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Podcast Description: This week Jennifer and Sara share their Top 5 things about the Magic Kingdom. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a random photo contest hint, we answer listener questions, and more!

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Hi Jennifer and Sara!

I registered just so I could tell you how much I enjoyed both of your stories about Wishes fireworks during this week's podcast. Literally brought tears to my eyes--I'm so happy for both of you.

Wishes has an extra-special place in my heart, too. In 2008, my husband, brother, brother's girlfriend, and I traveled to Walt Disney World with my mother to celebrate her birthday. At that point, my husband and I had been trying for a baby for about six months--not long enough to see a specialist, but long enough that I was growing impatient (and a little concerned).

On our first night of the trip, we visited the Magic Kingdom, got ice cream from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, and staked out a spot on Main Street to watch the fireworks. It was my first trip in several years, so I hadn't yet seen Wishes. I tend to be very science-y and overly rational, so I'm generally not a big believer in magic and things like that. But when Jiminy Cricket said we should all put our hearts together and make a wish come true, I thought "Why not?" And, like you two, I wished for a baby.

I hope this isn't TMI (I apologize if it is), but a few weeks later, I had a positive pregnancy test! Turns out we came home with an extra special souvenir from our trip. When I saw the plus sign on the test, my first thought was "Oh my gosh, my wish actually worked!" Since then, I have never doubted the power of Disney magic.

My daughter is now five, and we took her on her first trip to Disney World when she was three. While waiting for the fireworks to begin, I told her that the first time I saw Wishes, I wished for her, and my wish came true. Now whenever the subject of Wishes comes up, she says "That's when you wished for me, Mommy!" Even after all this time, I still get a lump in my throat when she says it.

We are now planning our next trip for August, 2015, now that she is (very proudly) tall enough for Space Mountain and has a little brother who hasn't been yet. Thank you for your informative and helpful podcast--so much has changed in the two years since our last trip that I feel like I would be lost without your updates!
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