Little Girl And Walt Disney Character Have A Dance-Off
FaithTap Staff 3/29/2019
Nothing can get a toddler more excited than meeting the characters they see on the silver screen. They have such colorful imaginations, and interacting with actors who play their favorite characters is a dream come true.
For one little girl, her trip to a famous amusement park turned into a magical adventure when she encountered characters from one of her favorite movies. She danced with them and had the time of her life!
Amanda Raider’s daughter, Marceline, is a huge Disney fan. She watches every Disney film she can get her hands on, and she loves to sing and dance to their music. She especially loves Mary Poppins and was pretty excited when her mother took her to Disney World for her upcoming birthday.
The family, from Aston, Pennsylvania, were walking around the theme park when two-year-old Marceline spotted a character from Mary Poppins. It was Bert, with his striped shirt, bowler hat, and cane! When she saw him, Marceline immediately decided to show off her dance moves. She even tried to do the Penguin Dance, which actor Dick Van Dyke popularized in the 1964 film.
Amanda was so happy for her daughter that she took a video of the encounter. The Disney World actor who played Bert was ecstatic to have someone dancing with him. After a while, Marceline even met the star of the show, Mary Poppins herself!
Amanda took a picture of her happy daughter who was smiling from ear to ear beside her favorite character, Mary Poppins. Marceline herself loves to dress up as Disney characters. It shouldn’t be such a surprise, really, since Marceline was actually named after Walt Disney’s hometown of Marceline, Missouri.
As soon as Marceline started dancing with Bert a crowd formed around them to watch the pair. "Bert" tried to encourage Marceline, showing her how to jump and move her arms. Marceline didn’t mind the difficulty. Instead, she reveled in the attention and the energy of everyone around her.
Amanda shared the video on social media, and it has since received more than 50,000 likes. Marceline is a regular visitor of Disneyland theme parks. She has met Donald Duck and Peter Pan before, and she loves singing to Disney songs. "Spoonful of Sugar" is one of her favorite songs.
According to Marceline's mother, she watches "Mary Poppins" nonstop, so you can just imagine how happy she was to have seen Bert and taken a picture with the magical man herself.
Children can get excited by the simplest things, something adults should remember too!