Every December, since 2013, we go to Walt Disney World for Christmas. This past December trip we had a lot more to celebrate, a first lost tooth!
While packing up the car on the morning of our check-in day our five-year-old daughter comes screaming through the living room, “I lost my tooth! My tooth fell out!” We were so excited for her and most especially because we were about to celebrate her milestone at the most magical place on earth!
As I looked for a small container, scurrying between luggage and other items that still needed packing, I wondered if we could find a special tooth box at the resort or in the park.
Excitedly she held tight to her tooth the entire drive. She couldn’t stop talking about her first lost tooth and how it fell out just in time for our Disney vacation.
Arriving at the Resort with a Lost Tooth
We reached our resort and fall into our usual check-in routine. (we seem to do this every other month as of late). The kids play by the benches and have strict rules not to run into the driveway where cars come through. My husband always thanks the bellman but prefers to unpack the car himself before they deliver the luggage to our room. And even though I utilize the major convenience of online check-in I still enjoy a stop at the front desk. Usually it’s jus to grab a copy of the time’s guide and recreation calendar and usually ask for a celebrations button if the time calls for it.
Well, this time we were celebrating and I’m sure it’s not a celebration heard around Walt Disney World every day!
I approached the desk and excitedly explained to the Cast Member that our daughter had her first lost tooth. I then asked if there was a special memento box they had that she could keep with her during her trip. Because if I know my 5-year-old she’s going to want to tote it everywhere we go.
A Cast Member, I believe her name was Lesly, was standing nearby and had overheard us. They looked at one another to confirm she was aware of the situation and all she did was smile with an assuring nod. Nothing else. She continued to stand there.
Never underestimate the magical powers of a Cast Member
At this point, most guests may start to feel a little uneasy. Had they heard me? Are they ignoring me? Do they think I’m crazy for asking? However, we have been coming to Disney World long enough to know, when you approach a Cast Member with a special request, especially for a child, your wish soon shall be granted. Patience is vital because remember, wishes cannot be granted in an instant, they just magically happen, if you are lucky.
There is an important Disney World lesson here, don’t be a Veruca Salt with an “I want it now!” attitude or you may find yourself labeled as a bad egg or worse, dumbed down the shoot. Your Magic Band isn’t just for FastPass+ and charging to your resort account you know. (I made that up. I’m not sure if Disney labels you as a bad guest based on your MagicBand tracking, but I’m not willing to take that chance. Are you?)
After my front desk encounter, I was ready to get our luggage into our room, since our room was ready, yay! Then we were off to Magic Kingdom since next on my list was seeing the Festival of Fantasy Parade and our FastPass+ rides! And even more now to meet Tinkerbell the head Fairy in this land to celebrate a first lost tooth!
Setting Priorities on Our Way to Magic Kingdom
My husband and I decided meeting Tink was much more important than seeing the parade. Frankly, who loses a tooth at Walt Disney World and doesn’t visit Tinker Bell? As soon we entered Magic Kingdom we saw Tinkerbell only had a 10-minute wait so we went inside.
Before we left we asked Tink if she could share the news with her friend the Tooth Fairy. Tinker Bell assured us that the Tooth Fairy would know all about it and she would be sure not to miss Alexis while on vacation.
We still made it in time to watch the Festival of Fantasy Parade and we used all our FastPass+ before heading back to our room.
Special Surprises from Tinkerbell and the Toothfairy
We had such an amazing visit with Tinkerbell that our request for the tooth box had fallen out of thought. That was until we were surprised with pure Disney magic when we got back to our room!
Alexis was so overwhelmed by all the excitement she began to cry at all the special attention she received. Honestly, I started to cry because this was more than we ever expected. A simple tooth box request turned into one of the most exciting surprises of our trip. It was a great way to start off our week long Christmas celebration.
The Celebration Continued
Everywhere we went for the remainder of the trip Cast Members went out of their way when they saw Alexis’ celebrating button, “Losing my 1st TOOTH!”.
At Biergarten when the band was announcing celebrations her first lost tooth received the loudest cheer and they asked her to play bells of Christmas songs.
At Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party we met Scrooge McDuck and his nephew Donald Duck. The first thing Uncle Scrooge pointed to was Alexis first lost tooth button and asked how much money she had received for the milestone. You know that Scrooge, always putting those dollar signs before anything!
Magic is Endless
There’s something in the air the moment you arrive at Walt Disney World. I can’t explain it, but it’s real. The magic is everywhere and we feel so blessed to always have such an amazing time with unexpected extras around every corner.
Did you have a magical experience on one of your Walt Disney World vacations?
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