It was spring break of 2009 when I went to Cocoa Beach and Disney World for the first time. With me were my dad, my stepmom, my sister and three brothers.
The trip meant so much to me, especially because my stepmom spent two years planning it to make every detail just right for us. We stayed at the Old Key West Resort in Disney World. The first day we got there was crazy because we were so anxious to just have some fun. But that wasn’t going to happen right away; we needed some food for our room. Our room was actually like a house. We ended up at my favorite store, Wal-Mart, and bought all kinds of food. The resort felt like home. In fact, each time you came through the gates, a guard was there to greet you and said, “Welcome home.” After all the shopping we just relaxed at the room for a while and went to see the Hoopty Do Revue, a dinner show. We then had to get ready for the excitement in store the next morning.
Well, let me just say we were there about a week. The second day we went to Magic Kingdom, and boy did I have a good time, it was just so hot. We got on so many rides and ate so much food. We saw the characters during a live show. It was a really nice day. We left Magic Kingdom to have dinner with the characters at Chef Mickey’s. This meal was a great experience. Then we went to Magic Kingdom to see the fireworks, but I couldn’t get in because I had lost my room card and some other stuff. The Disney staff was accommodating to let me in and gave me another room card and the phone number to lost and found. I would not want to lose anything there because, most likely, you are not going to find it.
But the next day, Monday, came and my sister and I went to a water park, Blizzard Beach. That park was also cool. They had a slide that was 120 feet tall. I had to get on it no matter how long the line was and I did. It went by fast but was still fun. On Saturday, we also went to Typhoon Lagoon, another water park, but Blizzard Beach had a much better wave pool. Typhoon Lagoon was fun, mainly because all my family was with me. On Tuesday, we went to Animal Kingdom. I think that was the hottest day, but it was good because we got on a fantastic water ride. We got so wet that it took me all day to dry off. On Wednesday, we went to Epcot. My sister and I left the room early so we could have more time on the rides. We got on more rides there than any other park and visited some attractions multiple times.
After our wonderful dinner at Le Cellier in Epcot, my sister and I got lost. Epcot had a world showcase that was interesting because we saw a taste of each country’s culture and cuisine. The restaurant we ate at was in Canada. Upon leaving dinner, my sister and I went the wrong way and our misstep caused us to be in the park until closing. We were already late getting to the room, then to make matters worse, we had to wait 15 minutes for a boat to pass. We hadn’t figured out that we had gone the wrong direction until somebody told us. We had to walk all the way back around the park. It was funny, but scary because it was so dark and the park was pretty much deserted at that point.
On my trip the only thing that didn’t work out as planned was following our itinerary. I learned so many things on this trip with my family. One is when someone says they are going to do something, then that’s what they mean. Also, I learned how to trust more, to express my feelings, and to forgive. Other then GOD and your friends, family is the most important thing in the world.
My trip changed me and a lot of ways. It prepared me for bigger things in life. Because there is more out there then just Wendy’s, and McDonalds, etc. I just don’t want to be like most people in Saginaw. After graduating from high school, they are not doing anything with their life but wasting it. I have major goals. I want to leave and come back and show people that I made it, but I’m not done yet. Going to Disney world made me realize this even more. While I was there I saw so many people from different states and countries. They all looked happy, like they loved their jobs, like they were free. That experience made me wants to go to college even more. Just by looking at them and the way they acted, it just seemed right. They made life appear so easy and that they were having fun making a living doing what they loved to do.
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