80-Year-Old Guest Experiences Disney Magic For the First Time

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Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom

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While many love the feeling of coming back to Walt Disney World, some have never experienced the magic of crossing the gates to the most magical place on earth.

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Last week, Travel TikTok (@tonya.traveltiktok) posted a video saying that she would take her 80-year-old father to Walt Disney World for the first time and made the announcement by gifting him a stuffed Carl Fredricksen and using the phrase “You are never too old for adventure.” To make this announcement even more emotional, she used the audio of the Walt Disney World dedication by Roy O. Disney and a speech from Walt Disney himself.

You can see the video down below:

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@tonya.traveltiktok

Pops goes to Disney #starstufftravelbytonya #magicalvacationplanner #disneyfamily #wdw50 #disfam #fyp #dcp #disneytiktok @disneyparks

♬ Magic Kingdom Tribute by mousetomagic – mousetomagic

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While many Guests were moved by this emotional video and the whole experience this family has ahead of them, the time for the trip came, and yesterday Tonya posted a hilarious video with her father at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

animal kingdom bird
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In it, Tonya and her father, in full character, perform the first dialogue between Mr. Fredricksen and Russell from Up, representing how she had to convince her father to decide to take this vacation. She also says that all she had to do to get him to agree finally was mention his two grandchildren, who are currently working at the Grand Floridian and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and to whom they will surely be paying a visit during this trip.

You can watch this video down below:

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@tonya.traveltiktok

Never to Old for Disney #TurboTaxAndRelax #vacationplanner #fyp #magicalvacationplanner #starstufftravelbytonya #distiktok #dinseyfan #disneytiktok #disneytravelagent #dcp #disneycollegeprogram @disneyparks @juansediez

♬ original sound – Sammy Hess

We look forward to seeing what this family has prepared for the rest of their trip and wish them the most magical of times.

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If you want to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there is a ton to see and do! You can head over to Expedition Everest in Asia (when it is not under refurbishment) to visit the terrifying Yeti. Pandora will bring your Avatar dreams to life with Flight of Passage bringing Guests into the world of the Na’vi. DINOSAUR is still filled with giant dinos at every turn, and over at Kilimanjaro Safaris, you can take a ride on an authentic safari, and if you are lucky, a giraffe might even step in your way! A Celebration of Festival of the Lion King is now running, and the show is not one you should miss.

carousel with cinderella castle
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And at Magic Kingdom, there is so much to see and do! Cinderella Castle is decked out for the 50th anniversary, and soon Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire will return. You can ride the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Rope drop the Park to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then enjoy a mid-day snack with some Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the firework show, Disney Enchantment!

What do you think of this family’s heartwarming vacation? Let us know in the comments below!

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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