Chelsea Herline got to enjoy all the magic of Disney 22 years after she first went when she gained entry with her old ticket
Disney films regularly told us as kids that if you just wished hard enough, there was every chance your dreams would come true.
However, the older we get and the more jaded we become, the more we realise that this isn’t a theory you should rely on.
But in true Disney fashion , one woman did encounter a little magic – and had her childhood wish fulfilled.
In 1994 as a four-year-old, Chelsea Herline visited Disney World with her family.
Unfortunately for Chelsea, as the Metro report, she was too poorly to enjoy the last day of her visit, for which she had a four day pass.
Fast forward 22 years to Chelsea’s dad going through their holiday gear in the basement of their Michigan family home, and that very unused ticket resurfaced.
Still in a pristine condition (and complete with Chelsea’s photo as an excited five-year-old), Chelsea decided to see if she could have that last day at Disney World.
And proving how on occasion dreams DO come true, she was allowed in without any fuss.
Chelsea told Today Parents , “I was totally not expecting to go to Disney World that day, I didn’t bring anything with me, so it was really surprising. The ticket didn’t have an expiration date so I was ready to argue my way in, but they were so nice about it.”
Being younger than Chelsea, the lady at the ticket desk had never seen a pass like it before. But after she got her manager to swap it for new one, Chelsea was allowed in – and was even given a badge saying, “First visit in forever!”
While she managed to recapture the magic of Disney, she also saw the park through very different eyes, adding:
“It was funny to be back there now that I’m older to see the parents with these kids. I can’t believe my parents used to take us there. It seems like chaos.”