Disney World: a Magical Kingdom

The young mother pushed a rented stroller down Main Street, maneuvering through the throng of tourists. She was vigilant, watchful for disruptions in the pedestrian flow, anticipating sudden stops as those ahead, distracted by offerings showcased in vendors’ carts or struck by the need to regain their bearings in this maze of attractions, could quickly become unyielding obstacles.

From the comfort of his seat in the stroller, with a battery-powered souvenir blower, her toddler sprayed a steady stream of bubbles that trailed behind them like ethereal exhaust, swirling orbs, shimmering along the street surface, a whimsical vestige of their passing.


Offered in response to this week’s Trifecta challenge, to use the third definition of trail, exactly as it appears, in no less than 33 and no more than 333 words:

Trail Definition #3: to move, flow, or extend slowly in thin streams

My response, in 100 words, is a reflection of Disney World’s inspiration.

About Fran Hart

Disciple of Christ, earning a living as the director of US-based operations for a Taiwanese company, managing an engineering organization while carving out time to write. Wife, Mother, Grandmother.
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11 Responses to Disney World: a Magical Kingdom

  1. Rachel says:

    Disney World is my favorite place. I just love this piece. You did a great job capturing the atmosphere walking down Main St.

  2. karen says:

    Lovely. Reminds me of how my daughter, at 9 months, had some bells she shook during the Christmas season, the trail of jingle making those who passed smile widely.

  3. Just got back from a trip last month. Very accurate imagery. Miss my kiddos being so little. Sigh. Thanks for the nice memory.

  4. Christine says:

    What a sweet picture you paint – like a snapshot of a perfect day. Just lovely.

  5. Trifecta says:

    Thanks for linking up this week. I absolutely love the snippet you gave us here. The main character, sitting in his wheeled throne. For some reason, it stuck with me that it was just the two of them, alone in the sea of people. Beautiful job.

    Remember that for Trifecta, we want you to use the word exactly as it appears in our post. So “trail” instead of “trailed.”

    Hope to see you back again soon.

  6. Meg says:

    So lovely..you are just awesome!