the buses, a CM stopped and chatted with us about comics (we were both wearing superhero tshirts). We mentioned that we had just graduated college, so she gave us the "I'm celebrating..." buttons! I know now that this is a common thing if you say that you're there for something special, but it was certainly magical.

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well on our first trip to Disney our son went with us and we had celebrate pins for our anniversary. Well we wanted to let him pick where to go one day and I have called him moose since he was a baby due to the fact that hes always been big for his age.
Well I told him that morning it was Mooseday. He got to Canada and bought a moose hat and told the girls it was moose day they thought that was great and made him a pin and he enjoyed that and having fun with them. After that he was telling everyone happy mooseday! we even saw a few other happy Mooseday buttons by the end of the day hes quite the ham and we had a great time.

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Planned a happy birthday trip several years ago. Friend of mine had hit a rough patch so a trip to Disney was the reward for overcoming and thriving. Mentioned this to the AKL concierge during an email exchange about special room needs due to allergies. At check-in the room was spotless AND had Eeyores of all sizes tucked everywhere (my friend's favorite character) as well as a basket of appropriate snacks and a beautiful fleece pullover. Dinner at the Cali Grill was also full of magic. Same concierge had 'adjusted' our ADR; she arranged for us to meet the chef who custom-made a perfect dessert my friend could eat AND got us the perfect window table for Wishes. These special things still get talked about 6 years later.

All I asked for was an especially clean room, no feather pillows, and extra mild soap in the bathroom. Got SO much more than that! mickey

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WDW is the KING of "above and beyond" mickey

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Ollie wrote:
Planned a happy birthday trip several years ago. Friend of mine had hit a rough patch so a trip to Disney was the reward for overcoming and thriving. Mentioned this to the AKL concierge during an email exchange about special room needs due to allergies. At check-in the room was spotless AND had Eeyores of all sizes tucked everywhere (my friend's favorite character) as well as a basket of appropriate snacks and a beautiful fleece pullover. Dinner at the Cali Grill was also full of magic. Same concierge had 'adjusted' our ADR; she arranged for us to meet the chef who custom-made a perfect dessert my friend could eat AND got us the perfect window table for Wishes. These special things still get talked about 6 years later.

All I asked for was an especially clean room, no feather pillows, and extra mild soap in the bathroom. Got SO much more than that! mickey

Wow. What a great cast member. Just one little mention of a rough patch and all of these nice things are happening, it's incredible.

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Vettelover wrote:
WDW is the KING of "above and beyond" mickey

This.

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They define 'above and beyond' if you ask me. I love hearing these kinds of stories!

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Ollie wrote:
Planned a happy birthday trip several years ago. Friend of mine had hit a rough patch so a trip to Disney was the reward for overcoming and thriving. Mentioned this to the AKL concierge during an email exchange about special room needs due to allergies. At check-in the room was spotless AND had Eeyores of all sizes tucked everywhere (my friend's favorite character) as well as a basket of appropriate snacks and a beautiful fleece pullover. Dinner at the Cali Grill was also full of magic. Same concierge had 'adjusted' our ADR; she arranged for us to meet the chef who custom-made a perfect dessert my friend could eat AND got us the perfect window table for Wishes. These special things still get talked about 6 years later.

All I asked for was an especially clean room, no feather pillows, and extra mild soap in the bathroom. Got SO much more than that! mickey

Wow. What a great cast member. Just one little mention of a rough patch and all of these nice things are happening, it's incredible.

That is why I wanted this thread, Sometimes people only focus on the bad or forget to mention good things because it is expected from Disney. clapping mickey

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That's the fastest way to ruin a vacation is to "expect" something special to happen. The Magic is just when it does happen!

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mrhub wrote:
That's the fastest way to ruin a vacation is to "expect" something special to happen. The Magic is just when it does happen!

Exactly. And it shows up in so many ways, both large and small. Disney is Magic. No doubt about it!

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On our first trip we met with the DVC people. They took us over to Animal Kingdom Lodge and showed us around. They offered to take us back to the hotel, but we said we would rather eat and go to the park. So, he told us there was a good restaurant down stairs, but failed to mention it was closed.

When we walked in to Sanaa, which I knew nothing about, there was a bartender standing at the bar and no one else. She asked if she could help and we told her what happened. She explained that the restaurant wasn't open for another hour and a half. We said okay and asked if we just stay for a couple minutes and watch the giraffes. She told us the kitchen wasn't open and a lot was not ready yet, but if they had something ready would we like something to eat. We ordered steaks since we had never been there and we had never seen a menu. She went to the kitchen and then told us we were in luck they could make us a steak maybe not much more but a steak would be easy. She sat us up close to glass so we cold watch the giraffes (my favorite) as we ate our meal of fresh flat bread and steaks.

One of my favorite memories from Disney. I can't tell which meant more to me , her kindness to feed us even when she didn't have to or sitting that close to giraffes and getting a ton of pictures.

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Yesterday my 13 yr old daughter went to MK for the day w a friend and her family. She and her friend got separated from the dad and sister after riding splash mtn. Riley had given them her bag w her phone in it so that it wouldn't get wet, so she couldn't call them. Riley has grown up at Disney and knows every nook and cranny so she does not panic when she gets "lost". They found a cm and told them that they got separated, so the cm went into the candy store looking for the dad, and came out with a piece of cookies and cream fudge ($4 Riley tells me), for each of them! They were reunited soon after and enjoyed their free fudge. What a thoughtful cm. It's the little things that make a big difference.

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I'm loving all these stories Smile

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My husband had never been to Disney, and I had only been once, so we thought it would be a lot of fun to go on our honeymoon. We didn't get to go for long, but of course we wore our bride and groom ears everywhere! We had not spent much time in Animal Kingdom when we decided to go to The Festival of the Lion King. When we got out of the show, a cast member stopped us right away, and asked us to be part of the parade! It was so cool! We got to be on the very first float with Rafiki, which definitely made our trip even more special!

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Hi andreas and welcome to WDWFG.

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Welcome andreas and congrats on getting to be in that parade. That's all part of the Disney Magic! awesome

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There are so many... The CMs are just so great. Our visits primarily consist of eating and enjoying the time before we get to eat again. The three restaurants at AKL and AKV are our favorites. For those of you not familiar with it: Boma has a rotating menu. One of the rotating dishes is Spinach and Corn Pudding. This is a dish that is reminiscent of grits. It has cheese, whole-kernel corn, sugar and spinach in it (among other things). A hearty addition to the african eats available. Sadly we manage to schedule our visits on "non-corn-pudding" days with such frequency that it feels like it is on purpose. This corn pudding is my wife's favorite dish next to the humus buffet. I am partial to the ribs, which are only available on rib night. I had mentioned how I loved the ribs to our server one night, years ago, she spoke to a cook who heated up ALL of the leftover ribs from the night previous and carted out what seemed like a wheelbarrow of ribs.

With that back story: I stopped in one night to see if it was corn pudding night because I manage to forget which nights are its rotation. Sadly we had missed it yet again. I asked if there happen to be any leftovers that could be reheated because it was my wifes favorite and was quickly informed that there were none. Saddened I turned and began heading upstairs when a young lady in restaurant whites runs up the stairs and yells, "HEY! CAN YOU COME BACK IN AN HOUR?" - a little chat, a reservation made and a little disney magic, we sit down to eat a few hours later. Several minutes after we sat and our server brought our beverages the same young lady comes out with a bowl the size of a small child surprising my wife with her much-missed corn pudding.

For us WDW foodees this was disney magic at its most pure. You can expect a birthday cupcake or simple ornamentation on a plate if you are celebrating something but in this case the dish takes about an hour to prepare. She went out of her way to cook this with no mise en place or pre-prepped ingredients. It tasted that much better and it will never be forgotten.

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Welcome to the forums and what a great story. It truly is incredible and magical what the cast members at WDW will do for you. I'm loving every one of these stories.

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Great story hungryforWDW and welcome to WDWFG, so glad you found and joined our group.

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hungryforwdw wrote:
There are so many... The CMs are just so great. Our visits primarily consist of eating and enjoying the time before we get to eat again.

That is how we usually do Disney also, meal to meal. yay

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Holy magic on this trip so far!

When we checked in, here was an issue with the computer so they gave us a free 1 day park hopper so now we can do one last ride on space mountain on the day we check out!

Yesterday at crystal palace I got a card signed by all the characters wishing me a happy belated birthday and the chef was really sweet when she came over to take my order. The bus driver also made everyone on the bus wish me a happy birthday which was cute but embarrassing.

Today I got my first mickey bar at the parks for free. They guy there was really sweet and made me promise on only share one bite with my boyfriend (who wanted to share originally). Fortunately that was all Eric wanted.

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dontthrowsand - so glad to hear that your trip so far has been magical!

hungryforWDW - welcome What a fabulous story that is, thanks so much for sharing it!