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Trip Report A New Hope, A New Day *COMPLETED*

That’s not a Star Wars reference.

Longtime readers of my trip reports know Star Wars isn’t my thing (although I immensely enjoy Rise of the Resistance.)

Fireworks are my thing. 💥 Like a moth to a flame, I am instinctively drawn to bursts of brilliant sparkles and colors in the sky. Just ask my family how quickly I’ve stopped whatever I’m doing to find the source of nighttime booms! I have serious fireworks FOMO.

Disney fireworks....especially Magic Kingdom fireworks....always flood me with nostalgia, happy memories and hope. After a long pandemic year, I know I am not alone in my yearning for hope of better days ahead.

Every step we take
Brings a new hope
A new day

The return of Disney fireworks, for me, is a sign that things are improving. Hooray!!

But there won’t be any pyro on my upcoming trip. And that’s ok. This vacation was booked with the assumption there would be no nighttime entertainment. (However when rumors began to suggest fireworks in July…..well let’s just say there might be another reservation in MDE for us.)

Who’s us?


Mother/daughter travel buddies, Tuvalu and Em. We last visited together in early April. We were there the day the mask mandate was dropped for stationary pictures.

Today the mask mandate for all those vaccinated has been suspended and we couldn’t be happier! We won’t have to be shrouded in a daft disguise again this summer! 😉

I am not planning to do a full live report but may post a daily update. I’ll fill in the details when our vacation is over.

T-minus 3 days.
June 19 - 26, 2021
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Will any other Magicians make an appearance? Stay tuned.


Premium Member
Original Poster
So sorry for your loss, Tuvalu, and my condolences to your family.

That was a beautiful tribute and it sounds like you'll have plenty of cherished memories to recall every time you visit the parks in times ahead.
Thank you, Tom.
Sending love and hugs to you and your family. What a beautiful and fitting tribute to an obviously great man.
He will be greatly missed. Thanks for the 💕 Amber.
I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to your father. I hope your next trip brings you love and comfort. You bring so much joy to others through your reports and I hope you feel that joy returned to you in your happy place ❤️
We are enjoying our time here very much. :happy:


Premium Member
Original Poster
oh no. I'm so very sorry to hear about your father. when my mom died (just before her 64th birthday) I stumbled across this quote:

Everything that has a beginning has an end.
Make your peace with that and all will be well.

It helped to remind me that nothing is forever and made me hold even tighter to all the memories I'll always have of her. She and dad took my brother and I on our first (and I think only...) vacation in 1977 to WDW! I still remember that one and only trip with her. How lucky you were to share so many wonderful vacation memories with your dad.

love to the whole TOOVALOO troop. ❤️
And to add to your beautiful words, life is best lived
Inspire One Day At A Time GIF by jecamartinez


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