Jac's dream

Jac

Name: Jac

Age: 9

Date dream fulfilled: 01/10/2016

Summary: Jac has a number of medical conditions, including cerebral palsy and chronic lung disease. Jac’s dream has “always been” to dance with Mickey Mouse.

When Jac discovered that he was going to Disney World and his dream was soon to come true, he naturally became “the happiest little boy in the world”!

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Nine-year-old Jac lives in Glamorgan, Wales. Jac has a number of medical conditions, including cerebral palsy and chronic lung disease. Jac’s dream has “always been” to dance with Mickey Mouse. When Jac discovered that he was going to Disney World and his dream was soon to come true, he naturally became “the happiest little boy in the world”!

Jac’s Disney dream actually started the night before his Florida flight, as he stayed at a hotel near Gatwick with his family, including his older sister Sophie. The next day he headed to the airport, full of excitement, and even got to be the first person to board the plane – what a wonderful start to the holiday!

10 hours later and he was touching down into Orlando International Airport. From there, Jac transferred to Sheraton Buena Vista Hotel and shortly after had his next surprise; his family had been upgraded to a superior family room! Not only that, but the hotel staff treated him like a real VIP, which made Jac feel fantastic!

First on Jac’s list was a visit to Sea World. He loved watching the dolphin and whale shows and it actually turned out to be his favourite park. Not to be outdone though, visiting the Magic Kingdom was truly a magical moment - Jac’s dream finally came true as he got to meet and dance with Mickey Mouse! It was a very emotional experience for everyone and, although Jac was overwhelmed by it all, he loved every moment, and will definitely cherish the memory.

Jac likewise visited Animal Kingdom and Epcot and the special assistance teams at each park went out of their way to make sure he had a magical experience. Jac absolutely loved his fast pass, because it meant he could skip all of the queues! A hurricane was hitting the East Coast during his stay, but thankfully it passed over quickly and Jac didn’t miss out on too much. He definitely made the most of his remaining time in Florida, venturing off to Legoland, Busch Gardens and the Kennedy Space Centre.

Before he left, Jac was invited by the hotel management to join their team meeting where they presented him with a Mickey Mouse toy! This now takes pride of place at home, along with his Disney photo frame and T-shirt he bought out of his spending money.

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