A Magical Moment Outside Walt Disney World

So here in Nashville, a Nordstrom recently opened. The Saturday of the grand opening I had freelanced an event for the company that I work for. As I was getting my things and browsing (naturally!) before I left, I smelled a very familiar scent. I exclaimed to my friend, “I SMELL DISNEY WORLD! I SMELL EPCOT!”, to which he looked at me like I was crazy.

The further I walked into the cosmetics and fragrance area, the more I smelled that oh so familiar smell. I was standing in line at Akershus. I was waiting in the hot sun outside in that long line for Maelstrom.

I was standing in the Puffin’s Roost being hit by the wall that is Leila.

I went rushing towards a scent that I usually run from! An excited lady who was a rep for Leila came rushing up to me asking if I had ever heard of Leila before. I just as excitedly told her, of course I had! I’m a Disney nut and I knew the smell VERY well. My sister wears Leila (more like a body splash than a perfume) so she runs through it quickly. I called my mom to tell her. As we were talking, the lady pointed out to me that Gier Ness, the creator was there making a rare appearance since it was the grand opening. I got my picture with him and he was SO incredibly nice. We even talked Disney for a moment and he shared with me that he loves Disney and always visits when he is near. He was also impressed that I knew that Leila was inspired by his mother. I naturally told him it was because I’d visited Norway so many times that I always was told that upon my exit!

Even though it wasn’t TOTALLY Disney related, it was for me because I experienced a major Disney connection in a very different, but awesome way. Has anything like this happened to you before? Where you are standing somewhere and a smell or taste or even sight in your current location immediately transported you to our most favorite place? Please share with us your experiences!



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2 thoughts on “A Magical Moment Outside Walt Disney World

  • September 26, 2011 at 12:15 AM

    I love this post! I am really into the sensory part of Disney which is in my opinion the most magical part of Disney as a whole. Great post!!!


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