A Happily Ever After Christmas

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A Happily Ever After Christmas

Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:11 am

Here is another story I am working on.
This is a mid-equel to Dreams Do Come True, A Cinderella Story, and happens after Chris purposes to Lilly but before their wedding. (Spoiler alert).
I wanted to do a story on the holiday season, and show the true meaning about it. This story defines our main characters Chris and Lilly and shows us that they didn't jump the gun in getting engaged, given that they discover how much alike they are as they really get to know more about each other. With that being said, we see the great lengths they will go for one another to show how much they really love and care about each other, which is really what the holiday season is about. It's not just about Christmas decor, steam trains, caroling, cookies & hot coco, or presents, it's about love, which is what really matters when it comes to the holiday season as we find out in our story.
Even though this is a mid-equal to Dreams Do Come True, A Cinderella Story, given that it's the holiday season, this story takes priority and will hopefully be complete in about 2 weeks. We plan to resume the original story after the completion of this one, and you REALLY find out what happens given how far along the holiday season is from the original story.

I hope you enjoy. Smile
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Re: A Happily Ever After Christmas

Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:13 am

A Happily Ever After Christmas


Is the holiday season your favorite time of year?  Do you start playing Christmas music and decorating your house in Christmas décor right after Halloween?
You’re not alone because to most people, the holiday season is the most special time of year where friends and family spend time together with one another.   However, there are a few places that don’t celebrate the holiday season, or have even considered trying to celebrate for multiple reasons.   If you remember the story of our beloved Magic Kingdom that is home to our Cinderella Stories about our good friends Christian Boltar, and Lillian Thomson, and how they ended up together; well we will take you a few months past the railroad’s full refurbishment but a few months before their royal wedding.
Christian Boltar’s beloved fiancé Lilly always loved the holiday season, but sadly the Magic Kingdom they lived in never celebrated the holidays, or even tried, and for Chris it was one of the hardest times of the year since the loss of his parents.
But with Chris as The Magic Kingdom Steam Railway’s new manager and next heir to the throne this was going to change forever and for the better because this year was to be the Magic Kingdom’s VERY first Holiday Season.
But the holiday season is not just about Christmas Trees, magical holiday lights, presents, spectacular fireworks, beautiful blankets of snow, decor, steam trains, gingerbread houses, freshly baked cookies, and hot coco; it’s about love and showing the most important people to you, how much you care.  
And this is where our story takes us as we find out just how far Chris and Lilly will go for one another to show how much they really care about each other.

It’s November 2nd of 2016, and to our wondering eyes we spot a rather familiar and beautiful emerald green and crimson red steam locomotive chugging down the tracks.
Why it's Roger number #3 and she's being operated by none other than our good friend Christian Ryan Boltar, and his friend Engineer Big Joe as his fireman.

Big Joe: WHOOOOOOOOO YEAH!!!!!! We're doing very well now!!!!

Chris: Yep!!!! She's been running like a top all day!!!!

Big Joe: And it's always when you're either firing or operating this engine is when she decides to behave herself.

Chris: I wouldn't want to jinx it though!!! But despite her cantankerous personality, she's never let us down even once, so I have nothing but good faith in this gallant old girl.

Soon Roger number #3 approaches the 2.5% percent grade and the multiple crossings leading to Main Street Train Station.

Big Joe: Uh-Oh!!!! You know what to do now Christian!!!!

Chris: That's for sure!!! LOL!!!!

Big Joe rang the bell as Chris tugged on the whistle chord and gave the 4 whistle grade crossing multiple times with a.....................................

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO-OOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO-OOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO!!!!!!

Our friend Lilly has now left school from cheerleading, and is at her favorite spot in Main Street Station waiting for her fiancé Chris. She can hear Roger number #3 blowing her whistle through the grade crossings on the way to Main Street as clear as broad day-light!!!!!

Lilly: I know who that is!!!! *Giggles*

The steam maintenance crew soon came by with oil cans and polish to service the locomotives for when they came in, when Lilly’s favorite steam mechanic Rob, walked over to say hello.

Rob: Hello Princess.

Lilly: Hey Rob!!!

Rob: How are you?

Lilly: I’m great, how about yourself?

Rob: I’m doing very good myself. I just can't get over how wonderful things have been lately.

Lilly: What do you mean, if you don't mind me asking?

Rob: It's that ever since Chris restored this railroad to being better than the way it was before, everything has been a night and day difference.

Lilly: I know exactly what you mean, and he has no idea how proud I am of him.

Rob: We all are for these steam trains are very important to the Magic Kingdom, and phasing them out would have not only killed the railroad, but the Magic Kingdom as well.  

Lilly: It breaks my heart to even think that those plans were actually in the works.

Rob: I know, but now with all 3 locomotives beautifully restored along with a beautiful number #2 locomotive that we’ve always wanted, the magic has slowly but surely been returning back to the Magic Kingdom and it’s wonderful.

Lilly: I know, and things at the academy have much better too!!!  More after school programs have been added along with more elective classes, and heck even a junior Frosph cheerleading squad, football team, and basketball team for both elementary and middle schoolers have been added to the school programs.

Rob: And it’s because you and Chris wrote those letters to the King and Queen about your concerns.  
Had you 2 not done that, Chris wouldn’t have found out that he was the rightful manager, our engines would have been scrapped, your school programs would have been cut, and it’s highly likely that the Magic Kingdom would have declined into a horrible place.  
Also it’s possible you and Chris wouldn’t be where you’re at right now…………

Lilly: I know and I’m so glad I wrote my letter because I love acrobatics, cheerleading is my life, and Chris…………..Oh my God, I don’t want to go there because living without him brings me to tears at the thought…………

Rob: But you 2 did write the letters, and those letters gave our King and Queen a wake up call, and now the Magic Kingdom is changing for the better.

Soon the Main Street Train Station Announcements go off as a certain steam engine makes its way into Main Street.

Station Announcement: YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE!!!!!!  THE MAGIC KINGDOM STEAM RAILWAY; NOW ARRIVING FROM A GRAND CIRCLE TOUR, AROUND THE MAGIC KINGDOM!!!!!!!  ALL PASSENGERS, STAND BY TO BOARD!!!!!!

And just then Chris gave one long blast on Roger’s whistle followed by a short blast with a……………..

WHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOO!!!!

Lilly: That sounds all too familiar!!! *Giggles*

Rob: It’s Chris alright!!

Big Joe then rings the bell with a…………

CLAAAAANGGGGG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLLLLAAAANGGGG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CCCLLLLAAAAAAAANNNNNGGG!!!!!

Chris then gently bumped Roger’s throttle down and gently applied her brakes bringing Roger and her train to gentle full and complete stop before throwing the Johnson Bar in reverse giving on blast on the whistle with a……

WHOOOOOOO!!!!!

Big Joe: ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT!!!!! ENOUGH WITH THE JOHNSON BAR STOPS YOU SHOW OFF!!!!!

Chris: Hey, I can't help it!!! It's my forte!!!!!!!!

Rob: Alright, time for me and the guys to get working, these engines don’t polish or oil themselves. LOL!!!

Lilly: True, but at least the trains look soooo beautiful now!!!

Rob: I know, isn’t it great??!!!

Just then Chris climbed out of the cab to help service the engine but first he knew to rendezvous with his fiancé Lilly first.

Lilly: Hey Baby!!!

Chris: Hey Princess!!!

Chris and Lilly then walked up to each other before hugging each other and gently kissing on the lips.

Lilly: How are you babe?

Chris: Great as usual, but even better now that I’m with you……..

As usual Lilly got choked up and teary eyed.

Lilly: Awwwwwwwwwwww, please stop or you’ll make me cry.

Chris: I mean it.  You always brighten my day Princess, and always have since day one.

Lilly: And you do the same for me, and always have since day one too.

Chris and Lilly then gave each other another gentle kiss on the lips when the beautiful sunset shined brightly onto Roger’s beautiful emerald green boiler jacket and gold boiler brass bands, and brass dome centers.

Chris: God, Roger looks so beautiful with the sunset glowing on her.

Lilly: I know, I mean just look these beautiful colors; I mean it looks just so amazing!!!  

Chris: I know, not to mention these wheels haven't gleamed like this in their beautiful crimson red colors in a LONG time!!!!
But it’s still no match for your beauty.

Lilly: Good answer.  *Giggles* Though Lilly Belle is still my favorite train.

Chris: Is it because it shares the same name as you?

Lilly: Well that, but also because that train is just soooooo cute!!!

Chris: That she is and she’s a sweetheart locomotive to operate and her personality is MUCH like yours.  

Lilly: Yeah, you told me when you first showed me. *Giggles*  Another reason why I love her.

Big Joe: Well, she's A LOT more forgiving than this battle-axle, that's for sure. And Hello Lilly Belle, how are you?

Lilly: I'm great, thanks for asking!!!! How are you Joe!!!!

Big Joe: I'm doing pretty well myself, but I will say, you've good pretty good taste when it comes to the Lilly Belle. She is a beautiful engine!!!!

Lilly: I know, that train is my baby!!!!

Chris: I do love the Lilly along with all the other engines, but Roger’s still my favorite engine.
Even though she is the most difficult locomotive in the collection to run, especially on the 2.5% grade, that makes her all the more fun to operate. LOL!!!

Lilly: I know what you mean, kinda like how I now enjoy being thrown up from the top of the Fountain Of Troy Pyramid.  It’s VERY difficult, but A LOT of fun!!!

Chris: You’ve really come a long way in your fear of heights Princess.

Lilly: Not quite, but still, I’m getting there.

Chris: Still, I’m VERY proud of you, because you’re an amazing cheerleader, and you perform your stunts beautifully.

Lilly: That means so much to me coming from you Chris, and I’m VERY proud of you too.  
I mean, no one is complaining about these trains anymore, and they look so beautiful, and all because you take good care of them.

Chris: I try my best to keep Walter and Roy’ Boltar's legacy alive in preserving the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway in the best way possible by trying to keep the engines well maintained both mechanically, and cosmetically to help keep the magic here alive at the Magic Kingdom. Heck, we have the money, the resources, and the help to keep them in tip top shape, so there's no reason for us to slack.

Rob: Well, you 2 are doing your parts wonderfully, and the King and Queen couldn’t have made a better choice in choosing you 2 as their successors to the Royal throne.

Chris: Now that is something I do not want to think about for a while.  Managing the Railway is one thing, but the entire Magic Kingdom?……………..

Lilly: I know, and I thought being cheer captain of the Frosph Squad was a lot, but becoming queen is the last thing I want to worry about.

Rob: Don’t worry, it won’t be for at least 5 to 10 years, and I’m sure you 2 are gonna do just fine.

Big Joe: Yeah guys, you 2 still have time to enjoy being young, so you shouldn’t worry about it now.

Chris: Good point.

Just then some snow began to gently fall from the sky.

Big Joe: Well, SWEET LORD!!!!  Is it snowing already???!!!!!

Chris: Yep it is.  We just got out of summer and we’re going straight into Winter bi-passing Fall.

Lilly: OH MY GOD I LOVE SNOW!!!!

Chris: As do I!!!

Rob: The holiday season is just right around the corner!!!!!

Lilly: That is my favorite time of year!!!!

Big Joe: Well, same here!!!

Rob: You’re not alone!!!

Chris: But………………..

Lilly: But what?

Chris: The Magic Kingdom hasn’t seen a holiday season in its life and I’ve haven’t celebrated it in years.

Lilly: Oh………..

A few tears began to flow out of Chris’s eyes for the holiday season was a painful time of year for him.
He hadn’t celebrated the holiday season since the loss of his mother when he was at the age of 12.
And since the death of his father Edward, it just became worse making the holiday season even more painful.

Lilly: Chris are you okay?

Chris: I’m alright Princess.

Lilly: Are you sure?

Chris: Yes. No need to worry. Smile

Rob: Well, Roger’s serviced and ready to continue service, you guys may probably wanna get going because Walter is do to come in about 7 minutes followed by Roy.

Chris: Thanks Rob.

Lilly: You know you can always talk to me about anything, okay?

Chris: Will do Princess.

Lilly: Promise me you will.

Chris: I promise.

Lilly then gently kissed Chris on the cheek, and Chris kissed her back, but she knew that something was not right with Chris.

Lilly: I love you so very much Chris.

Chris: I love too Lilly, with all my heart.

Conductor Eric then climbed on the back of the caboose, as Big Joe and Chris climbed back into Roger’s cab.
Conductor Eric then gave the all clear.

Conductor Eric: ALL ABOARD!!!!!

Big Joe then rang the bell as Chris gave 2 blasts on Roger’s whistle, released the brakes, and eased the throttle open and Roger soon steamed off.
Chris waved at Lilly and Lilly waved back but Lilly was puzzled on why Chris was hiding the fact that he was sad.

Rob: Everything okay Lilly?

Lilly: I don’t get it.

Rob: Is something wrong?

Lilly: I don't know. I feel like Chris is hiding something from me and I know he’s not the type of person to lie.  
I mean he’s never lied to me, ever, yet I could see the sadness and tears in his eyes.

Rob: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh……………..

Lilly: You know what it is?

Rob: I shouldn’t have brought it up.

Lilly: Brought what up?

Rob: The Holiday Season?

Lilly: Oh???!!!

Rob: The thing is Chris hasn’t celebrated the holiday season in almost 10 years after the loss of his mother.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!

Rob: After his father Edward passed away, it became even worse because he spent the holiday season alone since he was 17, and those were 5 long and painful years to him after both of his parents passed away.

A few tears poured down Lilly’s face for she knew exactly how Chris felt after losing her parents not too long ago, and she felt terrible for bringing something up that would hurt the person she loved most of all.

Lilly: OH MY GOSH!!!!  I know how he feels, but I had no idea that the holiday season would bring him such bad memories.  I mean, I’ve had my foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hammond to celebrate the holidays with this past year, but to be alone during the holidays breaks my heart.  I mean, Chris is such a sweetheart, and he spent the holiday season alone for 5 years.  

Rob: And he probably didn’t tell you because he didn’t want to make you feel bad.

Lilly: But I wish he told me, because even though I’d feel guilty if he told me, I’d still rather know than find out the hard way.

Rob: But knowing Chris, he probably didn’t have the heart to tell you.

Lilly: I know, but still I wish he would have told me.  I love him so very much, and I’d do anything for him.  
On the night of our engagement, when he you guys had the grand reopening with the train, he showed me the locomotive that had the same name as me……….

Rob: Our new engine The Lilly Belle number #2……………..

Lilly: To the spectacular Electric Light Parade…………

Jonathan Bromudez: Which he couldn’t watch with you because A, he first had to make the announcement, B had to help change out a hand held lithium ion battery on the Casey Jr. Circus engine float and ended getting stuck in the cab because once after he changed the battery the float took off on him, C had to help reinstall the engine bay door on one of the fireflies, and D literally had to walk the length of the parade to make sure everything else was alright.  
But it was mainly because he was embarrassed as heck after his phobia of girls kicked in after seeing all the cheerleaders that were hogging most of the parade viewing areas.

Rob: Jonathan!!!!  How long have you been eve’s dropping?

Jonathan Bromudez: Not long, but I couldn’t help overhear everything given that I’m about to catch Mark on Walter.  

Rob: Still, you know it’s not right to side-bust like that!!

Jonathan Bromudez: I know that!!!  Also Chris wasn’t the one who put on the Main Street Electrical Parade; that was the from the Mandez Machine works, and they completely caught us off guard with that.

Lilly: I know, but it was so cute seeing Chris looking trapped and confused as he was making the announcement and as the lead float was going by.  Seeing that innocent, embarrassed, and confused side of him made me fall in love with him even more but when the door on the cute little fire fly fell off, he rushed to secure it and that WAS impressive!!!
Then out of nowhere he proposed to me during the finale of Wishes: A Magical Gathering Of Dreams, Firework’s Spectacular………………….

Jonathan Bromudez: That was bold.

Al: That took balls!!!

Rob: AL!!!!  Not you too!!!

Al: Hey, I’m catching Phil on Walter, so I've got nothing but time here!
Seriously, that move took balls because he did it in front of THOUSANDS of people risking the fact that he could have been turned down.  And it was on National Television too!!!

Lilly: That moment he purposed to me....................I will always treasure as long as I live, and this engagement ring means more to me than words can describe because of how much I really truly love Chris with all my heart………….

More tears continued to pour down Lilly’s face.

Lilly: With him I finally feel like I have someone who I can turn to in life again, and I want him to know that he can always come to me whenever he needs me.

Rob: He does know, but do understand that he’d never want you to feel bad or hurt.

Lilly: I know.........................

Jonathan Bromudez: You 2 are still young and have a lot to figure out, and being in a relationship is scary sometimes. But as long as you 2 have each other, that’s all that matters.

Al: Yeah, you 2 will be just fine.  You’ll see.

Just then the Main Street Train Station Announcement went off again followed by one long blast on a whistle then one short blast as Walter number #1 came steaming into Main Street Station ringing her beautiful bell.

Jonathan Bromudez: Now that is a thing of beauty!!!

Rob: From a sad looking bucket of bolts lying all over the shop floor, and now she's back to being a beautiful working engine.

Al: And Chris REALLY pushed hard to get the Mandez Machine Works to finish her overhaul on time, and they pulled through.

Dougie: That was thanks to Christina Mandez, Christian Mandez's wife.  She was the motivation behind getting Walter number #1 done on time, because Chris became a dear friend to her.

Lilly: I can't thank her enough because he REALLY needed a friend during that time, especially one as understanding as her.

Rob: Chrissy Mandez is a very special person, she loves everyone, and won't hesitate to help out a friend in need.  Chris is the same way, and she saw that in him and you of course.

Lilly: I'm really glad I got to meet her, and she instantly became one of my best friends.  Heck, she's like a big sister to me!!!

Jonathon Bromudez: She is Chris's distant cousin, so she'll soon be part of your extended family as well.

Lilly: I know and I so can't wait.

Dougie: Well, if it wasn't for her, Walter number #1 would not have made the Grand Reopening, and that would have been VERY sad.  So we owe her a HUGE thank you.

Jonathan Bromudez: Walter looks amazing, she runs amazing, and she sounds amazing!!!

Lilly: It is very beautiful, but the Lilly Belle still has my heart.

Rob: A lot of women really like the Lilly Belle.  Heck she was Chrissy and Ciara's favorite, and now that I think about it, she is the most feminine off the 4.

Jonathan Bromudez: She has more gold pin striping and delicate gold leafing, and than the other 4, so it’s no surprise.

Lilly: Heck the rest of the girls on the cheer squad love her because the Lilly Belle is just so cute, and so charming that it’s hard not to love her.  

Al: It’s very cutesy, compared to the other 3, but I will admit that she is a beautiful engine.

Dougie: She is the smallest of the 4, so she kinda looks like a toy compared to the boys, but she is VERY powerful for her small size and will pull a fully loaded train up that 2.5% percent grade no problem.

Rob: Walter is probably the Magic Kingdom’s favorite because she was our flag-ship engine during the opening of the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway, and everyone remembers her better than the others.  Also for the feeling of nostalgia from during the time she hauled the beautiful Millennium Train cars, back when she hauled passengers in the day, but Lilly Belle now has that honor.

Jonathan Bromudez: And Railfans outside of the Magic Kingdom all favor Roy given that she’s the oldest engine in our fleet and that she just turned 100 months ago. She also has more history than our other engines.  
She’s a classic American 4-4-0, which REALLY makes her stand out, since Classic American 4-4-0s are now a rarity in this day and age.

Al: And Roger is the least recognized even though she was the first engine to run on opening day back in 1971, and the last engine to be withdrawn from service before the railroad's closure.
She was also the first engine off the truck and fully steamed up on reopening day back in May, but for some reason, not many people notice or recognize her as much as the other 3.

Rob: And that’s mainly because everyone loves the other 3 more because they stand out more.

Jonathan Bromudez: But for some reason the Roger is Chris’s baby.  

Al: That is almost everyone’s least favorite given that it’s the hardest to operate, the hardest to fire, and a HUGE challenge to get up that blast 2% grade into Main Street.
But he still loves that engine over the other 3.

Rob: He likes the way it looks, likes the way it operates, likes the way it fires, likes how it pulls trains, and I will admit, you can get more power out of that engine than the other 3, even more than her older twin sister Walter.  

Jonathan Bromudez: But getting her to behave is the challenge, and Chris always manages to get her to behave, so hey good for him.

Lilly: Well, I love them all, but Lilly Belle has my heart.

Phil: HEY, HEY, HEY, COME ON NOW!!!!  This engine’s beautiful too!!!!

Lilly: I know, but Lilly Belle is special to me.

Phil: Because it has the same name as you!! LOL!!!!

Lilly: True. *Giggles*

Mark: Well, we’re going on break, you guys have fun with her, but not too much fun.

Jonathan Bromudez: Oh, We’ll have fun alright!!!

Lilly: See you guys again soon, and thank you guys for making me feel better.

Rob: Any time Lilly.  If ever you wanna talk about something, feel free to talk to us.

Mark: You’re our favorite girl to talk to anyway.

Lilly: *Giggles*  Yeah, yeah, I’m the only girl!!! *Giggles*

Al: Well, you take care of yourself, and we’ll see you real soon.

Lilly: C-ya guys.

Lilly then leaves Main Street Train Station as Walter steams off.  
She then makes her way back to the monorail station, and heads on her way home.
Meanwhile Chris and Big Joe soon get off duty shortly after they back Roger off of the turntable and into her roundhouse stall next to Lilly Belle.
Chris and Big Joe then dampen down Roger’s fire and bottle her up for the night.

Big Joe: Well Christian; it’s 5:45, and it’s time to go home.

Chris: Yep, I still wish I hadn’t given Lilly such a short answer and left her in the dark on how the holiday season makes me feel.

Big Joe: Hey man, we all make mistakes, and if I know one thing about Lilly, it’s how much she really cares about you.

Chris: I know, still I just don’t want to hurt her in anyway because I love her more than anything.

Big Joe: I know man, and let me give you some friendly advice; relationships are always gonna have their hardships, and I’d hate to bring bad news but if you think it’s all peaches and cream here, it’s not.  
I mean there will be times when you and Lilly Belle will hate each other.  You will have your arguments, you will have your hard times, but at the end of the day you 2 still love each other no matter what.  
Every time I see that girl, I see in her eyes how happy she is to know that she has you in her life.  And I’m not just saying that Christian, I mean it.  Lillian loves you very much, and she’s beyond happy to have you in her life, so if you make a mistake, so what it’s not the end of your relationship.  And think of it this way, did it hurt when she mentioned the holiday season?

Chris: Any mention of the holiday season is always painful no matter who it comes from?

Big Joe: But would you forgive her for bringing it up given that she didn’t know it hurt you?

Chris: Of course, how can I not?

Big Joe: Would a mistake like that be enough to make you break up with her?

Chris: Of course not, I love her way too much to call it quits with her.

Big Joe: EXACTLY!!!!  You see!!!!  That’s my point.   If you really love each other, you will not leave each other, and you will forgive each other.  We all make mistakes, and even though it’s not all peaches and cream, relationships are nothing short of wonderful.  I know you and Lilly are in for a wonderful marriage, but you guys are also young, have A LOT to learn, and have some trial and error to go through.  However, if you help each other out, there’s no reason for you 2 to not have a happy life together.

Chris: Thanks Joe.

Big Joe: Anytime man.  You know you can talk to me about anything.  Also you shouldn’t be afraid to talk to Lilly about anything because you 2 are gonna spending the rest of your lives together, so it’s best you start communicating with each other on your likes and dislikes.

Chris: You're right Joe.

Big Joe: Only trying to help a friend after learning mistakes of my own.  And besides, relationships are trail and error.

Chris: Very true.

Big Joe: You’re gonna be just fine man.

Chris: Thanks Joe.

Big Joe: Now I’m getting tired, and wanna head home.  My wife and son are waiting for me.

Chris: Okay Joe, you have a good night and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Big Joe: You too Christian.

Chris and Big Joe then go their separate ways and head off for home as Walter and Roy make their final run around Magic Kingdom City for the evening.


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Re: A Happily Ever After Christmas

Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:13 am

Chapter 2

Holiday Research

Lilly soon arrives home where her foster brother Dillan greets her warmly.

Dillan: Hey Lilly, how was your day.

Lilly: Hey Dillan, it was good thank you, but I need help……..

Dillan: Okay………

Lilly: Have you ever made a mistake with your girlfriend?

Dillan: Of course, but why do ask me this?

Lilly: I think I messed up.

Dillan: Why would you say that?

Lilly: Because I think I hurt Chris………….

Dillan: Why would you think that?

Lilly: I brought up the holiday season and apparently the holiday season brings up bad memories for him.

Dillan: Oh……

Lilly: I could see the pain in his eyes because he looked like he was about to cry and he told me he was okay, and then I found out that mentioning the holiday season is painful to him and I just feel awful.  I mean, I just hurt the person I love most of all.

Mrs. Hammond couldn’t help but overhear what Lilly just said, and she came to Lilly’s side in no time.

Mrs. Hammond: Sweetie, it’s okay.  We all make mistakes and we sometimes do some things we don’t mean to do, and we even unintentionally end up hurting the ones we care about.

Lilly: But still I can’t believe I hurt Chris, and he’s been through so much!!!!!!

A few tears pour down Lilly’s face because all she could think about was how bad she felt for hurting the person she loved and cared about the most.

Lilly: I mean, I love Chris more than anything, and I care about him so much, and yet I still hurt him……..

Dillan: Listen Sis, it’s okay, we all make mistakes.  You and Chris are young and inexperienced and being in a relationship is all new to you.  I mean, I’ve fucked up really bad, and I mean REALLY bad, and yet my girlfriend Cassie is still with me.  Heck she messed up too and yet we still love each other.  Don’t think that this one mistake is the end of your engagement because it’s not.

Mrs. Hammond: For once, Dillan is right

Dillan: HEY!!!!  What do you mean by that?

Mrs. Hammond: No offense, but until the big change 6 months ago, you’ve been a couch potato.

Dillan: Hey Cassie and I have been together for almost 4 years, and even have plans to marry in the future.

Mrs. Hammond: Still Dillan, you have a long ways to go.
But as I was saying, relationships are scary, especially when being in one is entirely brand new to you.  Chris is your first love, your true love, and yet like you, he too hasn’t been in a relationship either, so it’s all new to him as well.

Dillan: Relationships are all about trial and error, so you’re gonna make mistakes and so will he, but if you help each other out, you will be okay.
I’ve missed our anniversary date, and she’s missed my birthday, and after that we both had a good laugh.   So you know what, you’re gonna be just fine because we all fuck up one way or another.

Mrs. Hammond: And all that really matters is that you 2 love and understand each other.  
And if anyone understands on what it’s like to lose both parents like he did, it would be you.

Lilly: I know, but at least I still had you, Mr. Hammond, and Dillan for the past year, but Chris has been alone for almost 5 years, and hearing that he was alone during the holidays for almost 5 years breaks my heart.  I mean he’s such a sweetheart, yet he’s spent the holiday season alone for 5 years…………….

Mrs. Hammond: But that has changed because you came into his life and have changed it for the better.  And pretty soon, you 2 are going to be spending the rest of your lives together as a married couple, so he won’t be alone for much longer.

Lilly: I know and I can’t wait for us to live together and start a family but still I can’t believe I hurt him………….

Mrs. Hammond: Listen sweetie, Chris speaks to Mr. Hammond and I almost all the time and he tells us how lucky he feels to have you in his life.

Lilly: Really?

Mrs. Hammond: Of course.  Chris prayed he’d find someone special in his life, and you were God’s answer to his prayer.  

Lilly: Did he really say that?

Mrs. Hammond: He did right after Mr. Hammond and I first met him.   That made us so happy because it let us know that you were right about your special friend of whom you talked so much about.
However we didn’t find out his name until the ordeal on his missing glove or your missing glass slipper was all over.  But still, we felt blessed to know that you were going to be well loved and taken care of by such a sweet heart.  
He is as big of a blessing to Mr. Hammond and I as he is to you.  And you’re also a big blessing to him.  
You 2 are going to be just fine, you’ll see.  So there really is no need to worry.  

Dillan: And mistakes are inevitable in relationships, and sometimes it’s the only way to learn.

Mrs. Hammond: Mr. Hammond and I still make them, and we’re still together, and our foster parenting business is still going.

Lilly: I love him so much………….

Mrs. Hammond: And that unconditional love the 2 of you have for each other will blossom beautifully.  I just know it.

Dillan: If Cassie and I can make it, you and Chris can make it.  Mistakes is part of being in a relationship, so don’t worry.

Mrs. Hammond: Why don’t you go take a relaxing bath sweetie, because I can see this has really upset you.

Lilly: Okay………….

Mrs. Hammond: You can use the master given that it has the jets that you love.

Lilly: Thank you…………..

Mrs. Hammond: Of course Sweetie.

Dillan: Hey that’s not fair!!!  You’re letting her use your soaker tub, but you never let me use your walk in glass shower!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: That’s because you often would hog the main upstairs bathroom when Christina and Marina were still living with us, and Lilly had nowhere else to go.   Besides you have your own shower.

Dillan: Still, it’s tied in with the bath tub, and it’s not a separate walk-in glass enclosed shower like yours, nor does it have a beautiful rain shower head, hand held shower, or fancy wall mounted side showers like yours!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: Quit your wining; Lilly needs to relax, and needs to use my tub WAY more than you need to use my shower.  The poor girl’s been through a lot.

Dillan: Still spoiling her as always.

Mrs. Hammond: Soon she and Chris will be moving into the castle and living together, and she’s going to get far more spoiled living in the castle than she does here.  And believe it or not, you’re going to miss having here.  
I know Mr. Hammond and I will.

Meanwhile Chris soon drives up to the valet parking attendant at his high rise Condo complex, Gateway Towers.

Valet Parking Attendant: Welcome home Mr. Boltar.

Chris: Thank you.

Chris then walks through the beautiful lobby full of fountains, past the front desk, and into the elevator before pressing the button for floor 26.

Chris: Big Joe’s right.  I’m not alone anymore, and for that it’s time I do get back into celebrating the holiday season.

The elevator soon reaches the right floor and Chris exits the elevator before walking down the long corridor, past more fountains until he’s outside the massive and beautiful double doors leading to his condo.
Chris then gets his wallet, and waves his key card in front of the door knob causing the door knob to flash green and unlock.
Chris then opens the door, enters his condo as the lights activate, and heads straight to his computer.

Chris: Since the Magic Kingdom’s setup is inspired by 2 other magic kingdoms, the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort; I gotta find out if they celebrate the holiday season.

Chris then searched both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts and how they celebrated their holiday seasons.  He was surprised to see how both resorts went all out in their own ways when it came to the holiday season.

Chris: HOLY CRAP!!!!!  

Chris saw how the Disneyland Resort decorated both its Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Park, and Disney California Adventure Park, as well as the Downtown Disney District, and its 3 Disneyland Resort Hotels.  

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!  THEIR CASTLE MAYBE SMALL BUT IT LOOKS SO AMAZING AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE IN THEIR MAGIC KINGDOM DISNEYLAND PARK IS HUGE!!!!!  NOT TO MENTION THE CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE AND THEIR BEAUTIFUL FAÇADE KNOWN AS IT’S A SMALL WORLD HOLIDAY!!!!

Chris then looked further and saw how Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom Disneyland Park, always held a special Candle Light Procession at Disneyland Park's Main Entrance by Floral Mickey, and put on an amazingly beautiful Night Time Firework’s Spectacular, Believe in Holiday Magic.

Chris: HOLY SHIT!!!!!

Chris then looked at how Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom held Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party and how Walt Disney World cast members would hand out freshly baked cookies and hot coco during the Christmas Parties along with Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, as well as meets & Greets with Santa, and its nightly fireworks spectacular Holiday Wishes.

Chris: FREE COOKIES AND HOT COCO AT CHRISTMAS PARTIES????!!!!!!!!   I GOTTA LOOK INTO THIS EVEN FURTHER!!!!!!!!!!

Chris then took a careful look at how Disneyland and Walt Disney World decorated their flagship hotels, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, and noticed how they’d put up huge Christmas Trees in the middle of their atriums, and how massive gingerbread houses and cakes would be modeled after Disney Resort buildings and icons.

Chris: HOLY FLYIN FUCKEN SHIT!!!!  As the next heir to the throne as King, I must make it my duty to visit these resorts, and report to the current and King & Queen on finding ways of bringing the holiday season to Magic Kingdom City.  But most importantly, as painful as celebrating the holidays is, it’s time I spent it with the most important person in my life of whom I love and care about more than anything, Lilly.  

Chris then wastes no time in going to the Disney website and booking hotel stays, park hoppers, and flights to the 2 happiest and most magic places on earth; the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
Shortly after booking his trips to the Magic Kingdoms, he notices 2 particular videos on YouTube.

Chris: Main Street Electrical Parade 2000???!!!!  This must be the original copy played at Disney Parks and Resorts in the US!!!

And sure enough it was.  Once Chris clicked on the video, it was a showing of the original copy to the Main Street Electrical Parade and it was playing at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom during the Christmas season of the year 2000.  Chris however did notice a few things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7Z35IZmTZw&t=124s

Chris: This must be the original soundtrack to the Main Street Electrical Parade's famous "Baroque Hoedown," and like our copy's soundtrak which pitched higher all of a sudden right before it's debut here, this soundtrack is in the same note pitch range.  I also notice that Christmas music is playing in the background along side the Baroque Hoedown.  So here's an idea..........  

Chris then paid attention to the other video on Youtube.

Chris: Babes In Toyland March Of The Toy Soldiers?  Huh!!!

Chris then clicked on the video and once after it started, he was completely enticed.  His face was literally glued to the computer screen during the duration of the toy march.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUN78LgRfHE

Chris: OH MY GOD, THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!

But Chris then remembers a time from his past when he was in The Babes In Toyland Musical back in middle school at the age of 12, and that was the last year he ever celebrated the holiday season before his mother passed away.

Chris: Why does this hurt all of a sudden...............

Chris then opens a secret file on his computer that he had saved long ago, and it was a picture of him with his parents in their mansion's living room while both of his parents were still alive.
Chris soon felt a knot in his throat and tears soon began cascading down his face, but it came to a point where Chris couldn't hold back and cried his eyes out like a baby.

Chris: I miss you 2 so much............

The more Chris tried to wipe his tears, the more the tears came cascading down his face, for the holiday season was more painful of a memory to him than he had remembered.

Chris: Why did you 2 have to go on such short notice and never come back?....................You were the most wonderful parents...............and now you're gone.........................I LOVE YOU..............AND I MISS YOU!!!!!................AND I STILL NEED YOU!!!!..................

The tears would not stop, no matter how hard he tried, but he knew at the same time that he had to move on and celebrate the holidays again, so he could live a happy life with his new fiance Lilly.

Chris: This is for you...........Lilly.........

Chris then got out a pen and notepaper and set to work on writing a letter to the Magic Kingdom’s King and Queen.

To your royal highnesses,

It is my understanding that the Holiday season is slowly approaching, however during the Magic Kingdom’s history, there has never been any official celebration of the holiday season here in Magic Kingdom City.  
As the next heir to the thrown, I have taken the liberty to investigate the 2 most Magical places on earth, the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, and see how the celebrate the holiday season.
From what I have gathered, the Disneyland Resort usual puts on a beautiful candle light procession at Disneyland Park's main entrance in front of Main Street Train Station, decorate It’s A Small World Holiday in thousands of lights while playing Christmas music over a PA system, puts on the Christmas Fantasy Parade, sets off an amazing fireworks spectacular known as Believe In Holiday Magic, decorates their beautiful castle like you wouldn’t believe, and also places a massive Christmas tree in the middle of town square.
The Walt Disney World Resort however, holds Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in their Magic Kingdom, and during the duration of the party, their cast members hand out freshly baked cookies and hot chocolate.  During the party, the Magic Kingdom also shows Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade as well as meets and greets with Santa, and also puts on a nightly fireworks Spectacular known as Holiday Wishes.
Both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts decorate their Flagship Hotels, Disney’s Grand California, and Disney’s Grand Floridian, by putting up massive Christmas trees in their atriums, display Disney iconic buildings that would be made out of cakes and gingerbread houses, and of course covers their exteriors in lights.
I also found an old video of Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade from the year 2000 when it had it's original higher pitched "Baroque Hoedown" soundtrack, and Christmas music played in the background along side the "Baroque Hoedown," and the characters were wearing Christmas clothes.
I’ve also just seen a clip from a classic Disney Movie, Babes In Toyland, March Of The Toy Soldiers, on YouTube, and it fits the holiday season perfectly to a T.
As the next heir to the throne, I strongly feel that our Magic Kingdom needs to celebrate the holiday season to bring people and their families closer together in order for it to become a better place.
I will be visiting Disneyland and Walt Disney World Real soon, so please let me know on your opinions, because I strongly believe that this is something we should put on every year.

Thank you,

Sincerely,

Your successor,

Christian Ryan Boltar

Chris then sealed up the letter and had it sent on its way.
The next day the letter arrived at the Magic Kingdom’s castle faster than expected as the mailman personally handed the letter to Ramsley.
Ramsley soon opened up the letter once he saw that it was from Chris, he ran straight to the King and Queen at once.

Ramsley: YOUR MAJESTIES!!!!  I GOT AN IMPORTANT LETTER HERE FROM YOUR NEXT HEIR CHRIS!!!!

King & Queen: CHRIS!!!!  

King: This is of the highest importance, and must be read right away!!!

Queen: Please read us the letter.

Ramsley: VERY WELL!!!!

Ramsley then read the letter, and once after hearing everything both the King and Queen looked at each other and were completely flabbergasted.

King & Queen: IN ALL OF OUR YEARS WHY DIDN’T WE THINK OF THIS BEFORE???!!!!

Queen: THIS SOUNDS LIKE A GRAND IDEA!!!!

King: THIS ALL SOUNDS AMAZING!!!!

Queen: Is there a way we can see the clip of the March Of The Toy Soldiers from Babes In Toyland on YouTube???!!!

Ramsley then got out his IPAD and set to work on finding the video clip on Youtube.

Ramsley: Here it is your Majesty.

Ramsley then played the YouTube video, and just like Chris, both the King and Queen were completely captivated by the whole thing.

Queen: WE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO GET THIS HERE!!!!

King: WE WILL PAY FOR CHRIS’S TRIP TO THE MAGIC KINGDOMS, AND ASK HIM TO FILL US IN ON EVERYTHING!!!

Queen: Lets give him a call now, and tell him how we feel about this.

King: Sounds good.

Meanwhile, Chris and his fireman Charlie were firing up Walter and preparing her for her morning run as Chris received the call.

Chris: WHAT THE??!!!

Charlie: What is it?

Chris: The King and Queen are calling me right now!!!  They must have received my letter about celebrating the holidays.  I didn’t think it would get to them this quickly.

Ramsley: Hello, is this Chris?

Chris: Hello, this is him.

King & Queen: Hello Chris!!!!  We just got your letter, and we’re really excited about your ideas!!!

King: We should have thought about something like this sooner, and we think that this will definitely help the Magic Kingdom become a better place.

Queen: All of these things that you mentioned on what the other 2 Magic Kingdoms do during the holiday season sound wonderful, and we feel that something like that should come here.

King: Please be sure to Q us in on every single detail so we can get our holiday celebration this year right.

Queen: Tell us what happens in the parades, and fireworks………

King: Tell us about the cookies and hot chocolate they serve you……..  

Queen: Tell us about It’s A Small World Holiday and the decorated castles………

King: Tell us about the Grand Christmas Trees they put them up in their flagship hotels, and Main Street Town Squares…………….

Queen: Tell us about the cakes and gingerbread house buildings………………

King: Tell us about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and The Candle Light Procession…………….

Queen: Tell us about the meet and greets with Santa................

King: And we want to find a way to make The March Of The Toy Soldiers from Babes In Toyland fit in with our holiday celebration.

Queen: Don't forget about the nice Christmas effects made to the Main Street Electrical Parade back in 2000!!!

Chris: That was an old video, so I doubt they still do it.  However, our "Baroque Hoedown" somehow just magically pitched right before the debut and can't be reset, so we're stuck with it the way it is.  However given that it's in the same note pitch as the original "Baroque Hoedown," that will make adding Christmas music to the background A LOT easier, so no doubt it should be doable.

King: Okay, that sounds fair.  But most importantly............

King & Queen: Tell us everything once you return, and we will set to work on giving the Magic Kingdom its Holiday Celebration that it deserves.

Chris: Awesome!!!!  I’m glad you approve.  But if you can do me one huge favor??????...........

King & Queen: What would that be?

Chris: Try to keep this as top secret as possible, especially from Lilly because I want this to be a surprise………..

King: You have my word, and a surprise will make this all the more special.  The Magic Kingdom will not see this coming.

Queen: I understand that the Holiday season is VERY painful for you given that you’ve lost both of your parents and for the past 5 years, you’ve spent it alone.

King: But you want to change all that for the benefit of the Magic Kingdom……….

Chris: And show Lilly how much I really love her…………….

Queen: That is the sweetest and most wonderful thing.  She is one very lucky girl to have you in her life.

Chris: The holiday season is not only about beautiful decorations, music, festivities, Christmas Trees, Steam Trains, amazing food or gifts; it’s about love and spending time with the ones who are precious to you.  And more than anything, I wanna spend more time with the most important person in my life right now, and that important person is Lilly.

King: You’re a good man Chris, and we couldn’t be any happier to have you and Lilly as our successors.  I know you will do the Magic Kingdom proud, and this proposal for a Holiday celebration is a step in the right direction.

King & Queen: We’re very excited to hear about your trip to the Magic Kingdoms, and we look forward to hearing from you and give the most special Holiday celebration the Magic Kingdom has ever seen.

Chris: I am very excited to do this quest, and look forward to telling you everything.
I’ll keep you updated as I pursue my investigation.

King & Queen: It was great to hear from you and we look forward to hearing from you again real soon.  
You take good care of yourself, and tell Lilly we say hello.

Chris: Will do.

King: And by the way we’re paying for your trip to the Magic Kingdoms.

Chris: SAY WHAT????!!!!!!!!

King & Queen: You take care now, bye!!!!

Chris nearly fainted after hearing about his trip to the Magic Kingdoms being fully covered.

Charlie: Is everything alright Chris?

Chris: Yeah, I’m just flabbergasted that the King & Queen are paying for my trip to the Magic Kingdoms.

Charlie: REALLY???!!!!  YOU ARE VISITING THE 2 MOST MAGICAL PLACES ON EARTH???!!!!

Chris: Yep, I leave for Disneyland and Walt Disney World next week for a 10 day trip to inform the King and Queen on how the Magic Kingdoms celebrate the holiday season, for we’re planning on putting on a special holiday celebration every year from this year on-wards.

Charlie: THAT SOUNDS AWESOME!!!!

Chris: I have a strong feeling that the railroad will be heavily involved in preparations, so it’s okay to let the crews know, just make sure we keep it TOP SECRET!!!  I want this to be a surprise for Magic Kingdom residence, but most of all, I want to give Lilly an amazing celebration she will never forget, just to show her how much I love her.

Charlie: This sounds awesome man.  I can’t wait to get started.

Chris: Neither can I, and a good way to start will be to decorate our beloved steam trains.  I know Walter here will look amazing with a fire-proof Christmas wreath, along with garlands, and ribbons.  Heck we can even add fake Christmas gifts on top of her oil tank on her tender!!!!

Charlie: No doubt, I can see it happening.  Besides, I think Walter is our most beautiful engine, and should be decorated for the Holidays by all means!!!!

Chris: Not a moment to lose because the planning starts now.

Walter’s safety valve soon pops off at 150 PSI signaling that she is up to full operating pressure.

Chris: Well she’s ready, time for us to get to work.

Charlie: Sounds good!!!

Chris and Charlie then open up the main valve on the steam turret leading to the air compressor, and with a very loud……………………..

BANG…………..BANG…………BANG………….BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG-BANG, BANG-BANG, BANG-BANG, BANG, BANG-BANG, BANG-BANG, BANG, BANG!!!!!!!!!!!

Walter number #1 was ready to go.

Chris: Alrighty time to get to work!!!

Charlie rang the bell as Chris gave 2 blasts on the whistle, eased the throttle open, and gently rolled Walter number #1 out of the round house and onto the turn table.

Dougie: I'll line you guys up with the right tracks!!!!!

Chris: Thanks Dougie!!!!

Dougie then pressed one of the arrow's on the turntable's remote, and the turntable did a full 180 degree rotation and lined Walter number #1 up with the right tracks.

Dougie: Alright, you're good to go!!!!

Chris: Thank you!!!!

Chris then gave 3 blasts on the whistle, slowly and gently backed Walter number #1 off of the turntable and onto the right track to fetch Walter's train consist and put her to work.

To be continued..................


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Re: A Happily Ever After Christmas

Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:14 am

Chapter 3

Deep feelings

As Chris was preparing for his trip, he wanted to get Lilly something VERY special, but he didn’t know what to get her. Even though he knew Lilly’s likes and dislikes, he still had a lot more to learn about her prior to his marriage to her, and getting the perfect Christmas gift for her was key.
As Chris steamed into Main Street Station on Walter number #1, he noticed one of Lilly’s best friends, Anna waiting in the very same location Lilly often waits.
As soon as Walter comes to a full and complete stop, Chris steps out of the cab and greets Anna.

Anna: Hey Chris!!!

Chris: Hello Anna, what brings you here to Lilly’s favorite location?

Anna: I came over to tell you that Lilly will not be here because she’s preparing our squad for the next cheer competition next month.

Chris: The Winter Cheer Cup Right??!!!

Anna: YEAH!!! THAT’S RIGHT!!!

Chris: Lilly has told me a lot about that, and I’m so glad that you guys have finally earned a spot in that competition.

Anna: THANK YOU!!! She sure has come a long way in her fear of heights, and is AMAZING when it comes to air born stunts.

Chris: Acrobatics are her passion after all.

Anna: I know, and I think it’s great that she’s finally following her dream of acrobatics on our cheer squad.

Chris: She’s amazing and I’m very proud of her.

Anna: She feels the exact same way about you, and for that she wants to do everything she can to make our routine right. She especially wants to show you, and I guess that’s why she’s been working so hard.

Chris: I can relate because I have something I’m working on for her.

Anna: Oh, what would that be?

Chris: Well, for 2 weeks I am heading off to the 2 Most Magical Places On Earth, the Disneyland, and Walt Disney World resorts, to investigate how the celebrate the holiday seasons.

Anna: WHAT???!!!!

Chris: Yep.

Chris then told Anna everything from his research, to the letter he wrote to the King and Queen, to their response in granting him on his quest, to his plans for having the Magic Kingdom through a special holiday celebration the in same way as both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts.

Anna: OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD!!!!!!!

Chris: Please keep this top secret. It’s highly classified and only the train crew knows about it because we’re playing a key part in the preparations.
The holiday season as you may know brings up painful memories of my past, but I know the holiday season is Lilly’s most favorite time of year. The Magic Kingdom has never celebrated it during its hundreds of years being existence, but the holiday season is about love, and I want Lilly and Magic Kingdom residence to feel that special magic from the holiday season.

Anna: OH MY GOD!!!!!! LILLY IS SO GONNA FREAK WHEN SHE SEES EVERYTHING!!!

Chris: But I want it to be a surprise for her.

Anna: I completely understand, and you have my word. I won't even tell Chloe about it!!!!

Chris: The other day, Rob brought up the holiday season because it began snowing, and then Lilly brought up how much she loved the holiday season, but it hurt.
She saw that it did, and asked if I was alright, but I shut down and blew her off saying I was alright when I should have been truthful to her. I just didn’t want her to feel guilty or feel bad about anything.

Anna: She called up both Chloe and I that very same day and told us how awful she felt for hurting you like that. She was crying because the last thing she would ever want to do is hurt you. Heck it even hurts me to know what you've been through. Heck everyone on the squad is brought to tears after hearing about your past in how you were bullied and abused after the loss of your parents.

Chris: Thankfully, that is all in the past and is nothing more than a memory. Heck, Walter number #1 here was sitting in the back of the shop in thousands of pieces all over the floor, but look at her now!!! She's now back under fire and is ready to go for her next day's assignment.
So it wasn't just me who had it pretty bad, it was the entire crews, but the locomotives had it the worst.

Anna: I know, and you've done an amazing job in restoring the train back to being better than it ever was before. Heck the station is GORGEOUS!!!! I don't even know where to start.
But as I was saying, Lilly is a VERY emotional girl Chris, and right now you’re the most important person to her.
She loves you more than words can describe and would do anything for you.
She wants to be there for you whenever you need someone, and if anyone understands what its like to lose both parents the same way you did, it would be her. One minute her parents were happy and having a good time, and the next minute they were taken away from her because of a tragic accident.

Chris: That broke my heart after hearing that story because she is such a sweet and wonderful girl who didn’t deserve to lose her parents like that, and only at the age of 15.

Anna: I know, however she’s been without her parents only 1 year, and has had her foster parents to look after her. You have had it worse because your mom died when you were 12 and you lost your daddy 5 years later. That is 5 long years that you’ve been without your parents, and when she heard about it…………..

Chris: She wouldn’t stop crying after hearing what have happened of my mom dying of leukemia, and my dad of Lung Cancer.
I spent the holiday season alone because I felt I had no reason to celebrate given that I had no family in my life anymore. Heck, after my mom died, my dad refused to celebrate the holidays, and I honored his decision because it was painful without her, but it just got worse after I lost him.

Anna: I know, but now things are gonna change for you 2, and for the better. You 2 have each other, and you now have a reason to celebrate given that you 2 are getting married soon.

Chris: And that’s why I want to throw the Magic Kingdom the most beautiful holiday celebration ever. Heck as I've stated before, during its history, the Magic Kingdom never really celebrated the holidays, so it’s time that has changed.

Anna: And I think it’s wonderful, and it will mean so much to Lilly. However, the 2 week absence is something she won’t be happy about given that your 2 month absence in May literally almost broke her heart. Heck, she cried for days on end without you.

Chris: It maybe longer than 2 weeks, because I will be hard at work getting everything prepared.

Anna: Yeah, she definitely will not like that, but you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do.

Chris: I will tell her that the King and Queen have requested me to visit the 2 Most Magical Places On Earth for business, which in this case they have so I won’t exactly be lying to her about it.

Anna: You do bring up a valid point, and because you are the next King, she will understand that you have to follow the King and Queen’s request on business.

Chris: Because she’s still in school, the King and Queen have wavered her from Royal obligations that would disrupt her school work and cheerleading until she graduates college, so that means all Royal obligations fall on me. LOL!!!

Anna: I know, but she will understand when it comes to requests from the King and Queen. Just make sure you let her know that everything’s okay.

Chris: That I will.

Anna: I know that Lilly is gonna be so happy when it’s all done.

Chris: I know. But there is one thing?

Anna: And what’s that?

Chris: Do you know if there’s anything that Lilly has always wanted in terms of a Christmas present? Because I don’t want to just get her anything, it’s gotta be something she’s always wanted, something VERY special.

Anna: Hmmmmmm, I know she LOVES gym shorts and tank tops, but that's too typical for any girl. But now that I think about it, she’s always wanted an all-star cheer uniform, but……….

Chris: Is that it???!!!! That is something I can easily get ahold of on ebay, is there anything special she’s always wanted???!!!!!

Anna: There is one thing………..

Chris: What would it be?.........

Anna: It’s not worth mentioning because it’s VERY tough to get and WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY out of price range!!!!

Chris: What is it??!!!

Anna: It’s the beautiful sapphire diamond necklace from The Haunting Of Blackmore Manor and Titanic!!!

Chris: You mean The Star Of Luna???!!!

Anna: YES!!!!

Chris: That is VERY tough to get given that only 4 were made. The real ones cost well over $1 million dollars and the replicas aren’t cheap either.

Anna: I know, so please just get her the All Star Cheer Uniform and not bother with the necklace. She always wanted an All Star Uniform and wouldn’t want you to spend that kind of money on her over a silly diamond necklace.

Chris: Thanks for letting me know Anna.

Anna: Anytime Chris.

Chris then looked at his wrist watch and saw that it was time for him and his train to leave.

Chris: Well it was great talking to you Anna, but I gotta go.

Anna: I gotta get to cheerleading and meet up with Lilly, but you take care of yourself, and don’t work too hard okay? Lilly doesn’t want you to overwork yourself.

Chris: I know that all too well. LOL!!!

Chris then climbed back into Walter’s cab, gave 2 blasts on the whistle, eased the throttle open, and Walter and her train steamed off.
Shortly after Walter departed Lilly showed up along with Chloe and Sierra.

Anna: What are you 3 doing here??!!! I thought you were supposed to be cheerleading? I stopped by to tell Chris that you’d be busy??!!!

Lilly: Anna, you know that this is my favorite place to stop by, and I always have to see him.

Chloe: And you know seeing him always makes her day!!!

Sierra: Yeah, so why put off the inevitable?

Anna: Unfortunately he left just a minute ago.

Lilly: DANG IT!!!!

Chloe: My point exactly!!!

Sierra: Took the words out of my mouth!!!

Anna: He understands that you’re busy with cheerleading, and that we’re preparing for the Winter Cheer Cup.

Lilly: Don’t even remind me. There’s still a lot we must do, and we’re not even ready!!!

Chloe: You can say that again!!! I don't know how we're gonna be ready in time!!!

Sierra: Trying to keep up with you girls during Spring Regionals was one thing, but now the Winter Cheer Cup!!!!

Anna: Still, it’s amazing that it was our squad that was chosen and not the Varsity Squad for once. But then again, the Varsity Squad is no more. LOL!!!

Lilly: Still, the Winter Cheer Cup is something our school has never participated in because our Varsity Squad was always so full of themselves that they ended up not making the cut every time, and I want us to make a good impression.

Chloe: I sooooooo couldn't wait to get off the Varsity Squad, it's NOT even funny!!! Being on the Frosph Squad is a WHOLE lot more fun, and like you Lilly, I can be myself, and enjoy cheerleading because I love it and not for status like on the Varsity Squad.

Sierra: And I always have such a blast with you girls.

Anna: I know we’ll be just fine. We’ll get it wired in no time.

Lilly: I know. I just wish I was able to see Chris to tell him that I……….

Chloe: I know how you feel Lilly.

Sierra: I maybe new to relationships as well since I'm still a baby, but I know things will work out with you 2.

Anna: Don’t worry about it, he and I had a talk and he feels bad that he cut you off by saying everything was alright when it clearly wasn’t.

Lilly: I just wish he would have told me that it hurt and I feel awful for hurting him, but at the same time if he needs a shoulder to cry on, I’m always there for him. I understand how he feels when it comes to losing both parents.
Last year’s holiday season was hard and painful for me too because it was the first time I’d spend it without them. Not to mention Christina and Marina were still living with us, and were nothing but mean to me. Heck they even tried to steal and break my presents, but thankfully Mr. Hammond threatened to kick them out if they went through with it.
The Holiday season brings up painful memories for me too, and yet I still love it no matter what.

Anna: I see……..

Lilly: See what?

Anna: You and Chris are a perfect match after all……….

Chloe: It couldn't be anymore clear.

Sierra: You 2 are just SOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!

Lilly: I know that, but…………

Anna: You 2 have so much in common, yet you 2 haven’t really talked over your past because it hurts so much. But since you 2 are going to be married and you both need to talk about it. You both need to let your feelings out and cry on each other because there's nothing wrong with that.
You love each other, and you’re there for one another, so it’s important to let each other know how you really feel and how much it hurts to know your parents are never coming back.

Lilly: You make a valid point.

Anna: Do know that you 2 will soon be married, start a family, and will always have each other no matter what happens.

Chloe: And as long as you 2 love each other, everything will be okay.

Sierra: Just think about your future together, and not about what you lost in the past.

Lilly: Again, you do bring up a good point.

Anna: Anyways, it’s time to go to cheerleading practice.

Chloe: You're right, we should get going.

Sierra: The Winter Cheer Cup is just around the corner.

Lilly: Yeah, let’s go.

Lilly, Anna, Chloe, and Sierra then head off to cheerleading but Lilly now thinks about what she’d like to buy Chris for the holidays.

Lilly: Hey, do you know what kinda things guys like?

Anna: Is it about getting Chris a present for the holidays?

Lilly: Yes.

Anna: In all honesty if anyone knows him well it’s you.

Lilly: I know, but still, I don’t know what kind of things he likes besides the trains of course.

Chloe: Most guys go for sex, fast cars, and football, but Chris is different from most guys which makes it both easier and more difficult at the same time.

Lilly: I know, and I don't know where to start.

Sierra: Don't feel too bad since I've never had a boyfriend, so we can learn together Lilly.

Anna: Maybe it would be worth asking the guys who work with him. I’m sure they'd know of a few things.

Chloe: I'm sure they have some ideas.

Lilly: Okay, I think I’ll do that.

After Anna, Chloe, Sierra, and Lilly get through a normal day of school and cheerleading, they wrap things up at 4:30.

Anna: Shall we go?

Lilly: Yeah, lets go.

Sierra: Sounds good!!

Chloe: Awesome!!

Anna, Chloe, Sierra, and Lilly soon head off to Main Street Train station while in the cab of Roy number #4, Robert and Big Joe soon reach the 2.5% grade when………..

Big Joe: WAH UH-OH!!!!! I CAN FEEL IT!!!!! IT'S IN THE BOWLS NOW!!!!! AND IT’S A BIG ONE, IT’S A BIG ONE!!!!! HERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMES!!!!! FIRE THIS ONE IN THE HOLE!!!!!!!!!!

Robert: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! DON’T GO THERE YOU SEWAGE PLANT!!!!!!!!!!!

Wasting no time, Robert yanks Roy’s throttle all the way wide open, and soon Roy goes thundering up the 2.5% grade faster than a speeding bullet.
Anna, Chloe, and Lilly soon arrive at Main Street Train Station while Rob and the maintenance crew stop to service the train.

Lilly: Hey Rob.

Rob: Hello Ms. Lilly, how are you?

Lilly: I’m great, how are you?

Rob: I’m doing very well thank you.

Lilly: I’d like you to meet my good friends Anna, Sierra, and Chloe; Anna, Sierra, and Chloe, this is Rob, he’s one of the guys that works on the steam trains here.

Anna, Chloe, & Sierra: It’s nice to meet you Rob.

Rob: It’s nice to meet you too girls.

Just then everyone hears loud and fast barking coming out of the tunnel followed by a very loud blast on Roy’s whistle with a………

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO!!!!!!

Rob: Uh-oh!!! A certain someone is coming in WAY too fast!!!

Roy then comes speeding into the station as Big Joe rings the bell. Robert soon slams on the brakes managing to slow Roy down to a full and complete stop in the right place, but not a moment too soon.
Rob however was not happy about the highballing.
Rob then put his hands on his hips and shook his head the moment Roy number #4 came to a grinding halt.

Rob: ROBERT!!!!!!! NO SPEEDING!!!!!!

Robert on the other hand jumped out of the cab and ran for dear life.

Robert: NOOOOOO!!!!! GET AWAY FROM ME MR. BIG BAD GAS!!!!!

Big Joe then gets out of the cab and chases after him.

Big Joe: OH HELL NO, YOU DID NOT JUST CALL ME THAT!!!!
I MAYBE BIG BUT THAT DOESN’T SLOW ME DOWN!!!! I STILL NEED TO GET YOU BACK FOR THAT INSULT YOU GAVE ME 6 MONTHS AGO!!!

Robert: GET AWAY!!!!!!!! YOU ALREADY GOT BACK AT ME BY SHOVING MY HEAD IN THE BELL OF A TUBA!!!!

Big Joe: OH IT'S ON RODRIGUEZ!!!!!

Big Joe soon chased Robert down under the train station, into the break room, and all went silent.
Rob then shook his head again.

Rob: Robert’s trouble so I wonder what it is he did to piss Joe off this time.

Then out of no where comes a big and loud................

BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert: OOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!

Big Joe: I'M NOT DONE YET RODRIGUEZ!!!!!!!!!!

Then after feeling the ground shaking violently and hearing what sounded like the whistle of the Titanic, everyone then came running up the stairs and out of the break room.

Rob: And I thought the Titanic sunk!!!!!!

Dougie: Not to mention, Earthquakes are supposed to happen in California, NOT here!!!

Big Joe: SORRY ABOUT THAT!!!!

As soon as Rob sees everyone running out of the break room and up to the station platform, he realizes what just happened and bursts out laughing.
Rob: *BURSTS OUT LAUGHING* NO WONDERING HE WAS SPEEDING!!!!!

Lilly: What just happened??!!

Rob: If I knew that was going to happen, I would have been speeding too!!! LOL!!!!!

Anna: What was it that happened?

Chloe: Yeah, what was that noise?

Sierra: And why did the ground shake?

Dougie: You do not wanna know!!!

Rob: Best off that you 2 don’t know.

Jackie: Did Joe eat salads again???!!! UGH!!!!!!!

Jonathon Bromudez: I don’t know, and I don’t wanna know!!!!

John Goss: OH GOD!!!!! OH JESUS JOE?????!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phil: Whatever it was, it’s enough to rival John Goss and his mushrooms.

John Goss: HEY!!!!

Tom: Just saying John!!!!

John Goss: I know, but that was REALLY BAD!!! It was a HOT ONE TOO!!!!!

Doug: You don’t have to tell me twice!!

Anna, Chloe, Sierra, and Lilly look at each other and soon burst out laughing.

Anna, Chloe, Sierra, & Lilly: *BURST OUT LAUGHING* FART!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!

Dougie: The management may have changed for the better, but the bathroom humor has remained the same.

Rob: And I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

John Goss: I’ll get him back for that.

John Goss soon goes back under the station, and back into the break room. Soon a bunch of shouting and the sounds of chairs wrestling is heard.

Big Joe: WHAT THE???!!!! GET AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Lilly: I wonder what that was………

Anna: If only we could see what happens in there……….

Chloe: No doubt it's hilarious!!

Sierra: I'm just dying to see!!!

Rob: It's hilarious alright, but you still do not want to know.

John Goss soon comes walking back up the station platform.

John Goss: I got thrown out of the break room and you don’t wanna know why.

Soon Robert and Big Joe come walking back to the station platform.

Robert: OW!!!!!!!! GET THIS STINKEN TUBA OFF OF ME!!!!!!!

Big Joe: That’s what you get for insulting my tuba playing over 6 months ago!!!! And I’ll get Christian back for saying that the Millennium II does not go to my parking lot!!!!

Robert: JOE!!!! You shoved my head in the bell of a tuba TWICE now, and you tried to do the same for Chris!!!! How is that not getting back at us??!!!!

Big Joe: Yeah, yeah, yeah, You PECKERHEAD!!!!!!

Lilly: WHAT???!!!!

Big Joe: YEAH!!!! YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN???!!!!

Lilly: What is it that Chris said.

Robert: *BURSTS OUT LAUGHING* He said “The Millennium II does not go to Joe Jackson’s Pumbaa Tuba Parking Lot!!!” LOL!!!!

Big Joe: YEAH, That OOGWAY!!!!!

Lilly tries so hard not laugh after hearing what Chris said, but she couldn’t help it.

Lilly: *BURSTS OUT LAUGHING* OH MY GOD!!!! I REMEMBER THAT ON THE NIGHT OF THE GRAND REOPENING!!!! IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!!

Big Joe: Keep this up, and I will get you too Lilly Belle!!!

Lilly: Such a crazy sense of humor, but that’s all the more reason why I love him.

Anna: Speaking of Chris, wasn’t there something you wanted to ask these guys?

Lilly: Yeah, do any of you guys know if there’s anything Chris has ever really wanted? I am doing my Christmas shopping and want to get Chris something REALLY special for him so he knows how much I REALLY love him.
Do you know of anything he wants or needs?

Chloe: She really needs your help given that Chris is different from most guys, so it's harder on knowing what he really likes besides the train.

Sierra: I've never had a boyfriend, so like Lilly, this is all new to me too!!!

Jackie: Come to think of it there is something……

Jonathan Bromudez: Yeah, he could really use a new pocket watch!!!

Big Joe: WOOOOOOAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!! YEAH, he really needs a new pocket watch really badly.

Robert: The chrome coating on his wrist watch is gone, so all you see is copper, the glass is cracked and the hands are bent!!!

John Goss: Yeah, it’s in really bad shape!!!

Doug: How that wrist watch of his is still ticking; well, your guess is as good as mine.

Tom: It’s a miracle, that’s what it is!!!

Remmy: The wrist band part of it has LONG since broken off, and he's constantly pulling in and out of his pocket.

Dougie: He used to have a very beautiful pocket watch!!!

Rob: Yeah, it was an old fashioned train master’s pocket watch that was handed down to him from his father Edward………….

Big Joe: Made of authentic silver chrome and a gold brass for the chain.

Lilly: Come to think of it, I remember him having it when he and I first met!!! Do you know what happened to it?

Everyone: Diesel took it, stomped on it, and destroyed it………………

Lilly: THAT'S RIGHT, I REMEMBER!!!!……..................

Chloe: Let's not forget that he also locked Chris in a crate!!!!

Anna: And suspended that crate 10 feet off the ground.

Sierra: I have no idea why someone would do that to such a sweet boy like Chris!!!! It's awful!!!

Lilly: AND THAT STILL MAKES ME SO MAD TO KNOW THAT HAPPENED!!!!

John Goss: Chris was very heart broken after it was destroyed.

Rob: It was the only thing he had left from his father other than Walter number #1…………….

Lilly: OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!

Chloe: I CAN NEVER FORGIVE THAT MEAN JERK FOR TELLING CHRIS SUCH AN AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert: What was that?

Chloe: That no girl would ever want to date a shy unkissed virgin at 22. I mean HONESTLY!!!!! That was just so AWFUL!!!! Chris is SUCH A SWEETHEART!!!!!! AND ANY GIRL WOULD BE LUCKY TO HAVE HIM!!!!!

Lilly: I know, that makes me SO ANGRY after hearing that jerk and knowing the kind of bullying and abuse Chris had to go through!!!!

A few tears began to fill up Lilly’s eyes……….

Lilly: THAT’S JUST SO WRONG!!!!!

Jonathan Bromudez: We all felt that way.

Robert: We couldn’t believe what he did, and how low Diesel and his gang were willing to go to show their authority.

Al: We kept trying to tell them to back off and threatened to get the police involved, but no one would believe us, and both Jonathon Kruger and Shelley blew it off.

Tom: But Chris got them back REALLY good when he found out that he was the railroad’s rightful manager.

Robert: Not only were they fired, but they got banned from the Magic Kingdom. If they were to ever return, they’d be thrown into the castle’s dungeon.

Phil: And if you all remember, Diesel fell into a barrel and was shipped off to goodness knows where.

Steven: His gang followed and vanished with him.

Phil: As far as Shelley and Jonathan Kruger go; we all know too well that they were also both fired, and banned from the Magic Kingdom.

Jonathan Bromudez: And they'd receive the same punishment as Diesel and his gang if they ever came back.

Robert: And both Joe Jackson and John Goss farted on Shelley and Kruger, which sent them flying on a one way trip out of here for GOOD!!!!!

Lilly: SERVED THEM RIGHT!!!

John Goss: I know, so much has changed, and for the better.

Lilly: Yeah, and Chris is so much happier, and seeing him happy makes me happy, but still I want him to know how much I love him by getting him something special.

Big Joe: A new train master’s pocket watch will go a long ways.

Robert: But I warn you, that REALLY good ones can be VERY expensive.

Lilly: That’s okay, I’ve been saving up, so thank you so very much for the tip.

Robert: And now that I think about it, he said he wanted a small oil painting or portrait of one of the locomotives. And I’m sure you know that Roger is his baby, besides you that is.

Lilly: AWESOME!!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!! I will get on it right away.

Big Joe: Anytime princess.

Rob and Dougie finish servicing Roy and she’s ready to continue her day.

Rob: Alright, Roy’s polished, oiled, greased, and ready to go.

Dougie: Time to get your train back on its way.

Big Joe: Alright, we’re on it!!!

Robert: Just please don’t unleash the “Pumbaa Tuba” again!!! Oh wait, I don't have to deal with it, now that the tuba is on my head now!!!! HAAAAA, HAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAA!!!!!!

Big Joe: Robert Rodriguez, SHUT UP YOU!!!!! NOW I’M RUNNING THIS TIME!!!! AND GET THAT FREAKEN TUBA OFF YOUR HEAD!!!!!

Robert: OWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!! OWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!

Big Joe then yanked the Tuba off of Robert's head.

Big Joe: THERE!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE I WASTED A PERFECTLY GOOD MUSICAL INSTRUMENT ON YOU AGAIN!!!! I GOTTA GET THIS TUBA FIXED AGAIN!!!!!!!

Big Joe and Robert then climb back into Roy’s cab, and they soon get their train back on its way.

Anna: Awesome!!!! You got the answer you wanted!!!

Chloe: And I am so glad!!!

Sierra: This really is a BIG help!!!!

Lilly: Yep!!! And I’ll go online to shop for the Christmas present right away!!!


To Be Continued.....................


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Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:15 am

Chapter 4

The Night Before The Trip



It’s 5:30 p.m. and soon Chris and Charlie steam into Main Street Train Station where Lilly and Anna were waiting for them.

Anna: Awesome!!!  Here they are!!!

Lilly: FINALLY!!!!

Walter came steaming with Chris giving one long blast on the whistle followed by one short blast with a………….

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO!!!!!!

And Charlie began ringing the bell as Walter number #1 steamed into the station as Chris gently applied her breaks and placed the Johnson Bar in reverse, slowing the train down to a full and complete stop before giving one blast on the whistle.

Chris: Another delivery complete.

Charlie: And another smooth Johnson Bar stop!!! Tell me how you do it!!!!!

Chris: It's just a matter of feel I guess, and in all honesty, the Johnson Bar stop is the only way I actually know how to stop. LOL!!!!

Rob and Dougie set to work on servicing Walter number #1 right away, as Lilly, Chloe, and Anna greet Chris and Charlie warmly as the 2 climbed out of Walter’s cab.

Lilly: Hey baby!!!

Chris: Hey Princess!!!

Lilly: I missed you this morning!!!

Lilly then wraps her arms around Chris and gently kisses him on the lips.

Chris: I missed you too Princess.

Lilly: I’m sorry, but I’m sure you know that we’re preparing for the Winter Cheer Cup.

Chris: All too well.

Anna: Lilly has been working so hard and she wants to make sure we put on a good performance for you.

Chloe: You should see her, she's come such a LONG ways!!!

Sierra: And we always have such a blast!!!

Chris: I know you’re gonna be just fine.

Lilly: Thank you, and I promise to blow you away.

Chris: I know you will.

Anna: They are just so inseparable!!!

Chloe: It's so sweet!!! Smile

Sierra: And so cute!!! Smile

Charlie: You got that right!!

Chloe then took one look at Charlie and blushed bright pink before shying away.

Anna: Is everything alright Chloe?

Chloe: Yeah ummmmmm, it's just.............

Sierra: He's a cutie?

Chloe: Yes...............

Anna: Do you have a crush on him?

Chloe: Not so loud!!!!

Charlie also took one look at Chloe, and also blushed before setting to work on helping out Rob and Dougie service the locomotive.

Chris: Well Lilly, I’ve got something important to tell you and you’re not gonna be happy.

Lilly: Why do you say that?

Chris: Remember my 2 and 1/2 month absence back in March-May??!!

Lilly: Yes, but please don’t remind me.  It was painful torture.  Not being able to see you or know what became of you scared the shit out of me.  Seeing the track torn up broke my heart, and what broke my heart even more was not knowing whether I’d every see you again or not.

Chris: It was torture on me too, but..............................

Lilly: Don’t tell me you’re going away……………

Chris: The King and Queen have asked me to take a 2 week trip to both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts in the US.

Lilly: Oh....………..

Chris: It is strictly business because they want to know how Disney runs things in their Magic Kingdoms on both the East and West Coast of the USA in order to make our Magic Kingdom City a better place.

Lilly: So you’re visiting the 2 Most Magical Places On Earth?

Chris: Yes, and because you’re still in school, the King and Queen don’t want to do anything that could inhibit your education and cheerleading, until you’re out of college which means for the current time being, all of the Royal tasks and obligations fall on me.

Lilly: I know, and I really wish I could go with you.

Chris: I wish you could go with me too.

Lilly: But since you’re saying that the King and Queen requested you to go, I know it's something very important.
I also know that you'd never lie to me, so I guess I’m okay……..

Chris: Are you sure?

Lilly: Yes.  I mean, I will miss you like crazy, but it won’t be as bad as your 2 and 1/2 month absence this past spring, and it’s for the Magic Kingdom.

Chris then removes his work glove, places his hand on Lilly’s face and gently strokes her face.

Chris: I can’t give everything away on what it’s about but, something special is happening to Magic Kingdom City real soon.  And I promise you that it’s something you will love.

Lilly: Knowing you that it’s something to do with you, I have a gut feeling that it will be wonderful.

Chris then gently kisses Lilly on the forehead, and Lilly kisses Chris on the cheek.

Lilly: When do you leave?

Chris: I leave for Orlando, Florida tomorrow night.  My flight leaves at 11:00 p.m. sharp.

Lilly: That’s so soon!!!!

Chris: I know, but the King and Queen want everything done as quickly as possible.

Lilly: And if that’s the case lets spend tonight together.

Chris: I wouldn’t have it any other way.  With Roger number #3 out of service and in for her boiler wash, and Roy number #4 having already been put away for the night, I just need to make 2 more deliveries, and they're both on the way back to the roundhouse. After the deliveries it’ll be time to put Walter to bed, so afterwards it’s a date.  Heck it won’t even take me an hour.

Lilly: Awesome!!!  I can’t wait!!!

Rob: Alright, you’re good and ready to go!!

Dougie: Don’t wanna be late for your really important date, so it’s time to make your final deliveries and put this girl to bed.

Chris: You got it!!!

Rob: Just don't go speeding too fast now!!!

Chris: Don't worry, I'll try to keep her under 50!! LOL!!!

Lilly: But that's when I worry the most!!! You be careful now because I worry about you on these things!!!!!

Chris: In all the 45 years of the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway's history, there has never been a major accident, but I promise that I'll be back before you know it!!!!

Chris and Charlie then climb back into Walter’s cab.

Chris: Alrighty, Highball MK1!!!!!

Charlie rings the bell as Chris gives 2 blasts on the whistle, gently bumps the throttle open, and Walter soon steams off into the night as a bunch of clouds of smoke and steam pour out of her massive spark arresting balloon stack and cylinder engine drain cocks and into the cold night air with her fire's light reflecting brightly on the ground.
Lilly couldn’t stop smiling as she saw the caboose of Walter’s train disappear into the night.

Anna: You are such a lucky girl to have someone like him.

Chloe: I wish I waited for a good guy like Chris to come along, and not waist everything on that jerk I dated a year ago.

Sierra: I sure hope my first love is as wonderful as Chris.

Lilly: I know, and I love him so much.  But I’m really gonna miss him when he leaves.

Anna: All the more reason to enjoy your date tonight.   And your cheerleading uniform really looks tired and beat up.

Chloe: Yeah, we need to make tonight special, but a beat up cheerleading uniform isn't really the right outfit.

Sierra: As cute as the cheerleading uniform is, it's also kinda disgusting after a long day of cheerleading.

Lilly: I know.

Anna: There may not be enough time to buy you a whole new outfit, so lets just get a few things to help make you ready for your date.

Chloe: And you know what they say, a little goes a VERY long ways.

Sierra: Yeah, there are bound to be good accessories to hide the tired uniform.

Anna: A new top would go A LONG ways!!!!

Lilly: HEY, you know I can’t afford a new outfit given that I’m tied buying Chris his present.

Anna: Don’t worry about it!!  It’s on us.

Lilly: REALLY???!!!

Anna: Yes!!!

Chloe: Don't worry about it, it's okay!!!

Sierra: We've got you Lilly!!!

Anna, Chloe, and Sierra: So let’s go!!!

Anna, Chloe, and Sierra then take Lilly by the hand and they go to a near by shopping center to look for a few things.

Anna: Okay, so not enough time to replace your outfit, so why don’t we get you a new tank top, sweater, and jacket?  

Chloe: Accessories will DEFINITELY help make that cheerleading skirt look cute!!!

Sierra: Yeah, so what to find............hmmmmmmmm................

Anna, Chloe, and Sierra then spot a few things they like.

Anna: OH MY GOSH!!!  This sweater looks sooooo cute!!!!

Sierra: This baby blue colored tank top looks cute and will look GREAT with your cheerleading skirt!!!!

Lilly: I KNOW!!!!

Anna: This pink sweater soooo matches your navy cheerleading skirt!!!

Chloe then spots a beautiful red scarf.

Chloe: OH MY GOSH!!!  THIS SOOOO YOU!!!!

Sierra then grabs a beautiful dark navy blue jacket with silver sparkles on the sleeves.

Sierra: OH MY GOD, DON'T FORGET THIS!!!!

Lilly: I KNOW, BUT LOOK AT THE PRICE!!!!

Anna, Chloe, & Sierra: Again, don’t worry, we’ll explain everything to our parents.

Anna, Chloe, and Sierra soon pay for the clothes and help Lilly remove her uniform top and put on her new accessories while Chris and Charlie, having both made the deliveries and brought the train safely back to the roundhouse, set to work on putting Walter number #1 to bed.

Chris: Alrighty; Detach!!

Charlie unhooks the safety chains, pulls up on the coupler lift bar and detaches Walter number #1 from her assigned train consist as she drops off her cars in the car shed and heads off to her roundhouse bay.

Charlie: I'll line up the turntable!!!!

Charlie then gets out the remote, presses a few arrow buttons, and gets the turntable lined up and in place for Walter.

Chris: Perfect, Thanks!!!

Charlie: No problem!!!  I love this thing!!!

Chris: Pretty awesome how we have an old fashioned wooden turntable from the 1800s that runs on the modern technology of the 21s century.

Charlie: Yep!!! Pretty cool!!!!!

Chris then gently eases Walter onto the turntable and stops her with the use of the Johnson Bar as the red side marker lamps on the turn table flash repeatedly.

Chris: Alright!!  You’re good to turn me around.

Charlie: Got it!!

Charlie then pressed a few more arrow buttons and got the turn table to do a full 180 rotation and line Walter up with the right bay.

Chris: Alright, come on in!!!

Charlie: You got it!!!

Charlie then hits the lock button, locking up the turntable to the right tracks, walks onto the turntable, and climbs into Walter’s cab. Charlie then rings the bell as Chris gives 3 blasts on the whistle, gently eases the throttle open and backs Walter number #1 into her roundhouse bay right next to Lilly Belle number #2.

Chris: Alright……………

Chris then gently eases Walter to a stop as she is parked in her assigned bay.

Chris: Time to shut her down!!!

Charlie: On it!!!

Chris and Charlie set to work on dropping Walter’s fire, closing up all of her valves, and shutting down her computers before climbing out of the cab. They then close up all of her branch pipes, cover the top of her stack, and drop safety chains under the drive wheels.  

Chris: Alright, now the closing check list!!!!

Charlie: Everything seems good, nothing's broken, no knocking sounds, no leaks, no paint has chipped, minimal soot on the domes and headlamp, so we are good.

Chris and Charlie then finish filling out the checklist before placing it in the office.

Chris: Alright!!!! A Job well done Charlie.

Charlie: Thanks!!!  This is such a nice engine!!!

Chris: Isn’t she??!!!  It’s no wonder that she and Roy are crew favorites.  

Charlie: They are the Cadillacs of the roster after all. LOL!!!

Chris: Yep, while Lilly is also a sweet heart, at the same time she doesn’t like to be pushed too hard or she’ll let you know when she's angry; where as Roger is a REAL challenge. LOL!!!

Charlie: Yep, though I’d still say that Walter is my favorite because I just love her red paint, the way she looks overall, and I just LOVE how beautifully she fires.

Chris: Yes, and for a time she was our best looking engine until Lilly Belle took that title. LOL!!!  But she’s still a beautiful engine nonetheless. ☺️

Chris then goes to his locker and gets out his normal clothes before heading to the shower room to take a quick shower.
After about 5 minutes in the shower and drying off, Chris then puts on his normal clothes, and putting his overalls in laundry.
Last but not least, he and everyone else close up shop for the night.

Charlie: Alright Chris, see ya tomorrow.

Jonathan Bromudez: C-ya tomorrow.

Big Joe: Now what are you doing still hanging around here?  You got an important date to go to so, GET AWAY!!!!

John Goss: And you may wanna get going quick because I just ate some mushrooms.

Big Joe: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

John Goss: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMM!!!!!!

Big Joe: GOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris: C-ya tomorrow guys. LOL!!!!

Chris then gets in his car, turns over the engine, puts it in gear, and drives off for Main Street.

Anna: Okay, we're done with everything, and he should be here REAL soon!!! Smile

Chloe: It's literally 7:30, so it's been almost an hour since he departed with the last train.

Sierra: I see some headlamps coming, so that could be him!!!!

It doesn’t take long for Chris to make his way to Main Street Train Station and there waiting for him at the bottom of the stairs of Main Street Station was Lilly.

Anna: Alright here’s your date!!!!  

Chloe: You look REALLY CUTE!!!

Sierra: You are SOOOOOOO ready!!!

Anna: I've got your Cheerleading Uniform Top, and will get it washed for you tonight. I'll have it ready for you at practice tomorrow, so all you'll need to worry about is your cheerleading skirt.

Lilly: I know, and once again, Thank you so much for everything!!

Anna, Chloe, & Sierra: Hey, what are besties for?!!!

Lilly: I know!!!

Anna: You have fun!!!

Chloe: And enjoy yourself!!

Sierra: And don't hold back!!!!

Lilly: I will, I don't plan on holding back either!!!!
Also you girls have a safe trip home!!!

Anna, Chloe, & Sierra: Thank you, we will!! ☺️

Anna, Chloe, and Sierra then head off for the monorail station to head home, as Chris gets out of his car and opens the passenger door for Lilly.

Chris: And here you go Princess.

Lilly: Thank you Chris.

Lilly gives Chris a kiss on the cheek before getting into his car and making herself comfortable.
Chris then gets in the car, and activates the heater, and heated seats before putting the car in gear and driving off.

Lilly: Really nice car Chris!!!

Chris: Thanks!!!

Lilly: How old is it again?

Chris: It’s a 98 and if you look at the odometer, it’s at 171,000 miles.

Lilly: WOW!!!!  That is old, and a lot of miles!!!  And isn’t your car a hand me down?

Chris: It sure is.  It’s a hand me down from my mom actually.  Even after she passed away, my dad held onto it because he knew how much I loved the car, so he held onto it for when the time came for me to get my license. It's also the only thing I have left from my mom, so this car means a lot to me.

Lilly: That’s wonderful and I totally understand.

Chris: Yep, and this car has saved my rear end more times than I’d care to count.
It's also a salvaged car after its engine blew up from water damage in January of this year after a horrible flash flood.  
It took my mechanic a long time to find a new engine, but he pulled it off.

Lilly: That’s great. ☺️

Chris: I'm sure you remember that the car was leading the Main Street Electrical Parade during its dress rehearsal in Philadelphia, and it's debut during the night of the Grand Reopening of the train, and our engagement.

Lilly: THAT WAS THIS CAR???!!!!

Chris: It sure was!!!!

Lilly: I NOW REMEMBER!!!!!!!! I think that is just sooooooo AWESOME!!!

Chris: It was!!!  Anyways, where do you fancy to go tonight?

Lilly: Hmmmmmm, I was thinking about that new deep dish pizza place.  And what is the name?

Chris: Little Lunar Star Pizzeria?

Lilly: YEAH!!!  That’s it!!!

Chris: Awesome!!!  I’ve been wanting to try that place out myself, so why not??!!!

Lilly: Great minds sure do think alike Chris.

Lilly then leans over and gives Chris a gentle kiss on the cheek and Chris gives her a gentle kiss on her hand.

Lilly: It’s no wonder we’re engaged; we are so much alike!!!

Chris: I know and I couldn’t be happier.

Lilly: Neither can I. ☺️

Chris: And by the way that outfit looks REALLY cute on you.  That blue jacket, red scarf, and pink sweater look really cute with your Navy blue and red cheerleading uniform, and you always look cute in your cheer uniform.

Lilly: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!  I’m sooooo glad you noticed. ☺️  And I’m so glad that you think my cheer uniform is cute because it’s very worn out and beat up. Also, I'm not wearing the top half of the uniform. Anna took it to have it cleaned, so it's just the cheer skirt I'm wearing from the uniform. But I am however wearing this REALLY cute baby blue tank top that matches pretty well.

Chris: Still, you’re cutest in that uniform whether it's complete or not.

Lilly: I am so glad you think so.  Now we shouldn’t be too far from the restaurant.

Chris: And if I remember it’s located near the top of a hill on the outskirts of Magic Kingdom City.

They soon drive up a small hill and it isn’t long until the restaurant comes into view.

Chris: And here it is!!!  Do your foster parents know what’s going on??

Lilly: SHOOT!!!  I’m almost forgot!!!  Thank you so much for reminding me!!!

Lilly then calls up her foster parents and lets them know what’s going on.

Lilly: Hello Mrs. Hammond.

Mrs. Hammond: SWEETIE WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN???!!!!  MR. HAMMOND AND I ARE STARTING TO GET WORRIED SICK ABOUT YOU!!!!

Lilly: I’m soooooo sorry for not calling you sooner.  I’m currently on a date with Chris.  He’s leaving tomorrow night for The 2 Most Magical Places On Earth on the request of the King and Queen. Because of that I want to enjoy the time I have left with him before he leaves for his 2 week trip.

Mrs. Hammond: If that’s the case then take your time and enjoy yourself.  Just be safe.

Lilly: Thank you so very much for understanding Mrs. Hammond!!!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: Of course.  He is your future husband after all.

Mr. Hammond: Just make sure he brings you home at a decent hour.

Chris: Don’t worry Mr. Hammond, I’ll have her home by 11.

Mr. Hammond: That’s a good man!!!!  

Mrs. Hammond: Now you 2 have fun and enjoy yourselves.

Chris & Lilly: Thank you, we’ll do. ☺️

Lilly then gets off the phone with Mrs. Hammond as Chris parks the car right outside the restaurant.

Lilly: Glad that's out the way, so now we can enjoy our date. Smile

Chris then gets out of the car, opens Lilly’s car door and helps her out. ☺️

Lilly: Thank you so very much Chris!!!

Chris: Anytime Sweetie.

Lilly then wraps one arm Chris and leans into him as the 2 walk into the restaurant side by side when they are greeted by Larry.

Larry: Hello, how can I help you?

Chris: We don’t have a reservation but you wouldn’t happen to have anything available for 2, would you?

Larry: No problem, we have plenty available, so follow me.

Larry then takes Chris and Lilly to their booth right by a window that partially overlooks Magic Kingdom City.

Larry: A waiter will be here with you real soon, so I hope you 2 enjoy your time here with us.

Chris & Lilly: Thank you!!! We will. ☺️

Lilly: OH MY GOSH!!!  I’ve been wanting to try this place for such a long time!!!

Chris: As have I!!!!

Lilly: Now what to choose from???!!!

Chris: I know, it’s hard to pick one???!!!

Lilly: I know, they all look so good!!!!  

Chris: I know what you mean??!!!

Lilly: HERE!!!!  I FOUND MY FAVORITE ONE!!!!

Chris: That wouldn’t happen to be the Hawaiian would it??!!!

Lilly: YES!!!!

Chris: WOW!!!  That happens to be my favorite too!!!

Lilly: NO WAY!!!!!

Chris: YES!!!!

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!

Lilly just wrapped her arms around Chris for the 2 really were feeling like that their match up couldn’t be anymore perfect.

Chris: And you aren’t thinking about starting off with the Calamari, are you?

Lilly: I actually was!!!!  I can’t get enough of it!!!

Chris: Same here!!!!

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!

Lilly then sat on Chris’s lap and placed her head right on his chest and gently kissed Chris on the chest as a few tears of joy poured down her face.

Lilly: I Love you so much Chris……….

Chris: I love you too Lilly, with all my heart.

Lilly gently reached up and stroked Chris’s face as he gently stroked hers.

Chris: I really am excited about what’s to come in our lives.

Lilly: Me too.  Our wedding can’t come soon enough.

Chris: And I know we will have hard times in our lives, and we will hate each other at times and get on each other’s nerves.  But at the end of the day, how we really feel about one another will never change.  

Lilly: Yeah, and I know that we will say things we don’t mean, and we’ll have our arguments, but no matter what, we’ll still love each other.

Just then a waiter came over and couldn’t believe what he was seeing.  He couldn’t help but marvel at the perfect couple but knew that he couldn’t really intrude.
He politely introduced himself and set to work.

Waiter: Hello you 2.  My name is Moses, and I’ll be your waiter.  Can I start you off with anything to drink?

Chris: Hi.  Yes, do you recommend anything in the non-alcoholic department?  I’ve gotta drive, so I can’t have anything with alcohol.

Lilly: And I’m still under 21, and can’t drink either.

Waiter: No problem, we do have our non-alcoholic Blood Orange Bee Hive Sangria which is REALLY good, so I highly recommend that.

Chris: What do you think?

Lilly: It sounds amazing, and I’m always willing to try new things.

Chris: As am I, so we’ll go with your recommendation.

Waiter: Awesome!!!  Do you know what you’d like to order?

Chris: Yes, we’ll start off with the calamari, then go with a small Hawaiian pizza with extra sauce, then end with hot chocolate.

Waiter: Alright, sounds great, I’ll be back with your drinks an appetizer real soon.

Chris: Thanks!!!

Lilly: And you knew exactly what I was thinking to finish!!!

Chris: Hey, Hot coco is the perfect thing to finish off on a cold night in winter like tonight.

Lilly: I know, and I always enjoy one before bed.

Chris and Lilly continued to hold each other tightly as the snow continued to fall outside the restaurant.

Chris: That snow is continuing to fall, so the weather’s not getting any warmer.

Lilly: But as long as I’m around you, I know I’ll never be cold.

Chris: Same here. ☺️  And one of these nights I will take you for a ride in the cabs of one of the engines.

Lilly: That will be amazing!!!!

Chris: The cab is always nice and warm during the cold winter months, and both of the Ten Wheelers, Walter and Roger will keep you nice and toasty since those 2 have VERY large boilers.  Roy and Lilly have larger cabs so the heat escapes quicker on those 2. LOL!!!

Lilly: I still look forward to when that happens. ☺️

Chris: As do I.

It’s not long until their food arrives.  They both enjoy their appetizer and pizza, and even though things get a little messy, they still smile and help wipe each other’s faces for the 2 cannot stop adoring each other for they are so happy to be a perfect match.
Once their meal is complete, Chris pays the bill before carrying Lilly back to the car.

Lilly: This is just like The Magical Game Of No Return.

Chris: My thought is exactly the same. LOL!!!

Chris then helps Lilly back into the car, before getting back in the car himself, turning over the engine, and driving off to take Lilly home.

Lilly: I really enjoyed that Chris.

Chris: As did I.

Lilly: Even though we do not talk much, I still feel that intimate and close connection with you just by being held.

Chris: I feel the exact same way as I hold you.  It’s very calming, and I feel that we get a better understanding of each other through physical contact rather than the normal typical conversations most people have with one another.

Lilly: I know, and it’s wonderful.

Lilly then turns on the radio and low and behold Lady Antebellum’s Just A Kiss Good Night, comes on.
Lilly’s eyes soon fill with tears for the song brought back precious memories.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!

Chris: This is the song from our dance at the royal ball………………

Lilly: I know……………….I love it so much………….

Chris: As do I…………..

Lilly: Oh my god………..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs9X8NhQJF4

Chris then gently pulled over to the side of the road, and the 2 then shared an intimate kiss as the song went on………….

Lilly: I love you so much Chris……….

Chris: I love you too, with all my heart Lilly………

Lilly: I’m so happy to be with you………….

Chris: Same here………

Lilly: I’m gonna miss you like crazy when you go………..

Chris: And I’ll miss you………….

Chris and Lilly then share another intimate kiss before Chris puts the car back in gear, and takes Lilly home.  Chris and Lilly hold hands during the duration of drive back to her home and it isn’t long until they arrive safely home.

Chris: Alright, we’re at your home.

Lilly: Thank you so very much for tonight!!!

Chris: Anytime Princess.

Chris then gets out of his car, goes around to the passenger’s side, helps Lilly out, picks her up, and carries her like a princess as he walks up the pathway to her front door.
Chris then gives a knock as Mrs. Hammond soon answers.

Mrs. Hammond: Hello Chris, sweetie it’s good to see you again.

Chris: It’s good to see you too Mrs. Hammond.

Mr. Hammond: And you’re back early!!!!  It’s barely 10:00 O-Clock!!!

Chris: I wanted to get her home before the snow was to get too thick. I've already been through one engine during a flash flood earlier this year, I'd hate to go through another. LOL!!!!

Chris then gently carries Lilly through the front door, and sets her down on the family room couch before helping her remove her jacket, scarf and sweater.

Lilly: Thank you so very much Chris.  

Mr. Hammond: You’re a good man Chris, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to know that you’re going to be Lilly’s husband soon.

Chris: I couldn’t be happier myself.

Chris then placed Lilly’s jacket, scarf, and sweater in the hall closet before heading back to the family room couch and sitting himself next to Lilly.

Chris: Lilly really is the best thing that could have happened to me, and if it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be where I am now.

Lilly then gave Chris a gentle kiss on the lips and Chris kissed her back.

Lilly: I love you Chris.

Chris: I love you too, with all my heart. And by the way, your light blue tank top really does look cute with your cheerleading skirt.

Lilly then blushed and gave Chris a gentle kiss on the cheek.

Mrs. Hammond: This makes us so very happy Chris; you have no idea.

Mr. Hammond: We were hoping that she’d get adopted into a loving family, but she instead got engaged to a good man, and that’s better than anything we could have wished for.

Chris: Having her in my life made the biggest difference and she saved me from going into severe depression during the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway’s dark times when management was held under Shelley and Jonathon Kruger.  If it weren’t for her, I’d probably would have lost my sanity.

Lilly: And you’ve helped me during that time too, especially when I had those awful foster sisters living here, as well as the horrible Varsity Cheer squad.

Chris: We keep saying this over and over but how we feel will never change.

All Lilly could do was smile and stroke Chris’s face because there was nothing more she really needed to say, and there was nothing more Chris really needed to say, so he just held Lilly’s hand and stroked her beautiful long blonde hair until his plans for the holidays came to mind.

Chris: By the way, Mr. Hammond, could I have a word with you?

Mr. Hammond: Of course you can.

Chris: Pardon me for a few moments Princess, I just need a word with your foster father.

Lilly: No problem babe.

Chris then walked back with Mr. Hammond to his office on the second floor, and told Mr. Hammond what was going on with his plans in having the Magic Kingdom throw a special Christmas celebration, which is why he was heading out the next day on his quest.
Mr. Hammond was so thrilled and speechless, he didn’t know what to say.

Mr. Hammond: OH MY GOD!!!!!  THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!

Chris: NOT SO LOUD!!!!  I want this to be a special surprise for Lilly, and I’d also want this to be a special surprise for Mrs. Hammond as well.  I’m only telling you because I felt as the father figure of the house hold, you shouldn’t be left in the dark on why I’m leaving tomorrow night, and you maybe called upon for assistance with the preparations.

Mr. Hammond: I completely understand, and what you’re doing sounds wonderful.  It will mean so much to Lilly and Mrs. Hammond.

Chris: It’s part of my plan to show Lilly how much I really love her since the holiday season is all about love, and it will also help make Magic Kingdom City become a much better place.

Mr. Hammond: That it will.

Chris and Mr. Hammond then leave his office and head back to the family room where Chris gives a last good night.

Chris: Well, it’s time for me to head home.

Lilly: Okay, you better go before the snow gets too thick, but please promise me to be careful and drive safe.  And please text me when you’re home so that I don’t have to worry.

Chris: Don’t worry I will Princess.

Chris and Lilly then wrap their arms around each other in an intimate hug before giving each other a last gentle good night kiss on the lips.

Chris: Good Night Princess.

Lilly: Good night Chris.  I love you so very much!!!

Chris: I love you too, with all my heart.

Chris and Lilly’s hands slowly and gently let go of one another as they smile and wave good bye to one another.

Mrs. Hammond: You have a good night sweetie, and please drive home safely.

Mr. Hammond: And be sure to text us when you’re home so we don’t have to worry either.

Chris: Will do! Smile

Mr. Hammond: Also, we’d like to see you off tomorrow night, so we’ll drive you to the airport.

Chris: You guys don’t have to do that.

Mrs. Hammond: I know, but we want to.

Mr. Hammond: You are part of the family, and Lilly will want to see you off as you leave.

Chris: Good point and I’d want to give a proper good bye before my flight departs.

Mrs. Hammond: Have a good night sweetie.

Chris: Will do!!!! And you have a good night as well. Smile

Mr. Hammond: We look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.

Chris: As do I, and I love you both.

Mrs. Hammond: We love you too sweetie.

Chris then got in his car and drove back home.  
It wasn’t long until he arrived back at his condo Gateway towers when Valet parking greeted him.

Valet Parking attendant: Welcome home Mr. Boltar.

Chris: Thank you, and have a good night sir.

Chris then entered the lobby and soon made his way back to his unit.  Chris then gave Lilly a text, and Lilly was happy to know that Chris had arrived home safely.

Lilly: I am soooooo happy to have you in my life Chris.  You have no idea how much I'm in love with you.

Lilly then takes off her shoes and socks before sitting on her window sill and looking out at the night sky.  She couldn't get over how wonderful her date with Chris was, nor how happy Chris made her.

Lilly: I am just sooooooooo happy every time I'm with you.  I just never want this feeling or our time together to end.

Chris: Lilly, you're the most amazing thing to ever happen to me, and I can't imagine my life without you.

Chris sets to work on packing his suitcase before looking out of his window at the night sky.

Lilly then dosed happily off to sleep while watching her favorite show Dog With A Blog, while Chris also dosed happily off to sleep while watching his favorite show, Love It Or List It.

To Be Continued..................


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Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:40 pm

Chapter 5

Being On Top Of It

It’s 5:30 P.M. and Lilly waits at the Station platform of Main Street as Chris gives 2 blasts on Roy’s whistle with a………….

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOO!!!!!!

Steven then rings the bell as Roy comes steaming into the station as Chris gently slows Roy and her train down to full and complete stop before throwing the Johnson Bar in Reverse and giving one blast on the whistle.  

Steven: Okay Chris, you can ease up on the Johnson Bar stop now.

Chris: Sorry, but it's the one and only way I know how to stop a train. LOL!!!!!

Rob and Dougie set to work on servicing Roy number #4 as Chris climbs out of the cab to talk to Lilly.

Lilly: Hey Baby.

Chris: Hi Princess.

Lilly: So ummmm, what do you think we should do?  About meeting up with Mr. and Mrs. Hammond that is?

Chris: I can bring my car over in about an hour, then we can drop it off at my condo, and your foster parents can come pick us up there.

Lilly: Okay; that sounds good babe!!

Chris: Sweetie, are your foster parents sure about driving me?  Boston Logan Airport is at least an hour and a half to a 2 hour drive from Magic Kingdom City.

Lilly: Don’t worry about it.  They are more than happy to take you, besides, we’re family.

Lilly then wraps her arms around Chris a gives him a gentle kiss on the lips and Chris kisses her back.

Lilly: You know there isn't anything we wouldn't do for you Chris, so don't worry about it, okay?  

Station Master Edward then walks up to Chris to tell him some good news.

Edward: I’ve got some good news for you.

Chris: Awesome, what is that?

Edward: We just unloaded the last of the cargo and the other stations have closed for the evening.  Therefor you have no more deliveries to make.  You can just dead-head straight back over to the roundhouse, and put your train to bed.

Chris: Awesome!!!!  This won’t even take 30 minutes!!!!
Change of plans Princess, you said you wanted a ride in the cab, well now’s the time so come on in.  Rob, and Dougie, let’s go home.  You too Edward!!!!  We are going to dead-head back to the roundhouse!!!

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!! AWESOME!!!!

Edward the station master then locks up Main Street Station before climbing into Roy’s cab.  Lilly, Rob, and Dougie soon follow as Chris is the last one to board.

Chris: Alrighty, hold on tight, cause I’m gonna be highballing us back to the shop, and this is the fastest engine in the fleet.

Conductor Eric then gave the all clear as Chris responded on the engine's radio.

Conductor Eric: ALL ABOARD!!!!!!

Chris: Highball MK4!!!!!

Steven then rang the bell as Chris released the brakes, gave 2 blasts on the whistle, gently bumped the throttle open, and Roy soon steamed out of Main Street Station.  

Lilly: Okay, so I'm kinda lost.  When the conductor shouted All Aboard, Chris responded on the radio with Highball MK4, and what does that mean exactly?

Rob: That is Chris responding to both the conductor and the roundhouse area that the train he is on is now going into motion.  Highball is an old railroader's term that dates back to a time before signal lights were even invented.  
Signalmen communicate with station masters and other conductors through a telegraph, and would raise a ball on a poll to let both a locomotive engineer and railroad conductor know that they have clearance to proceed.  So that's where the term Highball comes from.

Dougie: As for MK4, that is VERY simple.  MK is an abbreviated code standing for Magic Kingdom, and the 4 stands for engine 4.  And all 4 engines use the code MK before their numbers to make it easier for crews and dispatchers to communicate.  So rather than saying Magic Kingdom Steam Railway Engine #4 is departing and now in motion over the radio, we shorten it to highball MK4.  Also when it comes to informing loading yard managers in telling them our whereabouts, we just say that MK4 is at this location.  
It goes on with Walter number #1 being code MK1, Lilly Belle number #2 being code MK2, and Roger number #3 being code MK3.  

Lilly: That kinda makes sense.  I'm still trying to wrap my brain around this though. LOL!!!!

Chris: I wouldn't worry about it too much!!! LOL!!!!  I was basically just telling the conductor that I understood that engine 4 now has clearance and is now enroute, so that basically what Highball MK4 really means.

Lilly: Now I kinda get it.  And Chris, you know that I enjoy learning new things, because it's always interesting to see how the train operation is actually performed.

Chris: But once after I got fireman certified, I got a little bit more than what I bargained for. LOL!!!!!!

Lilly: I know. LOL!!!!!!

Chris soon opened the throttle completely wide open, notched the Johnson bar up little by little until the Johnson bar was almost in the center, and soon it wasn’t long until Roy number #4 was flying down the track at an astonishing speed of 49 miles an hour.
Lilly was beaming for she felt like a little kid again as she was she was enjoying her first time in the cab of an old steam locomotive.

Lilly: OH MY GOD, THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!

Chris: I know, and this engine is a rocket!!!

Steven: Everyone loves this engine due to her easy steaming and firing.  Heck, even the modern computers love her.

Rob: I just don’t like the fact that the over speed violation alarm does not go off until it hits 50 miles an hour.  Heck we're just under 50 right now!!!!!

Dougie: Since the management changed, we went from one extreme to the other.  If it went off at 15.1 miles an hour, it was an automatic write up, and now if it goes off at 50 miles an hour, Chris resets it and says “No big deal.”

Chris: It really isn’t if you really think about it.  I mean as long as the trains are being run safely and responsibly, then there really is no reason to fret.   The engines run more efficiently at higher speeds, and wear and tear is actually no greater than if we were running them slow like we used to.  Besides it’s not like we’re running them like Casey Jones.  Not to mention we all have a VERY close eye on Phil now. LOL!!!!!!  "HEY, HEY, HEY!!!! COME ON NOW, I DON'T DO THAT!!!!" Is what he would say if he overheard us. LOL!!!!!!

Dougie: Chris does bring up a valid point, and maybe this is for the best.  He is most definitely right about Phil though!!!! LOL!!!!  My God!!!!  That guy doesn't know how to slow down!!!!!!

Rob: You are right, and the locomotives are actually being MAINTAINED!!!!  You guys are also so RIGHT about Phil!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!

Chris: Crossing ahead!!!!

Steven grabs the bell chord and rings the bell as Chris grabs Roy’s whistle handle and gives the 4 whistle grade crossing blast with a…………

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO-OOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lilly: WOW!!!!  THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!!

Steven: Every engineer has their own style of blowing the whistle.  So you will know who is on which engine just by the sound of the way they blow the whistle.

Dougie: I feel like I’m good with the whistle, Steven’s good with the whistle, John Goss is good with the whistle, Tom is good with the whistle, Doug is good with the whistle, and so is Rob, but no one blows it as beautifully as Big Joe, Jonathan Bromudez, Robert, or Chris.  Those guys REALLY know how to blow a whistle.

Lilly: That is amazing, and I always know when it’s Chris because I think he’s the best at it. *Giggles*

Chris: You’d be surprised because I actually learned how to blow from Big Joe, Tom, Doug, and Steven.  Those guys I feel are the real experts.  I just took their techniques and merged their style together to make my own.

Lilly: I think it sounds amazing.

Rob: And this engine has a REALLY beautiful whistle.  It has that REALLY nice deep voice that all the other engines don’t have.

Chris: And it gets that deep voice because one of the inner chambers is cracked.  So we’re really only hearing 2 musical notes playing when we should really be hearing 3.

Steven: The Mandez Machine Works even offered to fix it but we told them just to clean and polish the whistle because of how much we love the deep tone this whistle has.

Chris: Had they repaired it, the whistle would sound too high pitched.

Rob: But none are as high pitched as Lilly’s.

Chris: GEEZE!!!!  She sounds like Miuna number #2 from The Last Magic user, which sounded like British engine.  Very raspy if you ask me!!

Rob: Then again, she’s the only engine on the roster with a single chime whistle.

Lilly: I really like it because I think it’s cute.

Chris: Then again almost every girl loves the Lilly Belle, and to be honest she’s too beautiful of an engine to run.

Steven: Hence why we only run it on special occasions.

Chris: That and it’s practically WAY too nice to run.

Lilly: I wish you’d use it more because she’s my favorite, and she’s my foster mom’s favorite too.

Chris: During the high demand of next month, we maybe using her as a 4th section train.

Lilly: AWESOME!!!  I can’t wait!!!

Dougie: Just be glad that Phil wasn't blowing the whistle.

Rob: Oh my God, DON'T GO THERE!!!!!!

Chris: JEEZE, If you guys think, Joe, Robert, Jonathan, John Goss, Steven, and I are loud, OH NO!!!!!!!  At least we don't blow them where the whistle will screech!!!!  Phil will actually knock your ears off, and have your ears ringing for days on end.  And that's why we don't let him run the Lilly Belle, given that she has the highest pitched and loudest whistle in the fleet!!!!!

Steven: Second Crossing ahead!!!

Chris: Second Crossing ahead!!!!

Steven then rang the bell as Roy number #4 soon approached the crossing.

Chris: Princess, would you like to blow the whistle with me?

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!  REALLY?????!!!!!!  THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME!!!!

Chris and Lilly then grabbed the whistle handled and gave the 4 whistle grade crossing blast with a…………….

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO-OOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!  I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO THAT!!!!

Chris: LOL!!!  That’s what they always say. LOL!!!!

Steven: Sharp curve to the left!!!

Chris: Sharp curve to the left!!!

Chris then notched the Johnson Bar down a couple notches and gently tapped the brake handle as Roy eased her way through the left hand turn.

Chris: Sharper curve to the right!!!

Steven: Sharper curve to the right!!!!

Chris then notched the Johnson bar down by a couple more notches before gently tapping the brake handle a little more.

Chris: Station after tunnel!!!!

Steven: Station after tunnel!!!!

Chris then gave one long blast followed by one short blast on the whistle with a………

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO!!!!!

Shortly before Roy number #4 steamed into the tunnel.

Chris: By-pass, no deliveries!!!!

Steven: By-pass, no deliveries!!!

Chris then gives 2 blasts on the whistle as Roy steams out of the tunnel and by-passes through the station.

Chris: Alrighty, the rest of the leg is a downhill grade, so no need to go any faster, I'll just let her do what she wants.

Steven: Sounds good!!!

Rob: Now here is where the speed limit leeway makes sense.  Before, we were all having to have a hand on the throttle and a hand on the brake, which caused a bunch of jerking, because we were trying so hard to prevent the speedometer from going over 15.1 miles an hour.
Now with this leeway, since we just left the station only going about 30 miles an hour, it’s not very fast, so we just let the engines coast downhill.

Dougie: They do pick up a little bit of speed but it’s not much, only up to about 18 maybe 20 miles an hour on average, which is fairly safe, and the over speed violation alarm doesn’t go off until the speedometer reads 50 miles per hour.  

Chris: No one goes that fast over here.  If anyone of us were to do that, it could lead to a derailment, and we don’t wanna go there. LOL!!!  So right now, I only have us doing 31-32 and VERY little throttle since it's all down hill

Steven: Fortunately the only time we ever have trains on the ground is by the roundhouse when some of us forget to throw a switch and that’s it!!

Dougie: And that’s the way we’d like to keep it.

Edward: And these guys do a good job at keeping these trains running on time.

Lilly: I think you guys are so awesome, and you really know what you’re doing.

Chris: WHAT THE???!!!!!

Lilly: What is it?!!!

Chris: What is the boat doing out under fire and along the river at this hour?

And sure enough, the Admiral Joe Flower Paddle Wheel Steamboat was out on the river next to the railroad tracks.

Steven: NOW I KNOW WHY!!!!  I was told that it's the one and only time her engineers, Aaron and Alex Medina could show up to run her this month to keep her machinery in good working order.

Chris: THOSE 2????!!!!!  I'LL CATCH THEM OFF GUARD ALRIGHT!!!!

Chris then yanks down on the whistle handle and gives one long blasts followed by 2 short blasts with a....................

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOOO!!!!!!!

Aaron and Alex both looked shocked and confused.  Aaron then picked up his radio in the wheel house and called his brother who was down in the engine room.

Aaron: WHAT THE????!!!!!

Alex: WHERE DID THAT COME FROM???!!!!!

Aaron: NO IDEA!!!!  THAT CAUGHT ME COMPLETELY OFF GUARD, SO I'LL GET THAT ENGINEER FOR THAT!!!!!!

Aaron then tugged on the Admiral Joe Flower's whistle chord and responded with another long blast followed by 2 short blasts with a....................

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Chris: I know how much Aaron LOVES to play, so here's some more!!!!

Chris then yanked down on the whistle chord and blew "Shave & A Haircut."

WHOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOO, WHOOO, WHOOO!!!!!!!!

Aaron yanked on the boat's whistle chord and responded with 2 bits............

WHOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris: Can he still figure this out?

Chris then yanked down on the whistle handle and blew M-I-C-K-E-Y.................

WHOOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO!!!!!!

And Aaron Responded with M-O-U-S-E...................

WHOOOOOO, WHOOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Roy number #4 soon came into Aaron's view and both Chris and Aaron waved at one another.

Chris: HAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!  Playing steam whistles with the boat NEVER gets old!!!!

Lilly: THAT WAS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4NNa_HJ7b8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnQQLMESKlE

Shortly after the train passes the river and steams through the backwoods, the switch leading to the railroad yard comes into view.  

Chris: Alrighty, there’s the switch up ahead on the uphill grade so time to open her up a little bit.

Chris then bumps the throttle open a little bit before notching up the Johnson bar causing Roy’s speed to climb up to 35 miles per hour.

Steven: Switch ahead!!!

Chris: Switch ahead!!!

Chris then yanks down on the whistle handle and gives 2 long blasts followed by one short blast with a................................

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Chris: And Shut her down!!!!

Chris then shut his throttle all the way as Roy gently coasted uphill passed the switch.
Chris then notched the Johnson bar all the way into the far corner before gently applying the brakes, gently slowing Roy and her train down.  Chris then threw the Johnson Bar in reverse and brought Roy number #4 and her train to a full and complete stop just passed the switch.

Rob: Seriously Chris!!!!  The Johnson Bar Stop is getting old!!!!

Chris: Again for the 1 millionth time, the Johnson Bar stop is the one and only way I know how to stop a train!!!!  Like it or not, I'm stuck doing it this way because it's how I learned.  If our locomotives were actually equipped with brake blocks and standard straight along with air independent engine brakes, I wouldn't be using the this tactic.

Lilly: AHHHHHHHH!!!!!  So that's a Johnson Bar stop!!!!!

Dougie: Yep, and it takes YEARS to master given how hard it is to perform, so not everyone on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway knows how to pull it off.    However with Chris, it's the one and only way he knows how to stop a train, so he's mastered it so well in such a short time and many of the other engineers become jealous.  Heck, a Johnson Bar stop is normally jerky given that's VERY sudden and can be damaging to the cylinder engines.  However, Chris doesn't do it until the train is almost completely stopped, so he uses the Johnson Bar reverser as a locomotive hand brake so his Johnson Bar stop is almost always smooth.  The only thing you will notice is that the engine will roll back 1 or 2 inches but that's it.  Again, that is VERY tough to do, so it makes those that haven't learned it, or who struggled to master it for a long time feel jealous.

Lilly: WOW!!!!!  I would not have known that!!!!

Conductor Eric then calls Chris on the radio as he gets off to throw the switch.

Conductor Eric: You are just over the switch, so that is a perfect cut!!!

Chris: Awesome!!!  Would you believe me if I told you that I wasn’t using any throttle for the uphill climb to pass the switch??!!!!

Conductor Eric: WHAT???!!!

Chris: Hard to believe right???!!!!  To top it off, I also performed the Johnson Bar stop, yet again!!!!

Lilly however was very impressed by watching Chris and how much he knew how to operate a locomotive by feel.

Conductor Eric: You guys certainly know your engines when it comes to it. LOL!!!

Chris then gives 3 blasts on the whistle, releases the brakes, gently bumps the throttle open, and Roy slowly and gently backs her train over the switch before gently coasting down hill into the railway yard.

Conductor Eric: Alright, I see the car barn up ahead, so I'll climb back on and inform the switchmen.

Chris: 10-4!!!

Conductor Eric then climbs back onto the caboose and gets the switchman to line up the switches in the right order for Roy to back up her consist into the right stall of the car shop.

Steven: All Lined Ahead!!!

Chris: All Lined Ahead!!!

Chris then gave 2 blasts on Roy’s whistle as she gently coasted through the switches and gently backed her train into the car shop.  
Chris then brought Roy to a gentle stop as he gently tapped the brake handle and threw the Johnson bar forward before getting out the closing checklist for the train consist.

Rob: I’ll take care of the train car consists’ closing checklist.

Chris: Awesome, Thanks!!!

Rob then disembarked before going to the front car behind the locomotive and pulling up on the coupler lift bar and detaching the safety chains.

Rob: Alright, I got it!!!!  You are good to detach!!!!

Chris then gave 2 blasts on the whistle, eased the throttle open, and Roy was soon detached from her train as she eased her way onto the turntable.

Chris: Now Princess, as you can see, this is not your typical railway yard.  In fact this is a state of the art turning facility.

Steven: Yep, because before Chris restored the railroad, we didn’t have all of this.  The turntable that you see us going on didn’t even exist.

Chris: The car shop you see back there is actually the original roundhouse because the locomotives were stored in there with the train cars, and as you can see, that is not a lot of room.

Steven: And Walter number #1 was stored in the VERY back of it in thousands of pieces all over the floor neglected, because A she was hidden by these train cars, B, we didn’t have the turning facility to actually overhaul her, and C, Shelley and Jonathon Kruger only really cared about one thing…….

Chris & Steven: MONEY!!!!

Lilly: I know, and it’s so sad……..but this is JUST WOW, AMAZING!!!!!!

Chris: Since I’ve fired them, The Mandez Machine Works came in and helped us out, and built us this beautiful facility.
You can see  that we now currently have 5 train consists in the car shop, which include one freight train for each freight engine, Walter, Roger, and Roy, plus a spare for incase anything were to break on one of them, and we also have our beautiful red passenger train consist, aka the Millennium II, which has been assigned to the Lilly Belle.

Steven: And just across the way is the paint shop where once a month, each locomotive and train car is sent in for paint touch ups.

Lilly: WOW!!!!  THIS IS SOOOOO COOL!!!!

Lilly was beaming all over as she was viewing the railroad’s roundhouse facility.  She couldn’t believe how well organized everything was, and how well the trains were run and maintained.
Chris gently moved Roy into position until the side marker red lamps on the turntable's side posts flashed repeatedly.

Dougie: Alright, I’ll get off and move you into position.

Chris: Thanks Dougie!!!

Dougie then climbed out of Roy’s cab, got out the remote, pressed a few arrow buttons to make the turntable do a full 180 degree rotation before lining up Roy number #4 with her assigned stall.

Dougie: Alright, you’re lined up and are now clear to back in!!!

Chris: Thanks Dougie!!!!

Steven then rang Roy’s bell as Chris gently eased her throttle open and backed Roy off of the turntable and into her roundhouse stall before throwing her Johnson Bar forward and making a quick stop to let Edward disembark.

Chris: Alrighty Edward you have a good one.

Edward: Thanks, you take care and have a safe trip to Florida and California.

Chris: Thanks, will do!!!

Edward then climbed out of Roy’s cab and made his way back to his car before Steven got back to ringing the bell, and Chris then threw the Johnson Bar back into reverse and gently backed Roy into her bay next to Roger.
After lining up Roy number #4's smoke stack with the vent hood, Chris then threw the Johnson Bar Forward, and shut the throttle all the way.

Chris: Alright!!!!  Shut her down!!!

Steven: Shutting her down!!!

Chris and Steven then set to work on dropping her fire, closing all of her valves, and shutting down her computers.
Chris and Steven then climbed out of the cab, threw safety chains under the drive wheels, closed all the injector branch pipes, and placed a cover on top of the stack's exhaust hole.
Chris then gently lifted Lilly out of the cab and helped her down.

Lilly: Thanks Chris!!!  That was awesome!!!

Chris: I’m glad you liked your ride in the cab.

Lilly couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw the inside of the roundhouse full with all 4 beautiful working steam locomotives used on The Magic Kingdom Steam Railway.  She instantly beamed when she laid her eyes on her favorite engine, the Lilly Belle number #2.

Lilly: OH MY GOSH!!!  THERE’S MY BABY!!!!

Lilly then ran over to the Lilly Belle, hugged her on the left hand side steam chest, and got a real good look at the locomotive.

Lilly: This little engine is just SOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!! I LOVE HER SO MUCH!!!!!!

Chris: She’s a beauty!!!  I’ll admit she’s a very beautiful locomotive, and a sweetheart.  But if you look carefully you’ll notice something.

Lilly: And what is that?

Chris: You got a clear shot of Lilly Belle because Roger number #3 is not in her assigned stall.

Lilly: Oh?? Now that I think about it, I thought I saw something empty.

Chris: Yep, she’s in the other Bay next to Roy, which will be Bay number #5, and that is our maintenance bay.

Lilly: WOW!!!!

Chris: Roger number #3 is right over here.
And as you can see her smoke box front has been removed from her and is hanging on the wall, her tender car which carries the water and fuel has been detached from her and is about 10 feet behind her, there are a bunch of hoses sticking out of her sides via boiler wash-out plugs, and she’s sitting over a drop pit.  Also, you'll notice that her whistle, safety valves, steam dome covers and lid have been removed as well as her steam chest and cylinder head covers. They are all sitting on the work bench next to the locomotive.
That is because Roger is undergoing her monthly boiler wash, and this is where we drain the boiler of its dirty water which is full of lime scale and mineral deposits, and clean it out as thoroughly as possible.  We also have our maintenance OEs power wash and clean the under carriage to remove as much dirt, grease, and grime as possible to prevent foreign articles from getting into the bearings.
Also the tender car has been detached because we drain the water tank of dirty water full  of lime scale and mineral deposits, and we also drain out the oil tank of all the old bio-diesel fuel.  We then clean out both the water and fuel tanks before filling them up with fresh clean water, and fresh clean bio-diesel, this way once the engine is done, we get as much of a good performance out of the engine as possible.
We also have the steam dome lid removed, so our OEs can access the inside of boiler to inspect everything, to make sure the boiler has been thoroughly cleaned.  It also allows the OEs to make adjustments on the throttle, make repairs to the whistle, and recalibrate the safety valves if need be.
Also with the cylinder head and steam chest covers removed, the OEs can make repairs on the packing glands, and also make a couple adjustments on the valve timing. Smile

Lilly: WOW!!!!  That is just so amazing!!!!

Chris: I know, and we do this once a month to each engine.  Even the Lilly Belle.  Even though we don’t use her much, we still perform a monthly boiler wash on her to keep the rotation going, and we keep it in numerical order.  So, once we’re done with Roger, it will be Roy’s turn for a monthly boiler wash, then it will start all over back with Walter, then Lilly.  We use this same method when it comes to the yearly FRA Hydro Test.   We will also use this strategy with both the 5 year FRA firebox stay-bolt inspection, and the mandated FRA 15-year Form 4 Inspection when those times come, but they're a long ways away. LOL!!!
So you can see that our locomotives are MUCH better maintained than they used to be, and are pretty much in top notch form. Smile

Lilly: Chris, you’re amazing!!!!  You have everything wired down completely!!!!  I just don’t know how you do it!!!! It's just WOW!!!!!!! I am so proud of you!!!!

Chris: I question that myself.  I just worry about these guys being able to manage without me while I’m away.

Chris then hears 2 familiar sounds as John Goss chases Robert into the locker room.

Robert: NOOOOOOO!!!!!  GET AWAY!!!!!!

John Goss: ROBERT, I’LL GET YOU!!!!!

Chris: And it looks like I’ll be better off taking a shower at home once the “Butt Bassoon” or "Pumbaa Tuba" go off yet again!!!!

Lilly: *Giggles* Chris, you really are sooo funny!!!!

Steven then finishes filling out the closing checklist.

Steven: Alright!!!!  Everything checks out, engine's safely stopped and secured, nothing's broken, there was no change in her performance, there are no leaks on her, nothing wrong with the computer, paint is not chipped, and we are good to green tag her for tomorrow!!!!

Chris: Thanks Steven!!!  At least someone here knows what he’s doing.  Seriously, I worry about the railroad in my absence.

Big Joe: Don’t worry about a thing Christian, we have it all under control.

Chris: Are you sure about that Joe?  Because you know once Roger is buttoned up and back in service, it’s Roy’s turn to go down for a boiler wash next week.  Not to mention almost EVERY closing check list on Roger has an X on it for non-satisfaction because no matter what happens, something always goes hay-wire on her whenever I'm not her!!!!

Steven: You got that right!!!!  Parts will come flying off her when you least expect it, and the late night cleaning staff who walk the track come to us first thing in the morning and say "here are some of the parts that came off one of your engines."  And we all know that it's Roger!!!!  But that NEVER happens when you're on her!!!! LOL!!!!

Chris: That is my worry!!!!!  And to top if off Roger number #3 is MY FAVORITE ENGINE!!!!!  So you better treat her right when she's back in service.

Big Joe: Don’t even worry about it!!!  Danny will make sure the OEs stay in line.

Chris: Do you guys have Walter’s closing checklist?

Big Joe: Yeah man!!!  It’s in the office ready to go to the FRA!!!

Chris: Good!!!  I’m glad to see you’re on top of everything too Joe. ☺️

Big Joe: Of course, what kind of engineer would I be if I wasn’t??!!!

Chris: Good point!!

Chris then walks into the office, picks up Walter’s closing check list, and places it in an envelope with Roy’s ready to be sent to the FRA.

Big Joe: Now if you’ll excuse me, don't anyone come in this bathroom for the next 25 minutes!!!

Chris: UH-OH!!! Joe's going into his music room to put on a concert!!!!! LOL!!!!!

Big Joe: SHUT UP YOU!!!!

John Goss: WHAAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!  WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, HOOOOOOO, HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!  BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just then the sound like that of a monorail horn went off out of nowhere.

Big Joe then comes running out of the locker room all disgusted!!!

Big Joe: GOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS????!!!!!!!!

John Goss: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!

Big Joe: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!  I can hold it and wait until I get home because somebody just ate too many mushrooms!!!!!  

Chris: And the “Butt Bassoon” strikes again!!

Lilly: *Giggles and bursts out laughing*  FART!!!

Big Joe: SERIOUSLY!!!!  THAT GUY IS A SEWAGE PLANT!!!!

Chris: You're one to talk Joe because you're the same way after eating salads.  Not to mention even though you try to be the "Silent but deadly," you end up being loud enough to wake up a neighborhood!!!!

Big Joe: SHUT UP YOU!!!! NOW I REALLY HOPE WE GET ASSIGNED AS A TANDOM AGAIN, BECAUSE I'M GONNA LET IT RIP SO BAD ON YOU, YOU'LL NEVER FORGET IT!!!!!!

Robert: OW!!! IT BURNS!!!!!!!

Big Joe: NOW WHY WOULD YOU EAT MUSH THAT WOULD MUSH UP YOUR ROOM????!!!!

Chris: Now I’m really gonna take a shower at home before I head off to the airport!!!

Big Joe: Yeah man, what are you still doing here??!!!  You got a plane to catch man!!!  So get going!!! GET AWAY!!!!

Chris: Alright, will do Joe!!!  But are you sure everything will be alright with my absence?

Big Joe: Yeah man don’t worry about it!!!

Lilly then kissed Chris on the cheek and tried to calm him down because she could see that he was worried about things.

Lilly: It’ll be alright babe, I’ll make sure of it. *Giggles*

Big Joe: Yeah man, take it from her, she’ll make sure we’re in line here man!!!

Chris: I’ll take your word for it Joe.

Big Joe: You have a safe trip Christian and be sure to take a lot of pictures.

Chris: Will do.

Lilly: Good night Joe!!!

Big Joe: You have a good night Lilly Belle.

Chris and Lilly then head off to their car, but Chris still couldn’t help but worry.

Chris: Are you sure everything will be alright Joe?

Big Joe: NOW WHAT DID I JUST SAY?  GET AWAY!!!!!


To Be Continued!!....................


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Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:15 pm

Chapter 6

A Little Model Lilly Belle

Shortly after Chris and Lilly left the engine house, they could hear a bunch of shouting followed by the sounds of chairs wrestling.

Big Joe: WHAT THE??? GET AWAY!!!!!

John Goss: WHAAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!  WHOOOOOOOOO, HOOOOOOOOOOO, HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert: NO!!!!!! GET AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Old Man Ernie: FUCK YOU!!!!  GET YOUR REAR END OVER HERE!!!!!

Jonathan Bromudez: ERNIE DON'T HAVE A COW!!!!

Mark: WAY TO GO REMMY!!!!!

Phil: HEY, HEY, HEY COME ON NOW!!!!!  I DON'T DO THAT!!!!

Remmy: YEAH, HILARIOUS!!!!  IT WASN'T ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris: Oh my God!!!!  FLYIN, FUCKEN, SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lilly couldn’t help but laugh.

Lilly: *Giggles*  Your friends REALLY crack me up Chris!!!

Chris: They crack me up too, but I still worry about the operation in my absence.

Lilly: I know, but everything will be okay.  Besides, If they clown around too much, I’ll make sure they stay in line. *Giggles*  

Chris: Well, I guess I can’t be too worried, because I trust you with my life.

Lilly: I know you do. ☺️

Lilly then looked behind her and couldn’t believe just how large the engine house was in the roundhouse facility.

Lilly: OH MY GOSH, THAT SHED IS HUGE!!!!

Chris: I forgot to tell you that behind the engine house lies our restoration and machine shop, where we overhaul our locomotives and train cars whenever they require heavy repairs.  Fortunately all 3 of the boys along with all train cars, got full ground up rebuilds at Mandez during the 2 month hiatus, and Lilly Belle’s poor rebuild was also corrected at the time, so nothing is in need of any serious maintenance anytime soon.  But when the time comes, we’re ready to do the repair work ourselves.  To top it off, our machine shop is a state of the art facility with almost every machine imaginable that is required for overhauling steam locomotives.

Lilly: WOW!!!!  That is truly amazing Chris, and I couldn’t be more impressed with how on top of everything you are.  You really know your stuff, and I just can’t help but be amazed.  

Chris: I’m glad you think so, because this railroad and the locomotives were everything to my dad, Edward, and they’re pretty much all I have left of him.

Lilly: I know he’d be very proud of you Chris.  I definitely am.

Lilly then gives Chris a kiss on the cheek and notices a few tears in his eyes.

Lilly: I understand how much you miss your parents because I miss mine too, and very badly.

Chris: That I do, but more than anything, I couldn’t be happier than to have you in my life.

Lilly: And I can’t be any happier than to have you in my life Chris.  I know how much it hurts to lose both parents, and I couldn’t be any happier than to have found someone who understands my pain on that.

Chris: And I can’t be any happier than to know how understanding you are on how painful it is to lose your family like that.

Lilly: And you know you can always talk to me whenever you need to.  

Chris: And you can always talk to me anytime Princess.

Lilly: I love you Chris; more than anything.

Chris: I love you too Lilly; with all my heart.

Chris and Lilly then wrap their arms around each other in a heartfelt hug before getting in the car and setting off for Gateway Towers.

Chris: And it’s only 6:00 o-clock, so we should be good on time.

Lilly: But I’m really gonna miss you when you’re gone.  I don’t know how I’ll manage without you.

Chris: And you have no idea how badly I want you to come on my trip with me and share my experiences at The 2 Most Magical Places On Earth.

Lilly: For once I wish I didn’t have to deal with school or cheerleading, but it is what is.  

Chris: And I really hope your competition at the Winter Cheer Cup goes well.

Lilly: Thank you so very much Chris.   You’ve always been so supportive of me, and because of you, I managed to get over my fear of heights, and become a flyer without having to worry about being dropped.

Chris: If it wasn’t for you, I probably would have lost all sanity during the railroad’s dark times.

Lilly: And if it wasn’t for you, I’d probably still be curled up in a ball crying helplessly like a baby.

Chris & Lilly: *Sigh*  I just hope these next 2 weeks go by really fast because I don’t know how I’ll manage without you.

It isn’t long until Chris and Lilly arrive at the Gateway Towers complex, when Valet parking greets them warmly.

Valet Parking Attendant: Welcome home Master Boltar, your royal highness Sir.

Chris: Thank you.  

Valet Parking Attendant: Will you be needing the car tonight?

Chris: No actually, I’ll be out of town for 2 weeks, so just keep her secured in the garage, and make sure you place a heater on the battery and engine block to prevent them from freezing if the temperature drops too low.

Valet Parking Attendant: No problem Sir.

Valet Parking then helps Lilly out of the car as Chris hands Valet parking the valet keys, before they take the car into the garage down below.

Valet Parking Attendant: Welcome To Gateway Towers Princess.

Lilly: Thank you so very much.

Valet Parking Attendant: My Pleasure!!

Lilly: OH MY GOSH CHRIS!!!!  The complex you live at is soooo nice!!!!

Chris: I know.  And what’s crazy is that I live on floor 26, which is the top floor.

Lilly: WOW!!!!  THAT IS AMAZING!!!

Chris: Yep.

Chris and Lilly then walk through the lobby and pass by many beautiful fountains as they make their way past the grand atrium and over to the elevators.

Lilly: WOW!!!!  This is sooooo beautiful!!!!!

Chris: And it beats the maintenance and upkeep of the old mansion my family and I used to live in.

Lilly: Oh yeah, that’s right!!!  I remember that you’re from a VERY well off family, then again so was I until you know……..

Chris: Yeah, but your foster parents have a really nice home.

Lilly: I know, and I love it so much.

Chris: I see it has been beautifully renovated.  It feels very cozy and well loved, and it feels like that perfect American family dream house.

Lilly: I couldn’t agree with you more, and both Mr. and Mrs. Hammond have been nothing but good to me, and Dillan may have been a jerk at first, but he’s actually a REALLY nice guy, and he treats me with respect now.

Chris: I am so glad to hear that.

Chris and Lilly then make their way into the elevator before they press the button for floor 26 and the elevator makes its way up to the top floor.

Lilly: I still can’t get over how beautiful this place is.

Chris: You may find this hard to believe but my condo was a fixer upper.

Lilly: I remember you telling me that!!!!

Chris: Everything was very old and outdated from the 1980s and 90s when I bought the unit back in 2008, so I completely gutted it, and redesigned it myself.  
Well, I actually had a contractor do all the work, but I chose all finishes……..

Lilly: I know what you mean. *Giggles*

The elevator then reaches the top floor and Chris and Lilly soon exit the elevator, walk through the hallway and pass more beautiful fountains before arriving outside the door to Chris’s unit.

Lilly: This does look familiar.

Chris: Let me guess?  The Life Of A Prince & Princess?

Lilly: YOU TOTALLY READ MY MIND!!!!

Chris: I believe this building was the inspiration to that complex in the story, and that most filming location was here as well, but…….

Lilly: But what?

Chris: There is a huge difference between this Gateway Towers, and the Gateway Towers that was used in the movie, and that is, in the movie, the Monorail stops right outside the entrance to the complex parallel to the drive way where valet parking is, where as in this building, the monorail stops inside the atrium on the second floor.

Lilly: Now that I think about it, I did notice that!!!

Chris: One of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels has the monorail running through one of the atriums of their hotels.  I believe it’s the Contemporary that has it, and that was the inspiration for the monorail to run through the Atrium here.

Lilly: WOW!!!!  Again, you really know your stuff, and you never cease to amaze me Chris.  

Lilly then gives Chris a kiss on the cheek and holds his hand as he gets out the key to the condo.
Chris then unlocks and locks and opens the 2 massive doors, and all the lights go on.
As the 2 enter Lilly is completely blown away by the condo’s grandeur.

Lilly: WOW!!!!  This is so beautiful!!!!  YOU REALLY DESIGNED THIS???!!!!

Chris: Yep, everything you see, all the colors of the dark rosewood, the marble floors, the brick fireplace, the quartz counter tops in the gourmet chef’s kitchen, the wall paper on the wall, the furniture, the curtains, and the hardware was all chosen by me.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!  THAT IS SO AMAZING!!!!

Lilly then looked up at the ceiling and noticed the model G scale steam trains running as they were huffing and puffing, blowing their whistles, and ringing their bells.

Lilly: That is cute. ☺️

Chris: Had to find some way to put them in. LOL!

Lilly then noticed a beautiful rosewood colored Mason & Hamlin BB Modeled Double Keyboard baby Grand Piano in the living room area, along with beautiful glass sculptures, beautiful pottery, and beautiful oil paintings of old steam trains on the walls.

Chris: Make yourself at home Princess.

Lilly: Okay, but do you mind if I go in your room?

Chris: Not at all Princess.

Chris then takes Lilly to the master suite, and she is completely blown away by it, from the massive 4 poster bed, to the massive plasma t.v. in what looked like a mirror frame, to the beautiful wall paper and oil paintings on the walls, to the beautiful curtains that ran along the massive glass windows that ran a full 90 degrees on the corner of the bedroom, to the massive walk-in closet.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!  THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!  I MEAN I CAN’T BELIEVE THE VIEW!!!!  YOU CAN LITERALLY SEE ALL OF MAGIC KINGDOM CITY FROM HERE!!!

Chris: I know, and you can even hear the train whistles from here too.

Lilly: THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!!

Chris: I know.

Lilly then went into the master bathroom and she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw everything from the beautiful white Carrera Marble, to the beautiful red wooden vanity with Marble counter top and dual vanity sinks with oil rubbed bronze and porcelain faucets, to the massive free standing deep soaker bath tub, to the beautiful porcelain and oil rubbed bronze Perrin & Rowe Faucets, to the massive glass enclosed shower stall with a beautiful external thermostatic shower pipe with a beautiful 8 inch sun flower shower head and handheld unit in oil rubbed bronze along with porcelain valve handles, to the beautiful striped wall paper, to the beautiful crown molding running along the ceiling, to the beautiful mirror frames, to the beautiful lamp fixtures, to the beautiful towel racks and towel rings, and the separate water closet which also featured a bidet.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!  Mr. & Mrs. Hammond have a beautiful Master bathroom but nothing like this!!!  And I can’t believe you actually chose all of this yourself.

Chris: As you can see, I do love the cottage traditional designs but with the modern flare of today.

Lilly: I think it’s amazing!!!  You really have good taste Chris.

Chris: I’m glad you think so Princess.

Lilly: I know so.

Lilly then gave Chris a kiss on the cheek and Chris kissed her back.

Chris: It is also my understanding that you enjoy your bubble baths.

Lilly: Yes, how’d you know?

Chris: Mrs. Hammond told me.

Lilly: That’s so much like her. *Giggles*

Chris: So while we wait for them to arrive, while I take a shower, you’re more than welcome to use my tub.  I never use it given that I don’t have the time, so you’re more than welcome to use it.

Lilly: Are you sure?

Chris: Of course. ☺️ I understand you and the girls had a long day of cheerleading practice, and would like to freshen up before we go, so go ahead and use my tub. It at least gives me a reason to FINALLY put it to good use. LOL!!! Smile

Lilly: THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH CHRIS!!!

Lilly then wrapped arms around Chris, and gave him a gently kiss on the lips and Chris kissed her back.

Chris: Anytime Princess.

Lilly: Your tub is so beautiful, so I know I’ll enjoy it. And you're so right, me and the girls did have a LONG day of cheerleading, so a bath sounds WONDERFUL right now!!!!!

Chris: No need to hurry, so enjoy it as much as you like.

Chris then got the bath started for Lilly by filling the tub up with warm water and putting in the bubble bath soaps.

Chris: Also, don’t worry.  I won’t be peeping while you undress and bathe, and I’ll be wearing towel around my lower extremity while I’m in the shower.

Lilly: *Giggles*  You’re so cute, but you know that I don’t mind you seeing me naked.

Chris: I know you don’t, but I still don’t want you to feel uncomfortable.

Lilly: You really are a sweetheart Chris, and it means a lot. Smile  

Chris: Oh, and here’s another thing.

Chris then grabbed the remote and activated the dual sided fireplace that was right by the bathtub and far side of the bedroom.

Lilly: OH MY GOSH THAT IS AMAZING!!!

Chris: Thought you’d like it.

Lilly: I do, a lot. ☺️

Chris then got his change of clothes before he and Lilly looked away from each other and then undressed.  Chris then wrapped a towel around his waste before stepping in the shower and turning on the water before Lilly folded up her cheer uniform and placed it on top of the vanity before stepping into the tub and making herself comfortable.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!!

Chris: And it’s yours whenever you want it.

Lilly: Thank you so very much Chris.

Chris: Anytime Princess.

Lilly smiled as she took a deep breath and went underwater while Chris walked directly into the cascading water under the sun flower shower head, and the 2 really began to relax and enjoy themselves until.  A good 15 minutes had passed when........................
The blasted phone rings, causing Lilly to pop up out of the water and Chris to move out from underneath the massive sunflower shower head.

Chris: I just wish there were such things as waterproof landline phones, since we already have waterproof cell phones!!!

Lilly: Yeah, I don’t get it!!!

Chris then shuts off the water, exits his glass enclosed shower, and grabs a towel before making his way to the water closet where the phone was and answers it.

Mr. Hammond: Good evening Chris.

Chris: Hello Mr. Hammond.

Mr. Hammond: We’ll be leaving the house in about 5 minutes to pick you up, so we should be over there real soon.

Chris: Sounds good, thanks for letting me know Mr. Hammond.

Mrs. Hammond: Anytime sweetie?  How’s Lilly?

Chris: She’s doing very well; she’s enjoying a nice bubble bath in my deep soaker tub.

Mrs. Hammond: That’s very sweet of you, sweetie.

Chris: I’ll let her know that you’re on the way, and we’ll meet you in the atrium when you arrive.

Mr. Hammond: That sounds good Chris.

Chris then gets off the phone with Mr. and Mrs. Hammond before exiting the water closet, drying himself off, grabbing a few more fresh towels and placing them by the tub for Lilly.

Chris: Here you go Princess.

Lilly takes one final dive under water to rinse off before Chris holds out his hand to help her out.  
Lilly giggles as she sees Chris looking away with his eyes shut while blushing.

Lilly: *Giggles* You’re SOOOOOOOOO cute, and very sweet Chris.

Lilly then grabs Chris’s hand as she gets out of the tub, wraps her arms around him, and gives him a gentle kiss on the cheek.
This caused Chris to blush even more and caused his heart to race REALLY fast.

Lilly: OH MY GOD, you're REALLY blushing and is that you're heart racing??!!!

Chris: It's obvious that I'm a complete novis when it comes to being in a relationship................

Lilly: AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! CHRIS, YOU ARE SOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!

Lilly then continued to hug Chris and gave him another gentle kiss on the cheek before she wraps a towel around herself.
Chris then gets out a hairbrush and hair dryer and places them on the vanity for Lilly.

Chris: Here you go.  

Lilly: Thank you so much Chris.  

Lilly then brushes and blow dries her hair as Chris gets out his raiser and lathers his face with shaving cream before shaving his face and then sets to work on brushing his teeth..  
Lilly then goes into her cheer bag, and gets out her tooth brush and tooth past, and brushes her teeth.
She then gets out her make up kit and fixes up her make-up, eye glitter, and eyebrow mascara while Chris gets his hair paste and fixes his hair.
It isn’t long until Chris and Lilly are both dressed and ready to go.

Lilly: Okay, I’m ready when you are.

Chris: As am I.

Lilly: Again, Thank you so very much for letting me use your tub.

Chris: Hey, no problem.  I never use it, so I’m glad I got to put it to go use for once. LOL!!!

Lilly: I really love it and that bath did the trick for me.

Lilly then gives Chris another kiss on the cheek and Chris kisses her back.

Lilly: I love you Chris.

Chris: I love you too Lilly.  

Lilly smiled brightly at him before the 2 set to work on picking up the wet towels and placing them in the laundry basket in the massive walk in closet.  
Lilly then grabs her cheer bag while Chris grabs his suite case, and as they head into the massive great room, something catches Lilly’s eye.

Lilly: OH MY GOSH!!!!!!

Chris: I figured that would catch your eye Princess. Smile

Right on Chris’s work bench in a small corner was a 1:20.3 scale Bachmann Spectrum Large Scale Model of the Lilly Belle number #2, and it was completely hand painted and custom lettered by Chris himself.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!  IT’S A MODEL OF MY BABY!!!!!!

Lilly ran right over to Chris’s work bench and was completely blown away by the model of the Lilly Belle number #2.

Chris: Took me a month to completely disassemble, completely hand paint, and reinstall every last part.   And it’s not just the paint work that was re-done, for under the hood, the engine has been completely computerized and can run on track power, or battery power in both Digital command control, or basic power & ground DC.
Originally the engine was bought used, had fallen off a shelf, and was badly damaged from the fall.  I then saw this as a fun project and restored her to better than new condition.  Her upgrades included an all metal gear box, computer system with cooling fans from the new generation Spectrum Moguls, and metal tender trucks along with a working crosshead feed water pump on the right hand side just like on the proto-type.
She also received a Pro-Line V2 fan driven smoke unit with a voltage governor, 2 easy connect engine to tender wire pig-tails, a Phoenix PB-11 Version 6 sound unit complete with authentic synchronized chuff, rod knock, cylinder hiss, crew chatter, lifting injectors, safety valve pop-off, blow down, water fill, and of course whistle and bell sounds.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!  IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Chris: To top it off, it also uses air wire control when on battery and DCC operation, so if you don’t mind if I borrow your phone for a second……..

Lilly: Okay???

Lilly then hands Chris her IPhone 7 Plus, and wasting no time, Chris instantly downloads the Air-wire operation app, opens the app, gently lifts Lilly Belle’s oil hatch cover, and presses a button.  A signal then goes to the App, and Lilly Belle number #2 is instantly recognized on Lilly’s cell phone as the remote control buttons show up on the touch screen.
Chris then hands Lilly back her phone.

Chris: Alright, now all you gotta do is press the red power button and see what happens.

Lilly: Okay

Lilly then pressed the red power button and Lilly Belle’s front headlamp lit up as did the LEDs in the firebox before the sound the steam turbine generator whining along with the sound of steam hissing followed by the sound of the blow down and safety valve pop off went off with a…………………….

WHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

Lilly then instantly beamed as the little engine roared to life.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!

Chris: Press the chimney button.

Lilly then pressed the button that looked like a chimney and the Pro-line fan driven smoke unit activated causing smoke to pour out of Lilly Belle number #2’s little diamond smoke stack.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!!

Chris: Also look down in the under-carriage.

Lilly looked down at Lilly Belle’s under-carriage and noticed the glowing ash-pan in the firebox area.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!

Chris: Also look inside the cab. Smile

Lilly then looked inside the cab, and was completely stunned when she saw a beautiful cab interior with a boiler back-head bristling with pipes and gauges including the mains team pressure gauge, air brake pressure gauge, water sight glass, tri-cock valves, steam and water injector pipes and valves, throttle lever, sanding handle, open firebox door with the in-glowing firebox, operating windows and front doors, working Johnson Bar linkage, and of course the whistle handle and bell chord.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!! THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!!

Chris: Alright, now drag the screen and you’ll come to the transformer part of the controller.

Lilly then dragged the touch screen over on her phone, and sure enough, the transformer controller came up on the remote.

Chris: Now just move your finger over the dial and turn it right.

Lilly then moved her finger on the dial and turned it right when……….

WHOOO, WHOOO!!!!!

CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG!!!!!!

Lilly Belle number #2 gave 2 blasts on her whistle and rang her bell as her little drive wheels began to move followed by the sounds of………..

HUFFFFFF, PUFFFFFF, CHUFF-CHUFF CHUFF-CHUFF, CHUFF-CHUFF CHUFF-CHUFF, CHUFF-CHUFF CHUFF-CHUFF………………….

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!

Chris: Now press the whistle button.

Lilly then pressed the whistle button causing the 4 whistle grade crossing blast to go off with a……………

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOO-OOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Lilly’s eyes soon filled with tears as she beamed while the little engine was puffing along Chris’s work bench.

Chris: And to slow her down to a stop, just move your finger on the dial to the left.

Lilly then moved her on the dial and turned it left as Lilly Belle gently slowed down but as the little engine slowed down the sounds of rod knocking, air compressor huffing and puffing, along with cylinder cock hissing, bell ringing, and the safety valve popping off activated really bringing Lilly to tears.

Lilly: WOW!!!!!!

The little engine soon came to a full and complete stop before giving off a blow-down procedure and giving one blast on the whistle.
Shortly after stopping the sounds of lifting injectors, crew chatter, and water fill soon went off.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!  THIS IS SO AMAZING AND SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Chris: You also have your forward and reverse buttons on the remote, along with your bell button to trigger the bell, your emergency panic stop button, headlamp button to activate and deactivate the headlamp, smoke button to activate and deactivate the smoke unit, whistle button to trigger the whistle, coupler button to trigger the coupler sounds, and of course your sound volume control buttons.
And on the main menu of the remote, you have your switches for Track, Battery, DCC, and DC.   When in Battery, or track DCC, the app on your phone will read the engine’s signal, so you’ll be able to operate it from your phone, but if you switch to DC, then the signal will hibernate and the engine can only be operated from a separate analog transformer like how most model trains are operated when on a big layout at train shows. Also when in DC mode, the bell and whistle will be trigger by magnets located down on the track, so you won't have to worry about activating them from your phone.   The app however will not shut off unless your press the main menu button for your phone’s desktop.  

Lilly: AWESOME!!!!  THIS IS SO COOL!!!!!  I LOVE THIS LITTLE ENGINE SO MUCH!!!!!

Chris: I knew you would, and here are the pictures of what she looked like when I bought her, and when she was in pieces during her restoration and transformation.

Chris then got out the pictures on his IPhone 4S and showed Lilly all of the before, during, and after pictures of the little engine.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!  CHRIS, YOU ARE SOOOOOO AMAZING!!!!!

Chris then goes underneath his workbench, and gently pulls out a beautiful rosewood suitcase that was custom made for the Bachmann Spectrum Mogul.
He then carefully opened the case and inside was a beautiful soft foam insert for the little engine.

Chris: She’s all yours so you can play with her as much as you want.

Lilly: WHAT?????!!!!!!!! REALLY????!!!!!!

Chris: Yes!!! Smile

Lilly: Are you sure?  YOU WORKED SO HARD ON IT!!!

Chris: Of course!!  I run the full size Lilly Belle, and given that it’s your favorite engine on the roster, you should have the model, not to mention that it will go PERFECTLY with your beautiful doll house. Besides I have the Denver & Rio Grande number #15, the Raton, and it's wired the exact same way.

Lilly: OH MY GOSH CHRIS……………….

More tears pour down Lilly’s face as she wraps her around Chris and kisses him gently on the lips.

Lilly: Thank you so very much Chris, and you're right, it will go perfectly with my doll house. Smile

Chris: Anytime Lilly.

Lilly then kissed Chris on the cheek again before he pressed the red power button on Lilly’s phone and the Lilly Belle shut off.

Chris then brought over his 1:20.3 Large Scale Spectrum 2-6-0 Mogul, the Denver & Rio Grande Raton number #15.

Chris: Here is my 2-6-0 Mogul, the Raton, and you can see that she is literally the same engine, with just a few differences in details, except the paint work and lettering is stock and was done on an assembly line where as the paint work and lettering on your engine was custom done.
And like with yours, I wired mine to run on Air-Wire Control along with DCC via my IPhone 4S as well as basic DC operation. She's also fully equipped with the Pro-line V2 fan driven smoke unit with voltage governor and Phoenix PB-11 V6 sound system. So basically the only difference is the paint, whistle sounds, fuel load since yours is bio-diesel fired while mine is coal fired, and the fact that mine doesn't have an air-compressor or air brakes as well as the fact it uses 2 cross head feed water pumps, but otherwise they're the same engine. Smile

Lilly: WOW!!!!! OH MY GOD!!!!! YOU'RE RIGHT!!!!! They do look A LOT alike, are both VERY beautiful, and I love them both VERY much. Smile

The little Lilly Belle number #2 engine was then gently detached from her tender before being carefully placed inside of its foam insert in the beautiful rosewood suitcase.  The tender was then carefully placed in the foam insert as was a bottle of vanilla flavored smoke fluid, a small bottle of Royal Purple lubrication oil, an owner’s manual, and a DVD on the Spectrum Mogul.

Lilly: OH MY GOSH!!!!

Chris: I figured it would be something you could enjoy while I’m away, so consider it an early Christmas present. Smile

Lilly: I will think about you every time I play with it, and I can't wait to display it next to my doll house.

Chris then gently closed the case and locked it up good and secure.  He then went over to his laptop, unlocked it when the pages of Disneyland’s and Walt Disney World’s holiday festivities showed up.

Chris: CRAP!!!!

Wasting no time, Chris closed the links to the pages, but thankfully Lilly didn’t see a thing.

Lilly: Everything okay, Baby?

Chris: Yeah, everything’s fine, just needed to print out the travel documents. LOL!!!

Lilly: Oh, you don't want to forget that. *Giggles* Smile LOL!!!

Chris then printed out the travel documents for his hotel reservations and park hopper tickets before shutting down his laptop and packing it up in its carrier.

Lilly: You’ve got your hands full, so I’ll carry your laptop.

Chris: Thanks Princess.

Lilly: Of course.

Lilly then gave Chris a kiss on his cheek as she picked the case to his laptop and placed the strap on her shoulder before picking up her cheerleading bag.
Chris then got his large suitcase and the Lilly Belle number #2’s suitcase.

Lilly: Okay, they should be here soon, so I’m ready when you are.

Chris: Alrighty.

Chris and Lilly then leave the condo and lock it up before they make their way to back to the elevator.
As the elevator descends, Chris and Lilly begin to fell glum before the departure even gets underway.

Chris: 6:30, and we’ve got plenty of time.

Lilly: That’s great.

Chris & Lilly: Well um……..

Lilly: I really am gonna miss you.  

Chris: Me too............

Lilly: WHAT AM I KIDDING?  THIS SUCKS!!!!

Chris: YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!!!

Lilly: I'M GONNA MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY!!!!

Chris: AS WILL I!!!!

Chris & Lilly: IT'S JUST NOT FAIR, WHY DO WE HAVE TO BE APART AGAIN? THE 2 AND 1/2 MONTHS OF NOT SEEING EACH OTHER WAS BAD ENOUGH, AND A LITTLE OVER 2 WEEKS???!!!!!! I DON'T KNOW HOW I'LL MANAGE WITHOUT YOU!!!!!! YOU'RE EVERYTHING TO ME!!!!! I LOVE YOU AND CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT YOU AND THESE NEXT 2 WEEKS ARE GONNA BE WAY TOO PAINFUL WITHOUT YOU!!!!!!

Chris and Lilly then look at each other and burst out laughing for they couldn’t believe that they both said the exact same things together and in sync at that yet again.

Chris & Lilly: *BURST OUT LAUGHING*

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!! LOL!!!!!  IT HAPPENED AGAIN!!!!

Chris: WE’RE BOTH IDIOTS!!!! LOL!!!!!

Lilly: BUT WE CAN’T HELP IT!!! LOL!!!!

Chris and Lilly then wrap their arms around each other and hold each other tightly in an intimate hug as the elevator makes its way down to the ground floor level when some people wanted to enter caught them.

Chris: Uh-Oh!!!!

Lilly: OOPS!!!!!!

Chris: We'll get out of your way!!!!

Lilly: This is awkward!!!!

Chris and Lilly then leave the elevator and walk into the atrium as those who wanted to use the elevator enter.


To Be Continued.....................


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Re: A Happily Ever After Christmas

Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:26 pm

Chapter 7

A Teary Departure

Chris and Lilly soon exit the elevator and make their way over to the massive atrium where they spot one of the monorails coming in.

Lilly: WOW!!!  That is sooooo AWESOME!!!!

Chris: I know.  

Chris then thought to himself and felt that the particular location in the Atrium in between the opposing east and west bound monorail beams would be a perfect place to put a massive Christmas tree, while at the far end of the Atrium, in between 2 beautiful fountains, would be the perfect place for a large Gingerbread house that would be modeled after the complex.  Also a model train would have to circle around the Christmas tree, while a model monorail would circle the Ginger Bread House.

Chris: Those monorails sure add a lot of character to the complex.

Lilly: Yeah, and I think it’s sooooo cool how they come right through here.

Chris: Not a lot of residence live on the second floor given that it houses 2 restaurants, a clothing store, a Starbucks, a ball room, a heated pool and hot tub, a gym, a tennis court, a spa, a game room, and a movie theater. There is also a pool, hot tub, and courtyard on the roof of the building along with a fire pit, big screen t.v., a bar, and an upscale restaurant.  However, the residence that do live on the second floor have it REALLY good because they can just walk straight from their condo units and onto the monorails to commute without dealing with the elevators or stairs.

Lilly: WOW!!!!  THAT IS AWESOME!!!!

Chris: Also given that you pay a premium for living here, monorail rides to Gateway Towers residence are complimentary.

Lilly: WOW!!!!  That seems REALLY nice.  I am having to renew my monthly pass at the ticket & transportation center and they are PRICEY!!!.

Chris: Now that I think about it, what made you take the monorails over the buses?

Lilly: The buses take too long, and I was almost always late to cheerleading practice in the morning until that fateful morning when you and I first met. , With the monorails however, it’s less of a worry given that stops don’t take very long, and if I take an express monorail, there are NO stops AT ALL.  Also had I not ridden the monorail, I probably wouldn’t have noticed the steam trains that I love so much, and I probably wouldn’t have met the love of my life, aka you.  Heck meeting you is what actually made me late for cheerleading on that fateful morning, but I have no regrets now looking back because meeting was the best thing to happen to me Chris, and I mean it.

Lilly then gently stroked Chris's face and gave him a gentle kiss on the cheek.

Chris: *Blushes bright red*  I guess things happen for a reason.

Lilly: *Blushes bright pink*  Yeah, and meeting you on that very day when I first rode the monorail will always hold a special place in my heart.

Chris: That very day I originally got engineer certified. LOL But it will always be special to me too, but it still can't compete to the night of the railroad's Grande Reopening on May 29th.

Lilly: There's no way any day can top that off in my heart.  Your marriage proposal to me means more than words can describe.

Chris & Lilly: That magical night will always be special to both of us.

Lilly then gives Chris a kiss on the cheek before they make their way through the Atrium and it isn’t long until Mr. & Mrs. Hammond greet them warmly.

Mrs. Hammond: Hello sweeties.  How are you?

Chris: We’re doing very well, how about you?

Mrs. Hammond: We’re great; thank you for asking sweetie.

Mr. Hammond: I’ll help you with your bags Chris.  

Chris: Thanks!!!  One of them is yours because its………

Lilly: It’s a model of my baby!!!

Chris: Inside the rosewood suitcase, is a model of the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway number #2, the Lilly Belle, and I built that out of a Bachmann Spectrum Large Scale 2-6-0 Mogul.  I also know that it will go very well with Lilly's beautiful doll house.

Lilly: IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!  And Chris gave it to me as and early Christmas present!!!  Also, he's not lying by saying that it's a perfect match for my doll house.  Do you mind if we open up the box?

Chris: Not at all!

Chris and Lilly then carefully place the beautiful Rosewood suit case down and place it on its side.  They then unlock it before slowly and carefully open it and reveal the beautiful model locomotive.

Mr. Hammond: WOW!!!!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: OH MY GOD, THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Mr. Hammond: AND YOU BUILT IT CHRIS!!!!!!

Chris: More like actually rebuilt it since it was a fixer upper project since I bought it used after it fell off a shelf.

Lilly: But Chris did such an AMAZING job, you can't even tell that it was broken in the first place!!!!

Chris: And I know my 2 week absence is gonna be hard on Lilly, so I want her to be occupied with something special while I'm away.

Mrs. Hammond: That is just so sweet of you Chris!!  Thank you so much.

Chris: Anytime.  

Chris and Lilly then slowly and carefully closed the beautiful Rosewood suite case to the Lilly Belle number #2 and locked it good and secure.
Mr. Hammond then helped Chris with the Lilly Belle number #2’s carrier along with his suitcase while they made their way out to the building’s main entrance where Dillan was waiting for them by the Lincoln Navigator.

Dillan: Hey Chris, it’s good to see you again.

Chris: It’s been a while Dillan. ☺️

Dillan: Yes it has been.  You live in a REALLY nice place man!!!

Chris: Thanks!!!

Mr. Hammond: I was going to say the exact same thing because this place is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Mrs. Hammond: It most certainly is!!!

Lilly: Chris has such a beautiful home!!!  He lives in a penthouse on the top floor!!!   Not to mention he has such a beautiful bath tub!!!!!!

Chris: That's the one that doesn’t get used due to a busy life-style, so I’m glad Lilly was able to enjoy it.

Dillan: DUDE!!!!!  DOES THAT MEAN YOU HAVE A KILLER GLASS ENCLOSED SHOWER????!!!!

Chris: Oh yeah, with an external shower pipe, porcelain valve handles, an old fashioned 8 inch sunflower head, and hand held unit all made out of oil rubbed bronze from Perrin & Rowe and imported from England.  

Dillan: AWWWWWWWWWWEEEEE MAAAAAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!!!   HOW MUCH IS RENT HERE???!!!

Chris: RENT????!!!!  I don’t pay rent; I own my penthouse unit.   It’s a full 1,700 square foot 2 bed room, 2 and ½ bath room unit that was a fixer from the late 80s early 90s.  The unit cost me over $2 million US dollars to buy plus $350K for the renovations, so it wasn’t cheap.  Heck, the cheapest you could possibly get a unit for would be at least $750K, and that is a 900 square foot  1 bedroom and 1 & ½ bath fixer upper.  Heck those are RARELY available given that almost all units have been upgraded by their new owners.  Heck each condo is different from one another because everyone designs them anyway they want, and all the renovated units have a value that is well over $1.2 Million dollars.
All units come with an open concept living area with a gourmet style kitchen that even features an island, a fire place in the living room area, a 2 piece powder room, a stackable washer & dryer, a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, and 5 piece bathroom with separate deep soaker tubs and glass enclosed showers, dual vanity sinks, and separate water closets.
Those are standard features in the 900 square foot 1 bedroom, 1 & 1/2 bath units, even fixer uppers.  Where as the 2 bedrooms feature identical master suite layouts, and the 3 and 4 bedrooms just keep going up, but the guest bathrooms get smaller with single vanities, tub/shower combos, and bedrooms that won't really fit a king sized bed; fortunately however those are just the 3rd and 4th guest suites in the 3 and 4 bedroom units at 2,500-3,200 square feet.  However, larger units are more at the $3-$3.5 million US dollar mark, so nothing in this building is cheap.
Also, you have 24 hour in-room dining service at your disposal, valet service, daily house keeping maid service, access to a clothing store, 3 restaurants, a gym, 2 heated pools and hot tubs, a tennis court, a spa, a ballroom, a game room, a movie theater, a Starbucks, a courtyard with a firepit, and complimentary monorail rides.

Dillan: AWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEE MAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

Mr. Hammond: You need to work hard if you wanna get a nice home like Chris!!

Chris: And you’re close to my age aren’t you?

Dillan: I’m almost 21!!!

Chris: Not too far off.  

Dillan: But can I still use your shower?

Chris: We’ll have to see about that.

Dillan: BUT YOU LET LILLY USE YOUR TUB???!!!

Chris: That’s because Lilly is my fiancé, she loves her bubble baths, and I love her.

Lilly: *Giggles*  And I still have the engagement ring on to prove it!!!

Dillan: AWWWWWWWWWWEEEEE MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNN!!!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: Quit your whining, and load up the car!!  Chris has a flight to catch in a couple hours, so we don’t have a moment to lose.

Dillan then places Chris’s suitcase and Lilly Belle’s crate in the trunk of the Navigator.  Lilly then hands Dillan her cheerleading bag and Chris’s laptop computer, before Dillan packs them in the trunk.

Mr. Hammond: Alright, time to get going.

Everyone then gets in the car, and they soon leave the complex and head out onto the highway.

Chris: Once again, thank you so very much for doing this.

Mrs. Hammond: Anytime sweetie.

Mr. Hammond: You’re family, so if there’s anything you need; don’t hesitate to let us know.

Chris: Thank you so very much.  Will you be okay to make the return trip?

Mr. Hammond: I wouldn’t worry too much about it.  We’re spending the night in Boston at the Four Seasons Hotel, since Mrs. Hammond and I are attending a meeting about Foster Care at 2:00 O-clock tomorrow, so we'll be just fine. Smile

Chris: Thank goodness.  I would hate for you to make a 2-3 hour drive back here in this snow, and around 12-1 a.m. in the morning.

Mr. Hammond: We wouldn’t do that, and besides, we wanted to see you off.

Chris: It means a lot.

Lilly then laid her head on Chris’s shoulder, and Chris gently held her hand as they dosed off for a short nap during the duration of the trip to the airport.
After driving along the massively long bridge leading away from the Magic Kingdom and onto the US soil through the international check point, they soon arrive at Boston Logan Airport.

Mr. Hammond: Time to wake up lovebirds, because here we are.

Chris and Lilly then slowly open their eyes and wake up.

Chris: Has it been 2-3 hours already?

Mrs. Hammond: Only an hour and 20 minutes.

Mr. Hammond: There was no traffic on the road, so we made it here in good time.

Chris: That’s great!!!

Mr. Hammond: Yep, now lets park and we’ll see you off on your plane.

Chris: Sounds good.

Mr. Hammond then parks the car inside the airport’s parking structure in a space that was close to the main airport terminal.
Mr. Hammond and Dillan then set to work on getting Chris’s suitcase and laptop computer out of the trunk.

Mrs. Hammond: Now Chris, which airline are you flying?

Chris: It’s American Airlines and it’s flight number #163.  It is scheduled to leave here at 11:08, and arrive in Orlando, Florida at 4:02.

Dillan: It’s 8:45, so lets get your bag checked in, then go through security before we sit down and eat, and then send you on your way.

Lilly: I don’t want to think about the departure.

Chris: Neither do I.

Lilly: Can you do me a huge favor Chris?

Chris: Of course…….

Lilly: Can you please hold my hand and not let go until you get on the plane?

Chris: Of course sweetie.

Lilly: Thank you.

Chris then held Lilly’s hand as they walked into the airports main terminal building, and headed to the American Airlines bag check-in.
Wasting no time, Chris sets to work on opening up his American Airlines App, and getting himself checked in before downloading his boarding pass.

Chris: This should hopefully do the trick.

Dillan: YOU’RE FLYING FIRST CLASS????!!!

Chris: Yep.

Dillan: AWWWWWWWWWWWEEEE MAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

Chris: The King & Queen are paying for it, but if it was my money, I would have paid for it too.   I’m not flying Economy Redeye unless I buy up all 3 seats.  LOL!!!

Dillan: LUCKY!!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: Goes to show, you need to get a good paying job and work hard if you want nice things.

Dillan: Thanks for reminding me!!!!

Chris’s bag was soon checked in and the My Disney’s Magical Express tag was placed on the bag’s handle before it was loaded onto the conveyor belt and sent on its way.

Chris: Alright, time to get through security, so you guys go walk through the TSA no boarding & only visiting line, while I go through bag check security.

Mr. Hammond: Alright, sounds good.

Lilly: Don’t take too long, okay?

Chris: I won’t, I promise.

Lilly and her family then walk through the family visiting line and get to the other side of bag check security, while Chris gets out his driver’s license, Passport, and boarding pass on his American Airlines App on his cell phone as he gets in line for bag check security.
After 10 minutes of getting screened and searched along with his laptop, Chris is soon reunited with the group on the other end of bag check.

Lilly: What took you so long??!!!  You promised me it wouldn’t take too long?

Chris: If only those traveling in first class could get priority screening.

Mrs. Hammond: You 2 are so cute.

Chris then gets back to holding Lilly’s hand and Lilly lays her head on Chris’s shoulder as they continue making their way to the gate.

Chris: Okay, the plane is an Airbus A321, and it should be parked at Gate 82.

Mr. Hammond: Alright, but first lets eat here at Legal Sea Foods.

Chris: Sounds good, flight doesn’t leave until 11:08 and boarding is at 10:44, so we’ve got plenty of time. ☺️

Lilly: Until then, I’m not letting you go…………

Chris: I wouldn’t have it any other way. ☺️

They then get seated at a table by a glass window looking out at the planes.   Chris held Lilly on his lap during the whole duration of their meal, and it was becoming obvious on how hard the departure was going to be on them.

Mrs. Hammond: This is going to be one painful departure.

Mr. Hammond: I know.  I don’t know what to do after they have to say good bye.

Dillan: It’s just impossible to separate those 2.

Chris gently stroked Lilly’s face as she dosed off with her head laying on his chest by his heart and she clasped his hand tightly in hers.

Chris: This is gonna be a lot harder than I thought.

All Lilly could do was clasp Chris’s hand tighter in hers before Chris gently picked her up and carried her like a princess to the seating area right by the gate.
Mr. & Mrs. Hammond looked at each other feeling unsure of what to do.   Dillan however, remained respectfully silent in fear of pissing off anyone.
Time soon flies down the drain and it isn’t long until the final call for boarding is announced.

Announcement: This is the final boarding call for American Airlines flight 163, non-stop to Orlando, Florida.

Mrs. Hammond: That is your call sweetie; it’s time for you to go and say your last good byes.

Lilly soon gets off of Chris, but continues to hold his hand tightly as he goes to the ticket agent and shows his boarding pass.

Chris: Well, this is it, Princess.

Lilly: I know………..

Chris: I just wish I could take you with me.

Lilly: And more than anything; I want to go with you……..
If only it wasn’t for school and cheerleading………….

Chris: I am now having second thoughts about my assignment. I know I should be happy and excited to visit Walt Disney World, but doing it without the one I love is killing me right now..........................I wonder if I should abort...................

Mrs. Hammond: No, don’t have second thoughts sweetie; you must go.

Mr. Hammond: You have wonderful plans set in motion that have to become a reality.  Everyone in the Magic Kingdom won’t see it coming.  Not to mention that the King & Queen are counting on you as the next heir to see this through.

Lilly: But promise me you’ll try to call, text, or talk to me on facebook, or myfc whenever you can.

Chris: I promise.

Lilly: And tell me everything about your trip because I want to know what it’s like.  It’s been my lifelong dream to go to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, so please tell me what they’re like.

Mr. Hammond: I haven't been to Walt Disney World in YEARS, so I'd love to know how it's changed!!!!!!

Lilly: Promise to always be safe................

Chris: Of course, sweetie.

A few tears came cascading down Lilly’s face while at the same time, Chris was feeling a knot in his throat while they were saying their last good bye.

Dillan: Here come the water works, and I’m not sure which side is gonna crack first, but I know it’s on both ends.

Mrs. Hammond: DILLAN!!!! NOT NOW!!!!!

Lilly: I love you so very much Chris.

Chris: And I love you too Lilly, with all my heart.

Chris and Lilly then wrap their arms around each other before giving a gentle good-bye kiss on the lips.

Lilly: Your plane is waiting for you.

Chris: I know.

Chris and Lilly’s hands slowly separate as Chris walks slowly down the jet way leading to his plane.

Lilly: I love you.

Chris: I love you too.

And with that the doors to the jet way were closed, and once Chris was the last passenger on board, the door to the aircraft was shut.

Ticket Agent: That has to be the first time I have ever seen someone looking so broken hearted to go to Walt Disney World.

Lilly then goes to the large window as Chris gets out his lap top and places it in the wall pocket in front of him before storing his bag in the over head compartment, and sitting in the very front seat on the right hand side of first class.

Flight Attendant: Welcome aboard Mr. Boltar.  Would you like a Blood Orange Mimosa before we depart?

Chris: Yes please, I could really use one.

Chris then enjoys a quick drink before the captain makes the announcement.

Captain: Good evening everyone.  This is your captain Joseph Smith speaking and welcome aboard American Airlines flight 163 with non-stop service to Orlando.  Flying with me is First Officer Charlie Ward, and he will be taking care of the flight out of here tonight and we should be departing here in just a moment.  
The local time is now 10:59, with some minor snow and ice, but fairly clear skies.  
Please store all lap-tops, Ipads, and any other large items before we depart. After this Sky West CRJ departs in front of us, it’ll be our turn for departure. We should have a fairly smooth flight to Orlando, so sit back and relax, and enjoy the flight.

Lilly watches as the American Airlines Airbus A321 makes its way to the runway behind the small Sky West CRJ before the 2 planes are de-iced for take off.
More tears cascade down Lilly’s face as the small Sky West CRJ goes flying down the runway and takes off before the American Airlines Airbus gets into position.

Captain: Flight Attendants, prepare for take off!!!

First Officer Charlie Ward then gets the plane ready for take off when………

Air Traffic Control: American Airlines Flight 163, you have ATC Clearance to take off, and you may proceed.

First Officer: Thank you; copy that!!!!

First Officer Charlie then gets the flaps in position before opening up the throttles all the way causing the engines to roar and the Airbus to go flying down the runway.
Chris looks out the window at the airport terminal waving good by as the plane goes flying down the runway when…………..

First Officer: V1……………..Rotate!!!!

And with that, the American Airlines Airbus gently takes off into the sky.  
Lilly waves good-bye until the plane is no longer in sight.

Mr. Hammond: Safe Travels Chris.

Mrs. Hammond: Sweet Dreams, Sweetie.

Lilly along with Mr. & Mrs. Hammond, and Dillan, then head back to their car and head off to their hotel.  
All was quiet during the duration of the short driver to the hotel.  
Meanwhile on the American Airlines Airbus, Chris is given the okay to use his laptop, and he sets to work at using the wifi and getting Lilly her All Star Cheer uniform that she always wanted, as well as a beautiful mini replica of the beautiful sapphire necklace known as the Star Of Luna.

Chris: Good night Princess Lilly, I hope you like the presents I'm getting you.

Chris then puts in a DVD into his laptop’s player and enjoys one of his favorite movies, The Magical Railway as the Airbus A321 flies offff into the night.


To Be Continued...............


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Re: A Happily Ever After Christmas

Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:07 pm

Chapter 8

A Magical Holiday Trip Part 1

Lilly along with Mr. & Mrs. Hammond, and Dillan soon arrive at the Four Seasons Hotel, and are soon checked in and escorted to their suite.  Once, they arrive at their suite, Lilly goes to her room and closes her door, leaving herself shut-in for the rest of the night.
Mr. & Mrs. Hammond feel helpless and only wish they could help her.
Mrs. Hammond then knocks on Lilly’s door, but there is no answer.

Mrs. Hammond: Are you alright Sweetie?

There was no answer, and Mrs. Hammond was getting worried.

Mrs. Hammond: I’m coming in sweetie.

Mrs. Hammond then enters the room and sees Lilly laying face down on her bed gently crying herself to sleep

Mrs. Hammond: Oh Sweetie………….

Lilly: It’s just not fair…………..  Why does it hurt so much!!!!!!!  WHY DO I MISS HIM SO MUCH????!!!!!...................

Mrs. Hammond: It's because you love him very much.

Lilly then gets up and wraps her arms around Mrs. Hammond and Mrs. Hammond gently strokes her back as she cries her eyes out.

Mrs. Hammond: It’ll be okay sweetie, it’s just for 2 weeks.  Chris will be back before you know it Sweetie.  Don’t you worry.

Lilly: I can’t help it!!!  

Mrs. Hammond: I know.  When you’re in love with a special someone, you want to be with them for as much as you can, and when you can’t, it hurts.   And when that special someone has to leave for a short time, that short time feels like an eternity.

Lilly: He’s only been gone for like an hour and I already miss him so much!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: I know sweetie.  Mr. Hammond and I were young too and we felt the same way when we were in our early stages of dating.  But then after a while you get used to it, and you know everything will be alright.  
No matter how far apart you 2 are, the love you 2 have will always be there.  And as long as you trust him, and he trusts you, then you have nothing to worry about. ☺️
Besides, it’s a good thing that Chris is sort of a shy person like his mother Annabelle was, because with his shy personality, we know he is gonna be loyal to you until the very end.

Lilly: I know.

Mrs. Hammond: Now all you can do is wait for him and look forward to his return.   Also show him how you really feel.

Lilly: That reminds me.

Lilly then gets out her lap top, connects to the wifi and sets to work on buying Chris his Christmas presents.

Mrs. Hammond: That’s a good girl Sweetie.  Focus on Christmas shopping and not on how much you miss him.  It’ll make passing the time easier.

Lilly: Thank you so much for understanding.

Mrs. Hammond: Anytime Sweetie.  Also, if you get your train out of its box, it might help.

Lilly: Thank you, I will!!!

Wasting no time, Lilly Purchases Chris’s brand new Train Master’s watch and a beautiful portrait of an old fashioned steam powered train from England.

Lilly: Perfect, and now I’m broke.  *Giggles*  It’s okay, you’re worth it Chris, and I can’t wait for you to return.    

Lilly then slowly and carefully opens the beautiful rosewood suitcase, gently removes her model of Lilly Belle number #2 along with its tender from the foam inserts, and gently places it on the room's desk.

Lilly: That REALLY is a beautiful train Chris, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Lilly then goes to her window and wishes Chris a good night.

Lilly: Good night Chris.

Lilly then blows a kiss hoping that it would reach him.

Lilly: Sweet dreams baby.  I love you.

Lilly then removes her cheerleading uniform, puts on her black Tank-Top along with her white Lululemon Hotty Hot Shorts, and gets into bed while at the same time on the plane, Chris slowly drifts off to sleep.
Early the next morning at 3:42 a.m. Chris is soon woken up by the announcement.

Captain: Ladies & Gentlemen, we are about 20 miles from Orlando International Airport, so please secure all tray tables, foot rests, and have all seat backs up right in preparation for landing.  This is also your last chance to use the lavatories because we’ll be on the ground in less than 15 minutes.   The cabin crew will come by and collect all garbage and do final safety checks.  

Chris then places his laptop back in its bag before getting back in his seat and getting ready for landing.
The first officer then sets to work on preparing the plane for landing by deploying the landing gear and getting the flaps set into place.

First Officer: Landing gear down!!!   Flaps 40!!!!

Captain: Flight Attendants prepare for landing!!!

The plane soon flies lower and lower until the rear landing wheels gently touch down on the tarmac and the nose gear soon follows.

First Officers: Reversers on full!!!

The first officer then activates the jet engines reversers and gently slows the plane down to a gentle crawl while the captain gives the final announcement.

Captain: Welcome to Orlando, Florida, Ladies & Gentlemen.  The local time is now 3:59 a.m. and the local forecast is 45 degrees, and partly cloudy.  Of all your airline options, we’d like to thank you for choosing American, and we sure hope you’ve enjoyed your flight.  For those continuing on, we wish you luck in your further travels, and if this is your final destination, then welcome and we wish a great stay here in Orlando.

The plane soon parks at the gate before the engines are shut off and the seat belt signs are deactivated.
Chris then gets out of his seat and gets his laptop computer before putting on his jacket and making his way to the front of the plane as the main cabin door is opened onto the jet way.

Chris: Alright, thank you very much.  Take care.

Flight Attendants: Thank you for traveling with us.

Captain: We hope to see you again soon.

First Officers: Safe travels ahead.

Chris then disembarks the plane and makes his way through the airport terminal to the air tram as he gets out his map of the airport on his travel documents.

Chris: Okay, so I need to take the air tram to terminal B where Disney’s Magical Express is located.
And the air tram is…………………….

Chris then spots the signs and directions to Disney’s Magical Express and soon finds the air tram loading area no problem.

Chris: Alright, there’s the Air-Tram loading area!!!

Chris then gets to the very front of the tram loading area, and soon enough the air tram arrives and the doors to the tram open.

Chris: Alright!!!  

Chris then boards the Air-Tram in the very front car, and sits on a ledge right by the front glass windshield overlooking a large part of Orlando International Airport.

Chris: HOLY SMOKES!!!!  This airport makes Boston Logan look microscopic!!!

Announcement: PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF DOORS!!!  The shuttle will be departing momentarily!!!

And with that, the doors close, and the air-tram takes off for terminal B.
Chris was completely blown away from what he was seeing at the airport alone, but after hearing the announcement on what the city of Orlando had to offer, he was even more blown away.

Chris: OH MY GOSH!!!!  This whole city is like one big GIANT MAGIC KINGDOM and I’m not even at the resort yet!!!

Soon the air-tram made its way to terminal B after going through the multiple twists and turns of the airport terminals.

Announcement: PLEASE HOLD ONTO THE HANDRAILS!!!  The Shuttle will be arriving at the main terminal building in just a few moments.

The air-tram soon slows down to a full and complete stop and the doors open after its arrival in the airport’s main terminal.

Chris: Alright, now baggage claim is on level 2, and ground transportation is on level 1.

Chris then exits the air-tram and follows the signs leading to Disney’s Magical Express.

Chris: Disney’s Magical Express, keep going!!!!

Chris then makes his way down 2 flights of stairs and soon arrives at the desk where he is greeted by a Disney airport cast member.

Cast member: Hello and good morning Mr. Boltar.  May I see your voucher?

Chris: Good morning, and sure no problem.

Chris then gets out his travel documents, and shows it to the cast member.

Cast member: One for Grand Floridian!!!!  
Okay Mr. Boltar, you will go to bus loading zone number #2 where you’ll meet your driver Gus.

Chris: Alright.  Thank you!!!

Chris then goes to bus loading zone number #2 where he is greeted by his bus driver Gus.

Gus: Good Morning Mr. Boltar, and welcome aboard.  We will be on our way to the Grand Floridian in a few moments.  We just need to wait for your bag to arrive, and we’ll be on our way.

Chris: Alright, that sounds good, thanks. ☺️

Chris then gets aboard the bus, and it isn’t long until Chris’s suitcase is loaded into the cargo bay, and the doors to the cargo bay are locked and secured.
Gus then gets on the bus, hops in the driver’s seat, presses in the clutch, and turns over the engine.

Gus: Alright, your bag is on board, and we are ready to go.

Chris: Awesome!!

Gus then puts in the clutch, shifts the transmission into first gear and the bus soon drives out of the airport and onto the highway.

Gus: So, where are you traveling from?

Chris: I’m traveling from Magic Kingdom City which is practically an entire country all to itself.

Gus: Wait a minute??  You mean THE MAGIC KINGDOM CITY??!!!

Chris: What do you mean by The Magic Kingdom City???!!!

Gus: The one that has been around over hundreds of years, but hasn’t really made itself known until recently?  The one where a man named Walter Boltar and his friend Roger Mandez, traveled to after visiting Disneyland and then Walt Disney World.

Chris: Yes that’s the one.

Gus: WOW!!!  Then you’ve come quite a ways.  And what brings you to Walt Disney World?

Chris: Well, I am the next heir to the throne, and I’ve been asked to……….

Gus: WHAT???!!!!  You’re telling me that you are THE MAGIC KINGDOM’S NEXT KING???!!!!

Chris: Yep, in about 10 years, and the King & Queen have asked me to come down here to see what Walt Disney World does to celebrate the Holiday Season, and how they do it.   After my 1 week stay here, I am off to Disneyland in California, to see how they do it.
Afterwards, I report back, so we can put on a holiday celebration at Magic Kingdom City to make it a better place for future generations given that the Magic Kingdom hasn’t celebrated the holiday season for the past 200 years it’s been in existence.

Gus: HOLY SMOKES!!!!  Well, you are in luck because we go all out here at Walt Disney World, and no expenses are spared, so you’re gonna love how we celebrate the holidays.  The Christmas Parties in The Magic Kingdom, the cookies and hot chocolate, the decorations, the music, and everything we do over here is just so magical, you will not want to leave.

Chris: I know, and I’m really excited to see everything here at Walt Disney World.  I just wish my fiancé was here to experience it with me.

Gus: She had to stay at home because of school?

Chris: How did you know??!!!

Gus: You’re young, and no doubt the girlfriend is always younger by a few years, and is often going through school.

Chris: WOW!!!!  You are good.

Gus: LOL!!!  I see it happen quite a bit.  

The bus soon enters the Walt Disney World property as it comes to the welcome sign.

Gus: Here it is, Welcome to the Walt Disney World Resort.

Chris: HOLY SMOKES!!!!  It has been a life long dream of mine to come here!!!

The bus soon makes its way to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa as it passes the main Ticket & Transportation Center where the monorails and trams are.

Gus: Now right here is the air field where Walt Disney, the man himself, would fly his plane out here when this was all marshlands during Walt Disney World’s construction.

Chris: WOW!!!!  And if I remember, he and Walter Boltar actually met back in 1964 during the New York World’s Fair.

Gus: That they did, and it’s through Walt Disney where Mr. Boltar got his ideas and dreams to build a similar Magic Kingdom, or upgrade it for that matter.

Chris: Yep.  But sadly they both died 2 years later, and their dreams had to be carried out by their older brothers, but it still happened none the less.
However, Walt Disney World is light years ahead of Magic Kingdom City, but to be fair, the residence of Magic Kingdom City haven’t seen much of the outside world compared to the Walt Disney Company officials, so we aren’t able to evolve as quickly as Disneyland or Walt Disney World.

Gus: And Walt Disney said, as long as there’s imagination, a Magic Kingdom will never be complete.

Gus soon downshifts and slows the bus down as he drives up to the grand entrance of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Gus: You’re gonna love this Hotel!!!  This is Disney’s Flagship resort here at Walt Disney World, and it’s a replica of the Historic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California.  It really takes you back to Victorian era with its beautiful grandeur.  
Heck the Grand Floridian has hosted many kings, queens, presidents, and celebrities such as President Jimmy Carter, President Ronald Reagan, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, President Trump, Queen Elizabeth, the Emperor of Japan, G Hannelius, Chris Brown, Rowan Blanchard, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Governor Bush, Senator Bernie Sanders, Michael Jackson, NSYNC's Justin Timberlake, Against The Current's Chrissy Costanza, Christian Allen Mandez of the Mandez Machine Works, World Famous paranormal investigator Charlie Blackmore, Kalon Marvell of the Marvell Venom Research, Cam Von Ludwig of the Von Ludwig Gaming Corporation, SDF Captain Christian Luna, South African Prime Minister Nelson Mandela, Disney Executive John Lassater, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and even Ward Kimball and Roger E. Broggie.

Chris: HOLY SMOKES!!!!  That is a long list of celebrities.

Gus: The list goes on, but for very good reason.  This hotel is the number one choice for those willing to pay top dollar for the ultimate Magical Disney experience here at Walt Disney World.

The Gus soon brings the bus to a full and complete stop outside of the hotel’s grand entrance before opening the door, and unlocking the cargo bay.
The Hotel bellman then gets a luggage cart, as Gus exits the bus and carefully places the suitcase onto the cart.
Chris then disembarks the bus before he says good bye and thank you to Gus the bus driver.

Chris: Thanks for lift Gus.

Gus: It’s my pleasure Mr. Boltar.  You have a Magical stay here at the Walt Disney World Resort, and I know you’ll love our holiday festivities here.

Gus then gets back in the bus and drives away while the bellman takes Chris’s suitcase through the hotel’s grand entrance.

Bellman: Right this way Mr. Boltar.

Chris then follows the bellman through the hotel’s grand entrance as the doorman opens the door.

Doorman: Welcome to Disney’s Grand Floridian Mr. Boltar.

When Chris entered the hotel, he couldn’t believe his eyes.  The hotel atrium was beyond stunning with the beautiful massive white columns, the crystal chandeliers, the stained glass skylights, the old fashioned French styled elevator casing exterior, the beautiful Carrera Marble with the Disney characters engraved in it, but most of all…………

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!!

Chris was completely blown away by the beautiful and massive Christmas tree in the dead center of the atrium.

Chris: HOLY CRAP!!!!!

Chris then saw the gingerbread house modeled after the hotel itself on a massive table on the far end of the atrium.

Chris: WOW!!!!

Chris then looked at the beautiful Christmas Garlands that hung on the side rails that ran along the balcony hallways of the upper 5 floors.

Chris: MY GOD THIS HOTEL IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Bellman: It is, and if you think this is amazing, wait until you see The Magic Kingdom!!!

Chris then walks over to the front desk where Ryan takes care of his check in.

Ryan: Good morning and welcome to the Grand Floridian Mr. Boltar.  Is this your first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort?

Chris: Yes it is?

Ryan: Awesome, well welcome to Walt Disney World!!!

Chris: Thank you!!!

Ryan: I have you staying in a Magic Kingdom view Suite on the club level of the main building, which is this building that you’re in now.  If I can see your credit card and ID, we’ll get you squared away.

Chris: Alrighty.

Chris then gets out his credit card, along with his driver’s license, and everything checks out perfectly.

Ryan: I can see this is all covered and fully paid for, so we’re just double-checking on credentials.   Also I’ll give you your Disney Magical Experience band, which will act as your room key, and park hopper tickets.  You can even use it to make purchases when in the parks or hotel.

Chris: Awesome!!!

Ryan: I also have you booked for Our Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour this morning at 7:30, as well as a dining reservation at Victoria & Albert’s Tonight at 5:00 o-clock, so I’d like to confirm that this is correct.

Chris: Yes, it is.

Ryan: I also have you booked for all 7 days of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party that starts at 7:00 with admission starting as early as 4:00 o-clock, so I want to confirm that.

Chris: Yes.

Ryan: And with that, I’d like to know where you are visiting from and what brings you hear to The Most Magical Place On Earth.

Chris: I am actually visiting from Magic Kingdom City, which is located about 2 hours away from Boston and New York.  

Ryan: You mean THE MAGIC KINGDOM CITY???!!!!

Chris: Yes?

Ryan: The one that started it all and gave Walt Disney his dream to build Disneyland and later Walt Disney World!!!

Chris: Yes!!!  That's the one!!!! (Now it makes sense!!!  Walt Disney Visited Magic Kingdom City and Greenfield Village in Detriot, which gave him the idea and inspiration for Disneyland & Walt Disney World, and Walter Boltar went to Disneyland which gave him ideas to improve and upgrade the Old Magic Kingdom City.  Walt Disney World however was completed shortly before the completion of Magic Kingdom City’s expansion.  Now it’s all coming together).

Ryan: Awesome!!!!  I’ve heard so many good stories about Old Magic Kingdom City and how things have improved over the past few months.

Chris: Oh, we’ve had a lot of good changes happen over there.  And the King and Queen have asked me as the next heir to the throne, to come down here and see what you guys here at Walt Disney World do to celebrate the holiday season and how you do it.  Afterwards, I’m off to visit Disneyland in California, to see how they do it.

Ryan: That’s awesome!!!!  I wish you the best of luck on your quest, and I know you’ll love the way we celebrate the holiday season here.  

Chris: Thank you.  I am really excited to see all the holiday festivities that the Walt Disney World resort has to offer.

Ryan: We’re excited to have you here, and we hope you enjoy your stay here with us at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Chris: Thank you very much!!!

Ryan: It’s my pleasure!!!  Now here are your maps of the hotel, and you’re in room number #7515.  It’s on the 5th floor just down the hall on the right before you make a left.  You have a really good view of Cinderella Castle, and the lagoon, as well as the ferries, and monorails.
And for your enjoyment, bus service starts at 7:00, ferry, monorail and tram service start at 8:30, and the parks open at 9:00.  Epcot closes at 10:30, Disney’s Hollywood Studios closes at 10:00, Disney’s Animal Kingdom closes at 11:00, and Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom ends at 12:00 Mid-night.  Continued Bus, Monorail, Ferry, and Tram service continue until 1:30 a.m.
If you have anymore questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to let me know.

Chris: Thank you so very much, for everything Ryan.

Ryan: It’s my pleasure Mr. Boltar, and you have a happy, memorable, and Magical stay here at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Chris: Thank you, will do!!! (Now why does that sound all too familiar)

Chris then looks back and remembers from watching The Magical Game Of No Return and sees the similarities.

Chris: De-ja-vu all over again. LOL!!!!


To be Continued…………….


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Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:24 pm

Chapter 9

A Magical Holiday Trip Part 2

Chris soon gets out of the beautiful elevator and makes his way to suite number #7515.

Chris: Alright, it should be………..Ahhhh, here it is!!!

Chris then waved his wristband in front of the door handle, and the door handle flashes green and unlocks before Chris opens the door to his suite.

Chris: HOLY SMOKES, THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

When Chris entered his suite he was completely blown away by everything; from the beautiful golden and peach striped wall paper, to the beautiful exotic rugs on the floor, to the beautiful red and yellow striped curtains by the beautiful dormer arched windows, to the beautiful honey colored furniture, to the plush velvet chairs and couches, and beautiful glass coffee tables.   Much like his T.V. in his condo, the T.V. in the living room was in that of a beautiful framed mirror on the wall.
Chris then looked at the beautiful bedroom, which had a beautiful large King sized bed with 2 night stands, a little work desk, and a beautiful 42 inch plasma t.v. on top of a rosewood dresser.
Chris then took a look in the vanity area just outside of the bathroom which had a beautiful red and orange colored granite counter tops with beautiful porcelain & chrome faucets and gold framed mirror.

Chris: This looks A LOT like the Magical Game Of No Return’s Grand Floridian. LOL!!!  Then again, wasn’t that hotel based off of this one? Now that I think about it, IT WAS!!!!!!

Chris then looks in the bathroom area and sees that it has a similar set up to the Grand Floridian from the Magical Game Of No Return with beautiful sandy colored limestone on the floors, along the bathtub, and shower walls, as well as the curved shower rod from Moen, but instead uses a beautiful sunflower shower head from Kohler’s Bancroft line, along with a Porcelain valve handle from Kohler as well as a traditional styled Kohler Tub Spout.

Chris: Now I see the difference, and it’s good!!!  Beautiful bathroom for sure!!!!

Chris then walks over to his closet and notices that his bag has arrived.

Chris: Alright, time to set the magical vacation in motion. ☺️  In some ways, I am on vacation, so I gotta relax and have fun while I do my investigation. ☺️

Chris then sets to work on unpacking his bag before he picks up the phone and orders room service for a pancake breakfast.
After placing his order, Chris then heads to the vanity area, shaves his face, brushes his teeth, and then undresses and takes a nice hot shower.
After getting out of the shower, Chris dries off, puts on a change of clothes, fixes his hair, and sets up his computer on his small work desk.

Chris: Alright.  I better let Lilly know that I’m at the hotel and that there’s no need to worry.

But as Chris tries to contact Lilly through email, they don’t go through.

Chris: WHAT???!!!  Email can’t be sent due to being out of the restricted area???!!!!!

Chris then attempts to text Lilly on his cell phone, but the text doesn’t go through due to the same restrictions.

Chris: You have got to be kidding me!!!  I promised her I’d let her know when I was at the resort so she wouldn’t have to worry.

Chris then looks at the time and notices that it’s 6:30 a.m.

Chris: She’s normally awake right now getting ready for cheerleading, but because she’s spending her weekend in Boston, she may not want to be woken up right now.  
However, I promised her, and I know in the future I’ll wake her up at the crack of dawn through phone calls and she’ll hate me for it..................
Then again, it’s part of being in a relationship, right? She'll appreciate that I called her to let her know that I'm alright.......................

Chris then attempts to call Lilly on her cell but as before………..

“I’m sorry!!!  The number you are trying to reach is unavailable due to area restriction laws.  Please hang up and call the operator.”

Chris: FLYING, FUCKING, SHIT!!!!  I guess my only choice is to message her on Facebook; even though she rarely uses it.

Chris then gets on his Facebook and sends a message to Lilly through Facebook, and because Facebook isn’t restricted, the message goes through without any problems.

Chris: THANK GOD!!!! At leas the Facebook still works.................

Just then room service arrives and his pancake breakfast is placed on the coffee table of the living room.

Chris: Awesome, this looks great!!!

Chris then opens the curtains, looks out his window and looks out at his amazing view of the lagoon, the Magic Kingdom’s Entrance with Main Street Train Station, and Cinderella Castle.  
Chris was completely blown away by the view and just couldn’t believe his eyes.


Chris: OH MY GOD THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!  It’s no wonder that this is THE MOST MAGICAL PLACE ON EARTH!!!!

Chris then noticed the little Mickey Mouse imprints on the curtains and all over the walls along with all the Disney characters in the pictures and oil paintings.

Chris: This is amazing!!!

Chris also couldn’t believe the beautifully decorated baby Nobel Fir Christmas Tree in the corner of the living room by a beautiful gas fireplace.

Chris: WOW!!!!  I should get myself one of those once I get home.

Chris still couldn’t get over the beautiful grandeur of the hotel, his beautiful suite, and the amazing view, for it all felt totally unreal.

Chris: That’s it, our Magic Kingdom is getting a Grand Floridian Styled Hotel!!! LOL!!!!

Chris then sits down at his coffee table and enjoys his pancake breakfast while watching his favorite T.V. show of the Property Brothers in The Brothers Take New Orleans, in their bedroom and bathroom challenges.
Soon, Chris finishes his meal, and the show soon finishes.
Soon enough, the clock strikes 7:00 a.m. sharp.  

Chris: CRAP!!!!  I have the Magic Behind The Steam Trains Tour at 7:30!!!

Chris then spots monorails running along the beams.

Chris: I thought they weren’t supposed to run till 8:00-8:30??!!!  Anyway it doesn’t matter, I gotta get to The Magic Kingdom some way!!!!

Chris then grabs his jacket, wallet, and cell phone, and walks out the door, through the corridor, down 3 flights of stairs, along the second floor balcony of the atrium and out 2 glass doors leading to the Monorail loading area as Mark VI Monorail Black & Red glides smoothly in before coming to a full and complete stop.

Chris: You guys are early in operations.

Monorail Cast member: Yes we are.  Due to a special event going on at Epcot, we’re opening up an hour earlier.

Chris: What special event is that?

Monorail Cast member: Why, it’s our Candle Light Procession of course. LOL!!!

Chris: WHAT??!!!  You do it here too!!!!

Monorail Cast member: Of course. LOL!!!  It’s been a tradition since Epcot first opened in 1982.

Chris: Awesome!!!

Monorail Cast member: You’re a first timer here aren’t you?

Chris: Yep.  It’s my first visit here, and after my stay here, I’m making my first visit to Disneyland in California.

Monorail Cast member: That’s great!!!   Well, you have a magical journey here with us at Disney, wherever it may take you.

Chris: Thank you very much.

Monorail Pilot: Welcome aboard Sir, we’ll be on our way in just a moment.

Chris: Thank you.

Chris then boards the monorail in the very front car behind the nose cockpit.

Announcement: PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE DOORS!!!!  POR FAVOR MONTENERSE ALEJADO DE LOS PUERTAS!!!!!

And with that, the doors close, the pilot gives 2 blasts on the horn, and the Monorail soon glides smoothly out of the Grand Floridian’s Monorail Station.

Announcement: To those guests who have just joined us, Welcome!!!  Our Next Stop is The Magic Kingdom!!!  If you’re standing, please hold onto the silver handrails throughout our journey and stand clear of the doors.  For the comfort of others, no smoking please.  

Chris looks out the window and is completely blown away by the beautiful views of the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Chris: HOLY SMOKES!!!  You can see everything from here!!!  But then again, our monorail is VERY similar, and at the same time, I don’t use it. LOL!!!

The Monorail soon glides into the Magic Kingdom Monorail station before coming to a full and complete stop, and the doors open.
Chris then steps out of the monorail and for a moment he gasps for the monorail statin and the Main Street Train Station along with the view of the Lagoon were exactly identical to that of Magic Kingdom City’s.

Monorail Pilot: Is everything alright Sir?

Chris: Yeah, I’m still trying to get over all this.

Monorail Pilot: I know!!!  It’s very breath taking, and a lot of first time visitors are completely blown away by the view.

Chris: And I can see why.

Monorail: Well, you have a Magical Day Sir.

Chris: Thank you!!!  You as well. ☺️

Chris then exits the monorail station and makes his way to the main entrance of The Magic Kingdom where he is greeted by locomotive engineer Jim.

Engineer Jim: Good morning and welcome sir!!!  You must by Christian Boltar, am I right?!!

Chris: Yes I am.

Engineer Jim: It’s nice to meet you; I’m locomotive engineer Jim and I’m gonna be your tour guide for The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour.   We’ll wait for a few more guests to show up and we’ll soon be on our way.
Now it’s also my understanding that you’re also a locomotive engineer, and in Magic Kingdom City, am I right?

Chris: HOLY SMOKES!!!  How did you know?

Engineer Jim: Haaaaaa, haaaaaaa, haaaaaa!!!!!!  I used to go there a lot many years ago, and I used to love seeing the trains there.  Walter number #1 is by far my favorite engine on the railroad, and it’s the same with Walter E Disney.  She’s a real beautiful engine.

Chris: That’s awesome!!!  And yes, Walter is almost everyone’s favorite for those who visit The Magic Kingdom Steam Railway.  The way she looks, the way she sounds, and just overall all everything about her gives off that Classic American steam locomotive feel.

Engineer Jim: But sadly, the Walter E Disney is out of service, and off property for a refurbishment.

Chris:  That does suck, but our engines went off property for refurbishment too.  However, Roy is a close second favorite to most people due to the fact she’s the oldest, and is a Classic American 4-4-0.

Engineer Jim: Everyone here loves the Roy O. Disney number #4.  She is such a nice engine, very easy to steam, smooth riding, very forgiving, and lets not forget her deep tone whistle.

Chris: Not to mention all the girls LOVE the Lilly Belle number #2.  My fiancé calls it her baby because she loves it so much and thinks that it's cute. LOL!!!

Engineer Jim: Same here too with our Lilly Belle.  Almost all the women and little girls in the general public love that engine, and I will admit, Lilly is a beauty.

Chris: That she is. And the funny thing is, my fiancé’s name is Lilly.

Engineer Jim: That is amazing!!!

Just then the Roy O Disney number #4 comes steaming in blowing her whistle and ringing her bell as she enters Main Street.

Chris: WHAT THE???!!!!.............

Chris was shocked to find that the Roy O Disney number #4 was literally exactly identical to Roy number #4 from the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway.

Chris: HOLY SMOKES!!!!  It looks like a clone of the Roy number #4 from the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway in Magic Kingdom City.

Engineer Jim: *Bursts out laughing*  Baldwin made a lot of engines that looked exactly alike, and it just so happens that United Yucatan number #251 had a twin sister number #250 which was also a 4-4-0.

Chris: All this time!!!  I thought the 4-4-0 on our railway was number #251, but it turns out it was number #250!!!

Engineer Jim: That’s right!!! Meaning, your engine is the older twin sister!!!!

Chris: That must also mean that if Walter E. Disney is number #1, she must be a 4-6-0, and so must be your number #3 which must also go by the name of Roger. And also that must mean that your 4-6-0 ten wheelers are……….

Engineer Jim: Identical Twins!!!  Numbers #274 and #275!!! And you're right about the number #3 being named Roger!!!!!! Her full name is the Roger E. Broggie to be exact. Smile

Chris: HOLY Smokes, so that means we were wrong about the road numbers on our twins as well.   Walter and Roger on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway must be numbers #276 and 277.

Engineer Jim: Actually their numbers #277 and #278!!

Chris: WHAT???!!!!

Engineer Jim: The number #276 ended up in someone’s private collection.  It was beautifully restored and looks very similar to Walter and Roger, and is operational.  

Chris: How do you know so much about the engines from the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway.

Engineer Jim: I heard stories on how Roger E. Broggie and how Roger Mandez would fight and argue on who was taking what engine.

Chris: Now that makes total sense!!!!! LOL!!!!  

Engineer Jim: Also an interesting fact on the Roy O Disney number #4 is that Roy never ran on opening day because her restoration was not completed until December of 1971.  And what held up the restoration was the fact that Roy had suffered a cracked frame.

Chris: Now that I think about it, the Roy on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway, entered service on opening day in December of 1971.   There are no records of cracked frame, and I saw her torn down to a bare frame when at the Mandez Machine Works. There were no signs of any welding to repair a cracked frame.  
Roger number #3 however was the first engine to run because she was restored to operation first, and was used for testing and shake down runs before the railroad's opening.  Walter and Roy entered service at the same time on December 1st of 1971.

Engineer Jim: Lilly Belle was the first engine to enter service here at the Magic Kingdom, and Walter and Roger followed.

Chris: We didn’t get the Lilly Belle until this passed summer because I found her up for sale in warehouse.   I was told that she was supposed to be part of someone’s private collection, but due to being rebuilt rather poorly, not steaming well, and the owner going broke, he left her for sale in a warehouse for goodness knows how long.
When I found her, I had to fight the guy who was doing the auction because he wanted a ridiculous amount for a rather poorly rebuilt engine, and also he thought that I was a kid when in fact I am 23-years-old.  
However, because the railroad was down when I bought her, I had the Mandez Machine Works, the restoration facility that was rebuilding the other 3, take a look at her.   They tore her apart down to the bare frame because everything was plumbed badly, the computerization was a mess, and so they rebuilt her from the ground up.
They built a new boiler and firebox, upgraded the computers to something more simple and more user friendly, completely re-plumbed everything, raised the height of the dry pipe and throttle valve, got her cross head feed water pump to work, installed a much more powerful air compressor for their patented low flow air rated lifting injectors, place a ball lever valve for the injectors on the fireman’s side, and that pretty much did the trick.  
She now runs great, and all of the crew love her.  She’s a sweetheart, and is surprisingly a forgiving little engine, but she doesn’t like to be pushed too hard.

Engineer Jim: We just got the Lilly Belle back from refurbishment recently and let me tell you, she is CANTANKEROUS!!!  It’s easy to lose your fire on her, it’s easy to stall her, and if you don’t treat her right or take care of her, she will get you in anyway she can.  

Chris: Uh-oh!!!

Engineer Jim: Yep, so you gotta be careful whenever you're running her.

Chris: However, I don’t know what number our Lilly Belle was when she was on the United Yucatan.  All I know is, she ran there most of her life, but no word on a road number.  I found out after looking at her construction number that she was a stablemate of engines 1,3, and 4.

Engineer Jim: Ours was number #260, so it would be in the 260 numbers I would think if I had to guess.

Chris: Hmmmm, that's a good posibility.

Just then the rest of the tour group showed up.

Engineer Jim: Alright, it’s now time to get this tour group on the rails.  
Good Morning everyone and welcome to The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour!!!
My name is Jim, and I will be your tour guide.   Right behind me is our oldest locomotive, the Roy O Disney number #4 along with the 200 series Green train, and he will be taking us back stage to the roundhouse area.  
So, get out your park tickets, and we’ll first see Main Street before we board the train.

Everyone then gets out their park tickets, and enters Main Street through the Main Entrance.  Once after entering The Magic Kingdom, everyone sees how beautifully decorated the Magic Kingdom is.
Chris is especially blown away by the massive Christmas Tree in town square, and the beautiful garlands all strung across the way reaching from building to building as they hang over the street.

Chris: HOLY SMOKES!!!!  THIS IS AMAZING!!!

Engineer Jim: Also as a reminder, tonight is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss. ☺️  
Now take a picture of Main Street everyone along with the castle because this is the one and only time you’ll ever see the Magic Kingdom this empty.


Everyone then gets out their cameras, and shoots pictures of the beautifully decorated Main Street left and right before making their way up the stairs into Main Street Train Station.

Engineer Jim: Alright, we’ll board here in the front car so please find a seat.  
Everyone then gets aboard.  Chris sits in the very front row of the train right behind the engine.

Engineer Jim: Now who here is loco for locomotives or should I save LOVES trains?

A few hands went up?

Engineer Jim: Now who here is on this tour because they love everything Disney and its history?

A few more hands went up.

Engineer Jim: Now who was dragged onto this tour because of your partner’s love for trains or Disney.

All of a sudden a bunch of hands went up.

Engineer Jim: HAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!  That is mostly the case.

The conductor then pressed the buzz box twice before the engineer gave 2 blasts on Roy’s whistle, eased the throttle open, and Roy O Disney was soon on her way.
As the train made its way around the park, Chris was shocked to see how much alike the route of the Walt Disney World Railroad was to that of The Magic Kingdom Steam Railway that circled Magic Kingdom City.  
He did however notice a few differences, such as the back stretch along the River's Of America.

Engineer Jim: Right now we are going over the swing bridge.  And what’s a swing bridge?  A swing bridge is a bridge that can rotate to let boats in and out of water ways.  When need be, we will swing this bridge open to let our Liberty Belle Steam River Boat out when she goes out on dry-dock for refurbishment, and when she returns.
We don’t do it often, but when we do, it takes our workmen 3 hours just to crank the mechanism by hand.

Chris: HOLY SMOKES!!! That sounds like A LOT of work!!!!  (We also have a steamboat, but we don’t use a swing bridge.  I may wanna consider getting one for when the Admiral Joe Flower’s time does come.)

The Train then makes its way into Fantasyland Station where it passes a switch.

Engineer Jim: Alright, we are now gonna back up, and make our way to the roundhouse.  We are now gonna be passing a highly secured area, so please no cameras or video recording until we’re at the roundhouse please.

The train then backs up over the switch and makes its way to the roundhouse back stage.  

Engineer Jim: And now you can see our other 2 trains getting ready for the day.  The first train out will be handled by Lilly Belle with the 100 series Red train, which has just come back from refurbishment, and the second train will be handled by Roger E. Broggie with the 300 series Yellow train.
Our 400 series Blue train is currently off the property and is getting a full ground up refurbishment
And I’m sure you notice that this train is missing a side panel on the left hand side in the 3rd car so our characters can perform the morning welcome show.   Once the show is done, Roy O Disney will come back here, have the panel reinstalled, and head back out as our 3rd train.
Also you can see that we’ve decorated our trains for the holidays so take as many pictures of them as you like.

Roy O Disney soon came to a full and complete stop and parked right next to the Roger E. Broggie number #3 and the Lilly Belle number #2.   Everyone then got off the train and began taking pictures left and right.

Chris: Okay, now this is weird.  The Roger E. Broggie number #3 looks just like the Roger number #3 from the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway, and the Lilly Belle number #2 from the Walt Disney World Railroad looks identical to the Lilly Belle number #2 from the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway.  Heck, the 100 Series Red train is EXACTLY identical to the Millennium II Train consist!!!!!

Chris then notices a difference in the Lilly Belle engines.

Chris: AHHHHHH!!!!!!  This Lilly Belle has a little 3-chime whistle, where as the one on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway has a single chime Lunkenheimer.

Engineer Jim: Glad there’s a difference. LOL!!!  But this whistle is VERY raspy and VERY high pitched, and will knock your ears off!!!! Heck dogs come out to bark whenever this engine blows its whistle. LOL!!!!!

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!  The whistle on the Lilly Belle of the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway is also VERY high pitched and raspy and sounds like that of a British engine!!!  And yes it too will knock your ears off and cause dogs to come out to bark where as the boys have more mellow whistles that are easier on the ears. LOL!!!!

Engineer Jim: Walter also had a 3-chime Buckeye like Lilly, but it was A LOT lower pitched and much easier on the ears.  Roger’s Crosby and Roy’s Crosby are also easier on the ears.

Chris: Another difference is, Walter on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway wears a Star Brass 5-chime which is VERY beautiful, but surprisingly is not very raspy, nor is it that hard not the ears.

Engineer Jim: It’s always the girls that are loud.

Chris: Girls are loud period!!!

Engineer Jim: All too true. LOL!!!

Everyone continued taking pictures left and right as the train crew climbed back into Roy O Disney’s cab, gave 2 blasts on the whistle, eased the throttle open, and Roy O Disney was soon back on her way to Fantasyland Station.

Engineer Jim: With Roy O Disney now on its way to do the Welcome show, we will now have a look at the Roger E. Broggie number #3 and the Lilly Belle number #2.  
Again, Unfortunately the Walter E. Disney number #1 is off the property getting a ground up refurbishment as is the 400 series Blue Train.  
However, Lilly Belle number #2 just came back from refurbishment along with the 100 Series Red Train and as you can see she’s all shiny and VERY pretty.  Literally too nice to run. LOL!!!
However we will be visiting Roger’s cab because the crews are getting ready to take Ms. Lilly out on the line.

The train crew then climbs aboard Lilly Belle and her train before she steams out on the line and makes her way to Fantasyland Station.

Engineer Jim: Alright, now climb up into the cab everyone and I will show you how these engines work and what the engineer and fireman do.

Everyone then takes turns climbing into Roger E. Broggie’s cab, and everyone is fascinated on the operations of their steam locomotives, and how they still operate just as they did back in the 1800s.

Engineer Jim: And the best part about being a locomotive engineer and fireman is getting to ring the bell and blow the whistle.  So, who wants to give it a try???!!!

A few of the men took turns giving a few rings on the bell and blasts on the whistle, as did a 14-year-old guy, and 10-year-old girl, but no one was more excited to ring the bell and blow the whistle as Chris was.

Engineer Jim: Alright, come on and give it a blow fellow engineer from another Magic Kingdom.

Chris: You got it!!!

Chris then tugged on the bell chord and rang the bell with a………

CLANG……………..CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG………..CLANG………….CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG……………….

Engineer Jim: WOAH!!!!!!!  Impressive!!!!  Now why not give a few blasts on the whistle.

Chris: You got it!!

Chris then sits in the engineer’s seat, places his hand on the whistle handle and gives the 4 whistle grade crossing blast with a……………………….

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO-OOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone’s jaws in the tour group and the roundhouse dropped, for none of them had heard such a skillful whistle blast.

Engineer Jim: WOAH!!!!!!!!! THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!!! I thought I was good with the whistle.  You know your stuff.

Chris: I will say, this is by far the best sounding whistle in the collection.  And this engine is very beautiful in just her form, outline, colors, and she’s got so much charm and personality to her.  Is she a challenge to operate?

Engineer Jim: Yes she is.  She’s a challenge to fire, will stall on the 2.5% grade out of Fantasyland if you’re not careful, and will wheel slip on you if you don’t finesse the throttle right.  But she’s A LOT more forgiving than Lilly Belle. However, I enjoy running this engine because she is VERY fun to operate.

Chris: I REALLY LOVE this engine!!!! Roger number #3 on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway is MY BABY, and the Roger E. Broggie number #3 here at Walt Disney World is by far my favorite of the pack as well. Smile

Engineer Jim then goes on talking about the locomotives on how different they are from one another, their personalities, their wheel arrangements, some of their history including the fact that the Walter E. Disney number #1 and Roger E. Broggie number #3 are identical twin sister engines just like Walter and Roger from the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway in Magic Kingdom City.  

Engineer Jim: Alright, now it’s 8:30, the crew are finishing up their opening checklists, so it’s time to see just how the engine crew fires up the engines.

Everyone then disembarks the locomotive as Roger E. Broggie’s engine crew climbs into the cab, before the fireman grabs the butane lighter and mattress stuffing that was dipped in oil.

Engineer Jim: Now you’ll watch the fireman as he lights the mattress stuffing on fire before throwing into the firebox.

The fireman then lit the mattress stuffing on fire and held the firey mattress stuffing high into the air to do the famous Statue Of Liberty pose as cameras started firing off left and right.  
The fireman then opened up the firebox door and threw the mattress stuffing into the firebox before closing the firebox door.   The fireman then slowly activated the computer before giving 2 clicks on the firing valve, pressing the button for the electronic ignition and with a powerful and mighty………….

BOOOOM!!!!!!!!

The fire was lit in Roger’s firebox, and pressure was slowly climbing up to 140 PSI.

Engineer Jim: Pretty cool Eh??!!!  Even with the modern computerization added to the locomotives, we are still able to fire them up the old fashioned way to show you how it was done over 100 years ago.  And even with the modernization, these engines still run with the same devices and the same mechanics that were used during the first transcontinental railroad over 150 years ago.  

Chris:(How awesome would it be if we did a Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour in Magic Kingdom City on special occasions during the holiday season?  We have the room to do it, our crew is really friendly, as long as Big Joe, Robert, John Goss, Remmy, and Phil behave themselves. LOL!!!  And then again, Lilly would be going nuts over her baby the Lilly Belle. LOL!!!!)

Engineer Jim: It’s time to climb aboard and go to Main Street.

Everyone then hops aboard Roger E. Broggie’s 300 series Yellow train in the front car right behind the locomotive.  And as before Chris, sits in the very front row directly behind the engine.

Engineer Jim: Now as the crew finishes up their opening safety check list, we are going to see a few things.

The engineer gives 2 blasts on the whistle, eases the throttle open, and the Roger E. Broggie slowly moves forward.

Engineer Jim: Now they will test the low pressure safety valve to see when it pops off.

Soon the low-pressure safety valve pops off at 160 PSI, right where they wanted it.

Engineer Jim: Alright, so the low pressure safety valve popped at 160, and we run our engines at 150 PSI.   This gives a good amount of leeway in case pressure builds up because when an engine fires very well that pressure will sky rocket and cause the safety valve to pop off.  However, if pressure gets too high and our high pressure safety valve goes off, our Mapo system will trigger, the fuel supply will cut off, out goes the fire, and that shuts off the engine just like when the water level drops too low.
2 VERY important things when running a locomotive is to make sure your pressure doesn’t go too high, and ALWAYS make sure that you have enough water to cover your crown sheet.

The train crew fills up the boiler with more water via lifting injectors before proceeding out of the railroad yard.

Engineer Jim: Now the crew is gonna perform a blow-down procedure and this cleans out all of the hard water and mineral deposits from the boiler, so the cylinder engines in the front of the locomotive that power the connecting rods and turn the wheels, don’t get damaged.

The crew then perform the blow-down procedure, and a bunch of water comes gushing out of the firebox area like a fire hose before Roger E Broggie continues proceeding onto the mainline and into Fantasyland.

Engineer Jim: Now we’re gonna take on some water before we proceed to Main Street.  The reason for this is, we don’t want to spend more than 2 and ½ minutes in the station, so to keep everything timed right, we always top off the water level on every lap.  Even though the tenders can hold water in them for 2 to possibly 3 hours, it would take a LONG time to refill the tenders, so we just top off the water levels every trip to make sure we take no longer than 2 and ½ minutes while parked in the station.

Soon Roger slows down to a stop at Fantasyland Station, and the crew waste no time in topping off the water level in Roger’s tender.
Once the water level in Roger’s tender was full, the crew climbed back into Roger’s cab right before their 2 and ½ minutes were up.

Engineer Jim: Alright, the water tank is full, and our 2 and ½ minutes are up, so that means it’s time to go to Main Street.

The engineer then gives 2 blasts on the whistle, eases the throttle open, and Roger E Broggie slowly but surely moves forward as she struggles to pull her passenger cars up the grade.

Engineer Jim: Right now you can hear that Roger is starting to work hard, and that is because we are climbing up a 2 and ½% grade.  This means for every 100 feet we move forward, we climb 2 and ½ feet.  To a human this is nothing, but to our 35 ton engine with 50 tons of coaches in tow, that is A LOT of weight and a HUGE struggle.  And getting this particular engine up this grade is no easy task.  Lilly Belle however is the worst to get up this grade.  And the engine that handles this grade the best, you wouldn’t believe...  
That’s right, the Roy O Disney number #4, our 4-4-0 American.  He may not be as powerful as this engine or his brother Walter, or even Lilly Belle, but he handles this grade better than anything else.  He will fly up this hill hardly breaking a sweat.  
Part of it is that he has less of his own weight to carry, as well as the fact that he was built so well, and is such a good performing engine.  And that’s one of many reasons why Roy O Disney is a favorite among the crews.

Soon Roger E. Broggie gains more momentum as she continues her climb up the 2 and ½% grade out of Fantasyland, steams her way through Tomorrowland, and makes her way to Main Street.

Engineer Jim: Now here is something that is REALLY cool.  Right here in our Esplanade area, you have the buses and parking lot trams on your left, the ferry-boats just in front of you, the monorail on your right and the steam train right here.
So you’re seeing all the different modes of transportation from the past, present, and future, and that is partly why Walt Disney World is considered the Most Magical Place On Earth.  You don’t get this view of all the different modes of transportation anywhere else except here at Walt Disney World.  Road, water, sky, and rail.


To Be Continued……………


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Re: A Happily Ever After Christmas

Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:20 pm

Chapter 10

A Magical Holiday Vacation Part 3

Engineer Jim was wrapping things up with the tour in Main Street Station after giving everyone the whole story of Walt Disney, his passion for trains, and how the Walt Disney World Railroad came to be.

Engineer Jim: Now on behalf of the Walt Disney World Railroad's train crew, we’d like to thank you for joining us on this tour and hope you had a good time.  
Please feel free to stop by and talk to our crew at Lassater Point or the ADA on ramp here at Main Street anytime.  ☺️

Chris: It was very nice meeting you Jim.

Engineer Jim: It was very nice meeting you too!!!

Chris: By the way, I happen to be the next heir to the throne and head Manager of the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway, so there have been several changes during the past 6 months.
Also the King and Queen have asked me to come here to see how both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts celebrate the holidays.  

Engineer Jim: That is wonderful!!!!  And it’s wonderful to see someone as young as you who is passionate about old steam trains.
Thank you very much for coming on this tour and I wish you good luck on your quest.  
Are you attending the party tonight?

Chris: Oh, I’ve always loved the old steam engines, and to follow in Walter Boltar’s legacy in running and maintain them is both a huge honor and a dream come true.   We now have a state of the art turning facility, and a beautiful repair machine shop to keep our engines in top-notch shape, so we do whatever it takes to make sure that our locomotives are very well maintained. I can see that Disney certainly does its part in keeping the Walt Disney World Railroad locomotives very well maintained as well. 
And yes I will be attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tonight.

Engineer Jim: That is wonderful!!!  I hope to return to Magic Kingdom City really soon. And yes, the Walt Disney World Resort takes great pride in making sure that our steam engines are very well loved and cared for.
You will love the party!!!!  They give out free chocolate chip, snicker-doodle, oatmeal raisin, and peanut better cookies, and best of all free hot chocolate!!!!!
We also have our beautiful Firework’s Spectacular of Holiday Wishes, and Mickey Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade that you won’t want to miss!!!!

Chris: I know and I am VERY excited about it!!!

Engineer Jim: Best off all, Lilly Belle was the first train out today, so she will be the last train on tonight, and given that the normal crowds leave around 7:00 p.m., the park is only filled to half capacity.  
That means Ms. Lilly will be the designated train to run during the party until the party ends at mid-night.  

Chris: Awesome!!!   My fiancé would go crazy if she was here. LOL!!!  Unfortunately she’s stuck at home due to school and cheerleading.

Engineer Jim: I take it you’re older by a few years?

Chris: Yep.

Engineer Jim: HAAAAA, HAAAA, HAAAAAA, HAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!  That’s always the case.

Chris: And due to international restrictions that Magic Kingdom City has, the only way I can contact her from here is via Facebook, and I do miss her terribly even though we haven’t been apart for even 24 hours.

Engineer Jim: It happens with a lot of young couples, so it’s normal.  After the first few days, you’ll be just fine.  Think positive and enjoy yourself.  Have a magical stay here and have fun.  

Chris: Thank you, I most definitely will. Smile

Engineer Jim: Well, I gotta go to work since I’m gonna be catching the Engineer on Roy O Disney soon, so you have a magical stay here at Walt Disney World.

Chris: Thank you so very much.

Engineer Jim: My pleasure, I’ll see you around.

Chris: Awesome!!!!

Engineer Jim then heads off to the break room to wait for his train as a familiar whistle sounds with a…………

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOO!!!!!!

Chris: I know that whistle!!!!

Roger E. Broggie number #3 soon comes gracefully steaming into Main Street Station ringing her bell as she slowed down to a full and complete stop before giving one blast one the whistle.

Chris: Alright, time to board.

Chris then makes his way to the front row seat in the very front car directly behind the locomotive.
After 2 and ½ minutes in the station, the engineer gives 2 blasts on Roger’s whistle, eases the throttle open, and soon the train gets rolling.

Spiel: Welcome aboard the Walt Disney World Railroad!!!  We are about to take a grand circle tour of the Magic Kingdom, with a stop at Frontierland and Fantasyland along the way.  
Sit tight keeping your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the train, and watch your little ones please.  We’re leaving Main Street Station right now, so wave good-bye!!  But if you stay on board long enough, why, sooner or later you’ll be back.
For an old conductor like me there is no better place to ride the rails than the Magic Kingdom.
By the way, we’re traveling on pour steam power!!!  This old locomotive is the descendant of the mighty trains that powered the golden age of steam.

The train soon went through the 2 crossings, through tunnels, and around a few sharp bends when……

Spiel: You can board a run-away mine train on board Big Thunder Mountain, or hop on Splash Mountain where you can join Br’er Rabbit for a 50 foot drop “Straight down into the brair patch!!!”  

Chris: *Snickers*  LOL!!! Okay, that line of “Straight down into the brair patch,” is gonna be stuck in my head for a long time!!!! LOL!!!

Chris continued to enjoy riding the train on a few good circles around the park before hopping off in Fantasyland to enjoy Tomorrowland.

Chris: WOW!!!!  I know our future area known as Metreon, which is where our 2.5% grade is on the railroad, looks VERY similar, with some sweet restaurants, but it doesn’t have an awesome transit authority people mover or an awesome roller coaster like Space Mountain.  This is AWESOME!!!!
I gotta at least incorporate the people mover in someway shape or form.

Chris then opened up his my Disney Magic Experience App on his phone, and saw that he was booked for unlimited Fast Passes at anytime on any attraction.

Chris: HOLY CRAP!!!!!  Space Mountain, here I come!!!!

Chris then hopped onto Mountain, before hopping on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover, where he enjoyed a grand circle tour of Tomorrowland, which also included some amazing views of the Magic Kingdom hub area around Cinderella Castle, the Walt Disney World Railroad, and even went right into Space Mountain.

Chris: HOLY CRAP!!!!  This is awesome!!!!!

Chris felt like he was a little kid again for he had never had so much fun in a very long time.  He enjoyed taking the train from land to land, and experiencing all the different rides and attractions the Magic Kingdom had to offer.  He didn’t notice how fast the time was flying by until his watch showed that it was already 4:00 O-clock!!!

Chris: CRAP!!!  My dinner reservation is at 5:00 O-Clock!!!

Wasting no time, Chris scrambled into Frontierland station when a familiar whistle blow came echoing from the Splash Mountain Tunnel with a……………

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOO!!!!!

The Roy O Disney number #4 came gracefully steaming in ringing her bell as she slowed down to a stop before giving on blast on the whistle.

Chris: Not a moment to lose!!!

Chris then scrambled into the front row of the front car behind the locomotive, and after 2 and ½ minutes in the station, the Roy O. Disney steamed out and headed on her way to Fantasyland, and soon Main Street Station.  
Due to a light crowd and efficient loading, returning to Main Street Station didn’t take longer than 7 minutes.

Chris: AWESOME!!!!  God there are times I absolutely love being on the fastest engine!!!!

Soon the Roy O Disney came steaming to a full and complete stop at Main Street Station before giving one blast on the whistle to signal that it was safe to exit.

Chris: AWESOME!!!!  Only 4:07, I can make it!!!!

Chris then went scrambling off the train, ran down the station ramp, ran out the main gate entrance, and ran up the monorail station ramp as Mark VI Monorail light blue came gliding into a full and complete stop before opening its doors.

Chris then ran into the front car directly behind the cockpit on the monorail, and a few other passengers followed, but fortunately the traffic was fairly light, and soon the monorail was ready to leave.

Announcement: PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE DOORS!!!!  POR FAVOR MONTENERSE ALEJADO LE LOS PUERTAS!!!!!

The monorail pilot then gave 2 blasts on the horn and soon the monorail glided smoothly out of the monorail station.

Announcement: Welcome aboard our highway in the sky, and we sure hope you enjoyed the Magic Kingdom.  Our Next Stop is Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

As the monorail passed the main gate entrance to the Magic Kingdom, Chris got out his cell phone and took a picture, for it was a beautiful shot of not just the main entrance, but also the floral Mickey face, the steam train, the station, Space Mountain, but most of all, Cinderella Castle.

Chris: I gotta send this shot to Lilly!!!

Meanwhile Lilly was sightseeing in Boston after Mr. & Mrs. Hammond came out from a meeting. However she was still feeling very broken hearted for missing Chris.
She soon opened up her Facebook, and instantly beamed in tears when she found out that Chris had arrived safely at Walt Disney World.   She was even more thrilled once she received the picture of the Main Gate Entrance Plaza of The Magic Kingdom.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!  MR. & MRS. HAMMOND!!!! DILLAN!!!!!  YOU GOTTA SEE THIS!!!!!

Lilly showed the picture of the Main Gate Entrance to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to Mr. & Mrs. Hammond, and Dillan, and all 3 were completely blown away.

Mr. & Mrs. Hammond: WOW!!!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: That picture is beautiful!!!!

Mr. Hammond: I haven’t been there in such a long time, and this makes me want to go back. LOL!!!

Dillan: HOLY CRAP!!!!  HE IS SUCH A LUCKY BASTARD!!!!

As the monorail makes its way to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Chris gives Lilly another text on Facebook, and Lilly holds her phone close her heart.

Chris: I miss you very much and I wish you were here with me to enjoy this amazing and wonderful place.

Lilly: I miss you too.

Chris: I will keep you updated.  I gotta go, have something big to attend tonight.  I love you.

Lilly: I love you too!!!

Mrs. Hammond: How sweet.  Even though he’s far away, he’s still thinking about you.

Lilly: I know, and these messages just made my day.

Soon the monorail arrives at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at 4:17 sharp.

Chris: AWESOME!!!!  That was only 10 minutes!!!

The monorail soon comes to a full and complete stop before opening its doors.
Chris then says good-bye and thank you to the monorail pilot before scrambling along the 2nd floor balcony, flying up 3 flights of stairs, and soon making his way back to his suite.  
Chris then went into his bedroom, got out a clean pair of dark blue Banana Republic Boot cut jeans, his brand new pair of Ecco boot like shoes, his dress socks, his button up dress shirt, his cuff-links, his dress sweater, his wool jacket, his scarf, and his gloves before setting them up on the bathroom door’s hanger.
Chris then brushed his teeth and shaved his face before taking a nice short hot shower.
Chris then got out of the shower, dried off, got dressed, and fixed his hair just in time.

Chris: AWESOME!!!!  It’s only 4:50, and I still have plenty of time!!!

Chris then placed the hangers back in the bedroom closet before grabbing his ticket to the Christmas Party. Chris then exits his suite before walking down the corridor, and makes his way down 3 flights of stairs before finally arriving at Victoria & Albert’s just in time for his 5:00 O-clock reservation.

Anthony: Good evening and welcome to Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian.  How are you this evening Mr. Boltar?

Chris: I am doing very well, how are you?

Anthony: I am doing great this evening sir.  Your table is ready so follow me.

Chris then follows Anthony as he makes his way through the main dining room to a cozy little table in a corner.

Anthony: Does this work for you?

Chris: It sure does, thank you!!!

Anthony: Great.  Let me help you with your chair.

Orlando: I will take your coat and put it in the closet if you’d like.

Chris: Thank you so very much.

Chris then sits down at his table as Orlando takes Chris’s coat and hangs it up in the near by closet.

Anthony: Melissa and Salvador will be your waiters, and will be here with you shortly.

Chris: Awesome, thank you!!!

Not long after, Melissa and Salvador come walking over to Chris’s table and introduce themselves.

Melissa: Hello Sir, and welcome to Victoria & Albert’s.

Salvador: I am Salvador, and this is Melissa, and we’ll be taking care of you this evening.

Melissa: We have our set 5 course meal, and you have 3 choices for each course on the menu.

Salvador: If I may add, we highly recommend the Main Lobster as the appetizer, and for the main course either the Colorado Rack Of Lamb, or the Duck Breast.

Melissa: We also have our wine menu, cocktail menu, and even non-alcoholic beverage menu.

Salvador: Take your time, and let us know when you need anything.

Melissa: We’ll give you some time, and will be right back with some bread, butter, and olive oil.

Chris: Alright, thank you so very much.

Melissa and Salvador then went off to the kitchen as Chris explored his menu options.  He was completely blown away by not just the amazing menu or food that was offered, the beautiful restaurant and environment that he was in, but by the amazing service he was getting and how nice the staff were and how they were treating him like the V.I.P. he was.  

Chris: This is amazing!!!!   I have never been to such a beautiful restaurant like this before in my life!!!!  Even though Mom and Dad were rich and I inherited their wealth, I’ve never dined at a place like this.  Heck, I’ve stayed at a lot of nice 4 and 5 star hotels such as Four Seasons, Ritz Carltons, Grand Hyatts, Fairmontes, Intercontinentals, Peninsulas, and Regents, but nothing as beautiful as this!!!
This hotel is something special, and its no wonder so many VIPs have stayed here.

Chris then explores his options on the menu before making up his mind as Melissa and Salvador return to his table with the bread, butter, and olive oil.

Melissa: Alright, here you go Mr. Boltar.

Salvador: Our chef would like you to try his complimentary mushroom sandwich.  They are rare shitake mushrooms on toasted rye with parmesan cheese, daffodil flower, and wine sauce.  We hope you enjoy.

Chris: This looks amazing, thank you!!!

Melissa: It’s our pleasure.  Where are you visiting from and what brings you to The Most Magical Place On Earth, sweetie?

Chris: I am visiting from Magic Kingdom City.

Salvador: The Magic Kingdom??!!!

Chris: Yep, and I am the next heir to the throne.  
The King and Queen have asked me to come here to see how Walt Disney World celebrates the holiday season.  After my stay here, I am going to Disneyland in California to see how they celebrate the holiday season before going back so we can have a holiday celebration of our own to make the Magic Kingdom a better place.
In all of its years, Magic Kingdom City has NEVER celebrated the holiday season, so it's time we finally change that. Smile

Melissa: That sounds wonderful!!!

Salvador: I’ve always wanted to visit Magic Kingdom City, but never had the time to go.

Melissa: But you will love how Walt Disney World celebrates the holidays.  Are you attending the Christmas Party later on tonight?

Chris: Yes I am and I am very excited about it.

Salvador: You are going to love it.  The parties are always so much fun!!

Melissa: The cookies and hot chocolate are to die for!!

Chris: I have heard so much about it, and I really can’t wait!!!

Salvador: We are glad to have you here with us, and excited that you have chosen to come to The Most Magical Place On Earth.

Chris: Thanks, I am excited and thrilled to be here!!

Melissa: Are you ready to order honey?

Chris: Yes I am.  I will be ordering the Blood Orange Sangria, and the Elder Flower Spritzer to drink.  For the starters, I will go with the pomegranate and cranberry salad followed by the specialty pumpkin and tomato soup.  I will follow your recommendation and go with the Maine Lobster, but for the main course I am still trying to decide to choose between the Rack Of Lamb or the duck………

Salvador: Oh, they are both really amazing Sir!!!!

Melissa: I get torn between the 2 myself because they’re both equally good but in different ways.

Salvador: Both come with a side of mashed potatoes, broccolini, carrots, and wine sauce, but it’s tough to choose between the 2.

Melissa: If you’d like we can ask the chef to split half and half and make it a smaller order of each.

Chris: Can it be done?

Salvador: We do this a lot because many people can’t really choose between the 2 because they’re so good.

Melissa: And they both cost exactly the same, so that makes it even tougher.

Salvador: Yes, so I highly recommend this option.

Chris: Awesome, I’ll do that and have a little bit of each!!!

Melissa: That sounds great!!

Chris: And for dessert I will go with Red Velvet & White Tear Chocolate soufflé.

Salvador: That is by far the best choice and the chef’s specialty!!

Chris: Awesome!!!

Melissa: That has been on our menu for a very long time, and our chef won’t remove it because it’s his specialty. Also so many people love it, so that is by far the best choice.

Chris: Awesome, thank you so much!!

Salvador: It’s our pleasure Mr. Boltar.  Let us know if you need anything and we will be right back with your courses.

Chris then took a bite out of the specialty complimentary mushroom & daffodil flower sandwich and he couldn’t believe his tongue.

Chris: (OH MY GOD!!! FLYIN FUCKING SHIT!!!!  THIS IS COMPLETELY, AMAZINGLY, THE BEST SMALL BITE STARTER SANDWICH EVER!!!!!!)
We gotta serve this at our first Major Christmas party at our top restaurants!!!

Chris then finishes up the sandwich in no time, and not a scrap was left on the small plate.
Soon Chris was served his drinks and salad, and as before Chris took small sips of the drinks, and a small bite out of the salad, and was completely blown away.

Chris: (FIRST THE SANDWICH, NOW THE SALAD!!!!  THIS JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER)

After the salad was done, came the soup, and then the main course.

Chris: I have never had such amazing cuisine in my life!!!  Not even at the royal ball!!!  We’ve got a lot of work to do if we want to compete with the Magic Kingdom here in Florida!!!

Soon came the Red Velvet & White Chocolate Tear Souffle’.

Melissa: You really seemed to have enjoyed all 4 courses.

Salvador: But this is the best of the best.

Melissa: And you know what they always say……

Melissa & Salvador: We save the best for last.

Chris then took one look at the dessert and was completely blown away.

Chris: WOW!!!!  That is the most beautiful dessert I have ever seen in my life!!!

The dessert looked so beautiful that Chris didn’t even want to touch it, but knew that it was a specialty and had to try it.
Chris then took one bite of the dessert and was instantly stunned and was about ready to faint.

Chris: (HOLY ………………………………………..FLYIN FUCKING, HELLS BELLS, CITY OF TRURO 9017, ------------------------------SHIT!!!!!!!  THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!)

Chris was blown away by the dessert more than anything, and it wasn’t long until the beautiful souffle’ was no more.

Chris: Oh My God!!!!  I only wish that Lilly Belle was here with me to enjoy this too…………..

Chris realized how much he missed Lilly and how much he wanted to share the amazing dining experience with her.
Chris then sends Lilly a text on Facebook through his IPhone.

Chris: Next time, we are so coming together!!!

Lilly then responded smiling brightly with tears in her eyes.

Lilly: I so can’t for the time we go as a couple!!!

Chris then responds with tears in his eyes while smiling brightly.

Chris: I love you Princess, with all my heart.

Lilly: I love you too my Prince.

Melissa: Is that your girlfriend you’re talking to?

Chris: Yes.  She and I got engaged not too long ago, and we would have come together, but due to royal decree, I am here mainly for business and to investigate operations. Therefor obligations like this shouldn’t interfere with her school and cheerleading until she graduates college. I had no choice but to come alone, and I miss her terribly, even though it hasn’t even been 24 hours.

Salvador: That happens a lot with young couples, especially when the girl is the younger one like in your case.

Melissa: The first few days apart are always hard sweetie, but you will be just fine.  Remember, you are also here to have fun, so enjoy yourself tonight when you attend the party.

Chris: Thank you so very much; I will. ☺️

Just then Melissa and Salvador disappear and return with the bill and a tiny glass of hot chocolate.

Melissa: And if you think this hot chocolate is amazing?

Salvador: It’s nothing compared to what is served at The Magic Kingdom during the Party.

Chris then takes a sip of the hot chocolate and is completely blown away yet again!!!

Chris:  (OH MY GOD, THIS IS ALSO AMAZING!!!!!!  AND THE HOT CHOCOLATE IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM AT THE PARTY IS BETTER???!!!!!  NO WAY????!!!!!!!!!)

Chris then finishes the tiny glass of hot chocolate before charging the bill to his hotel room and leaving Melissa and Salvador with a massive tip as Orlando brings Chris his coat.

Orlando: Here is your coat Mr. Boltar.

Chris: Thank you so very much, for everything.

Anthony: It was our pleasure sir.

Anothony, Orland, Melissa, and Salvador: Now you have a happy, memorable, and MAGICAL NIGHT at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!!!

Chris: Thank you so very much!!!  Will do!!! ☺️

Chris then says good-bye and thank you to the staff before exiting the restaurant, and making his way to the monorail sation.


To Be Continued…………………..


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Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:01 pm

Chapter 11

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mark VI Monorail Light Blue soon comes gliding into the station as it slows down to a full and complete stop before opening its doors.

Monorail Pilot: Somebody looks like they’re ready to go to the party!!!!

Chris: Yep, I sure am!!!

Monorail Pilot: AWWWWWWEEEEE MAAAAANNNN!!!!!! YOU ARE GONNA LOVE IT!!!!

Chris: I am soooooo excited about it!!!!

Monorail Pilot: Not a moment to lose Mr. Boltar.  Once you’re on board, we’ll be on our way.

Chris then boards the monorail in the front car behind the cockpit before the doors close.

Announcement: PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE DOORS!!!!  POR FAVOR MONTENERSE ALEJADO LE LOS PUERTAS!!!!!

The monorail pilot then gives 2 blasts on the horn, and soon Monorail Light Blue glides out of the monorail station and is soon on her way to the Magic Kingdom.
And if Chris thought the view from the monorail was beautiful before, he was even more blown away by how all the hotels were beautifully lit with Christmas lights all around.

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!  ALL THE BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!!!!

Chris began taking pictures of the beautifully lit hotels all around left and right until the monorail glided smoothly into the Magic Kingdom Monorail Station and the doors open. Chris then walks out of the monorail and onto the station platform.

Monorail Pilot: Have a Magical Night Mr. Boltar!!!

Chris: Thank you so very much!!!!  Will do!!!

Chris then exists the monorail station and makes his way to the main entrance of the Magic Kingdom where he shows his ticket to the special events cast member.

Special Events Cast Member: Thank you very much Mr. Boltar!!!   Here is your wrist band so cast members inside know you’re a party guest, and here are your show times.
The Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade performs at 8:00 p.m. with the Main Street Electrical Parade right on its tail at 8:30 p.m.   We then have a second showing of the Christmas and Electrical Parade at 10:30 and 11:00 p.m.  
The Holiday Wishes Fireworks Spectacular is at 9:15 p.m. and be sure to eat a lot of the cookies and drink a lot of the hot chocolate.  
It may not snow here, but it still gets VERY cold here, and the cookies & hot coco are SOOOOOOOOO good!!!

Chris: Thank you very much!!!  I can’t wait for this party to start!!!

Special Events Cast member: You are going to love it; these parties are always a blast.   Now you have a Magical Night Mr. Boltar!!!

Chris: Thank you so very much!!!  Will do!!! ☺️

Chris then enters through the Main Gate entrance and hears a familiar sound.

Chris: Uh-Oh!!!!!

Lilly Belle Number #2 blows her whistle as she steams towards Main Street Station with a………………

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris: Looks like that’s my ride!!!!

Chris then shoots off more pictures left and right before he messages them to Lilly through her Facebook.

Lilly soon receives the messages and is completely blown away.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!  THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!  AND MY THAT LOOKS JUST LIKE MY BABY!!!!!!!!!!

Chris then responded.

Chris: It turns out that the trains at Walt Disney World are exactly identical to ours on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway including the Lilly Belle number #2 and her train cars. LOL!!!!

Chris then makes his way up to the station platform where a cast member greets him warmly and offers him the free hot cookies and hot chocolate.

Cast member: Good evening Mr. Boltar!!!  Would you like some nicely fresh baked cookies and hot chocolate before you board the train?

Chris: Hello!!!  And yes please!!!!

Chris then grabs 2 hot chocolate chip cookies a the small cup of hot coco off the little offering table.

Cast member: Enjoy Sir!!!  They are really good!!!

Chris: Now I thought eating and drinking anything besides water wasn’t allowed on board.

Cast member: Tonight however, is an exception because it’s the Christmas Party.  Besides, it’s cold tonight, and no one can say no to the cookies and hot chocolate because they are so good.

Chris: Awesome!!!!  I’ll take your word for it.

Cast member: Have a Magical Night Sir!!!

Chris: Thank you!!!  Will do!!! ☺️

Chris then makes his way to the station platform as Lilly Belle comes steaming in ringing her beautiful bell before she slows down to a full and complete stop.

Chris: Now I got to try this!!!

Chris then took one bite out of one of the cookies and was completely blown away.
The cookie literally melted right in his mouth after taking a bite out of it, and warmed it up nice and hot.

Chris: (HOLY SHIT!!!!!  THEY WERE NOT LYING!!!!!!!)

Chris then took a small sip of the hot coco, instantly froze dead in his tracks and almost fainted, for he had never tasted such amazing hot chocolate before in his life.  Not even the hot chocolate from Victoria & Albert’s could compare.

Chris: (HOLY FLYIN FUCKING SHIT!!!!!!!!  THEY WEREN’T LYING ABOUT THE COCO EITHER!!!!!!!!  PUMKIN SPICE AND WHITE & MILK CHOCOLATE FLAVORS!!!!!!!!!  HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!)

Conductor: Everything alright sir??!!!

The train conductor was a little concerned at first but wasn’t surprised at all when another conductor told him that it was probably Chris’s first time trying the cookies and hot ccoo.

Conductor: He’s probably just stunned because he just tried the cookies and hot chocolate for the first time.

Conductor: That happens to everybody when they first try the cookies and hot chocolate here at the party!!!!!

Chris: HOLY SMOKES!!!  These are amazing!!!

Conductor: Aren’t they???!!!!  We can’t get enough of them ourselves, which is why we get them too when we’re backstage.

Chris: That’s great!!!  

Conductor: I know.  Well, welcome aboard Sir, please board anywhere you’d like, lower your head, watch your step, sit back, relax, and enjoy your ride. ☺️

Chris: Thank you very much!!!  I will!!! ☺️

Chris then boards the train in the very front row of the very front car right behind the locomotive, and soon after a few more people board, the train is ready to go.

Conductor: ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!!

The fireman rings the bell as the engineer gives 2 blasts on the whistle, eases the throttle open, and soon Lilly Belle gets rolling.

Chris: Nothing is more beautiful than a steam train at night during the holiday season. ☺️

Chris continued enjoying his cookies and hot chocolate as the train made her circle around the Magic Kingdom.  Chris however, couldn't help but crack up every time he heard the line “STRAIGHT DOWN INTO THE BRAIR PATCH,” whenever it came up on the train’s auto spiel.

Chris: LOL!!!!!  We gotta add that to the auto spiel on our trains just for a laugh. LOL!!!!  Then again it would sound stupid, so I'll leave it out. LOL!!!!

Chris continued to enjoy riding the train into the night and met a lot of nice people who were always open to have a nice conversation about everything related to Disney, the steam trains, and the holiday season.  
A lot of cute little princesses would often smile, wave and sit by him while their parents would enjoy talking about their vacation for the holiday season.
Seeing the little kids get cuddly with him made him think about his future and how he and Lilly would be starting a family of their own.

Chris: (I’ve almost forgotten.  Parenthood is not that far out of the picture since marriage is just around the bend.  These little girls I’m talking to are so sweet, so innocent, and very affectionate, and I know Lilly would really love talking with them.   I also know that even though she may not be ready now, but she’d be a wonderful mother and I can’t wait for the time we start a family of our own.  She keeps telling me how badly she wants kids. LOL!!!!)

Chris continues to enjoy riding the train on multiple circuits around the park until the clock strikes 7:45 as Lilly Belle steams her way into Fantasyland.

Chris: Gotta get off at the next stop!!!  Don’t want to miss the first showing of the parades.

Conductor: Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls!!!  As a friendly reminder that after one more full circle, the train will be holding in Main Street in preparations of our 9:15 Fireworks Spectacular of Holiday Wishes.   We will resume operations at 10:00 p.m. and continue running until park closing at mid-night.  
Also as a friendly reminder, the last train of the night will depart Main Street at 12:00 mid-night, and that trip will be a pick up trip only.
On behalf of the engineer, fireman, and myself, we’d like to thank you for riding the rails with us tonight, and hope you have a magical night here at the Magic Kingdom, and continue to enjoy Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

The train then slows down to a full and complete stop in Fantasyland station before the fireman climbs out of the cab, walks along side the tender, climbs up on a stair case, reaches for his pole, opens the water hatch, lowers the water spout from the water tower, opens the main valve, and tops off the water level in the tender as a few guests board the train.

Chris: Alright!!!  Not much longer and we’re making REALLY good timing!!!!

The water level was soon topped off before the fireman shut off the main water valve on the tower, raised the water spout, closed the tender’s water hatch, and climbed back into the cab.

Conductor: Alright!!!  We are now ready to go!!!  Once again as a reminder this will be our last grand circle tour until after the fireworks.  We will resume operation at 10:00 p.m.  So please, sit back, relax, we are now ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!!

The engineer then gave 2 blasts on the whistle, eased the throttle open, and Lilly’s wheels slipped as they spun on the icey rails.
After gentle finessing of the throttle and opening of the cylinder cocks, Lilly soon gained traction and thundered her way up the 2.5% percent grade out of Fantasyland.

Chris: True steam railroading at its best.

Lilly Belle soon steams her way up the grade, out of Tomorrowland, and is soon steaming on her way into Main Street Station.  It isn't long until Lilly Belle and her train coming a full and complete stop in Main Street.

Chris: Alright!!! Perfect timing!!!!!!

Chris then exits the train, and makes his way down the ADA ramp to take some up-close shots of the Lilly Belle.
Chris then sends more pictures to Lilly through Facebook, and of course, Lilly can't help but get emotional when she sees pictures of an identical copy to that of her favorite locomotive.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!  THAT LOOKS SO MUCH LIKE MY BABY!!!!!

Chris soon makes his down the ADA ramp, back into the main building, and out onto the second floor balcony that overlooks all of Main Street USA.

Announcement: LADIES & GENTLEMEN BOYS & GIRLS!!!!!  In just a few minutes, the lighting will be reduced because Mickey, Minnie, and their friends invite you to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year as the Magic Kingdom Proudly Presents Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade, followed closely by our timeless Disney Classic, Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade.  For your safety, and the safety of others, please remain in the same area until the lights return to normal.
THANK YOU!!!! ☺️

A few cast members came by with freshly baked cookies and hot chocolate to those who were waiting for the parades to begin.

Cast member: Hello Mr. Boltar, would you care for some freshly baked cookies, and hot coco?

Chris: Of course thanks!!!

A few minutes later, all of main street went dark as the announcements of the parade in town square went off.

Announcement: Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, Mickey, Minnie, and their friends invite you to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year as the Magic Kingdom Proudly Presents Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade!!!!!

And with that the parade kicked off as classic Disney characters danced out of the back stage area and all along Main Street USA followed by a brass band, multiple horse drawn carriages, a massive parade float with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf from Frozen, skiers, a massive gingerbread house float, dancing elves, a massive ice rink float with Christophe from Frozen, followed by the candy car with Vanellope and Ralph from Wreck it Ralph, and many more floats as Christmas music and snow machines blew snow all along the parade route.
Chris was completely blown away but not only the parade, but the whole environment and how the holiday season was bringing everyone together like he remembered many years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91rLyxkPyic

Chris: WOW!!!!  This is amazing!!!!  We gotta do something like this!!!

Chris then saw massive toys marching down the parade route and that reminded him of the Babes In Toyland video clip he saw.

Chris: *Thinks to self* (That is a thought on how we can incorporate the march of the toy soldiers!!!!  There are many possibilities on what we can do, and this is one of them!!!) ☺️

Chris observed the marching toy soldiers more closely the closer they came marching along Main Street, and was completely blown away by how immaculately beautiful the costumes were.

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!  How do they keep those toy soldier costumes so beautiful??!!!

Many other guests were also blown away and couldn’t agree with Chris anymore for they felt the exact same way.

Guest: I know!!!!  This parade is just amazing!!!!

Guest: Our kids and us are glued!!!!

Chris: As am I!!!!!

Lastly ending the parade were 9 tiny reindeer, and yes I say 9 because Rudolph was actually included for once, and all 9 tiny reindeer were hauling a sleigh with no one other than Santa Clause himself, and his wife.
Soon the parade continued down Main Street until it was out of site as it disappeared from the Magic Kingdom’s main hub by the castle.

Chris: WOW!!!  That was beautiful!!!!!

Guests: I know!!!!  

Guests: Our grand kids just loved it!!!!

Just then a familiar robotic like sound began playing over the PA system and it was none other than another announcement, and Chris knew it all too well.

Chris: UH-OH!!!!!  As Joe Jackson would say, IT’s A BIG ONE, IT’S A BIG ONE!!!!  HERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMES!!!!!!!!

Announcement: LADIES & GENTLEMEN, BOYS & GIRLS!!!!  The Magic Kingdom proudly presents our nighttime spectacular festival pageant of magic and imagination!!!  In thousands of sparkling lights, and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sounds!!!
THE MAIN STREET ELECTRICAL PARADE!!!!!!!!!

And with that the parade kicked off as the world famous “Baroque Hoedown” music began playing over the PA system, and everyone in all of Main Street started yelling, shouting, clapping and dancing in the joy and excitement as the Tinker bell float made its way onto the parade route followed closely by the Casey Jr. Circus Train engine float.
Chris couldn’t get enough of the parade and for once he could relax and enjoy the Main Street Electrical Parade rather than wind up getting himself stuck onboard one of the floats like he did on the night of his marriage proposal to Lilly.

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Chris: (This is sooooo much better than the last time I saw this parade when I wound up getting stuck on the Casey Jr. Circus engine!!!  LOL!!!!  It's also interesting that their version has Tinkerbelle leading the parade instead of having her in the Peter Pan Section.  Ours has Casey Jr. as the lead float, so it's cool to see the differences.)

Chris continued to enjoy watching the parade as it continued its way down the route until the VERY last float of the USA flag paraded down the route.

Chris: (AHHHHHHH, their finale float is To Honor America!!!  That makes TOTAL sense!!!  Not too different from ours that says To Honor The Magic Kingdom.)

Afterwards the music wrapped up as the closing announcement was made.

Announcement: THE MAGIC KINGDOM’S MAIN STREET ELECTRICAL PARADE!!!

And with that the famous “Baroque Hoedown” concluded, and all the lights came back on like magic.
Chris was completely blown away how magical the whole experience was with 2 beautiful parades; one performing right after another.

Chris: THAT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!  2 Beautiful Parades, one after another, and now here is the MAIN ATTRACTION!!!!!  HOLIDAY WISHES!!!!!

Chris then walks down the staircase of Main Street Station, before making his way down Main Street, and over to the main hub of the Magic Kingdom by Cinderella Castle.

Chris: It’s almost time, so this couldn’t have worked out more perfectly!!!

Announcement: Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls!!!  In just a few minutes we invite you to join us for our nighttime Holiday Fire Works Spectacular, Holiday Wishes!!!!  To enhance your viewing experience, the lighting will be reduced.
For your safety, and the safety of others, please remain in the same area until the lights return to normal!!
Once again, in just a few minutes the Magic Kingdom will present its nighttime Holiday Fireworks Spectacular, Holiday Wishes; sponsored by Pandora!!!!
Thank you!!!!

And then more cast members came up to guests offer more of the free cookies and hot chocolate.

Cast member: Would you care for more Hot Coco and freshly baked cookies sir?


Chris: Of course!!!  Thank you!!! ☺️

And as before, Chris enjoyed his free cookies and hot chocolate when all of a sudden…………
All the lights went out,  beautiful holiday music began playing, and spectacular fireworks began shooting off left and right!!!!!!!!!


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Music:

Its the spirit of the season
You can feel it in the air
You can hear it if you listen
Everywhere
So much care
Like a prayer
Where ever it is you need to share it
Its the spirit of the season
You can hear it in the air
People smile as they pass you by
The day will be here soon
Dreams are dancing in the children's eyes
Hearts are singing
Bells are Ringing
Its the spirit of the season
Filling hearts with love and care
Like a shining star it glistens
Everywhere
Feeling care
Like a prayer
Where ever it is you need to share it
Its the spirit of the season
Its the spirit of the season

Jiminy Cricket:

Can you hear it?
Can you feel it?
I'd say there's something
magical in the air, wouldn't you?
Why it's the spirit of the season,
a season that sparkles with its own
magic and memories.

All of a sudden, Tinker Bell comes flying out of the highest tower of Cinderella Castle and hovers over everyone in the Magic Kingdom’s main hub area.
Then more fireworks start firing off left and right.

Jiminy Cricket:

Now you can travel near or far,
look high or low,
and you'll always find
there's no place like home for the holidays...
Cause after all...
Home...
...is where the heart is.

Music:

I'll
be home
for Christmas
You can count on me
-----
Frosted...
window panes
Candles gleaming inside
Painted candy canes on the tree
Oh there's no place like home for the holidays

Jiminy Cricket:

Say, what's that jingle?
Could it be
Kriss Kringle?
Why Jiminy Christmas!
Santa Clause
is coming to town!

Music:

Jolly old Saint Nicholas
Lean your ear this way
Don't you tell a single soul
What I'm going to say
Christmas time is coming soon
Now, you dear old man
Whisper what you'll bring to me,
---
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?
-----
Oh Christmas Tree
oh Christmas tree
With faithful leaves unchanging
Not only green in summer's heat,
But also winter's snow and sleet
Oh Christmas Tree
oh Christmas Tree
With faithful leaves unchanging

Then the soundtrack for the Nutcracker began playing over the PA system as beautiful fireworks continue shooting off before the finale comes up.

Jiminy Cricket:

Gosh!!!!!!!!!!
LOL!!!!!
Christmas really is all around us!!!!!!!!
And the best part is
The spirit of the season
Never has to end!!!!
As long as you keep your loved ones near,
And the holiday wish in your heart.

Music:

It's the spirit of the season
You can feel it in the air
You can hear it if you listen
Everywhere
So much care
Like a prayer
Where ever it is you need to share it
You need to share it
It's the spirit of the season
You can feel it in the air
It's so wonderful to share it all with you
May all
Our
Christmas
Wishes
Come true
It's our Christmas...
It's our Christmas...
It's our Christmas...
Forever!

And with that the finale went off resulting in fireworks shooting off more than before as Jiminy Cricket brought the night time Spectacular to an end.

Jiminy Cricket: HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!!
From all of us to all of you,
A very Merry Christmas.
Goodnight!

And with that, the best of the fireworks for last fired off into the air lighting up the night sky.
Chris was completely stunned and couldn’t believe what he had seen.

Chris: HOLY CRAP!!!!  THAT WAS AMAZING!!!!  Wishes touched my heart, but this completely blew me away!!!!  I don’t know how Disneyland will be able to compete against this!!!!

The lights then came back on, and as many people were trying to leave the Magic Kingdom for the night, Chris decided to go for a ride on Space Mountain and enjoy the People Mover before seeing the second showings of the parades.
It didn’t take long for Chris to get on Space Mountain and the People Mover for the lines were supper short, so Chris went on them twice before making his way back to Main Street just in time for the second showing of the parades.

Chris: AWESOME!!!!  Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade is now making its way to the main hub!!!  Better find a spot!!!!

Chris then finds a spot right on the side walk as the first parade makes its way through the main hub of The Magic Kingdom.

Chris: I can’t get enough of this!!!  We really have serious work to do if we want to pull of the ultimate holiday celebration.  
I just hope Lilly enjoys it as much as I do.

It isn't long until the second showing of Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade leaves the main hub area and The Main Street Electrical Parade makes its announcement.

Chris: HERE IT COMES!!!!!!

The Main Street Electrical Parade soon makes its way down Main Street and over to the main hub when……..

Guest: Uh-Oh!!!!

Guest: GOOFY BROKE HIS TRAIN!!!!!

Goofy somehow stalled the Casey Jr. Circus engine float and he stalled it just a few feet away from Chris.

Chris: NOT AGAIN!!!!  GOOFY!!!!!!!

Goofy tried to restart his float to get it to go, but whatever he tried wasn’t working.

Chris: That is not how you run a locomotive Goofy!!!  You’re supposed to finesse the throttle, not yank it open and expect a highball!!!!!!

After a lot of retrying, Goofy finally got the Casey Jr. Circus engine float to fire up and get moving again.

Chris: AWESOME!!!!  YOU CAN DO IT CASEY!!!!!!!  

Just then Goofy opens up the throttle wide open and the Casey Jr. Circus engine takes off down the parade route and Goofy makes his famous scream.

Goofy: GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH, HOOOOOOOO, HOOOOOOOOO, HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, HOOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris: *BURSTS OUT LAUGHING*  AND THAT IS WHY YOU NEVER PUT GOOFY BEHIND THE THROTTLE OF A STEAM ENGINE!!!!

The parade continued its way down the parade route until it cleared the hub and the final announcement of the second showing went off on the PA.

Announcement: THE MAGIC KINGDOM’S MAIN STREET ELECTRICAL PARADE!!!!

And with that, all the lights returned to normal and the famous “Baroque Hoedown” concluded.

Chris: THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!!  

Everyone then made their way to the exit of The Magic Kingdom while Chris walked up the stair case of Main Street Station just as the Lilly Belle was steaming in blowing her whistle and ringing her bell as she gracefully slowed down to a full and complete stop.

Chris: AND PERFECT TIMING!!!

Just then another cast member offered Chris more of the free cookies and hot coco.

Cast Member: Would you like some freshly baked cookies and hot coco?

Chris: Yes Please!!!

Chris then gladly accepted the cookies and hot chocolate just before he made his way to the very front row bench of the very front car behind the locomotive.
A few more passengers came to board before the conductor gave the all clear.

Conductor: ALL ABOARD!!!!!!

The engineer then gave 2 blasts on the whistle, eased the throttle open, and Lilly Belle was soon on her way to make her last 2 circles of the night.

Conductor: Welcome Aboard The Walt Disney World Railroad Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls.  As a friendly reminder, this will be the last trip where you’ll be able to disembark at Frontierland and Fantasyland.  Our next trip is gonna be a pick-up trip only where you can only disembark at Main Street.
So please, sit back, relax, and enjoy your trip.

The conductor then turned off the lights and the spiel in the cars, and the only sound that could be heard was the huffing and puffing of the engine, along with the vibration of the firebox, and the only lights that could be seen were coming from the headlamp, the cab lights, and of course the firebox as it glowed along the track.

Chris: What an awesome night!!!!  It could not have been more perfect!!!!!

The last 2 trips around the Magic Kingdom went by faster than expected, and at long last, the Lilly Belle came steaming into Main Street Station for the last time, but did not blow her whistle or ring her bell for there were no guests to pick up.
The little engine soon slowed her train down to a full and complete stop until her engineer gave one blast on the whistle signaling that it was safe to disembark.

Conductor: Alright!!!  Have a good night everyone!!!!  Thank you very much for joining us on the Walt Disney World Railroad!!!  We sure hope you enjoyed Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and wish you a Magical Stay here at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Have A Good night everyone!!!

Chris then disembarked the train with everyone else, and walked out the Main Gate Entrance before looking back at the train.

Chris: Now THAT is a beautiful shot!!!

Chris then got out his cell phone and took a picture of Main Street Station with the Lilly Belle and her train.

Chris: Awesome!!!

Just then the fireman rang the bell as the engineer gave 2 blasts on the whistle, eased the throttle open, and the Lilly Belle steamed off to the roundhouse for the night.

Chris: It’s about time I do the same!!!

Chris then made his way back to the Monorail Station where Mark VI Monorail Light Blue was waiting for him.

Chris: The same Monorail I’ve been on twice in a row!!!

Chris then boarded the monorail and sat down as the doors closed.

Announcement: PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE DOORS!!!!  POR FAVOR MONTENERSE ALEJADO LE LOS PUERTAS!!!!!

The Monorail Pilot then gave 2 blasts on the horn, and the monorail soon glided smoothly out of the monorail station and was on its way to making its 4 stops.
Soon the monorail made its way back to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Announcement: We are now arriving at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  If you’ll be leaving us here, lower your head and watch your step when it’s safe to disembark, and stand clear of the doors.
On behalf of all our cast members, we’d like to thank you for visiting us today, and wish you a happy, memorable, and Magical Stay here at the Walt Disney World Resort.  This is Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

The Monorail soon glided to a full and complete stop, before the doors open, and Chris disembarks.

Chris: Thank you very much!!!

Monorail Pilot: My pleasure Mr. Boltar!!!  Have a Magical Stay with us!!! ☺️

Chris: Thank you!!!  Will do!!! ☺️

Chris then headed back to his suite for the night before hitting the sack.


To Be Continued………………


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Re: A Happily Ever After Christmas

Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:26 pm

Chapter 12

Arrival at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel

Back in Magic Kingdom City, Lilly and her cheer squad were practicing non-stop for the Winter Cheer Cup.  
A full week had past since Chris left for Walt Disney World, and to keep Lilly’s mind off of missing Chris, the upcoming competition was all that was on her mind until the other girls asked what was going on.

Lexi: So Lilly, why haven’t you talked much with Chris?

Haley: Yeah, no phone calls, no emails, only texts through Facebook!!!  Don’t you think it’s a little weird??!!

Anna: GIRLS!!!!  There is no need to prowling around in her personal life!!!!  I thought we talked about it.

Lilly: It’s okay.  We can only talk through Facebook texts due to the stupid international boarder laws that prevent us from actually talking.  Facebook is a social media website and is unaffected fortunately.

Niki: That sucks about the international boarder contact.

Chloe: How do you do it Lilly?  I'd go crazy with the stupid international boarder laws!!!

Sierra: So would I!!!

Lilly: TELL ME ABOUT IT!!!!  I miss him like crazy and I can’t even call him!!!!  It hurts like hell not being able to hear his voice!!!!

A few tears came pour down Lilly's face.

Lilly: I miss him so much and it hurts!!!!!!

However, soon Lilly got a Facebook Text message from Chris.

Lilly: OMG!!!!  I finally got another Facebook Text from him!!!!

Anna: What is it??!!!

Lilly: He said that his plane just landed safely at LAX in California and he’s on the shuttle bus heading to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel at the Disneyland Resort.

Haley: At least he’s safe.

Lilly: He also says that his trip to Walt Disney World was amazing, but it felt empty without me there.

Cheerleaders: AAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!

Chloe: That is soooooooo sweet!!!! Smile

Sierra: How cute??!!! Smile

Lilly: He also hopes his trip to Disneyland goes well, but doubts it’ll match up to Walt Disney World’s level.  However, given that it was the original Magic Kingdom from 1955, they gotta have a few tricks up their sleeve.  
But if there’s only one thing that would make it perfect, it would be me being there with him.
He misses me and not a day goes by that he doesn't think of me........................No matter what happens, I'm always with him in his heart............................

Cheerleaders: AAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!

A few more tears poured down Lilly’s face as she reads the last text.

Lilly: I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND I LOVE YOU TOO CHRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!  YOU HAVE NO IDEA!!!!!!!!!!

Haley: He’s soooooooooooooooooo sweet!!!!!

Niki: Despite being VERY far away, he still thinks about you!!!!

Chloe: If that's not love, then I don't know what love is.

Lexi: If only my boyfriend was as sweet……………….

Haley: Same here………………

Sierra: I really hope my first love is as sweet as him!!!

Lilly: You have no idea how much I treasure every moment when we’re together.  

Anna: We kinda do!!!!!!  You 2 are literally impossible to separate for even 5 minutes!!!!!

Niki: You 2 are almost always all over each other!!!!

Lexi: And I’m shocked that you 2 haven’t even done it yet!!!!

Cheerleaders: *GASP!!!*

All the other girls gasped and couldn't believe what Lexi said for it was intrusion on Lilly's private life.

Anna: Be VERY careful on what you say.

Annie: There is no need to be digging into her personal life.

Chloe: No need to go that far Lexi!!!  Better to take it slow than rush things like I did, and I was such an idiot!!!

Sierra: So many things go on when dating; I don't know where to start.

Lilly’s face went bright pink from shock.

Lilly: *BLUSHES BRIGHT PINK*  HOW DO YOU KNOW WE HAVEN’T DONE IT????!!!!!!  

Lexi: It couldn’t be anymore obvious!!!

Anna: LEXI?????!!!!!

Lexi: I don't mean to be intruding, but I'm only saying this because I care about you as a friend.

Jenny: Still that's cutting into someone's privacy Lexi, and it's wrong!!!

Niki: He doesn’t grope you the way most boys would around our age or his age.

Brittany: Now that I think about it, You 2 kiss and make out A LOT, but it’s not like either of you go below the belt, or do any mildly playful kinks!!!

Annie: Brittany and Niki???!!!! NOT YOU 2 AS WELL?????!!!!!!!!

Lexi: He hasn’t even peeped up your skirt, NOT EVEN ONCE!!!!  And if a boyfriend doesn’t do that to you, then something is soooooooooooooo wrong!!!!!!!!!

Lilly:  WELL, HE’S DIFFERENT!!!!!!!   CHRIS HASN'T DONE IT EITHER IF YOU PAID ATTENTION TO THE BULLYING HE WENT THROUGH NOT TOO LONG AGO, SO WE BOTH AGREED THAT IT WOULD BE MORE SPECIAL IF WE SAVED IT FOR MARRIAGE!!!!!!  ALSO MY SKIRT HAS FLAPPED UP IN FRONT OF HIM MULTIPLE TIMES DURING BACK-FLIPS AND MID-AIR STUNTS, SO IT'S NOT LIKE HE HASN'T SEEN UNDER MY SKIRT BEFORE!!!!!
I also think that because he hasn’t purposely peeped up my skirt is sweet, and has better self control than most boys.  Even if he knows all too well that I wouldn’t mind it at all, I still find it sweet.    
Seeing how pure and innocent he is, makes him all the more special to me because he reminds me so much of me.  
Though I honestly wished he would purposely peep up my skirt because it would mean that he is willing to play with me, and that he sees me as someone sexy. But I understand if he's too shy to do it, because it's who he is and I'm VERY shy too.

Chloe: Guys like that are impossible to find.  And given that Chris is shy for a guy makes him a real jewel!!!!  Most guys are obnoxiously over confident and it drives me nuts.  Chris on the other hand has a phobia of girls and for the longest time, we'd have to talk to him personally one on one to get to know him and for him to get to know us.  If we didn't, Chris would have gone into a panic attack because of his phobia like he almost did the first time we all met him.

Brittany: But it's so sad that someone so sweet like Chris, had such a terrible phobia of girls!!! It's even sadder that if too many were around him, he'd become uneasy and literally freak out.

Lilly: I had a bad phobia of boys, but Chris's phobia of girls was like 1000 times worse.  I'd more likely shy away and not talk to any boys who'd approach me, where as Chris was on the brink of crying and literally passing out the moment all of first you met him.

Chloe: As sad as it is, I'd take a guy who has that kind of problem over an obnoxious and over-confident jerk ANY day.

Jenny: If only there were more guys like him...

Sierra: Yeah.............

Lilly: I know but, this is personal talk is kinda making me feel kinda sad and uneasy, so lets get back to cheer practice, if that's okay?!!

Lilly and her squad get back to working on their routine while over in California, Chris’s shuttle bus arrives at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel at the Disneyland Resort.

Chris: Okay!!!  This is practically smack dab in the middle of a large downtown area and close to houses rather than being completely isolated from everything of the outside world like Walt Disney World and Magic Kingdom City, so that is strike 1 for Disneyland.
Strike 2, no Disney Magical Express from LAX over here, like they have in Florida, nor cast members to greet you at the airport, not to mention finding the Disneyland Express Coach Service was not an easy task.
But!!!!!!!  And I Do say BUT……………………

Chris then saw the beautiful wooden arts and crafts styled exterior of The Grand Californian, and was completely blown away by its exterior grandeur.

Chris: It may not be the Grand Floridian, but this hotel is still gorgeous, and the staff look friendly too!!!

Bellman: Welcome to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Mr. Boltar!!!  Please, let me help you with your bags!!!

Chris: Thank you!!!

Bellman: My pleasure sir, now right this way!!

The bellman then escorted Chris through the beautiful automatic sliding stained glass doors, and over to the front desk where Moses was waiting to check him in.

Moses: Good Morning Mr. Boltar and welcome to the Grand California!!!  Is this your first time here with us.

Chris: Yes it is.

Moses: Awesome!!!  Welcome to the Disneyland Resort!!!

Chris: Thank you!!

Moses: I have you staying in a Downtown Disney View Suite on the club level of the main building, which is the building you’re currently in now.  

Chris: Awesome!!!!  Here’s my ID and Credit card.

Moses: I was just gonna ask, but it looks like you know the drill. LOL!!!

Chris: Yep.  I just flew in from Walt Disney World in Florida and now I’m here to see how you guys celebrate the holiday season.

Moses: That’s awesome man!!!  

Chris: The thing is, I am actually visiting from Magic Kingdom City, and I’m the next heir to the throne.  
So for that, the King and Queen have asked me to visit the 2 Most Magical Places On Earth and see how they celebrate the holidays.  
This way we have some ideas on how to put on celebrating the holidays ourselves given that Magic Kingdom City has never done it before.
I was completely WOWED and blown away by Walt Disney World, and I’m really excited to see how Disneyland does it.

Moses: Well, from the exterior point of view, there’s really not much of a difference, except we’re much less extravagant, and this is because we just don’t have as much room to store all the Christmas Décor.
However, the little things we do, go a VERY long ways.   We have our Candle Light Procession tonight at 6:30 p.m. as well as 2 showings of our Christmas Fantasy Parade at 7:30 p.m. followed by our Paint The Night Electrical Parade at 8:00 O-clock, with our second showings at 10:00-Clock and 10:30 p.m.
But the most beautiful thing we have to offer, weather permitting, is our nighttime Fireworks Spectacular, Believe In Holiday Magic, and that performs at 9:30.
We also have 3 attractions that change just for the Holidays, and that’s Haunted Mansion for Haunted Mansion Holidays, The Jungle Cruise becomes The Jingle Cruise, and It’s A Small World transforms into It’s A Small World Holiday.

Chris: The Candle Light Procession REALLY got me excited about coming here, but I’m also looking forward to seeing the Christmas Fantasy Parade, Paint The Night, and most of all, Believe In Holiday Magic.
I’m also dying to see how the classic attractions have transformed for the holidays.

Moses: And you said your from Magic Kingdom City right??!!!  And is that Magic Kingdom City which is 200 years old, located right off the coast of Long Island, and got modernized after using inspirations from Disney, correct?

Chris: That is correct.

Moses: Awesome!!!!  I’ve heard such good stories on what’s been going on there the past few months, and A LOT of Disney Cast Members are planning taking a vacation there this Christmas.

Chris: Really???!!!

Moses: Yes!!!  

Chris: (UH-OH!!!  If I don’t pull this off, I’m in deep shit!!!)

Moses: Yep, and after hearing you say that you’re planning on doing a Christmas Celebration in the same way we do, I’m now interested in going myself!!!

Chris: (Now I’m in trouble!!!)  I am excited to see how you guys celebrate the holidays, and can’t wait to see it all at night when the magic really happens.

Moses: We’re excited to have you here, and I think you’ll love what we have to offer.
Now here are your maps of the Hotel, our maps of the Parks, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, as well as your Key To The Magic Card, and this gets you in and out of the parks.
Your room is number #4751, and that is at the VERY top floor to the right of the atrium, down the hallway and to your left.  Your Suite has a beautiful view of Downtown Disney and the Main Gate Entrance Of Disneyland Park.
And for your enjoyment, Disney California Adventure closes at 11:00 while Disneyland Park remains open until 12:00 A.m. Mid-night.  The Disneyland Railroad however continues steaming around the park until 1 hour after the park closes, as do the Mickey & Friends Tram, the Monorail from Tomorrowland to Downtown Disney, and all of the shuttle buses.  But the tram and buses don’t really concern you, the steam train and monorail are probably more important factors.

Chris: That’s good to know.

Moses: I also have you down for a 5:00 O-clock reservation at the Napa Rose tonight.  Is that correct??!!

Chris: Yes it is.

Moses: Awesome!!!  I also have you down for the Grand Circle Tour aboard the Lilly Belle Parlor Car of the Disneyland Railroad tomorrow morning at 9:30.
 
Chris: AWESOME!!!!

Moses: If you have any more questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to let me or any of my fellow cast members know.

Chris: Thank you so very much for everything Moses!!!

Moses: It’s My pleasure!!!  And you have a happy, memorable, and Magical stay here with us at the Disneyland Resort.

Chris: Thank you!!!  Will do!!! ☺️

Bellman: I’ll now show you to your suite.

Chris: Alright!!!

As Chris was making his way to the elevator, he was completely blown away by the hotel’s grandeur, from the massive wooden support arches in the ceiling, to the massive stone fireplace, to the massive rustic balcony landings, to the beautiful arts and crafts style chandeliers, to the beautiful marble on the floor with the carvings of Disney characters, to the lamp shades that were in the shapes of beautiful flowers, to the Grand staircase that wound its way up to the top floor from the lobby.

Chris: MY GOD THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Chris then saw the massively beautiful Christmas Tree smack dab in the center of the atrium.

Chris: HOLY SMOKES!!!  That thing is HUGE just like the one at the Grand Floridian.  Then again this is a smaller atrium so it looks bigger!!!  

Chris then noticed the beautiful gingerbread house at the very far end of the atrium behind the Christmas Tree and it was a replica of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!  

Bellman: And if you think this is amazing, wait until you see the parks!!!  They are unbelievable!!!!

Chris: I will say that I love the rustic charm that this hotel’s got, and it matches the Christmas theme VERY well.

Bellman: Oh yes it does!!!

The bellman soon escorts Chris into the elevator, and the elevator soon makes its way up to the top floor of the hotel.

Bellman: So how long are you here for?

Chris: I’m here for 7 nights, and with a flight out at 3:30 a.m. on my last day.

Bellman: OUCH!!!  That’s brutal.

Chris: Yep, but it’s worth it!!

The elevator soon reaches the top floor, and the doors open.  
As Chris walks along the 4th floor balcony of the atrium, he is completely blown away by view of the Christmas Tree as well as the lobby, the massive stone fireplace, the beautiful arts and crafts styled chandeliers, and the massive wooden support arches in the ceiling.

Chris: WOW!!!!  This hotel is also beautiful!!!

Bellman: And right here on your left is Suite number #4751, so just use your Key To The Magic Card.

Chris: Alrighty!!!

Chris then placed his Key To The Magic Card in front of the door knob, and the door knob flashed green and instantly unlocked.

When Chris opened the door, he couldn’t believe his eyes.  Much like the grand Floridian, the Grand Californian had beautiful plush velvet chairs and sofas in the main living room area, beautiful curtains but more rustic, gorgeous rustic wall paper, beautiful rustic wood coffee tables and book shelves, beautiful oil paintings of Disney castles on the walls, a beautiful 60 inch plasma t.v. that was in a beautiful mirror frame, and a beautiful gas fireplace in the far corner with a beautiful baby Nobel Fir Christmas tree all beautifully decorated.

Chris: Much like the Grand Floridian, over the top, and very cozy for the holidays.

Chris then went into his beautiful master bedroom and noticed the beautiful rustic yet elegant framing of the bed that even included beautiful carvings of trees on the headboard in a very beautiful and dark natural wood color with green canvas in the backgrounds, beautiful bronze light fixtures mounted on the top sides of the head board of the bed, beautiful beige colored wall paper, a beautiful 42 inch plasma t.v. that was mounted on top of a beautiful maple wood dresser, a beautiful work desk and chair for his computer, and of course a balcony that overlooked the Downtown Disney District.

Chris: AMAZING!!!!  The Grand Floridian may have been more upscale, but this is VERY unique, and equally charming!!!

He then took a look in the vanity area just outside of the bathroom, which had a beautiful dark green granite counter top with beautiful porcelain faucets, and a beautifully carved maple wood mirror frame.

Chris: Now this is really unique!!!  Never would have thought I’d see the Grand Californian with something like this.

Chris then walked into the bathroom area where he saw beautiful light sandy colored limestone floors with beautiful green limestone square patterns on the floor, beautiful light colored subway tile that ran along the sides of the bathtub and shower wall, beautiful bronze tiles with bears carved into it were featured in the shower wall, a curved shower rod, and like the Grand Floridian, it had a beautiful sunflower shower head from Kohler’s Bancroft line, along with a beautiful porcelain valve handle, and a traditional styled Kohler Tub Spout, beautiful beige wall paper, and a beautiful picture of the World Of Color Fountains from Disney California Adventure hung on the wall.

Chris: Also a VERY beautiful bathroom!!!
While Chris’s was exploring the room, the bellman set up Chris’s suitcase on a luggage rack in the master bedroom closet.

Bellman: And you should be good to go sir.

Chris: Thank you very much for everything.

Bellman: My pleasure!!!

Chris then gives the bellman a generous tip, and the bellman heads out.

Bellman: You have a Magical Stay here, and a happy holidays!!!

Chris: Thank you so very much, will do!!!

Chris: Now time to get my second half of my vacation in motion.

Chris then calls up room service to order breakfast before heading to the bathroom to take his morning shower.


To Be Continued………………….


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Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:29 pm

Chapter 13

Disneyland Surprisingly Does It Better!!!!

After enjoying his Pancake breakfast, Chris leaves his suite to head for the parks.

Chris: Alright, time to have some fun!!!

Chris then makes his way through the corridor, out into the atrium, down the beautiful Grand Staircase, and out into the courtyard.

Chris: Okay, Disney California Adventure’s Entrance is this way…………..

Chris then follows the signs and soon arrives at the Hotel’s entrance to Disney’s California Adventure where he is greeted warmly by a Disney Cas member.

Cast member: Good morning and Welcome Mr. Boltar!!!  Is this your first visit to the Disneyland Resort.

Chris: Yes it is!!!

Cast member: AWESOME!!!!  Well, welcome!!!  You’ll love how we’ve decorated the place for the holidays; it looks amazing!!!!   Also we have a lot of awesome shows that I’m sure you’ve heard about, so you may want to look into them.

Chris: That’s the plan.

Chris then gets out his Key To The Magic Card, and the cast member scans it, allowing him access into the park.

Cast Member: Alright!!!  You are good to go, and have a Magical Day!!!

Chris: Thank you, will do!!! ☺️

Chris then entered Disney California Adventure and was completely blown away by how unique and how oriented to California it was.

Chris then looks at the map and looks for directions to Soarin.

Chris: Okay, so I never really got to experience this in Florida, so lets give this a try here!!

Chris then makes his way past Grizzly Peak, and soon finds himself in what looks like a scene out of Planes Fire & Rescue.

Chris: WOW!!!  This must be the place!!!

Chris then walks inside of what looks like an Airport hanger and soon gets onboard Soarin.
He is soon assigned to the very front row, and it isn’t long until the massive glider takes flight into the massive movie screen and begins Soarin Over the world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaJOWYuG2xQ

The Glider first begins soaring of the actual Matterhorn Mountain in Switzerland before it makes its way over to Isfjord, Greenland, and then to the beautiful Sydney Harbor in Sydney, New South Wales Australia.

Chris: HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!  THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!

The glider then soars over Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany before soon gliding over a bunch of beautiful elephants in the African planes of Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania, Africa, and then soaring over the amazing Great Wall Of China.

Chris: WOW!!!!!  HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!  

The Glider then soars over the Great Pyramids of Egypt before soon gliding over the beautiful Taj Mahal in India, and then the stunning West and East Mitten Buttes in Monument Valley, Utah.

Chris: OH MY GOSH!!!!!  THIS ALL FEELS SO REAL!!!!!!

The glider soon flies over the Lau Islands of Fiji, followed by the beautiful and powerful waterfalls of Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil, and then flying up the night skies of Paris along the sides of the amazingly beautiful Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!!!  NO WONDER PARIS IS CALLED THE CITY OF LIGHT!!!!!!

Finally the glider soars over the Disneyland Resort during Disneyland’s beautiful Diamond Celebration as the monorail glides past the main entrance plaza, the steam train steams into Main Street Station, and of course the Disneyland Forever Fire Works Spectacular shoots off lighting up the night sky.
After the fireworks finale, the glider soon moves out of the giant movie screen, and lands safely back on the ground.
Chris’s jaw was literally on the ground for he could not believe what he had just seen.

Chris: WAY TO GO DISNEY!!!!  You’ve blown me away yet again!!!

Chris then exits Soarin, and soon makes his way to the main hub of Disney California Adventure where he finds a massively beautiful Christmas tree with a beautiful train circling the base.

Chris: Yep, Town square has to have a giant Christmas tree like this.

Chris then looks up at the buildings and sees how everything is beautifully decorated in garlands, ribbons, and ornaments.

Chris: May not be as extravagant as Walt Disney World, but it’s still pretty damn amazing.

Chris then saw the beautiful red car trolley all beautifully decorated as it made its way through Buena Vista Street.

Chris: Classic!!!!

Chris then made his way through the exit of Disney California Adventure before making his way across the main entrance plaza and over to the main gates of the Magic Kingdom that started it all, Walt Disney’s Original Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Park.

Chris: And this is it!!!  The one that started it all!!!!!  The one that made Walter Boltar modernize Magic Kingdom City.

Chris got out his Key To The Magic Card to enter the Magic Kingdom, and soon he hears a familiar sound………………

Announcement: YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE!!!!!  THE DISNEYLAND LIMITED, NOW ARRIVING FROM A COMPLETE TRIP AROUND WALT DISNEY’S MAGIC KINGDOM!!!!  PASSENGERS WILL STAND BY TO BOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then came the sounds of a long blast on a steam whistle followed by one short blast on the whistle with a………….

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOO!!!!!!

As the Ward Kimball number #5 locomotive came steaming in ringing her bell with the beautiful Holiday IV Green Train Consist and Lilly Belle Parlor Car on the rear.

Chris: NOW THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

Without hesitation, Chris got out his cell phone and took his picture of Main Street Train Station with the Ward Kimball steaming in with her train before making his way up the stair case to the station platform as the Ward Kimball slows down to a full and complete stop.

Conductor: Alright!!!  Welcome aboard everyone!!!!! Please lower your head and watch your step while coming to board.

Chris then boarded the second level row in the very front of the front car directly behind the locomotive.  
Chris was completely captivated by the character, charm, and personality of the little engine when Engineer Joseph and Fireman Robert climbed out of the cab and greeted the passengers warmly.

Engineer Joseph: Hello everyone!!!

Fireman Robert: How is everyone today??!!!

Chris was taken it back for the engineer and fireman were exactly like Big Joe Jackson and Robert Rodriguez from the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway.

Engineer Joseph: Hello man, is this your first visit here??!!!

Chris: Hello, and yes it is.

Fireman Robert: That’s wonderful!!!  Welcome aboard the Disneyland Railroad!!!

Engineer Joseph: And where are you visiting from??!!

Chris: I’m visiting Magic Kingdom City.

Fireman Robert: That’s wonderful!!!!

Engineer Joseph: I’ve seen pictures and videos of those engines and they are beautiful!!!

Chris: Thanks!!!  I am the head manager of The Magic Kingdom Steam Railway, and we do the best we can to make sure they’re always in top form.

Fireman Robert: It’s the same here at Disneyland, and you can see that this engine looks a little beat up, but is VERY WELL maintained.
The railroad was out of service for the Star Wars Land Construction, but we just reopened in July, and right now everything is working very well.

Engineer Joseph: Everyone hated this engine, but after both a change in management as well as some new mechanics coming in and making some repairs, a lot of problems were fixed, and we have ourselves a really nice running engine!!!

Chris: That’s wonderful!!!  She looks VERY beautiful, sounds like she’s got a lot of personality, and has a lot of charm.

Fireman Robert: That she does.

Engineer Joseph: And for the first time, we’ve decorated our trains, so they all look amazing!!!   And we’ve also re-arranged the locomotives and consists to make them look better for the holidays.

Chris: I was gonna say, this engine, with these colored train cars, and the red parlor car on the back couldn’t be a more perfect combination.  I mean for the holidays it looks so perfect!!!

Fireman Robert: I know.  We also have our beautifully Refurbished C.K. Holliday #1 with our beautifully refurbished Holiday II Red Train, the Fred Gurley number #3 also received some TLC with a new throttle valve, a new dry pipe, and new rod bearings, and we also gave it some touch ups on the paint work and now it looks amazing hauling our beautifully refurbished Excursion III Train.  And also the Ernest S. Marsh was also refurbished not to long ago, but we did touch up the paint, and now she looks great hauling our beautifully refurbished Holiday V Blue train with it’s beautiful brand new yellow 4 axle bobber caboose.

Engineer Joseph: But unfortunately right now the E.P. Ripley number #2 is off sight getting a complete refurbishment, and won’t be back for A LONG TIME!!!

Fireman Robert: And good thing because that engine was falling apart!!!  The tender was completely rusted out on the top, the firebox was sitting so low that the ties were catching on fire if you stopped in the wrong place, the packing glands were always leaking on the cylinders, the paint work on the cab was pealing off, the rods were knocking terribly, the brass was almost shot, and those drivers were always slipping.

Engineer Joseph: The C.K. Holliday number #1 was in VERY bad shape before she left too, but when she was refurbished, she received a brand new frame that was made heavier than the original along with a heavier brand new boiler, a heavier set of new cylinder engines, and heavier newly casted drive wheels. Since her refurbishment, she's a ton and half heavier and is now our best performing engine in the fleet!!!!
She especially handles the 2% percent grade on the new route very well.

Fireman Robert: OH MY GOSH!!!! That engine is MY FAVORITE!!!! I just love the bark of her exhaust, I love the way she looks, I love the way she runs, I love the way she fires, and it's almost IMPOSSIBLE to lose your fire on her!!! And if you do, you won't lose boiler pressure instantly, so you have enough time to relight your fire and recover.

Chris: I was at Walt Disney World in Florida, and the Walter E. Disney number #1 was also off the property getting rebuilt, and they were also having similar problems with her.
And the funny thing is, the engines on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway were VERY badly beat up and barely holding together with duck-tape.  
But once I took over management after A LOT of complications, I had everything fixed right away.  All 3 engines were completely torn down to a bare frame, they all received new boilers, new cylinders, new wheels, new cabs, new tender tanks, and one of them even got a brand new frame.   We got a fourth engine but it was rebuilt rather poorly when we purchased her, so we had her torn down to the bare frame as well, completely corrected everything, and rebuilt her up to better standards.
Now the engines are in great shape, they look great, they run great, and ARE MUCH BETTER cared for than they used to be.

Engineer Joseph: I heard about that, and was so glad to hear how all the engines were beautifully restored.

Fireman Robert: And I’m so glad that the plan on phasing out the steam engines was stopped because that would have been VERY sad had management gone through with it.

Chris: The King and Queen threw a fit when they found out, and had everything changed for the better right away.

Engineer Joseph: I’m so glad they did.  Anyway, it’s time for us to get going, so sit back and relax, and enjoy the ride.

Fireman Robert: Later on when you come back, come up in the cab with us and we’ll talk some more.

Chris: Awesome!!!

Engineer Joseph and Fireman Robert then head back in the cab just in time as the Conductor gives the all clear.

Conductor: ALL ABOARD!!!!!

The fireman then rings the bell as the engineer gives 2 blasts on the whistle, eases the throttle open, and Little number #5 starts huffing and puffing and is soon rolling on her way.

Chris: WOW!!!!  Such a noisy and yet powerful little engine.

Little number #5 soon took off as she steamed out of Main Street and made her way straight to New Orleans Square station as Engineer Joseph gave one long blast followed by one short blast on her beautiful Star Brass 5-chime whistle with a…………………………

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And soon the little engine was steaming into New Orleans Square Station ringing her beautiful little bell before slowing down to a full and complete stop.
Shortly after stopping, a hostler/water attended rolls over a ladder staircase and places it right next to Ward Kimball’s tender tank.  
The fireman then climbs out of his cab, climbs up the staircase, pulls down on a draw chord, down comes a beautiful massive copper water spout, and it soon lines up with Ward Kimball’s water hatch collar.
The water attendant then opens up the main water valve to the water tower, and soon Ward Kimball’s water tender fills up as the engineer gives the locomotive a blow down procedure.

Chris: This looks AWESOME!!!!  There’s always something fascinating about topping off the water levels on steam locomotives.  Heck, I always enjoy it when topping of the water level on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway.

Soon Ward Kimball’s water level is topped off, all sediment from the boiler is cleaned out, and Ward Kimball is ready to resume her trip.
The fireman then climbs back into number #5’s cab just as the Conductor gives the all clear.

Conductor: ALL ABOARD!!!!!

The fireman rings the bell as the engineer gives 2 blasts on the Whistle, eases the throttle open, and soon little number #5 gets rolling.  
The train then steams through a VERY LONG tunnel that passes through Splash Mountain, and as the engine steams its way through the tunnel, the barks of exhaust echo off the tunnel walls before the train steams out onto a bridge passing over Critter Country.

Chris: HOLY SMOKES!!!  Now this is different from The Magic Kingdom Steam Railway!!!!

The train then passes the Hungry Bear Café before steaming over a beautiful tress bridge.
At this point the engine begins to labor as it hauls its train up the strenuous 2% percent grade.
As the train climbs the grade, it passes a beautiful set of multiple waterfalls on its left hand side.
Soon the train crosses over a gorgeous wooden trestle bridges along the banks of the River’s Of America while the Mark Twain River Boat comes chugging down the river on the right hand side, and while a massive waterfall on the left hand side hides the entrance to the Fantasmic Storage bay..
Chris was completely blown away by the beautiful scenery.

Chris: HOLY CRAP!!!!  THIS IS NOTHING LIKE THE MAGIC KINGDOM STEAM RAILWAY!!!!  IT’S MORE BEAUTIFUL!!!!

The train soon picks up speed and is thundering along the track at a whopping 13 miles per hour, which may not seem like much, but on those small trains at Disneyland felt a lot faster than it was.

Chris: HOW FAST ARE WE GOING HERE??!!!!  And I thought I was I was fast!!!!

Soon the fireman rings the bell as the engineer gives one long blast on the whistle followed by 2 blasts on the whistle with a……………

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO!!!!!

The Mark Twain River Boat replied on its whistle with a………………

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO!!!!

The Ward Kimball Replied with a Shave & a Hair Cut Blast with a………..

WHOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOO, WHOOO, WHOOOO!!!!

The Mark Twain River Boat Replied with a 2 bits blast with a……….

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

The Ward Kimball then responded with an M-I-C-K-E-Y blast with a…………..

WHOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOO, WHOOO, WHOOOO!!!!

And the Mark Twain River Boat responds with an M-O-U-S-E blast with a………..

WHOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOO, WHOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Chris: AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Engineer Joseph then gives one long blast followed by one short blast on the whistle with a................

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOO!!!!!!!

As fireman Robert rings the bell while train then passes a Native American Chief who shares his stories of the great river valley before making a sharp left hand turn, steaming over a tress bridge and into a beautiful canyon surrounded by beautiful rock formations, deer, elk, lizards, a mountain lion, and even a family of foxes as it steams over the Big Thunder Trail walkway.

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!  I thought that the Walt Disney World Railroad was awesome, but this blows it out of the water.

The train then makes a right hand turn as it steams into another tunnel before the engineer gently applies the brakes to slow the train down as it coasts downhill on a WHOPPING 3% grade before steaming into Mickey’s Toontown Depot, and slowing down to a full and complete stop.

Chris: Now that was AWESOME!!!!

After a quick pick up and drop off the train soon passes through the beautiful It’s A Small World Holiday Façade, and Chris is completely blown away by the beautiful holiday decoration and Christmas Music.

Chris: HOLY SMOKES!!!  Walt Disney World had NOTHING LIKE THIS!!!!

The train soon steamed over a grade crossing where the fireman rang the bell and the engineer gave the 4 whistle grade crossing blast with a beautiful………………….

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOO-OOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

as the train passed the Disneyland Railroad and Monorail Roundhouse.

Chris: WOW!!!  That was beautiful, and I see the roundhouse, but nothings in there.  That must mean all 4 trains must be out on the line!!!

Just up ahead, Disneyland’s beautiful Mark VII Monorail Orange Glided above Tomorrowland and gave a Shave & A Hair Cut blast on the horn with a…………

HOOOOOOOONK, HOOOOOOOOONK, HOOOOOOOOOONK, HONK, HONK!!!!!!!!!!!

and the Ward Kimball responded with a 2 Bits!!!!!

WHOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

The train then steamed into Tomorrowland station where a refueling truck full of Bio Diesel was waiting.

Chris: WOW!!!!  This Railroad sure gives amazing vantage points of the Magic Kingdom that you can’t get any other way.

The train then slows down to a full and complete stop before the refueling OEs grab a large hose, climb into Ward Kimball’s cab, pop open the refueling hatch on the oil tank, and set to work on topping off the fuel levels, while at the same time, some OEs were on the ground oiling up Ward Kimball’s valve gear and connecting rods, and some others were standing on her running boards giving her brass a good polish.
Engineer Joseph and Fireman Robert climbed out of the cab to talk to the guests while the OEs serviced the little engine.

Engineer Joseph: So, what do you think so far???!!!

Chris: Amazing!!!!  I honestly thought that nothing could top off Walt Disney World, but boy, I was WRONG!!!!  I am beginning to Like Disneyland just as much if not better.

Fireman Robert: GOOD!!!!  That’s just what we like to hear!!!

Chris: That route along the River’s Of America is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Robert: I know!!!!  We were all depressed and going crazy with our railroad shut down and being on display in New Orleans Square Station, and teasing Joe here about his gas was starting to get old.

Engineer Joseph: SHUT UP YOU!!!!!! THAT'S ENOUGH OUT OF YOU!!!!!

Chris: LOL!!!!!  You guys are just like the crews on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway!!!  We tease each other about that kind of humor all the time, and if you wanna know what’s scary, 2 of our engineers look just like you 2………..

Robert: REALLY????!!!!!

Chris: And their names are Joe Jackson and Robert Rodriguez.

Engineer Joseph: WHAT??????!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris: Yep!  And we also nickname Joe Jackson, Big Joe, because like you, he’s well BIG!!

Engineer Joseph: NO WAY MAN!!!!!

Fireman Robert: Those happen to be our names too!!!!

Chris: WHAT?????!!!!!!

Chris then brought out his cell phone and showed the engineer and fireman pictures of Big Joe and Robert from back home.

Engineer Joseph: Well, I’LL BE!!!!!!!!  THEY LOOK JUST LIKE US!!!!!

Engineer Robert: I’m completely speechless!!!

Chris: I can’t wait to tell them about you guys!!!
By the way, I noticed that you guys were thundering along a back-stretch while steaming through the canyon.

Engineer Joseph: Yep, and that is necessary in order to make that grade near the trestle.

Fireman Robert: If you don’t have enough momentum, then you’ll easily stall on that curve.  It’s happened to some of us, but we worry on the E.P. Ripley number #2 when she returns.

Engineer Joseph: She was sent out just before we started testing, so we don't know how she'll handle the new route.

Fireman Robert: This engine HATED that section and couldn't go a single inch above 9 feet per second, otherwise she'd work water and her fire would go out.

Engineer Joseph: Thankfully the OEs did A LOT of work on her, they cleaned out and retubed the boiler, they rebricked the firebox, and retimed the valves, and now this engine handles the new route pretty well.

Fireman Robert: Well, there’s still one more leg to go, and it’s an all time favorite to most guests who come here!!

Engineer Joseph: And you will soon see why.

The maintenance OEs soon finish up their work as all of the little engine’s connecting rods and valve gear are oiled up, the brass is beautifully polished and shines like gold, and the fuel level is topped off in the oil tank.
The maintenance OEs soon climb out of the cab, drag their hose back to the service truck, and head on their way as the engineer and fireman return to the cab just in time.

Conductor: ALL ABOARD!!!!!

The fireman rings the bell as the engineer then gives 2 blasts on the whistle, eases the throttle open, and soon the little engine gets rolling again before steaming into a VERY LONG tunnel.

Spiel: To those who have just joined us, Welcome Aboard!!!
The next leg of our journey will take us along the rim of the Grand Canyon, it’s a long drop to the canyon floor, so for your safety, you need to stay seated, keeping all hands arms, feet, and legs inside the train, and no smoking or flash pictures!!!  We don’t want to scare the animals.

The train then steams through a beautiful diorama of the Grand Canyon, and when Chris sees it he is stunned, for it’s exactly identical to the Grand Canyon diorama in the tunnel past the 2.5% grade out of Fantasy Town on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway. However he noticed a few upgrades............

Chris: WHAT THE????

Chris noticed a lightening bolt striking a tree and setting it on fire during the thunder storm segment.

Chris: NO WAY!!!!   THAT WAS AWESOME!!!

Soon the train steams into the darkness as it makes its way to the next diorama.

Spiel: That was the Grand Canyon as we know it today, but it wasn’t always that way.
Quiet now as we travel back in time, back to the fantastic, Primevil World, Land of the Dinosaurs!!!!!!

The train soon steamed through the Primevil World diorama and as before Chris was taking it back.

Chris: *Bursts out laughing*  Of all the things to be the same as the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway, it had to be the dioramas!!!!!

Chris did notice however that the Primevil World Diorama was painted in brighter colors and featured holograms and projections that the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway's didn't.

Chris: I will say, Disneyland's dioramas are WAY better than those on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway. We did revamp the dioramas during the massive rebuild in May, but we didn't think to add the new special effects that this one has.

The little engine huffed and puffed really hard as she made her way through the dioramas before steaming out of the tunnel and making her way into Main Street Station.

Chris: Now THAT WAS AWESOME!!!

And as the Ward Kimball steams into Main Street, Chris is completely blown away by the massive Christmas Tree in Town Square along with all of the other beautiful Christmas decorations along Main Street, but the most beautiful site of all, was the gorgeous icicles and ornaments on Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Chris: WOW!!!!!!  I couldn’t have been anymore wrong!!!!  Disneyland does fare VERY well in the holidays too!!!

Chris then got out his cell phone, opened his Disneyland APP, and noticed something on the new MaxPass feature.

Chris: AWESOME!!!! Unlimited Fastpass on the new MAXPASS feature, and for all time slots, both parks, all rides, and even for Fantasmic's premium viewing!!!!!!! This is GREAT!!!!!!

Chris continues to enjoy his day at the Disneyland Resort as he continues riding the train around the park, before exploring all the different rides and attractions offered in different areas of the park.
Little did he know that what he had just seen was only a small fraction of how Magical the Disneyland Resort can really be, compared to Walt Disney World.  The Magic of Nightfall was yet to come.

To Be Continued……………..


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Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:10 pm

Chapter 14

Disneyland Does It Surprisingly Better Part 2

After enjoying a spectacular meal at the Napa Rose, Chris soon makes his way back to the Magic Kingdom.

Chris: That was AWESOME!!!  Although Victoria & Albert’s was slightly better, this was still up there though.

As Chris enters the Downtown Disney District, he is completely blown away by who the whole place is flooded with beautiful Christmas lights.

Chris: I thought Walt Disney World was amazing, but Disneyland is WOW!!!!

Chris then made his way to the main gate entrance plaza and was shocked to see Walt Disney’s Original Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Park all beautifully lit up as the Disneyland Railroad’s Ernest S. Marsh number #4 steam locomotive came steaming in with the Holiday V Blue Train Consist and bobber caboose on the rear in tow.  

Chris: NOW THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Chris then got out his cell phone and instantly snapped a picture before sending it to Lilly via Facebook message.

Lilly had just got out of the bath and was putting on her pink tank top, navy blue Nike Tempo gym shorts, and white platform shoes when she received the text from Chris.

Lilly: Another text from my Baby!!!!

Lilly then opened up her facebook messenger on her phone, and was completely blown away when she saw the picture of the main gate entrance of Disneyland all beautifully lit up.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!  IT’S SO PRETTY!!!!!!

Chris: It maybe beautiful, but it’s still nowhere near as beautiful as you Princess.

A few tears poured down Lilly’s face as she read the text and responded.

Lilly: Nor is it as beautiful as you either baby.

Chris: I thought Walt Disney World was amazing but Disneyland has a much more intimate environment making it even more Magical at this time of year.

Lilly: I really wish I was there with you babe!!!

Chris: I wish you were here too!!!!  Despite how awesome of a time I’m having here, it’s incomplete without you.
As I've said before, next time we’re coming together!!!!

Lilly: I So can’t wait!!!!

Lilly then made her way down to the living room where Mrs. Hammond was lighting a nice warm fire in the fireplace.

Mrs. Hammond: Hey sweetie!!!  I got us a fire going and will order us pizza in just a moment.  Mr. Hammond is running late due to being held up at his meeting, but will be here soon.  

Lilly: Okay, thanks for letting me know.

Mrs. Hammond: Are you alright sweetie?

Lilly: Yes, I just miss him so much!!!

Mrs. Hammond: I know you do sweetie.  I do too.

Lilly then showed Mrs. Hammond the picture Chris sent.

Mrs. Hammond: WOW!!!!!  That is beautiful!!!! It has been such a LONG time since I've been to Disneyland, I've forgotten what was like.

Lilly: Read the text.

Mrs. Hammond: Such a sweetheart!!!!   We’ve said this over a million times but we couldn’t be more blessed than to have him come into our lives.  

Lilly: I know.  I feel like the luckiest girl EVER!!!!!

Just then Dillan arrived home from his job at Pizza My Heart.

Dillan: Can you believe the snow storm out there???!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: I know!!!  

Dillan: The steam trains were put away 2 hours early, monorail operations have shut down, many roads are closed, and the roads that are open are full of heavy traffic.

Mrs. Hammond: I know!! It’s awful!!!  Which is why I’m ordering pizza rather than fetching groceries.

Dillan: It’s also 8:00 O-clock, and many grocery stores would be closed at this time.

Mrs. Hammond: Especially in this weather.

Lilly: You won’t believe where Chris is at.

Dillan then saw the picture that Chris sent Lilly and Dillan's jaw literally hit the floor.

Dillan: WHAT THE???!!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS FUCKING BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: DILLAN!!!!! WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE!!!!!!

Lilly: YEAH!!!!  You know Mrs. Hammond and I don’t like hearing such things!!!!

Dillan: OH COME ON!!!!!!! You guys let Chris curse!!!!  Heck, you’ve heard worse things come out of his mouth, and yet you let it slide!!!!
He EVEN has a catch phrase, "FLYING F................"

Lilly: DON'T GO THERE!!!!!

Dillan: SERIOUSLY?????!!!!! YOU LET HIM GET AWAY WITH IT!!!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: That’s because Chris has the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway to manage and those guys that run the trains are clowns, so he gets under far more stress than you do.

Lilly: And I can forgive him because of that.  Besides he only curses if he’s under stress, but otherwise he’s careful on what he says, ESPECIALLY when around the cheerleading squad and Mr. & Mrs. Hammond.  Unlike a certain someone, who doesn’t have a filter, and blabbers almost every curse word in the dictionary.

Dillan: HEY!!!!  EXCUSE ME!!!!!!  If I was your fiancé then you probably be easier on me.

Lilly: Oh please!!!!  SAVE IT!!!!

Chris: When I return I will be VERY busy with a lot of things, so we may not be able to see each other for a while.
It could be at least another week, possibly even 2 weeks.

Lilly: Oh no!!!! NOT AGAIN!!!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: What’s wrong Sweetie?


Lilly: He says he’ll be VERY busy and that we may not see each other for a while. It could be another week, MAYBE 2!!!!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: It is a busy time of year Sweetie, but I’m sure it’s also very hard on him.

Lilly: I know, but still……….

Chris: I do promise however, that when we see each other again, we're going out on a date first thing!!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: Don’t you worry!!!  You 2 will be back together again real soon!!!  You’ll see.

Lilly: I miss you like crazy so lets make our date on December 8th, and no later.

Chris: (WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHT!!!!!!!  I’m in deep shit if I want to get the Magic Kingdom ready by then!!!!!  But hey, she’s the boss.)

Mrs. Hammond: WOW!!!!  You’re really lighting a fire under him.

Lilly: What am I supposed to do??!!!  You know that I’m in love with him and miss him like crazy!!!!!

Chris: December 8th, you got it Princess!!! I promise no later.

Lilly: I can’t wait!!!!

Chris: I miss you Princess.

Lilly: I miss you too babe!!!  I love you so much!!!

Chris: I love you too!!!  With all my heart!!!

Mrs. Hammond then orders pizza while Lilly unpacks her model Lilly Belle and begins playing with it, while Dillan turns on the T.V. and Unstoppable is on.  
Lilly: DILLAN!!!!  YOU CHANGE THAT CHANNEL THIS INSTANT!!!!

Dillan: WHAT???!!! EXCUSE ME, but I actually like this movie!!!

Lilly: I know, but it makes me think of Chris, and I worry about him enough as it is when he's working on the trains here. This only reminds me of the dangers, and I don't want to think about it.

Dillan: Yeah but, Chris isn't even working on the train right now!!!  Heck they were put away 2 hours before they were supposed to be!!!

Lilly: DOESN'T MATTER!!!!  He maybe riding the train right now at Disneyland, so if you want to live CHANGE THE DOG GONE CHANNEL!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: Dillan, you better change the channel or Lilly is REALLY gonna get angry.

Dillan: Like the time when Chris was bullied during the train's reopening angry? I heard that was scary!!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: YEAH!!!! I've NEVER seen her so mad, and she is SCARY when she gets that angry. So if you don't want to push her to that level, you better change the channel, and for all of our sakes here.

Dillan: I wasn't at the reopening because of my job, but I remember you telling me all too well and I don't want to go there!!!!

Dillan then changes the channel and his favorite T.V. Show Yu-Gi-Oh Arc V is on.  

Lilly: MUCH better!!! Thanks Dillan. Also, I only got angry because I just couldn't stand to see Chris getting bullied like that. I know how it feels all too well after getting bullied by Christina & Marina when they were still living here, and the girls on the Varsity Squad. Therefor I couldn't let Chris get bullied like that.
Also I worry about Chris 24-7, and I don't want to think of the dangers he goes through when working on the trains even though I'm well aware that he knows what he's doing, and that he and his friends take all safety measures VERY seriously.

Meanwhile back at the Disneyland Resort the beautiful Candle Light Procession came marching out of the backstage area and over to the Main Gate Entrance Plaza of the Magic Kingdom by the floral Mickey in front of the Train Station as they began singing beautiful Christmas Songs.

Chris: WOW!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cwV3gg9p5c

Candle Light Procession:

In the silence of the night
When the snow lies soft and still
You can see a magic light
And hear the ring of Christmas bells
Though the night seems long and dark
It is the earth has gone to sleep
The stars that dot the sky above
Hold you in their precious keep
So close your eyes and come with me
The Christmas bells will bring you home.

Now with song we fill the night
While magic dances in the light
To wish you now and all the year
The joy that comes with Christmas cheer
Hear our voices fill the air
To drive the winter's cold away
And so our hearts with all will share
The love that comes with Christmas Day
The love that comes with Christmas Day
The Christmas bells will bring you home!!!!

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!!!!

Chris was completely blown away by the beautiful song of Bells Of Christmas.

Chris: THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!!

The Candle Light Procession continued on as more beautiful Christmas carols filled the air until at long last the Candle Light Procession stepped off stage and out of sight.

Chris: OH MY GOSH!!!!  I’m already taking it back what I said about Disneyland!!!! I WAS WRONG!!!!!!

Chris walks up the staircase leading to Main Street Train Station’s platform before boarding the Holiday V Blue train and sitting down on the second level bench in the very front of the front car behind the Ernest S. Marsh number #4 locomotive.
The engineer then climbs out of the cab and invites Chris to ride up on the locomotive’s tender seat.

Engineer Rudy: Come on up into the cab and ride with us!!!  We aren’t changing crews, no need to blow down, or take on water, and no one else is waiting, so come on in!!!

Chris: Awesome!!!!

Chris then gets off the train, and makes his way up to the locomotive cab, and sits on the tender seat.

Engineer Rudy: The name’s Rudy and this is Ryan.

Fireman Ryan: Hi there!!!  It’s nice to meet you!!!

Chris: Nice to meet you too!!!  The name’s Chris!!!

Engineer Rudy: You look like someone whose into trains!!!

Chris: You got that right!!! LOL!!!!

Fireman Ryan: Where are you visiting from??

Chris: I’m visiting from Magic Kingdom City.

Engineer Rudy: As in THEE MAGIC KINGDOM CITY???!!!

Chris: Yep!!!  I’m actually the next heir to the throne, and was asked to visit both Walt Disney World and Disneyland to see how you guys celebrate the holidays for inspiration, since Magic Kingdom City has NEVER actually celebrated the holidays, and we're hoping to give a first attempt and celebrating the holiday season starting this year.
I’m also the head manager of the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway where we have a stable of 4 beautifully restored Baldwin steam locomotives that were based in Mexico, but we are now looking for a 5th engine.

Fireman Ryan: That’s awesome!!!  You’re gonna love how we celebrate the holidays!!!  The weather is perfect tonight, and the fireworks are confirmed for Phase 1 since the winds are favorable tonight at only a gentle 2 miles an hour, and everything is set for both the Christmas Fantasy Parade, and the Paint The Night Electrical Parade!!

Chris: That is awesome!!!  I just saw the amazing Candle Light Procession, and that completely blew me away.  
Heck, I even have a fast pass for Fantasmic, which I heard has been completely redone!!!!

Rudy: You will LOVE Fantasmic 2!!!!!

Ryan: It is AWESOME!!!!!

The conductor then gives the all clear.

Conductor: ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!

The fireman then rings the bell as the engineer gives 2 blasts on the whistle, eases the throttle open, and number #4 soon gets her train rolling.

Engineer Rudy: Those engines in Magic Kingdom City are beautiful!!!  And what’s the name of the new Mogul you guys have??!!!

Chris: Oh, you must mean the Lilly Belle number #2!!

Engineer Rudy: OH, WHAT A BEAUTY!!!!  I’ve been drooling over that engine!!!!

Fireman Ryan: The bright red 4-6-0, Walter is my favorite by far!!!!

Chris: Everybody loves Walter!!!!  That engine is literally the flagship locomotive of our fleet!!  She’s also fairly easy to operate, steams great, fires great, and is fairly forgiving!!!  She's also VERY light on her feet, and tackles that 2.5% percent grade into Main Street like it's NOTHING.

Engineer Rudy: That engine is beautiful!!!  I gotta say, after the Lilly Belle she’s a close second favorite for me.

Fireman Ryan: I love Roy the classic American 4-4-0 as a close second.

Chris: Roy number #4 is the crew favorite due to her easy steaming and firing.  She’s the most forgiving of the bunch, the easiest to steam, the easiest to fire, the easiest to get up the 2.5% grade, has the best acceleration, and has a beautiful deep tone whistle.  
But she’s also our oldest, and just celebrated her 100th birthday this past May.

Engineer Rudy: That’s wonderful!!!

Chris: Yep!!  A lot of railfans love Roy because of the fact it’s a classic 4-4-0 American, and that she’s the oldest locomotive with the most history.
All the girls however LOVE the Lilly Belle number #2.  My fiancé REALLY loves it and calls it her baby. LOL!!!

Fireman Ryan: That is a beautiful engine but VERY cutesy for my taste, though I can see why a lot of girls love it.

Chris: It’s got beautiful pin-striping, flowery like art work, and is VERY feminine.  Not to mention, she has a VERY raspy high-pitched Single-Chime Lunkenheimer whistle that is loud enough to wake the dead. LOL!!!! I LOVE to open the whistle all the way, but MY GOD, it's painful when I blow it on that engine, even when wearing ear-plugs, so I ALWAYS have 2 layers. LOL!!!!!

Engineer Rudy: The 5’s whistle used to be like that until we gave it a Crosby 3-chime.  However the Crosby 3-chime developed leaks and used up too much steam.  When the mechanics did some work on her shortly after we reopened, she got a beautiful new brass Star 5-chime and it’s BEAUTIFUL!!!!  It’s not too hard on the ears, and yet it's loud enough to cause an echo. It doesn’t use up too much steam like the Crosby either.

Chris: I was gonna say, it reminds me A LOT of Walter’s whistle because Walter now has a beautiful Star Brass 5-chime and it couldn’t be anymore of a perfect match for her.

Fireman Ryan: Though I love the 3-chime Powell on this engine.

Engineer Rudy: Oh, this whistle is amazing!!!  Ever since it was replaced during its rebuild back in 2012, we couldn’t get enough of hearing its melodic sound.

Chris: Roger number #3 has a beautiful Crosby 3-chime whistle and in all honesty, it’s my favorite one to hear.  Heck the Roger number #3 is my favorite engine period, even though she’s the least recognized locomotive of the bunch and all of the crew’s least favorite. She’s the hardest to steam, the hardest to fire, and the easiest to stall on the 2.5% grade into Main Street.  Yet at the same time, she’s the most powerful engine of the bunch; you can easily haul all 4 freight consists with her and it wouldn’t slow her down, but you REALLY need to be on top of your game and know what you’re doing with her.

Fireman Ryan: Well, this engine right here is the hardest one to operate.  The throttle is touchy, the brakes are weird, and it’s VERY easy to lose your fire.  Also if you’re not careful that safety valve will go off like you wouldn’t believe!!

Engineer Rudy: It also doesn’t help that this engine is VERY powerful, and because it has so much power, a lot of the engineers don’t like to run it. Not to mention, she's VERY rough riding on top of that.

Fireman Ryan: When most of the crews see that they’re assigned this engine, the color drains out of their faces, and they just shake their heads as if their whole lives are over.

Chris: It’s like that with Roger too!!! LOL!!!  But not me!!! LOL!!!  I’m happy running all the engines, but Roger number #3 is the one I’m happiest with.

Engineer Rudy: This is actually my favorite engine, so I’m always happy to be on this one.

Fireman Ryan: Same here!!  It’s a challenge, and to me that makes it the most fun to operate.

Chris: That’s how I feel about Roger.  Because she’s the hardest to operate, that makes her the most fun.

Engineer Rudy: And that’s how we feel about this engine. ☺️

Fireman Ryan: Yep!!!  Sadly the sweeper is not us, but it’s engine number #5.

Chris: Oh, I love that little engine!!!

Engineer Rudy: Everybody does now!!!

Fireman Ryan: It used to be our worst performing engine, and since it’s Mike and his crew made some repairs on it, like Magic, it’s now one of the best performing engines in our fleet. Heck, the only engine that's better performing is the C.K. Holliday number #1.

Engineer Rudy: The 5 used to be VERY touchy, would work water like you wouldn’t believe, wouldn’t hold pressure very well, and the fire would just go out on you when you least expected it. Heck it was WORST when we started test running her on the new route!!!! Anywhere over 9 feet per second on that 2% percent grade, and your fire was sucked out before you could even blink.

Fireman Ryan: Now she’s actually a sweetheart!!!  She’s VERY forgiving, easy to steam, easy to fire, and VERY resilient on pressure. And that's all thanks to Michael and his team in the roundhouse that have actually done a good job in fixing her up.

Engineer Rudy: And the Fred Gurley number #3 maybe everybody’s favorite due to her easy steaming and firing, but the Ward Kimball number #5 is tied with C.K. Holliday number #1 as a close second!!

Chris: That engine is beautiful!!!!

Fireman Ryan: I know!!!  The C.K. Holliday number #1 was recently rebuilt, and she couldn’t be anymore perfect!!!

Engineer Rudy: I’m just glad that the E.P. Ripley number #2 was sent out when she was.

Fireman Ryan: If we kept running that engine, she would have fallen apart and given out the ghost by now.

Engineer Rudy: Yeah, it was in need of an overhaul.

Chris: And I’m glad it’s finally getting it because that engine was Walt Disney’s baby.

Fireman Ryan: That she was, and was the first engine to run on opening day.

Engineer Rudy: And we’re all just glad to finally have our railroad back after a LONG year, 6 months, and 19 days of being down.

The train continues its trip around the park, and after multiple trips, Chris gets off at New Orleans Square Station after the train comes to a full and complete stop.

Chris: Thank you so very much for the tender ride!!!  

Engineer Rudy: Hey, no problem!!!  

Fireman Ryan: It was really great meeting you!!!

Chris: It was great meeting you too!!!

Engineer Rudy: We wish you good luck on your quest!!!

Fireman Ryan: And we hope you enjoy the holiday festivities we have going on tonight.

Chris: Oh, I’m really excited about them!!!

Engineer Rudy & Fireman Ryan: We’re going on break so you have a happy, memorable, and Magical night here at Walt Disney’s Original Magic Kingdom.

Chris: Thank you very much!!!  Will do!!!

Chris then leaves the station and makes his way to the train’s next door neighbor, Haunted Mansion Holidays.

Chris: NOW THAT LOOKS COOL!!!!

Chris snapped a picture of the beautifully decorated Haunted Mansion all lit up before sending to Lilly.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!  THAT LOOKS SO COOL!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: WOW!!!!  I don’t remember The Haunted Mansion ever being decorated like that before!!!

Chris then enjoys a ride on Haunted Mansion Holidays before making his way to the World’s Famous Jingle Cruise.

Chris: Now Walt Disney World did NOTHING like this!!!!  I am now REALLY beginning to like Disneyland better!!!

After enjoying a ride on the World Famous Jingle Cruise, Chris enjoys watching the 8:00 O-Clock showing of the newly revamped Fantasmic 2.0 by the viewing area on The Rivers Of America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm-YlcQbBH4

Chris: HOLY SHIT THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!

Mickey: NOW YOU MAY THINK YOU’RE SO POWERFUL, BUT WELL UH, THIS IS MY DREAM!!!!

Mickey Mouse then uses his magic and sends it crashing into the massive 55 foot Murphy Dragon, and Maleficent along with other Disney Villains perish before a spectacular finale with Mickey piloting the Mark Twain River Boat with a bunch of Disney Characters on board along with beautiful colored fountains, colors of light, and firey flames going off along the Rivers Of America.

Chris: Walt Disney World’s Fantasmic was NOTHING like this one!!!!

Mickey Mouse: Some Imagination Huh???!!!  HAAAAA, HAAAAA!!!!!

And with that, Fantasmic was over, and Chris made his way back to the train station and hopped aboard the Excursion III train consist that was hauled by Fred Gurley number #3 before it made its way to Mickey’s Toontown Fair Depot where Chris got off to experience the biggest holiday attraction of all.

Chris: OH MY GOD THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Chris couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw It’s A Small World as it was all beautifully lit up in thousands of colorful Christmas lights.

Chris: (We’ve gotta decorate our Small World Like Façade just like this!!!!  Now that I think about it, this area we have on the outskirts of Magic Kingdom City would be PERFECT for the meets & greets with Santa!!!)

Chris then notes down some ideas before hopping aboard It’s A Small World Holiday where he gets completely taken away to a magical world of Christmas music and beautiful holiday décor.  
Soon Chris’s boat exits the attraction building just in time for the clock show when the clock strikes 9:30 P.M. and suddenly all the lights go out, projections start showing on the Small World façade, and Nut Cracker music begins playing.

Chris: WOW!!!!  Walt Disney World had NOTHING like this!!!!

After the clock show ends, more beautiful Christmas music plays on the PA system as the nighttime showing of Believe In Holiday Magic begins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAHjbsQZgpE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le6RCSyGw1M

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!!

All of sudden beautiful fireworks start shooting off right above the Small World Façade.

Narrator:

Does Your Heart Hold The Magic Of The Holidays?
Is It Filled With Warm Memories, Just Waiting To Be Discovered Again?
Well Now Is The Time To Open Your Heart……
BELIEVE IN THAT MAGIC……
AND REMEMBER THOSE TREASURED MOMENTS……..
OH, THEY’RE STILL THERE!!!!
Waiting To Touch You Once More!!!!
SO COME ALONG AS THE MAGIC OF THE SEASON LEADS THE WAY!!!!!!

Music:

Can you remember
How Christmas makes you feel
That special magic in the air
And all your dreams were real
Can you remember
The smell of ginger bread
Candy canes and sugar plums
That dance inside your head
Remember when the twinkling stars at night
Told you reindeer were in flight
And jolly Santa Claus was on his way
The warmth of candle glow
A kiss of mistletoe
And magic lives and we believe
It's in our hearts to STAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY


Chris feels VERY touched by both the beautiful music, the beautiful projections being shown on the Small World Façade, and the beautiful fireworks shooting off.  So much to the point that tears began flowing down his face.

Music:

Remember the caring
A season worth sharing
Believe in the magic in our lives
Just open up your heart
And relive the feeling
Just remember the magic
Yes, remember the magic
One more time

Then the segment of The March Of The Toy Soldiers from Babes In Toyland begins showing on the Small World Façade as the fireworks continue to go off. Then all of a sudden a train whistle goes off and the Casey Jr. Circus Train is seen as a toy train steaming along a Christmas toy setting in the projections.

Chris: Now that is cute!!!  

Then the Ward Kimball number #5 comes steaming by with her train and joins in as she passes through the façade and blends in with the projections.

Chris: Walt Disney World had NOTHING like this!!!!

A beautiful town in the North Pole shows in the projections on the façade as I’ll Be Home For Christmas begins playing on the music followed by We 3 Kings, Silent Night, Ring Christmas Bells, and the Nut Cracker as more beautiful fireworks shoot off over the Small World façade left and right and the projections on the façade kept changing.

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!  I thought Holiday Wishes was amazing, but this is WOW!!!!!  That was stunning, but this is WAY more beautiful!!!!

Soon the show amps up to its big moment, the finale as more beautiful fireworks began shooting off left and right.

Music:

Treasure it again (Remember)
It never has to end (Joy of sharing)
Remember the magic in our lives (Remember the magic)
Just open up your heart
Embrace all those feelings
Just remember the meaning (Remember)
Yes, remember the feeling (Remember)
For all time
FOR ALL TIME!!!!!!

Chris’s eyes soon filled up with tears and those tears poured down his face for he felt as if the words from the music were speaking towards him directly after having not celebrated the holiday season in over 10 years

Narrator: Cherish the holidays forever, and always Believe!

Chris was soon crying like a baby as the beautiful finale of fireworks shoot off, lighting up the sky before the closing number of White Christmas began playing over the PA system as snow machines shot out snow all over the Small World mall area with multiple people laughing and playing.

Chris: My God……………I didn’t think Disneyland could match up to Walt Disney World but it did, and then some……….

Music:

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I’m Dreaming oh…….dreaming…….
Dreaming……………
Ohhhh……..Dreaming……..
Dreaming……………
Of A White Christmas………..
Ohhhh……..Dreaming……..
Dreaming………………
Of A White Christmas…………
Oh Dreaming……………….

The snow machines then deactivate, the lights turn back on and the music slowly fades out.

Announcement: Thank you for joining us in our nighttime fireworks Spectacular of Believe In Holiday Magic.  We hope you enjoy the rest of your night here at the Magic Kingdom and wish you a Happy Holidays.

The entire area of the Small World Mall turns into an uproar of a round of applause while Chris finishes wiping off the last of his tears.

Chris: That was beautiful!!!!  We’ve gotta do this fireworks Spectacular, for this is by far the better one to do!!!

Chris then makes his way back into Toontown Fair Depot as the Disneyland Railroad’s C.K. Holliday number #1 comes steaming in blowing her whistle and ringing her bell with the Holiday II Freight Train Consist in tow.

Chris: Now that’s a thing of beauty!!!

The train soon slows down to a full and complete stop before Chris makes his way to the very front car behind the locomotive, and sits on the second level in the very front.

Chris: It’s time to go see the second showings of the Christmas Fantasy Parade, and the Paint The Night Electrical Parade.

The Conductor gives the all clear.

Conductor: ALL ABOARD!!!!

The fireman then rings the bell as the engineer gives 2 blasts on the whistle, eases the throttle open and the C.K. Holliday gets rolling and is soon on her way back to Main Street Station.
Shortly after the C.K. Holliday steams back into Main Street Station, Chris is completely blown away by the beautifully decorated Christmas Tree in Town Square along with all the beautifully lit and decorated buildings along Main Street, but most of all Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!  Disneyland, you’ve won!!!!  Florida may have more décor than you, but you’ve actually beat them…………

The train then slowed down to a full and complete stop and Chris disembarked before making his way down to the street and sat on the curb waiting for the Christmas Fantasy Parade to begin.
Not long after a bunch of families began crowding around and sitting at the curb just like what happened in Florida.

Chris: Uh-Oh!!!  Here we go again!!! LOL!!!!

Then all of a sudden, all the lights went out and beautiful Christmas Music began playing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdl_Ri_t_Zo

Announcement: Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls!!!!!   It’s time to share the magic of the merriest season of all as Disney proudly presents A CHRISTMAS FANTASY!!!!!

And with that, the sounds of beautiful trumpets began blasting on the PA followed by the parade’s main theme song.

Music:

It’s a special magic at Christmastime this year.
Hearts are gay and merry, and full of yuletide cheer!
The sprit of the season will make our dreams come true.
Memories of Christmas are here for me and you.
With caroling, bells ring-a-ling,
And Santa Claus will always be
Part of Christmas fantasy.
On this special holiday,
Old Saint Nick will load his sleigh.
Santa always finds his way
In a Christmas fantasy.
Children sing a bright encore,
Counting presents and keeping score.
No one sleeps the night before
A Christmas fantasy!

The first parade floats soon started showing up as a cute toy bear and giant music box ballerina followed by many dancing elves as the parade makes its way through Town Square.

Music:

The spirit of the season will make our dreams come true.
Memories of Christmas are here for me and you!
With caroling, bells ring-a-ling,
And Santa Claus will always be
Part of Christmas fantasy.

A bunch of bunch of beautiful toy soldiers come marching down the parade route through Town Square blowing their trumpets followed by a massive float with Mickey and Friends.

Mickey: Happy Holidays To One And ALL!!!!!

Minnie: Merry Christmas Everyone!!!  Oh, This is such a wonderful time of year!!!!!!

Mickey: And How IT’s My Favorite Season!!!!

Soon a bunch of snowmen come dancing along the parade route of Main Street.
Chris was finding Christmas Fantasy to be more fun and playful than Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade at Walt Disney World.

Chris: Hmmmmm!!!  This one is much more upbeat and playful!!!  As much as I liked the other one, maybe this is the better one to use.

And Like with the Florida parade, skiers came skiing down the parade route as a massive Christmas storybook made its way through Town Square followed by a massive Christmas tree along with some figure skaters.

Chris: And here comes Frozen!!! LOL!!!

And right he was because a massive Ice Skating Rink float came parading down the route with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf skating on top of it.

Chris: There’s always gotta be something to do with Frozen when it comes to the Holidays.

Soon comes a massive cookbook on baking followed by dancing Gingerbread men, bakers, and a massive Gingerbread house with no one other than Goody and Pluto baking on it.

Chris: Uh-Oh!!! Goofy!!! LOL!!!!

And Chris was right because Goofy was being a total cluts and making a mess of everything as usual. LOL!!!

Goofy: HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!!! UH-YUCKAH!!!!!  GORSH!!!  I ALWAYS WANTED TO BUILD A GINGERBREAD HOUSE!!!!
THIS ONES BIG ENOUGH TO LIVE IN!!!!  TALK ABOUT GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!! UH-YUCKAH!!!!! LOL!!!!!!
YOU BET PLUTO!!!  TIME TO GET DECORATIN’!!!!!!!
WOAAAAHH, WOAAAAAH, WOOAAAAH, WOAAAH, WOOOOAAAAAAH, WOOOAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!

Soon came Cinderella’s evil step sisters followed by Snow White and Prince Charming as they came dancing down the parade route with a massive float all beautifully decorated with Princess Tiana and Princes Naveen dancing on top of it along with Cinderella and her Prince Charming, and Belle and the beast on the rear with Princess Ariel and Prince Eric following behind the float.

Chris: Okay, we gotta have the Princess Float knowing Lilly. LOL!!!

All the toys from Toy Story soon make their way through Town Square down the parade float with Woody, Bullzeye, the army man, and Jessie followed by a massive float of letter blocks, the Toy Story Aliens, and of course Buzz Lightyear.

Chris: Now that was cute!!!

Lastly came a massive Christmas Tree followed by all 9 Tiny reindeer, and yes, all 9 are included, (we can't leave out Rudolph LOL) as they towed the massive sleigh with no one other than Santa Claus.

Chris: Okay, that may not have been as beautiful as Mickey’s One Upon A Christmas Time Parade, but it was more fun and playful.  I may like the other one better, but everyone in the public may want this one.  I’ll ask the King & Queen what they think.

As The Christmas Fantasy Parade disappears, all the lights go out and the announcement for the Paint The Night Electrical Parade soon goes off over the PA system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNM0dL-XDBk

Announcement:

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls!!!!!!!!
Disneyland proudly presents……………….
Our spectacular nighttime pageant of magic and imagination……………….
In millions of dazzling lights…………………..
And astounding musical sounds………………
It’s the Paint the Night Parade!

Music:
Switch on the sky and the stars glow for you
Go see the world cause it’s all so brand new
Don’t close your eyes cause your future’s ready to shine
It’s just a matter of time before we learn how to
FLLLLYYYYYYY
Welcome to the rhythm of the
NIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGHHHHHTTTTT!!!!!
Something’s in the air you can’t DEEEEEEEENNNNNNYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

Put your hands up cause the night is young
Kick your feet up when you join the fun
As the magic sets us all a-glooooooooowwwwwww
I gotta know my friends
When Can I see you again???
OOOOOOO-OOOOOOH, WOAAAAH-OOOOOOH!!!!
I never want this to end!!!!
OOOOOOO-OOOOOOH, WOAAAAH-OOOOOOH!!!!
When can we do this again???
OOOOOOOO-OOOOOOH, WOOOAAAH-OOOOOH!!!!
I Gotta Knooooooowwwwwww
WHEN CAN WE DO THIS AGAIN?????!!!!!

Chris was completely blown away by the soundtrack and was trying so hard to not get up and dance.  It even reminisced on the old Main Street Electrical Parade and reincorporated the classic “Baroque Hoedown.”

Chris: HOLY SHIT!!!!  THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!

From the Tinker Bell Drum float with the dancing fairies, to the Monster’s Inc Float with Sully and Mike, to the massive Mack the Truck and Lightening McQueen Race car with back-up dancing race cars, to the Little Mermaid Float with Marlin and Nemo and dancing jellyfish.  Each section of the parade took things to whole new levels, and made the Main Street Electrical Parade in Florida and Magic Kingdom City look dated.

Chris: WOW!!!!  This is state of the art and more up to date than our old Main Street Electrical Parade, but what we have is a treasure that cannot be replaced, so I’ll leave this unique to only Disneyland.

More parade floats continued with an amazing Slinky the Dog float with Woody and Buzz Lightyear riding on top of it and beautiful rolling disks along the slinky body itself.

Chris: OH MY GOD!!! THAT IS COOL!!!!

A beautiful float of Belle from Beauty & The Beast soon followed with Rapunzel and Cinderella in tow soon made its way down the parade route.
Chris was completely blown away by the ballroom dance scene in the projections on the massive rose pedal leaves.

Chris: THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Soon came a massive Ice Castle with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf from Frozen.

Chris: And of course you can’t forget Frozen. LOL!!!!

The Finale floats soon came into view and they were little buggies all lit up much similar to the snails from the old Main Street Electrical Parade, and each buggy had one of the big 3 Disney Characters riding on it.  Goofy being on one of them, Donald Duck being on another, and Minnie Mouse being on another, but none could compare to the main float in the finale that was about to come.

Chris: THIS IS AMAZING!!!!

The last float was like a massive D&A spinneret with multiple different colors spinning around and lighting up at one time, and at the very top was a small platform with none other than the big cheese himself, Mickey Mouse.

Mickey: HAAAAA HAAAAA!!!! HI EVERYBODY!!!!!  I’M HAVING A BLAST!!!! HOW ABOUT YOU?????!!!!!!

Put your hands up cause the night is young
Kick your feet up when you join the fun
As the magic sets us all a-glooooooooowwwwwww
I gotta know my friends
When Can I see you again???
OOOOOOO-OOOOOOH, WOAAAAH-OOOOOOH!!!!
I never want this to end!!!!
OOOOOOO-OOOOOOH, WOAAAAH-OOOOOOH!!!!
When can we do this again???
OOOOOOOO-OOOOOOH, WOOOAAAH-OOOOOH!!!!
I Gotta Knooooooowwwwwww
WHEN CAN WE DO THIS AGAAAAAAAIIIIIIN?????!!!!!

Mickey: WOW!!!!  THIS IS GREAT!!!!
GOSH WOULD YOU LOOK AT ALL THESE COLORS!!!!
WOW!!!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!
FANTASTIC!!!!

Music:
Whose the leader of the club that was made for you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!!!!!!

Mickey: THAT’S ME!!!!!!!!!
THIS SURE IS FUN!!!!!  HAAAAA, HAAAAA!!!!!

Music: M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah!
Zip-a-dee-ay!
My, oh, my…
What a wonderful day?
Plenty of Sunshine…….
Headin my WAY!!!!

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah!
Zip-a-dee-ay!

When you wish upon a Star
Makes no difference who you are……..

WHEN CAN WE DO THIS AGAAAAAIIIIIINNNNN?????
OOOOOOOO-OOOOOOH, WOOOAAAH-OOOOOH!!!!
I NEVER WANT THIS TO ENNNNNNDDDDDDD
OOOOOOOO-OOOOOOH, WOOOAAAH-OOOOOH!!!!
WHEN CAN WE DO THIS AGAAAAAAAAAAIIINNNN?????!!!!!!!

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHEN CAN WE DO THIS AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNN??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And with that the Paint The Night Electrical Parade vanishes into the night as it makes its way through the main hub of the Magic Kingdom and all the lights in Main Street turn on.

Chris: NOW THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!!

Then Chris heard a familiar sound.

Chris: I know who that is…….. Very Happy

It was the Disneyland Railroad’s Ward Kimball number #5 with the Holiday IV Green Train Consist and Lilly Belle Parlor car on the rear.

Chris: The best ride of the night!!!!

Chris then makes his way up to the station platform before climbing aboard the train and sitting down on the bench on the second level in the very front of the front car right behind the locomotive.

Conductor: Ladies & Gentlemen, this will be the VERY last trip you will be able to disembark the train.  We are the ONLY train on the track, and we may not be back here until roughly mid-night.
When we return it will be our LAST trip, and we will be doing a pick trip, and pick up trip ONLY!!!! When that happens, the only place you can disembark is right here at Main Street.
If you have any last minute attractions you want to get done in other lands, now is the time to get them done.
Our next stop is New Orleans Square.

The fireman rang the bell as the engineer gave 2 blasts on the whistle, eased the throttle open, and soon the Ward Kimball was steaming on her way to Frontierland.

Chris: I gotta admit.  I was completely taken by surprise!!!  I thought Walt Disney World had it in the bag and that I was wasting my time coming here but BOY, I WAS WRONG!!!!!! It turns out Disneyland does it better despite not doing Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!!!!!  I admit defeat Disneyland.  You have won!!! You have won this challenge, and you have better nighttime spectaculars and attractions than Walt Disney World.  Not to mention you have WAY more of a warm and intimate environment.  Walt Disney World is a better resort, but Disneyland has better parks, and celebrates the holidays better too!!!

The Ward Kimball then steams off into the night and Chris enjoyed his train ride now having been completely blown away by the Disneyland Resort and how they celebrate the Holiday Season.


To Be Continued…………….


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Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:20 pm

Chapter 15

No Time To Stop, All Hands On Deck!!!!

After an amazing trip to the 2 Most Magical Places On Earth Chris’s American Airlines Boeing 737-900 gently touches down on the tarmac at Boston Logan Airport.
Soon after deplaning he is greeted by Ramsley and Boco, who were waiting for him at the gate.

Ramsley: Welcome back Master Boltar, Your Royal Highness, Sir!!!  

Boco: I trust that your trip was a magical one??!!

Chris: Thanks Ramsley & Boco, and yes it sure was!!!

Ramsley: WONDERFUL!!!!

Boco: PLEASE, TELL US EVERYTHING!!!!

Chris: Boy do I have a lot to show you!!!!

Chris then showed Ramsley and Boco some of the video clips of the parades, fireworks, the parties, and the beautiful candle light processions and both Ramsley and Boco  were instantly blown away.

Ramsley: MY GOODNESS!!!!  THESE VIDEO CLIPS ARE MAGNIFICENT!!!!  

Boco: The King & Queen will most definitely be thrilled!!!  And they are both anxiously excited to see you and hear all about your investigation.

Chris: And I couldn’t be anymore excited to tell them about it.

Ramsley and Boco soon escort Chris out of the airport and over to the massively beautiful Mercedes Benz Stretch Limo while some of Ramsley & Boco's guards fetch Chris’s bags and load them into the trunk.
The limo soon heads on its way back to Magic Kingdom City while Chris, Ramsley, and Boco enjoy watching their Favorite T.V. Show, Love It Or List it while drinking hot chocolate.

Chris: All because of a garage, they list it. LOL!!!!

Ramsley: And the house was beautifully renovated to their liking too!!!

Boco: Unbelievable!!!

Chris: And they give it up all for a garage!!!!!

Ramsley: Then again, not having your car safely parked in a garage during harsh winter storms is horrible, so who could blame them?

Boco: Digging your car out of the snow is now laughing matter, so I understand why they chose the house with a garage.

Chris: I completely agree with you on that.

After 2 hours the Limo makes its way along the highway, and soon arrives back at the Main Gate Entrance of Magic Kingdom City.

Chris: IT’s good to be back home, and yep, it looks just like Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom entrance in Florida. LOL!!!

The Limo soon drives past the main entrance to Magic Kingdom City and drives through a back-stretch by the railroad tracks and down into the underground highway that is used only for V.I.P.s

Ramsley: We should be there momentarily!!!

Boco: I see the Main Street Electrical Parade floats!!!

Chris: And all of the firework explosives!!!!

Ramsley: You never know what you'll find down here!!!!

Chris: I've forgotten about the underground warehouse storage area, so it's pretty awesome that the highway passes it.

The Limo then pops up out of the underground highway, and soon drives along Main Street before stopping in front of the watery mote leading to the castle.

Ramsley: Here we are!!!!

The driver then pushes the remote and the massive drawbridge spanning the mote gently lowers and lines up with the tarmac.

Chris: And that drawbridge never ceases to amaze me.

The Limo then drives over the drawbridge before the bridge closes back up, and soon the Limo arrives in front of the beautiful and massive doors leading into the castle.

Ramsley: I am sure the King & Queen will be most delighted to see you Sir.

Boco: It's been a long time since they've last seen you in person, so this should be quite an honor.

Ramsley and Boco then open the massive doors to the castle before escorting Chris inside to the bottom of the Grand Staircase in the castle’s massive Atrium.
Chris soon remembers the time when he and Lilly went on their very first date at the Royal Ball and how he escorted her through the massive atrium and danced with her in the grand ballroom.

Chris: So many wonderful memories within these walls; all are now a thing of the past.
And of all things, a crystal horse drawn carriage and a steam train as our modes of transportation to get us here for the ball. What are the odds???!!! LOL!!!!  
We really were dreamers back then!!! LOL!!!

Soon the King and Queen make their way down the Grand Stair Case and greet Chris warmly when they see him.

King: Welcome home Master Boltar, Sir.

Queen: It is so wonderful to see you again!!!

The King and Queen walk up to Chris and give him a great big hug.

King: It’s great to have you back.

Queen: And we are so excited to hear about your trip to the 2 Most Magical Places On Earth.

Chris: And I’m very excited to tell you everything.

King: Lets go talk this over in the upstairs living room.

Queen: We’ll have Ramsley and Boco put on some tea and cookies.

Chris: That would be wonderful, thank you.

They soon make their way to the forth floor of the castle and soon arrive in the upstairs Living room.

King: Make yourself at home.  Then again, after all the castle is your home, and you'll soon be moving in shortly before the wedding.  

Chris: That it is, and don't even remind me about the wedding. There's already enough on my plate as it is. LOL!!!!

Ramsley and Boco then get a fire started in the fireplace, and prepare some tea, juice, cookies, crumpets, pastries, banana bread, tarts, and mini cakes before placing them down on the massive coffee table.

Queen: Help yourself to as much as you want!!!  It’s not everyday we have someone over.

Chris: Thank you!!!  

King: So, what did you think???!!!  How was the trip???!!!

Chris: Words are not enough to describe it.  But to put it shortly, it was all VERY MAGICAL and if we want to get into the rankings of becoming one of the MOST MAGICAL PLACES ON EARTH, then we have A LOT of work to do.

King: Okay!!!  Tell us what needs to be done!!!

Queen: But first show us what you’ve seen.

Chris then gets out his IPad and shows the King and Queen all the pictures he took of the Hotels, the Hotel Suites, the Hotel Christmas Trees, the Hotel Gingerbread Houses, and all the beautiful Hotel Décor.

King & Queen: WOW!!!!!  THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Chris: And that was just the hotels!!!  Wait until you see the parks!!!!
Chris then showed them all the pictures of all the differently decorated parks including Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Disney California Adventure, and of course the Magic Kingdom and Walt Disney’s Original Magic Kingdom Disneyland Park.

Both the King and Queen were completely blown away by what they were seeing.

Chris: And that was during the day!!!  Here are the night shots!!!!!

Chris then showed the King and Queen the night shots of the parks and both of them were completely stunned with their jaws hitting the floor.

Queen: OH MY GOD!!!!!

King: UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

Chris: I know!!!!  But the food was even more amazing!!!!

Chris then got out a list of ingredients for what was used in his amazing 5 star meals at Victoria & Albert’s at the Grand Floridian and the Napa Rose at the Grand Californian.

Chris: And if we serve these in our upscale restaurants, it will take things to whole new heights and set the bars WAY high!!!!

Chris then also got out the different hot chocolate ingredient samples for each hot chocolate that was used at each restaurant, and each park including the ones served at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom.

Chris: This is just the start of where I’m getting at for our Holiday celebration………..

Chris then shows the King and Queen the full videos of the Christmas Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade, The Christmas Fantasy Parade, The Candle Light Procession, the Main Street Electrical and Paint The Night Electrical Parades, and most importantly, the Fireworks Spectaculars, Holiday Wishes and Believe In Holiday Magic.
Both the King and Queen were completely blown away and were in full shock and awe of everything.

Chris: Now here is my proposal.  Starting on December 9th, we’ll host The Magic Kingdom’s VERY FIRST Very Merry Christmas Party!!!
And we’ll start off with going all out with the Christmas Decorations just like the way Walt Disney World does!!!

We’ll have a MASSIVE Christmas tree in Town Square, multiple large Christmas trees inside and outside of this castle as well as all of the upscale condos.  Decorate the exterior of all the Magic Kingdom City buildings in garlands, ribbons, ornaments, lights.  
We’ll decorate our Small World Like Façade and put colorful red and green LEDs in the fountains, duplicate the Small World Holiday theme music as well as the effects from World Of Color Season Of Light, and make that area our designated place for Meet & Greets with Santa.
Most important building to decorate is the castle, and dress it up with the LED lights, Icicles, Ribbons, and ornaments the same way Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty Castles were.
We’ll also decorate the steam trains, and offer train rides on the beautiful MillenniumII Red Train, and of course it will be pulled by the Lilly Belle number #2.
We’ll also have a designated Christmas Freight train that will be full of toys, Christmas decorations, and the delicious food and drinks that come with Christmas, and that designated train will be pulled by the Walter number #1.
We can also offer horse drawn sleigh rides, and tram tours throughout Magic Kingdom City, and the Tram RT can share the history of the holidays to tourists who are riding the trams as they tour about the inside of the city all fully lit up.
We can also offer rides on our old Admiral Joe Flower Riverboat along our Rivers that run parallel to the back stretch of the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway. We must try to get Aaron & Alex Medina to train some of our roundhouse crew to operate the boat in order for this to work out.
We’ll have our 4 and 5 star restaurants serve these kinds of foods that I ate at Victoria & Albert’s and Napa Rose, as well as designated employees from selected bakeries will hand out the freshly baked cookies and hot chocolate just like they did at Walt Disney World.  
We can even have the castle open for guests to come by, socialize, interact, and have fun.
Monday-Wednesday will be normal work days, but Thursday-Sunday we can host these Holiday Parties.

The King & Queen looked at each other and instantly beamed!!!

King: THAT SOUNDS LIKE A GRAND IDEA!!!!

Queen: WE SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THIS BEFORE!!!!

Chris: And that’s not all!!!!  We still have the duplicate copy of Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade don’t we?

King: Yes we do!!!

Chris: And of the 2 designated Christmas Parades, which one did you like better?

Queen: It’s VERY hard to say because we loved them both VERY much!!!

King: Yeah, that is a tough one to choose from!!!

Chris: Hmmmmmm……..I will give you my opinion.  I actually liked the Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Time Parade better, however…………
That is just me because I felt it was more emotionally impacting.
But I found the Christmas Fantasy Parade at Disneyland to be more upbeat, playful, and fun, and given that the Holidays are supposed to be fun and festive, I think it would be the better parade to use to get people into the spirit of the holidays.

King: I like your thinking!!!!

Chris: But to start it off, we will have the Candle Light Procession sing right in front of the Main Gate entrance plaza to Magic Kingdom City, which is right in front of the flower arrangements in front of Main Street Train Station.
Heck we can even have the flowers arranged in the floral so that they look like Christmas bells!!!

Queen: That sounds wonderful!!!

Chris: And since I mentioned the Main Street Electrical Parade, why don’t we have it perform right on the tail of the Christmas Fantasy Parade.  
Since the guests will see one thing and they will want more, so why not have the Main Street Electrical Parade be the BIG part.

King: Going Grand I see??? I LIKE IT!!!

Queen: I REALLY LOVE that parade!!!!!

King: As do I, I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT!!!!

Chris: Also the Christmas Fantasy Parade may have featured Toy Soldiers but their part is rather small and not very impacting. On the other hand you both loved the clip of the Babes In Toyland March Of The Toy Soldiers Segment.

Queen: Yes??

Chris: So I was thinking, why not start off with Marching giant animatronic Toy Soldiers marching down Main Street with the March Of The Toys Theme song playing over the PA system right before the Christmas Fantasy Parade begins?  

King: NOW THAT IS CLEVER!!!!!

Chris: And the BIGGEST part of the Christmas Party is of course the nighttime Fireworks Spectacular!!!

King & Queen: OF COURSE!!!!

Chris: Now this is an important one, which one of the 2 did you like better??

Queen: That was a no brainer!!!!

King: Most definitely!!!!!

King & Queen: HOLIDAY WISHES!!!!!

Chris: DOG GONE IT!!!!!

Queen: What’s wrong?

King: Don’t you agree?  

Chris: Well…………………..

Queen: You like the other one better don’t you?

Chris: Yes, I do!!!

King: Why??!!!  IT’s not as Grand or as extravagant!!!!

Chris: True, but I felt that Believe In Holiday Magic was the more special of the 2.  
I did some research and even though it’s older, it reincorporates Disneyland Forever’s Technology and uses projections and holograms on the Small World Façade, River’s Of America Misting Fountains, Castle, and buildings of Main Street.

Queen: Still but the fireworks weren’t as over the top like they were in Holiday Wishes.

Chris: I know, but here is the main reason why I loved Believe In Holiday Magic better.  
Believe In Holiday Magic has more heart and soul than that of Holiday Wishes.
The soundtrack, and the music was VERY emotionally impacting, where as I didn’t feel that with Holiday Wishes.
My jaw hit the ground with Holiday Wishes, but I was brought to tears and cried like a baby with Believe In Holiday Magic.
The thing is, a good fireworks spectacular is not just about the pyro-technics, it’s a combination of the pyro-technics, the music, the words in the music, and the projections you see.
The lyrics of the main theme, Believe, REALLY hit me in the heart.
As you know, I haven’t celebrated the holiday season in over 10 years after losing both of my parents, and after hearing these words:

Does Your Heart Hold The Magic Of The Holidays?
Is It Filled With Warm Memories, Just Waiting To Be Discovered Again?

The King and Queen then looked at each other and were soon seeing the big picture.

Chris: Those words spoke to me like a wake up call, but it was these words from the song that really brought me to my knees and made me realize the true Magic of the Holiday Season.

Chris then played the soundtrack to Believe In Holiday Magic……….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le6RCSyGw1M

Music:

Can you remember
How Christmas makes you feel
That special magic in the air
And all your dreams were real
Can you remember
The smell of ginger bread
Candy canes and sugar plums
That dance inside your head
Remember when the twinkling stars at night
Told you reindeer were in flight
And jolly Santa Claus was on his way
The warmth of candle glow
A kiss of mistletoe
And magic lives and we believe
It's in our hearts to STAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY

The tears began flowing down Chris’s face once again as he hears the soundtrack go on.

Music:

Remember the caring
A season worth sharing
Believe in the magic in our lives
Just open up your heart
And relive the feeling
Just remember the magic
Yes, remember the magic
One more time


Chris: I take that back, I didn’t like Believe In Holiday Magic better than Holiday Wishes, I LOVED it a WHOLE LOT MORE by a landslide!!!!  
Just those words…………
Can you remember how Christmas makes you feel?
Remember the caring……….
A season worth sharing………..
It’s stating what the Holidays are really about.  
This Fireworks Spectacular will touch people in many ways that Holiday Wishes never could.  It will bring people to tears the same way it brought me to tears, and it will blow people away in a more magical way than Holiday Wishes ever could.
The people not only need to be wowed, but they also need to be touched and brought to tears to understand and fully grasp the true meaning of the Holiday Season.
And knowing the person of whom I love the most Lilly; I know she’d like Holiday Wishes but she’d LOVE Believe In Holiday Magic a WHOLE LOT more like I do.

The King and Queen were stunned, and impressed on how Chris spoke his heart out on Believe In Holiday Magic.

King: Very well said!!!!  I couldn’t even put words and emotions together like that.  You have such a beautiful heart, and its no wonder I chose you to be my heir and become the next King.

Queen: Your words have really touched me, and in all honesty you couldn’t be anymore right.   The holidays are not just about grandeur and extravagance, but their also about the heart and soul that goes into them.

King: And as the Next heir, this is all your idea, so you should choose the one you think is right.

Queen: We will support your decision either way sweetie.

Chris: There is a saying that sometimes the best decisions are made by using your gut and following your heart.  My eyes tell me Holiday Wishes, but my heart is telling me to go with Believe In Holiday Magic.  And since we’re using the more playful Christmas Parade, we should balance it out with the more emotional impacting fireworks show.
So the one I choose is a no brainer.
We’re going with Believe In Holiday Magic.

King: Well done Master Boltar.  Either decision would have been good because their was no right or wrong decision.  Even though our choice was for Holiday wishes, you stuck to the one you felt was right, and when it comes to being King, you need to decide things for yourself and not go with other peoples’ opinions because they think theirs is better because you may end up kicking yourself and become full of regret.

Queen: You made the right choice by choosing the one you thought was better.  You even said that the Holidays are about love, and how the one you chose states it.  And you’re on the fact that people need to see and understand that because we all take the holidays for granted.  You having not celebrated them in years, may not know how it all works, but you understand it’s meaning and that’s what really matters.
And for that I trust your decision.

King: I’m proud of you Chris and your father would be too.

Queen: And so would your mother.

Chris: Thank you………However, I think it's possible that we can incorporate the pyrotechnics from Holiday Wishes into Believe In Holiday Magic to give it more umph and make it more spectacular. So maybe we can use some of the same pyro-technics from Holiday Wishes and use it in Believe in Holiday Magic to make it both spectacular and emotionally impacting.

King: THAT SOUNDS GRAND!!!!!

Queen: WHAT A CLEVER IDEA!!!!!! I LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT!!!!!

Chris: Also as a special add, on the first night of the party, we’ll all bring our Christmas gifts, place them under the Christmas tree in Town Square, and have security guards watch over the gifts 24-7 to ensure their safety. We can then all exchange gifts on Christmas day in Town Square together as a community.
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Queen: That sounds WONDERFUL!!!!

King: Now lets quit stalling and set to work.  We have a holiday celebration to prepare for after all!!!!

Chris: You’ve got that right!!!!

Queen: We have no time to lose; we’ve gotta start right away!!!!

King: I’ll have my lawyers get in contact with Disney and we’ll pay whatever it takes to get their permission to duplicate their Christmas Parade, Candle Light Procession, Fireworks Show, and decorations.

Queen: We most also get in contact with all working towns people so we can set to work on transforming the Magic Kingdom right away!!!!

Chris: I will tell all train crews, have all 3 freight engines in service, and make goodness knows how many runs to the harbor to get all that we need for the party ready in time for our first one on Friday December 9th.


Wasting no time, The King and Queen set to work on permission agreements with Disney, decoration orders, food orders, and getting the towns workers to come together to bring the Holidays to The Magic Kingdom.
The Magic Kingdom Railway wastes no time in getting Walter, Roger, and Roy to haul multiple freight trains in and out of the harbor to get the shipments of all the supplies needed to start the Magic Kingdom’s Very FIRST Holiday Season Celebration.

The Magic Of The Holidays was finally put in motion and everyone was hard at work getting ready for the Holiday Season.   
All 3 steam trains were hauling more shipments out of the harbor and into Main Street than ever before, and were even running until as late as 9:00 p.m.
It became so crazy, that a locomotive's routine maintenance had to be completed overnight, leaving some of the Maintenance OE's having to work graveyard hours.
One day Chris and Robert were out on Walter making a first time visit to a Christmas Tree farm on the far outskirts of Magic Kingdom City to pick up the most magnificent Nobel Firs available when………

Robert: WHAT THE???!!!


Chris: A Spur line??!!!  Did this magically appear like it did when we were trying to get to the castle on the night of the Royal Ball?

Robert: I don’t think so?  These rails look OLD!!!!

Chris: These certainly didn't show up on the plans during the railroad's reconstruction back in May. I'll have to investigate.

Chris then climbs out of Walter's cab and follows the old tracks. He walks down quite a long ways, but soon comes upon a VERY old and rundown shed.

Chris: Hmmmmmm???!!!!  Is this a maintenance shed where they keep tools for cutting down Christmas Treses?

Chris then propped open the old doors to the shed and took a little peak, and what he found was something that he could not believe……

Chris: HOLY SHIT!!!

Chris then goes running back to Walter and calls for Robert.

Chris: ROBERT!!!!  YOU GOTTA COME SEE WHAT I FOUND!!!!!

Robert then follows Chris over to the shed and when he arrives, he too is shocked about Chris’s discovery.

Robert: OH MY GOSH!!!!!

Chris: I KNOW!!!!  I wasn’t expected to find this!!!!!   This must have been a gift from God because we were looking into getting another one!!!!

Inside the shed was a cute little 15 ton Narrow Gauge 2-4-4RT Baldwin Forney tank engine with an old red 5/8th scale parlor car coupled behind it.

Robert: WOW!!!!  How long has it been sitting here???!!!

Chris: Goodness knows, but it surprisingly doesn’t look very run down at all!!!

Robert: This shed must have protected it VERY well.

Chris: I do see corrosion on the smoke box, frame, water tank, diamond plate on the cab and tender tank frame, minor wood rot on the cab, rusty pipes, rusty tires, and A LOT of dirt, grease, and grime on her.  BUT Surprisingly she still looks fairly pristine!!!

Robert: Just look at the beautiful red and gold colors!!!!!!!

Chris then brushed off some of the dust and saw that the engine was literally an identical copy to the Disneyland Railroad’s number #5 engine, the Ward Kimball.

Chris: This engine looks JUST like the Ward Kimball number #5 at Disneyland!!!!  Same colors, same wheel arrangement, same outline and feel, same placements of components, just no road name or anything on the headlamp.

Robert: Right, I was just going to say that this engine looks oddly familiar!!!

Chris: I wonder if we can get Mandez to restore her in time for Christmas.

Robert: It’s worth asking!!!

Chris: We can have their men come up and restore it in our machine shop in the back of the roundhouse!!  We have the tools and machines, so we might as well put them to good use!!!

Robert: And we don’t have to worry about trucking it!!!

Chris: And to top it off we have a nice little red parlor car coupled to it, so no doubt that will be a great way to transport VIPs around Magic Kingdom City!!!!

Robert: That sounds like a good plan!!!

Chris and Robert waste no time in getting Walter’s Train in front of the switch before backing it up onto the siding and coupling it the little red parlor car and steam engine.
After coupling the little engine to the back of Walter’s train, Walter soon tugs with all her might and hauls the old and tired beat up little train out of the shed and onto the mainline before getting back to work in fetching the Christmas trees.

Chris: Talk about a million to one find!!!

Robert: I know!!!!

Chris then gets on the phone with the Mandez Machine Works, and the Vice President's wife Ciara picks up.

Juan: Mandez Machine Works this is Ciara, can I help you?

Chris: Hello Chris, this is Chris.

Ciara: OH MY GOD CHRIS!!!  It’s great to hear from you!!!  IT'S BEEN SO LONG!!!!!! WE MISS YOU!!!!! How can we help??!!!

Chris: You’re not gonna believe what we had just found.

Chris then tells Ciara, and Ciara is blown away.

Ciara: WOW!!!!! Talk about finding a needle in a hay stack!!!! And you guys were looking to get a fifth train, and now you have your answer!!!!

Chris: I know!!! Is there a way you can get ahold of Mr. Mandez or Juan?

Ciara: Of course!!!!

Ciara then hands the phone over to Juan.

Juan: Hello Chris.......

Chris: Hi Juan!!!!

Juan: It's great to hear from you Chris!!!!

Chris: Thanks, it's great to hear from you too!!!

Juan: Ciara just told me about your find, and WOW!!!! That was a million to 1 shot, and you guys have been looking to get a fifth engine for quite sometime!!!!!

Chris: That we have, and God answered our prayers with this beautiful little Forney.

Juan: Unfortunatel Christian and his wife Chrissy are away in England for the holidays, but I will gladly get over to the Magic Kingdom along with our best men and set to work on restoring the engine at once.  
If we can rebuild 4 engines and an electrical parade in under 2 months, we can certainly restore a little 15 ton engine and parlor car by Christmas Day. Expect us there in a few hours!!!

Chris: Awesome!!!!  Thank you!!!
Alright Robert, he said it can be done!!!

Robert: No time to lose

Chris then gets off the phone with Juan, and he and Robert get back in Walter's cab to fetch the Christmas trees before heading back to Main Street as fast as they can to make the drop off.
After dropping off the Christmas trees, Chris and Robert waste no time in getting Walter back to the roundhouse to dropping off the little engine.

Robert: Alright, they should be in the roundhouse around this time.

Chris: And lets hope we can have the engine stripped down to a bare frame ASAP

Juan and his crew were waiting anxiously on them, and once they arrived with the little engine. Walter was soon uncoupled from her train, ran around to the rear, and coupled up to the front end of the little engine's pilot.   
The little engine was detached from the freight train’s caboose, and was soon hauled over a few switches before being pushed over the turntable, through maintenance bay 5, pushed through old fashioned wooden barn doors and parked inside the restoration machine shop.

Juan: And that’s perfect right there!!!!

Chris: AWESOME!!!!

Walter number #1 then detached from the back of the little engine, and was soon out of the roundhouse and coupled back up to her train.

Juan: No time to lose men, we must tear this engine down, make an assessment of what needs to be replaced, what can be saved, and set to work on restoring her!!!  They need her done by Christmas, now lets GET TO WORK!!!

Workmen: HELL YEAH!!!!

Juan and his men waste no time in tearing apart the little engine and coach and begin taking measurements and getting the dimensions to start construction on the new materials for replacement parts.

Chris: AWESOME!!!!!!!!  The King and Queen will be VERY happy that we got ourselves a 5th locomotive!!!

Robert: And a parlor car for V.I.P.s for when the King and Queen want to give private tours!!!!

Chris and Robert soon get Walter number #1 and her train back onto the main line, and set back to work at once to pick up some more Christmas trees and decorations.


To Be Continued………………….


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Re: A Happily Ever After Christmas

Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:49 pm

Chapter 16

An Awful Snow Storm Causes Worry

More days pass, and as the days pass, the busier things get.  
More and more shipments come in with things finally taking shape and the decorations are almost ready to put up.
Time flies by much faster than everyone thinks, and before everyone knows, it’s just 2 days before the Magic Kingdom’s first Christmas party.

Chris: Alright!!!!  It’s December 7th!!!!  And everything’s almost ready!!!!

King: The decorations are almost ready to be put up!!!!!

Queen: The food is almost ready to be put on the menus!!!!!

Chris: We got Disney’s permission and the entertainment is almost ready to go!!!!

Juan: The Little engine and parlor car are half way done!!!  The Parlor car just needs its new interior plus a new coat of paint and we should be good to go!!!  The engine has most of her components replaced and is ready to be Hydro tested!!!!!  Afterwards we can install the new cab, plumb in the new tender tank, install the MAPO system for the low water alarm along with the electronic ignition, and give the engine a brand new coat of paint.
We should be ready for testing on December 23rd!!!

Meanwhile back at the academy, Lilly and the rest of the cheerleaders were hard at work in perfecting their routine, and soon everything was right on and almost perfect.

Lilly: ALRIGHT!!!!!  WE GOT IT!!!! ONE MORE DAY OF PRACTICE AND WE ARE READY FOR THE WINTER CHEER CUP ON FRIDAY!!!!!

Cheerleaders: YEAH!!!!!!

But something important thing was not ready………

Chris: BUT!!!!!!!  I am missing something VERY important, and that is the Christmas present I got for Lilly………..  It hasn’t arrived yet!!!!!!

Chris then read on the news that horrible snow storms have held up multiple shipments, including closing off multiple roads, grounding multiple planes, and preventing a lot of boats from reaching the Magic Kingdom City’s harbor.

Chris: This is awful!!!!  The cut off date for shipments to come here is on the 9th, and everything will need to be expressed regardless, but by then, it will be too late, since no shipments can be accepted until After the start of January!!!!

Chris then tracked down the packages that were supposed to go to the Magic Kingdom and saw that they were all being held at Grand Central Station in New York City.

Chris: It’s an all or nothing shot but I’ve got to go to Grand Central Station and pick the packages up myself!!!!

Early the next morning all 3 engines are fired up and ready to couple onto their trains to make their daily deliveries.
The Lilly Belle number #2 was being decorated in preparation for the Magic Kingdom’s VERY first holiday party the next day while the newly restored Baldwin Forney was still getting worked on with the crews racing against the clock trying to bring her back to life in time for Christmas Day.

Chris: How good are we?

Big Joe: We’re good Christian!!!  We don’t have a lot of deliveries to make so we can manage on just using 2 engines.

Chris: Good because I’m planning on making a trip out to Grand Central Station.

Train Crew: WHAT????!!!!!

Big Joe: CHRISTIAN!!!!!  ARE YOU INSANE????!!!!!

Robert: THAT IS A GOOD 6-8 HOUR ROUND TRIP!!!!!!

Al: IT’S CRAZY!!!!  YOU’LL NEVER MAKE IT WITHOUT A SNOW PLOW!!!!

Juan: NOT TO WORRY!!!!

Chris: Oh??!!!

Juan: The men and I were up last night building you one!!!

Chris: Really???!!!!

Juan: We heard about your crisis in the fact that your fiancé’s Christmas present hasn’t yet arrived and is stuck in New York City.   So for that we wanted to help you in anyway possible, and so we built you a snow-plow.
Actually we built snow plows for all 4 engines!!!!

Chris: Thank you so very much Juan!!!!

Juan: Of course!!!  Aaron, Alex!!!

Aaron & Alex: Yes??!!!

Juan: While I continue working on the new engine, can you help Chris on his trip to New York??!!!  He’ll need all the help he can get in order to bring the delayed shipment of Christmas presents back here in time for tomorrow’s party.

Aaron: It will not be a problem.

Alex: We’ll help you in anyway we can.

Chris: Thank you so VERY MUCH you 2!!

Mike: OH HELL NO!!!!  There’s no way you’re leaving me out of this picture!!!!

Charlie: And I’ll be your fireman!!!

Chris: Thank you so very much guys!!!

Big Joe: Well it looks like you have your team Christian!!!  Good luck!!!

Chris: Thank you!!!

John Goss: Now which engine will you take?

Chris: It’s a no brainer, I’m taking Roger! ☺️

Al: SERIOUSLY???!!!!

Robert: THAT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT ENGINE TO OPERATE!!!!!  I HATE THAT LOCOMOTIVE!!!!!

Jonathan Bromudez: SHE’LL FIGHT YOU DURING YOUR ENTIRE DURATION OF YOUR TRIP!!!

Tom: BUT THERE IS A CATCH!!!!

Chris: And that is that the Roger is the most powerful engine on the roster which is what we really need given that we’ll be hauling 2 freight consists and a water tanker.

Doug: UGH-OH BOY!!!!  You’ll need an insane amount of luck getting that engine to pull 2 train sets.

Chris: But she can do it!!!!  If you run her just right, she can and will do it!!!!

And with that, the Walter and Roy  backed onto their trains while Roger number #3 was backed onto an auxiliary water tank car before being backed onto her freight train, and the back-up the consist.
All water hoses, air brake hoses, and safety chains are all hooked up, the water tanks and oil tanks are filled and the maintenance OEs set to work oiling up and greasing the locomotive's moving components.
Juan and his team also set to work on installing snowplows on all 4 locomotives before bringing out 4 pilot mounted Carello fog lamps.

Juan: The storms gonna be GOD AWFUL, so all 4 engines will be needing these snow plows and pilot mounted fog lamps.

The crews then set to work on installing the pilot mounted Carello fog lamps all 4 engines.  
Once the snow plows and fog lamps are installed, Chris soon backs Roger number #3 and her train onto its assigned caboose.

Chris: Alright!!!  We’re now ready to go!!!

Aaron: This is just like in the Last Magic User!!!

Alex: I KNOW!!!! When Miuna number #2 had to haul a train full of anti-venom through an awful rainstorm to an isolated city in the mountains.

Chris: But that was a one way trip where as this is a round trip covering twice the distance!!!!

Charlie: I know, and we have no time to lose so I’m ready when you are.

Charlie rings the bell while Chris gives 2 blasts on the whistle, gently bumps the throttle open, and so Roger number #3 gets rolling and hauls her train out of the railroad yard.
Walter number #1 and Roy number #4 soon follow behind and set to work on making more of their deliveries.

Chris: Okay, so it’s 9:30 a.m. right now!!!  If we can be there by 12, that would be great!!!  That way we can get out of their by 1:00 and be back by 4:00.  If it works out according to plan, I can be back in time for the date I promised Lilly.

Charlie: That sounds like a good plan!!!

Roger number#3 is still on her way and as the train arrives at The Magic Kingdom’s harbor, tracks spanning over the ocean appear out of nowhere all of a sudden like magic, and Roger number #3 is able to make the trip to the United States border.

Chris: AWESOME!!!!!  

Charlie: We’ll be in New York City in no time!!!

Roger number #3 plows through the snow with her snowplow like it’s nothing and continues charging her way over the Magical bridge spanning the channel that separates the Magic Kingdom from the US Main land.
Meanwhile back at the academy, Lilly and her cheer squad cheer their hearts out as they perfect their routine for the last time.

Lilly: OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD!!!!!!!  WE’VE GOT IT DOWN!!!!

Lilly was tossed high into the air as she did a center split kick before landing gently in the hands of her fellow cheerleaders bellow her.

Cheerleaders: OH MY GOD LILLY!!!!!!  YOU ARE SO AMAZING!!!!!

Anna: YOU HAVE COME SUCH A LONG WAYS!!!!

Haley: I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!

Lilly: WE’VE GOT THIS GIRLS AND WE’RE GONNA WIN THIS THING!!!!!!!

Cheerleaders: YEAH!!!!!!!

The girls continue perfecting their routine while back on the Magic Kingdom steam Railway, Walter number #1 and Roy number #4 continue making their deliveries and all of the working towns people get everything ready in preparation for the next day’s Holiday Party.
At 11:52 a.m., Roger number #3 soon steams off of the bridge and steams onto Mainland American soil.

Chris: ALRIGHT!!!!!  WE’RE ACROSS THE BRIDGE!!!!!!

Charlie: WE SHOULD BE THERE REAL SOON!!!!!

The train steams along the coast line before steaming over a massively long bridge spanning over Brooklyn New York!!!
Many peoples' jaws drop for the City of New York hadn’t seen a steam train in almost 40 years.  Because of this, many people get out their cellphones, cameras, and video recorders and start taking pictures and videos left and right.
Chris looks out the sides of Roger’s cab and sees that everyone is foaming over the old fashioned steam train.

Chris: I guess we do make quite the entrance. LOL!!!!

Charlie: Then again it’s not every day you see a Baldwin built narrow gauge steam engine in a big city.

Chris: And one that says Magic Kingdom Steam Railway on the sides at that.

Charlie: Now lets really give them a show!!!!  BLOW DOWN!!!!!!

Charlie opens up the blow down valve and water starts shooting out of the firebox area like a powerful fire hose.

Chris: And while we’re crossing the bridges lets give them some more.

Chris then pulls down on the whistle handle and gives the 4 whistle grade crossing blast with a……………..

WHOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOO!!!!   WHOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-OOO, WHOOOOOO!!!!!
WHOOO-OOO!!!!  WHOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-OOO WHOOOOO!!!!!!!

More people are in shock and awe as Roger steams over a bridge leading to the Island of Manhattan.

Chris: THERE IT IS!!!!!!  THERE IS GRAND CENTRAL STATION!!!!!!!!

And all of a sudden like magic a special designated station platform appeared.

Charlie: ALRIGHT!!!!  TIME TO PICK UP THE LOST SHIPMENT!!!!!

Charlie rang the bell as Chris gave one long blast followed by one short blast on the whistle with a……………..

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO!!!!!!!!

As Roger gracefully steamed into Grand Central station, many people dropped their bags, stopped dead their tracks and literally just stared for an old turn of the century styled steam train was not something most people had ever seen, and they were certainly not expecting one to show up at Grand Central Station in New York.

Charlie: PEOPLE ARE STARING!!!!!!

Chris: AWKWARD!!!!!!

Roger number #3 then steams to a full and complete stop and Chris climbs out of the cab asking for help.

Chris: Hello, we are from Magic Kingdom City, and due to terrible snowstorms, a bunch of packages that were supposed to be shipped to us, have been held onto over here.  Is there a way we can speak to a supervisor about it?

Everyone looked at each other in such disbelieve until the Station Master Craig came walking out.

Craig: Good afternoon, I am Craig the Station Master, and how can I help you?

Chris: Hello, I am Christian Ryan Boltar, the head manager of The Magic Kingdom Steam Railway and next heir to the throne of the Magic Kingdom.   We have not received a lot of packages due to horrible snow storms, and we understand that all of the packages have been held here until the storms calm down.

Charlie: They were calm during our trip over here.

Chris: But you can’t be too careful.

Craig: CHRIS!!!!  I know who you are!!!  It is VERY nice to meet you sir!!!  
And yes, we have a bunch of packages that are ready to be shipped to you, but none of our trains are able to go there, and other modes of transportation are barred due to snow storms, so we’re VERY glad you came.
I’ll get out some of our workers to help load all packages onto your train, and while we’re at it, I have a few extra things for you guys?

Chris: Oh, and what would that be?

Craig soon took Chris over to a storage shed and inside the storage shed along with the thousands of packages were 5 beautiful open air sightseeing passenger cars that looked exactly Identical to the Holiday IV Green Train Consist at Disneyland.

Craig: Someone had sent you these but we had no way of getting them to you, so it’s a good thing you came by here!!!

Chris: HOLY CRAP!!!!  WE WILL BE HERE  FOR A WHILE!!!!

And Chris was right!!!!

Detaching Roger’s train from the caboose and moving to the storage shed did take a good amount of time as Roger number #3 and her train had to move through multiple switch points before moving into position and couple up to the 5 passenger cars.  
The process had to be done all over again when it came to moving the train back onto the main narrow gauge platform and re-attaching the caboose to the back of Roger’s train.
Aaron, Alex, and Mike were all running around like Monkeys trying to get everything to tie in until.

Mike: OKAY WE’RE GOOD!!!!!  EVERYTHING’S HOOKED UP!!!!!  WE CAN NOW LOAD!!!!

Chris: AWESOME!!!!!

Charlie: THAT TOOK AN HOUR!!!!!

Workmen then set to work in loading up all the box cars, gondolas, hoppers, and flatbeds with packages, crates, machinery, and even brand new cars.
Chris and Charlie serviced the locomotive by topping off her fuel and water levels in the tender and oiling up her connecting rods while workmen were hustling and shouting loading up all the packages.

Craig then found 2 special packages with Chris’s name on them.

Craig: Chris, these packages are for you.

Chris knew what those packages were; they were the Christmas presents for Lilly.

Chris: THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!!  If I didn’t get these in time for the first Christmas party tomorrow, I would not have forgiven myself.

Craig: I’m glad we were able to give it to you in time Sir.

Chris: Thank you so very much!!!

Chris then placed the packages in the small compartment under the engineers seat, and secured them safely.
After another hour of hustling and shouting, the train is ready to head home but………..

Chris: UH-OH!!!!!

Charlie: OH-OH IS RIGHT!!!!!

Mike: THAT LOOKS BAD!!!!!

Aaron: WE’RE FUCKED!!!!!!!

Alex: WE’RE FUCKED BIG TIME!!!!!!

The snowstorms had started up again, and way worse than before.
Thick snow had blown onto the tracks and many locations on the line were soon blocked.

Chris: Also it’s 2:45!!!  We are WAY behind Schedule!!!

Charlie: I know!!!!

Chris: And I PROMISED Lilly that I’d go on a date with her tonight!!!!!

An hour passes and the storm still doesn’t let up but that doesn’t stop Chris.

Chris: It is now or never!!!  We have to go home!!!!

Charlie: And we have as good of a locomotive as ever need to be!!!!

Chris: And she is the most powerful one in our fleet!!!!

Aaron: So if any steam engine can make it through the storm, it’s this one!!!!

Alex: We have no time to waste, so lets go home and get everything ready for the PARTY!!!!!!

Chris: YOU GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris and Charlie then climb back into Roger’s cab, while Alex, Aaron, and Mike climb back into the caboose right before the conductor gives the all clear.

Conductor: ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!

Chris: HIGHBALL MK3!!!!

Charlie then rings the bell while Chris gives 2 VERY long blasts on the whistle with a…………..

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Gently bumps the throttle open, and with much huffing and puffing with all her might, Roger number #3 soon hauls the heavy train out of the station and charges into the snow.
Everyone in Grand Central station starts cheering as the train steams out.

Everyone: YOU CAN DO IT ROGER NUMBER #3!!!!!!  YOU CAN MAKE IT!!!!!!!  YOU CAN MAKE IT HOME!!!!!!

Chris: I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN I, THINK I CAN I, THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN!!!!!!!

Chris opens up the throttle even more and notches up the Johnson Bar and soon Roger goes charging out into the storm and begins plowing away at the heavy drifts of snow as she steams her way back along the coast line.
Hours pass and soon the clock strikes 6:00 p.m. as Lilly waits in her usual spot at Main Street Train Station.  All of the other cheerleaders wait with her and all become very worried about her.

Anna: Is everything alright Lilly???!!!!

Haley: Did that jerk stand you up???!!!

Niki: If he did anything to hurt you, I’ll……….

Chloe: GIRLS!!!!!  Take a chill pill!!!!  I know Chris would NEVER do a thing like that!!!

Sierra: He's WAY too crazy about Lilly to do that!!!

Lilly: Chloe & Sierra are right!!!  I don’t think it’s anything like that!!!!!

Lexi: How can you be so sure?

Lilly: Chris would never leave me………….  I just know he wouldn’t.  He and I love each other way too much and we wouldn’t even think of cheating on one another or leave one another for someone else.  Something must have happened……………

Just then Rob, Dougie, and Juan overhear everything.

Juan: Chris talks endlessly about you and has bragged about you non-stop.

Lilly: REALLY???!!!!

Juan: Yes, so I can assure you that what is going on here is caused by inclement weather.

Lilly: What do you mean?!!!!

Rob: Heavy snow storms have held up shipments of packages that were supposed to be here days ago.  Unfortunately tomorrow is the cut off date for those packages to arrive, but if the weather stays like this, there is no way those packages could arrive by Christmas.

Dougie: Right now all those packages are stuck at Grand Central Station in New York City.

Just then Big Joe, Robert, John Goss, Jonathan Bromudez, Tom, Doug, Old Man Ernie, Mark, Remmy, Phil, Al, and Steven all come walking over after putting Walter number #1 and Roy number #4 away for the night and can’t help but overhear on the conversation.

Big Joe: Because of this, Christian took matters into his own hands and made the trip to New York.

Al: But this horrible snow storm has caused delays everywhere.  Roads are closed, planes are grounded, boats are stuck, and even trains are out of service.

Robert: So no doubt this snow storm has held him up BIG TIME!!!!

Jonathan Bromudez: There could even be a possibility that he is stranded.

A few tears poured down Lilly’s face for now she was VERY worried about Chris.

Lilly: Do you guys know which train he took?

Everyone in the crew looked at each other, and knew the answer all too well.

Train Crew: He took Roger number #3!!!!

Doug: Perhaps the most difficult and most cantankerous locomotive in the entire collection!!!!!

John Goss: OH BOY!!!!  If Roger is having a bad day, she will getcha!!!!  And she’ll getcha in ways you never thought possible!!!

Phil: That engine is a beast!!!  She will spit in your eye, and if you think you know better than her, she will show you whose boss.

Old Man Ernie: That kid would have been Fucken better off taking Walter number #1.  

Robert: I totally agree.  Walter is a far better engine, and WAY more forgiving than Roger.  DAH, I JUST HATE THAT LOCOMOTIVE!!!!!!

Tom: BUT???!!!!

Train Crew: But what???!!!!

Tom: Lets not forget that the 3 spot is the most powerful engine in the entire collection.  She and number #1 maybe identical twin sisters, but for some reason, you can somehow get more power and performance out of the 3 spot than you can with the number #1.

Doug: But that is if she’s in a good mood, and even then you’re gambling.

Tom: Maybe, but Chris also knows that engine like the back of his hand and was heavily involved in her rebuild 6 months ago.  So if I know Chris, I know he’s gonna be just fine because no matter what happens, he always gets the 3 spot to behave!!!

Steven: And given that number #3 is the most powerful engine in our collection, if any engine could make it through this storm it’s the 3!!!!!

Big Joe: And if we Know Christian, we know that he is not the type of person to give up!!!!

Jonathan Bromudez: Also take note that Chris was NOT retrained on Roger or any of the other engines like the rest of us were right after the railroad's refurbishment.

Robert: *Bursts out laughing*  Yeah, Chris just yanked her throttle open the moment her air compressor started firing off after reaching operating pressure.

Big Joe: ROBERT YOU LIAR!!!!  That is not what happened!!!!

Tom: Actually that was Joe who yanked the throttle open after he said "WHAT RETRAINING, I DON'T NEED RETRAINING!"  Chris however was firing her, and was in the same mood.

John Goss: Joe, Chris, and Roger number #3 just took off out of the railroad yard at 7:30 a.m. sharp just like that!!!

Phil: They were flying down the line as if Roger number #3 was a 747 on an airport runway. LOL!!!

Tom: He knows that engine VERY well since he was confident enough fire her like that!!!

Big Joe: And with that being said, I know he will be just fine. Smile

John Goss: You influenced him that morning though Joe.

Big Joe: Hey, I had to do what I had to do!!!

Meanwhile back on the train, the weather was certainly not cooperating and Roger number #3 was being fairly cantankerous herself.
Roger had gotten herself stuck in the snow 4 times, and whenever she needed to back up, her wheels would spin and she would be unable to move unless someone placed sand behind her drive wheels on the rails by hand.

Chris: This thick snow has caused us to get stuck over and over again!!!!!

Charlie: It will be VERY late at night by the time we return home!!!

Chris: And that is if we make it home!!!!  I’m supposed to be with Lilly on our date right now!!!  I PROMISED HER AND I LET HER DOWN!!!!!!

A few tears poured down Chris’s face…………..

Chris: I love her so much, and I don’t ever want her to think that I’ve abandoned her.   She’s everything to me, and it’s because of her that I made the trip so I can get her present……….

Charlie: Hey man!!!  Don’t worry!!!!  If she really loves you like from what I've seen, she will forgive you and understand.   This weather is awful!!!!!!  We knew it was gonna be bad but we didn’t know it was going to be this bad.

Chris: But what’s the use??!!!  She’ll probably dump me for standing her off like this……. And just when I thought I would finally have someone in my life who would love me again…………….

Charlie: You can’t ever think like that???!!!!  Don’t ever think that!!!!!  Lilly is a sweet and wonderful girl and she would never leave you over this.  And she’s also VERY smart because she’d know that you would never forget a date unless an emergency happened.
That girl is crazy about you, and wouldn’t even have the heart to leave you.

Chris: How do you know all this?

Charlie: At my other job in Pizza My Heart, I work with her foster brother Dillan, and he’s told me how much she always outsmarts him, and that he hates it. LOL!!!!!  However, he also tells me how excited she is to be getting married to the person she loves and cares about the most, and that person would be you……….
So you can’t give up now!!!!  Not when we’re so close!!!!  Not to mention we have The Magic Kingdom’s Very Merry Christmas Party tomorrow night!!!!
And to top if off, this is The Magic Kingdom’s VERY FIRST HOLIDAY CELEBRATION EVER!!!!  And it’s happening all thanks to you!!!!
So, it’s too late to give up!!!!  We have to keep chugging along!!!!!!
Besides, the party won’t start without you, and Lilly is probably worried sick.
What do you say?  Shall we give it one more try?

All is silent as Roger number #3's fire continues roaring on with her air-compressor firing off into the cold night air.

Chris: You really make a good point Charlie, so I guess there is no stopping you.  We’ve made it this far, we might as well finish the job.
Now lets get going, we have testing to do tonight, and we have a holiday party to throw tomorrow night!!!!  And I’ve got a girl’s heart to win!!!!
So lets give it one more try, all for the sake of BELIEVE IN HOLIDAY MAGIC!!!!!  The fireworks Spectacular I chose over Holiday Wishes, the one the King and Queen Wanted to do!!!!
IT IS TIME TO GO HOME!!!!!!

Charlie: YOU GOT IT!!!!!!!

All of a sudden like Magic, Chris’s heart multiplied in size, and like Magic Chris was determined to return home.
Charlie pressed the computer override button, opened up the firing valve all the way, overriding the locomotive’s computer system, and causing the firebox to vibrate and drum like crazy.

Charlie: I GOT IT OPENED UP ALL THE WAY AND I’M READY TO GO!!!!

Chris: OKAY!!!!

Chris then yanked down on the whistle handle, and gave 3 blasts before pulling the Johnson Bar back in Reverse.

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG……………….

With the whistle blowing and the bell ringing, Chris yanks Roger number #3’s throttle open and with much puffing and wheel slip Roger soon backs up and takes off in reverse.

Chris: Okay!!!!  This time we will do a running start like never before, and we’re gonna get through this bank!!!

Charlie: SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!!!!

Roger number #3 continues flying back in reverse as Charlie opens up the firebox door and pours sand into the firebox.  The sand then gets sucked up through the heat tubes to clean the soot from the tubes and allow the tubes to conduct heat better.

Chris: OKAY, HOLD ON BECAUSE I AM NOT STOPPING!!!!!!

Chris then throws the Johnson Bar forward without shutting his throttle, and with a sudden jerk, the drive wheels start spinning forward as steam flow is redirected through the cylinder chambers.

Chris: OKAY!!!!!  WE ARE GONNA MAKE A RUN FOR IT!!!!!

After much huffing, puffing, and wheel spinning, Roger number #3 goes charging forward on a completely wide open throttle.

Chris: And as Joe Jackson would say, WAH UH-OH!!!!! I CAN FEEL IT!!!!  IT’S A BIG ONE, IT’S A BIG ONE!!!!!  HERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMES!!!!!!!!

Roger number #3 then continues charging forward and is soon flying down the line at a whopping 49 miles per hour as the massive snow bank gets closer and closer until…………..

Charlie: BRACE YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!

Chris: FIRE THIS ONE IN THE HOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And with a loud and mighty……………

CRASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!  BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  KABOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KABLEMO!!!!!!!!!!!

Roger number #3 and her train charge and plow through the massive bank.  Snow went flying EVERYWHERE!!!!  Roger number #3 still steams on the track with all of her ten wheels still on the rails and continues to highball onwards.
Soon, the snow drifts become more and more shallow until the bridge going over the channel, leading back to the Magic Kingdom finally comes into view.

Chris: AWESOME!!!!!!!!!  WE’LL BE HOME IN NO TIME!!!!!

Charlie: YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!!!

Chris: HOLD ON TIGHT, THIS WILL BE A WILD AND FAST RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charlie: WILL DO!!!!

Roger number #3 and her train soon steam onto the bridge and the train soon makes its way back to The Magic Kingdom's boarder.

Jukebox Band:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alYtxxUia9A

Clickety clack, whistle blowing
Bells are ringing, people coming and go
When riding the trains to the destination.
It's Christmas Time at the railway station.
Everyone smiles and they pass by.
Moms and dads with the presents piled up the sky
And the carolers sing songs of celebration.
It's Christmas Time at the railway station.

Lilly and her friends sit down and eat at a nearby diner as they wait on Chris to return with Roger number #3 and her train.
Lilly feels worried and broken hearted, but still remains hopeful.

Anna: Don’t worry Lilly!!!  

Lexi: He’ll be okay!!!!

Chloe: Everything will be just fine sweetie!!!

Sierra: Yeah, don't give up hope!!!

Niki: Yeah!!!  You’ll See!!!!

Haley: You’ll be in his arms in no time!!!!

Brittany: I know how you feel, but believe in him!!!!  He will be here soon!!!!

Amber: Think positive thoughts!!!!!  He’ll be okay!!!!

Annie: It'll all work out in the end!!!!

Anna: Yeah, and we’re always here for you!!!!

Jukebox Band:

Family and friends greeting each other
And hurry on their way
To the homes they fill with Christmas cheer
On this winter holiday.

Suddenly everyone hears a familiar sound…………..

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOO!!!!!!!

Lilly: I KNOW THAT SOUND!!!!  IT’S ROGER NUMBER #3!!!!!!!  CHRIS'S TRAIN ENGINE!!!!!!

Lilly then comes dashing out of the diner, and goes flying along Main Street faster than a speeding bullet as she makes her way towards Main Street Train Station.

Jukebox Band:

So bundle and tie, it's time to go.
We're riding the train through the dancing snow
From town to town all across the nation.
It's Christmas Time...
At the railway station.

CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLAN-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLLLLLAAAAAANNNNGGGG!!!!!!!!  CLANG, CLAN-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLANG-CLANG, CLLLLLLAAAAANNNNNNGGGGGG!!!!!

Chris: I THOUGHT I COULD, I THOUGHT I COULD, I THOUGHT I COULD, I THOUGHT I COULD, I THOUGHT I COULD!!!!!!!!!!

Roger number#3 gently slows down to a full and complete stop as Chris throws her Johnson Bar in reverse and gives one blast on the whistle. Wasting no time, workmen set to work unloading the train at once.
Chris then climbs out of the cab, looks at the clock and sees that it’s 9:00 p.m.  UH-OH!!!!  WE ARE WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY BEHIND SCHEDULE!!!!

Charlie: I wouldn’t worry about it too much!!! LOL!!!

Rob and Dougie set to work on servicing the engine at once when they notice all of the black soot all over the top of the headlamp, domes, and smoke stack along with all the grease grime, dirt, and debris all over the cylinders and under carriage.

Rob: WOW!!!!  You sure did a number there!!!  LOL!!!!

Dougie: Look at the top of the headlamp, domes, stack, along with the cylinders and ENTIRE under carriage!!!!  THEY'RE FILTHY JUST LIKE BEFORE THE REHAB!!!!  LOL!!!  Fortunately that's something we can fix really fast.

Rob: Were you guys speeding???!!!!!  Or were you having too much fun playing Choo-choo????!!!!!!!!  LOL!!!!!

Chris: Let me tell you, getting through that snow storm was a NIGHTMARE!!!!

Just then out of nowhere Lilly comes running into Chris’s arms and wraps her arms around him before Crying her eyes out uncontrollably.

Lilly: CHRIS!!!!!!!

Chris wrapped his arms around Lilly and held her close to his heart………..

Chris: Lilly I……………………. I’M SOOOOOOOO SORRY!!!!!!!  I’m sorry I missed our date!!!!  
I know, I’m a jerk!!!!!!!!  I feel like one, and I’m an idiot for thinking that I could make a round trip to and from Grand Central Station in under 6 hours with this GOD AWFUL SNOW STORM!!!  If you leave me I totally understand, I deserve to be dumped!!!!!

Lilly: NO!!!!!  DON’T EVER THINK THAT!!!!!!  IT WAS JUST A DATE!!!!!!!!!  ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT YOU’RE OKAY!!!!!!!  AND HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU!!!!!!  THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS TO ME!!!!!  I LOVE YOU WAY TOO MUCH TO DUMP YOU!!!!!  I COULD NEVER LEAVE YOU EVEN IF I TRIED.................I AM TOO IN LOVE WITH YOU TO DO THAT!!!!!!!!!!  HECK, WE EVEN PROMISED DURING THE NIGHT OF OUR ENGAGEMENT THAT WE'D NEVER BREAK UP NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS!!!! I LOVE YOU WAY TO MUCH TO CALL FOR A BREAK UP!!!! IT WAS JUST ONE DATE!!!!
BESIDES, THE TRAIN CREW TOLD ME EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED!!!!!!  

Chris: Princess I…………….

Chris then climbs back into the cab, and gets the packages.

Chris: I bought you presents for the Holidays.  Unfortunately due to shipments being delayed because of the storm, your presents along with many others were stuck in Grand Central Station.  And the deadline was TODAY for all of it to come here.
And if you didn’t have your present by the deadline, then they wouldn't get here until after January 8th.  If that was the case, there’s no way I’d ever forgive myself…………..

Tears poured down Chris’s face and Lilly reached up and stroked Chris’s cheek and dried his tears.

Lilly: It’s okay!!!  Don’t worry about it!!!!  Presents don’t matter to me!!!!  But it’s soooooooo sweet that you’d go out of your way and make 10 hour round trip!!!!  And not just for me, but for many others!!!!

Lilly gave Chris a gentle kiss on the cheek and held his hand close to her heart.

Lilly: Chris, I am the luckiest girl alive to have you!!!!!  AS I SAID BEFORE, I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING AND I COULD NEVER LEAVE YOU EVEN IF I TRIED OR WANTED TOO!!!!  I LOVE YOU WAY TOO MUCH CHRIS!!!!! YOU'RE EVERYTHING I EVER WANTED!!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CHRIS!!!!

Chris: I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND MORE THAN ANYTHING!!!!

Lilly: OH CHRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lilly then kisses Chris on the lips and they hold each other tight for a good minute and a half when everyone in the train crew, Mandez Machine Works, cheerleading squad, and late night workers arrive.

Lilly: I love you so much Chris, and nothing will ever change that.

Chris: And I love you too Lilly, with all my heart.

Chris then notices that Lilly is not wearing a jacket as he was holding her.

Chris: LILLY!!!!  What on earth are you doing without a jacket on while in that TINY cheerleading uniform that barely covers you??!!!  YOU MUST BE BLOODY FREEZING WHILE BEING HALF NAKED!!!

Lilly: OOOOPS!!!! *Giggles* I left it at home!!  I thought you’d be home a lot sooner and I was sweating bullets at cheerleading practice.  
But don’t worry because when I’m with you, I can never be cold.

Chris: Gotta get you into that engine cab, or else you will FREEZE!!!!

Chris then helps escort Lilly into Roger number #3's cab to help keep her warm.

Chris: By the way, would you like to take a rain check and make a second attempt at going out tomorrow night after your cheerleading competition is over?

Lilly instantly beamed knowing that her date was not cancelled but only delayed by one day.

Lilly: I’d love to!!!

Chris: Something special is happening tomorrow night!!!  I can't say what it is, yet I know it’s something that will blow you away.

Lilly: I can’t wait.

Lilly then gives Chris a gentle kiss on the lips, happy to know that Chris is okay and that their date was only delayed.

Station Master Edward: ALRIGHT!!!!  Your train is unloaded, and you’re ready to head back to the roundhouse!!

Chris: Thank you so much Edward!!!

Station Master Edward: Anytime!!!  By the way, I have 2 packages for you Ms. Lilly!!

Lilly: OH!!!!!!!  I was worried that they weren’t going to arrive in time!!!!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Chris, on second thought, thank you for making the trip because in these packages are your presents and I would have felt so guilty to not have anything for you.

Chris: That makes 2 of us.

Lilly: You know what they say.......

Chris & Lilly: Great minds think alike. LOL!!!!

Cheerleaders: AAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

Chris: Don’t worry about it because all I want, I already have, and that’s you.

More tears poured down Lilly's face.

Lilly: And you’re the only thing I really want too.

Unfortunately Rob had to remind Chris that they were falling behind schedule.

Rob: I’d hate to break up this beautiful moment, but we're falling behind schedule, and we need to make final preparations for Pyro tonight and………….

Chris: WOAH!!!!! WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOAH!!!!!  No need to spill the beans???!!!!

Rob: Sorry!!!

Chris: I understand your point, and thanks for the reminder.

Lilly: Pyro??!!!!  What is that???!!!!

Chris: You will find out.

Just then Mr. and Mrs. Hammond show up to take Lilly home.

Chris: Bob!!!

Mr. Hammond: Yes?  

Chris: You and Dillon meet me by the Small World Façade Mall.  We have an important meeting at mid-night.

Mr. Hammond: You got it Chris!!!

Mrs. Hammond: What is that about?

Mr. Hammond: It's a town meeting, and it's something of importance.

Mrs. Hammond: Okay, but don't be too late coming home.

Chris: It's time for you to go home Princess.

Lilly: Okay. Thank you so much for having me in the cab to keep me warm.

Chris: Anytime.

Lilly: Good night Chris.

Chris: Sleep well Princess.

Lilly: I love you so much.

Chris: I love you with all my heart.

Chris helps Lilly Climb out of Roger number #3's cab and gives her a gentle kiss on the lips before Mr. and Mrs. Hammond take her home.
Chris and Charlie then climb back into the cab, and Roger number #3 soon steams off for the roundhouse area where she gets cleaned, polished, decorated and readied for the test runs at mid-night………….

To Be Continued…………………..


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Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:11 pm

Chapter 17

Final Preparations And Testing!!

Back at the roundhouse, the maintenance OE’s had finally cleaned off the last of the soot from Roger’s headlamp, smoke stack, boiler jacket, and domes, and cleaned off the last of the grease, grime, dirt, and debris off of her cylinders and under carriage.  They also had just installed the last of the decorations on her, and were doing a final polish on her brass.  Roger was once again a shiny and beautiful engine, and was ready to go for the Holiday season.
The new engine, the number #5, was looking better and better with her new cab and tender tank installed after passing Hydro, and was now sitting with her red parlor car in the paint shop ready for a new coat.   Her beautiful new Holiday IV Green Train consist was beautifully decorated and sitting in the car shop ready for the engine and parlor car to be coupled.

Chris: WOW!!!!  All 5 engines now look AMAZING!!!!!  NUMBER #5 IS SO CLOSE!!!!!!

Juan: I know!!!  After we're done with all the reinstallation of the last few components, all we need is a name for little number #5, and its little red parlor car.

Chris: That’s a no brainer!!!

Juan: You already have the names??!!!

Chris: The parlor car will be named Lilly Belle just like the number #2 engine, and the little number #5 will be named Ward in honor of Walter Boltar's best friend, Ward Kimble.  
She’s exactly identical to the Ward Kimball locomotive at Disneyland, so we’ll give it the same first name.  However, we’ll leave off the Kimball like how we left off the painting of Jiminy Cricket, so we don’t have to deal with lawsuits over copyright.  So instead of Jiminy Cricket, we can have a nice beautiful gold painting of the castle on the sides of the headlamp.

Juan: ALRIGHT!!!!!  We’ll paint the names on there once we're ready for testing!!! And the paintings of the castle sound PERFECT!!!!  We'll set to work on sketching the castle for the headlamp ASAP!!!!

Chris: Awesome!!!!  Now time to get Roger into position and start testing the parades and fireworks for the dress rehearsal at 11:30 p.m. sharp.

Big Joe: It’s 11:00 p.m. right now so it’s time to get into position.

Chris: And normally Walter would be at the head with the Toy Train Special, but given that Roger’s the engine that’s under fire with a freight train, we’ll use her for the testing.

Robert: Hey, it makes sense that way.

Chris: Also before I forget Charlie.

Chris hands Charlie his massive paycheck.

Charlie: WHAT???!!!!

Chris: Merry Christmas Charlie!!!  Please accept this as a thank you for helping me out today.  You’ve been paid double time for your hard work, and you deserve it.

Chris then signs the pay check before sliding it into Charlie’s hands.

Charlie: Thank you so much Chris!!!

Chris: Thank you, for all that you’ve done!!!  You may not have been here long, but you know your stuff, and you’re an excellent fireman.
And on top of that, I think you’re ready to for engineer training?

Charlie: SERIOUSLY???!!!

Chris: Yes!!!  And we all know that Roger is a VERY tough engine to fire, and today you fired her like a champ, and if you can keep your fire on Roger, you can keep your fire on all the other engines no problem.  And for that I think you’re ready for engineer training.

Charlie: OH MY GOD!!!!!

Chris: We can start you tomorrow morning at 11:00, and we’ll train you on Roy, since she’s the easiest and most forgiving.

Charlie: THANK YOU SO MUCH CHRIS!!!!  THIS IS SUCH AN HONOR!!!!

Chris: It’s an honor to have you here on this railroad, and when you’re out of school, and want a full time job, let me know right away, okay??

Charlie: You bet I will!!! ☺️

Chris: Alright, everyone whose not running a train, go hop in the freight cars.
Charlie and I will take Roger number #3 to the Small World Mall Façade and park the train there.

Rob: Actually Chris, you hop on a freight car as well.

Chris: SERIOUSLY???!!!

Dougie: You and Charlie deserve the rest of the night off, so go relax, and Rob and I will take Roger to rendezvous point at the facade.

Chris: Thank you so much!!!

Rob: Anytime.

Rob and Dougie then climbed into Roger’s cab, as everyone else hops into her freight cars.
Dougie rings the bell as Rob gives the 2 blasts on the whistle, ease the throttle open and Roger number #3 and the Toy Special in tow soon leave the yard and makes its way out onto the mainline.

Chris: WOW!!!  This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Decorating these freight cars and filling the gondolas up with presents and toys was most DEFINITELY the way to go

Soon the train makes its to the rendezvous point at the Small World Mall façade.
Everything was in place.  Santa’s throne hut was in place along with a beautifully decorated pathway, and the Small World façade was covered in beautiful Christmas lights, and the fountains had beautifully colored LEDs.
A fireworks seating and viewing area full of chairs was in place a couple hundred yards in front of the beautiful façade.

Chris: Alright!!!  It looks like everything’s in place.

Roger number #3 soon slows down to a full and complete stop and parks her train right smack dab in the middle of the Small World Facade.

Chris: Alright, that’s perfect!!!!

Soon everyone disembarks the train and makes their way to the viewing area.

Chris: AWESOME!!!!  Almost everyone is counted for.

Soon Mr. Hammond and Dillan show up, as does Ramsley and Boco along with the King & Queen in their beautiful Stretch limo.

Chris: OHMY GOD!!!!  THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!!!!!!!  THIS IS REALLY FUCKING HAPPENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As Chris made his way to the viewing area, the King and Queen were more than happy to see him.

King: WELL DONE  MASTER BOLTAR!!!!!  THIS IS LOOKING FABULOUS!!!!

Chris: We haven’t even started yet.

Queen: Well it’s time that we get it started then!!!

Chris: You got it!!!!

Chris then picks up a microphone and does a final count down.

Chris: Thank you very much for meeting up here!!!  I know it’s very late and that you’re all tired and want to hit the sac, but we are here for one thing, and that is to celebrate our hard work and our accomplishments before the start of The Magic Kingdom’s VERY first Holiday party.

Soon some of the bakers drive out with food vans and set up small stands so the town’s workers can test taste the cookies and hot chocolate.

Chris: As you can see, we are now taste testing the cookies and hot coco, so feel free to help yourselves.  
But it’s now 11:25 p.m. and it’s time to get the test runs started.  So lets all do a count down and turn this Magic Kingdom into one of the Most Magical Places On Earth!!!!  ARE YOU READY???!!!!!

Everyone: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And all of a sudden all of Town Square, all of Small World Mall, the Royal castle and the Main Gate Entrance To Magic Kingdom City were all flooded with beautiful Christmas lights.

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!  FLYIN, FUCKING, SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!  IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All of Small World Mall bursts out in an uproar round of applause for they couldn’t believe that all of their hard work was paying off.

Chris: And without further a-due, it’s time to present THE MARCH OF THE TOY SOLDIERS followed by OUR CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE!!!!!

All of a sudden, beautiful trumpets began blasting over the PA system, and soon beautiful giant animatronic Toy Soldiers come marching down Small World Mall as the March Of The Toys Symphony plays over the PA system.

Chris: ALRIGHT!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUN78LgRfHE

Everyone was completely blown away by the beautiful toy soldiers and just how immaculate they looked.
The King and Queen were especially thrilled for the March of The Toy Soldiers was more beautiful than what they had hoped for.

King: THIS IS AMAZING!!!!

Queen: I KNOW!!!!!  I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS!!!!!

Soon after the Toy Soldiers disappear, the music for A Christmas Fantasy Parade begins.

Chris: AND NOW I PRESENT YOU ALL WITH OUR VERY OWN, CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE!!!!!!

And with that, the sounds of beautiful trumpets began blasting on the PA followed by the parade’s main theme song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdl_Ri_t_Zo&t=207s

Music:

It’s a special magic at Christmastime this year.
Hearts are gay and merry, and full of yuletide cheer!
The sprit of the season will make our dreams come true.
Memories of Christmas are here for me and you.
With caroling, bells ring-a-ling,
And Santa Claus will always be
Part of Christmas fantasy.
On this special holiday,
Old Saint Nick will load his sleigh.
Santa always finds his way
In a Christmas fantasy.
Children sing a bright encore,
Counting presents and keeping score.
No one sleeps the night before
A Christmas fantasy!


Soon all of the parade floats made their way through Small World Mall, and were soon making their way towards Town Square.
Everyone was enjoying themselves enormously for they had never experienced a holiday parade like the Christmas Fantasy Parade ever before in their lives.
The King and Queen were especially amazed by how fun and festive the parade actually was.

King: THIS IS WONDERFUL!!!!!  IT’S SO FESTIVE AND GRAND!!!!

Queen: The floats are so beautiful and so is the music!!!!  

Music:

The spirit of the season will make our dreams come true.
Memories of Christmas are here for me and you!
With caroling, bells ring-a-ling,
And Santa Claus will always be
Part of Christmas fantasy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Soon the parade vanished out of site as it made its way to Town Square.

Chris: And now, here is the big one!!!!  The nighttime spectacular we have all been waiting for!!!  I have never seen anything like this before in my life!!!!   This night time spectacular has touched me in more ways than I care to explain and was my favorite part during my visit to Disneyland and Walt Disney World besides the trains.
And so without further a-due, I proudly present to you…………….

BELIEVE IN HOLIDAY MAGIC!!!!!!!!!!!

Then all of a sudden, all of Magic Kingdom city went dark as the music began playing over the PA system.

Chris: As Joe would say, WAH-UH-OH!!!!!  IT’S A BIG ONE, IT’S A BIG ONE!!!!!!  HERE IT COMES, HERE IT COMES!!!!!!!!  FIRE THIS ONE IN THE HOLE!!!!!

Big Joe: HEY, SHUT UP YOU!!!!!!!

And with that the beautiful fireworks began shooting off left and right before all goes silent and soon an old Lady’s voice is heard over the PA system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAHjbsQZgpE&t=33s

Narrator:

Does Your Heart Hold The Magic Of The Holidays?
Is It Filled With Warm Memories, Just Waiting To Be Discovered Again?
Well Now Is The Time To Open Your Heart……
BELIEVE IN THAT MAGIC……
AND REMEMBER THOSE TREASURED MOMENTS……..
OH, THEY’RE STILL THERE!!!!
Waiting To Touch You Once More!!!!
SO COME ALONG AS THE MAGIC OF THE SEASON LEADS THE WAY!!!!!!

More beautiful works shoot off left and right and soon the night skies of Magic Kingdom City are lit up like never before as the beautiful theme song plays over the PA system.

Music:

Can you remember
How Christmas makes you feel
That special magic in the air
And all your dreams were real
Can you remember
The smell of ginger bread
Candy canes and sugar plums
That dance inside your head
Remember when the twinkling stars at night
Told you reindeer were in flight
And jolly Santa Claus was on his way
The warmth of candle glow
A kiss of mistletoe
And magic lives and we believe
It's in our hearts to STAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As the fireworks continue shooting off, everyone in their high rise condos and houses wake up after hearing all the banging, including Mrs. Hammond and Lilly, and when they all look out of their windows, they are shocked to see the fireworks shooting off.

Mrs. Hammond: WHY ON EARTH WOULD THERE BE FIREWORKS SHOOTING OFF AT THIS TIME OF NIGHT???!!!!!  DON’T THEY KNOW WE’RE ALL TRYING TO SLEEP????!!!!!!!!

Lilly: I’VE GOT THE WINTER CHEER CUP TOMORROW MORNING, I CAN’T BE KEPT AWAKE FROM ALL THIS BANGING!!!!!!!!!!!

Music:

Remember the caring
A season worth sharing
Believe in the magic in our lives
Just open up your heart
And relive the feeling
Just remember the magic
Yes, remember the magic
One more time!!!!!

And like in Disneyland, beautiful projections and holograms show up on the Small World Façade as the beautiful fireworks shoot off during the different segments, from the March Of The Toy Soldiers, to I’ll Be Home For Christmas, to We 3 Kings, To Silent Night, To Ring Christmas Belles, to the Nut Cracker segment.

Chris: It’s as beautiful as I remember it in Disneyland, while at the same time the pyrotechnics from Holiday Wishes REALLY bring this fireworks show to life.

Everyone who was watching were completely blown away including the King and Queen, but no one could prepare for the beautiful Finale……………

Music:

Treasure it again (Remember)
It never has to end (Joy of sharing)
Remember the magic in our lives (Remember the magic)
Just open up your heart
Embrace all those feelings
Just remember the meaning (Remember)
Yes, remember the feeling (Remember)
For all time
FOR ALL TIME!!!!!!

Narrator: Cherish the holidays forever, and always BELIEVE!!!!!!

And with that the last of the spectacular fireworks shot off with multiple loud BANGS as the finale wrapped up with all the beautiful different colored fireworks lighting up the night sky.

Chris: It got me then and it got me again now!!!!

The lights gently turned back on and almost everyone was crying for they had never seen such a beautiful fireworks spectacular before, nor were they expecting it to be so touching.
Even Mr. Hammond, Dillan, and the King and Queen were in tears.

King: WOW!!!!!  That was beautiful!!!!

Queen: Chris, you made the right decision in choosing this one??!!!

Dillan: Don’t tell Lilly that I was crying, okay???!!!!

Mr. Hammond: As long as you don’t tell Mrs. Hammond.

Chris: And that’s a wrap for tonight everyone!!!!!!   Thank you for your time!!!!!! Smile


To Be Continued……………


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Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:06 am

Chapter 18

The Magic Kingdom’s VERY First Holiday Party

Lilly: 1, 2, 3, 4……………..

Anna: 5, 6, 7, 8…………..

Haley: 9, 10, 11, 12………….

And it was on!!!!  The Magic Kingdom City’s Academy Cheer squad kicked off their routine for the Winter Cheer Cup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keG_0SBzkGQ

Cheerleaders:

Kono michi wo hashiri susumi susumi susumi tsuzuketa
Chizu ni kaite aru hazu no machi ga miataranai
Furikaeru to soko ni miete ita keshiki ga kieta
Kono sekai boku ga saigo de saigo saigo da

Lilly: ELECTRO WORLD………….

Cheerleaders:

Jimen ga furuete kudaketa sora no taiyou ga ochiru boku no te ni hirari to

Perfume’s Electro World was on full blast over the PA system as Lilly and the girls performed their routine and their routine could not have been more perfect.
All air bourn stunts were timed right, including all basket tosses, mid air center slit toss, and even cork screw tosses, and air bourn launched cart-wheels.

Chris: You sure have come a long ways Lilly.

Lilly: Hontou no koto ni kizuite shimatta no
Kono sekai no jikumi kimi ni tegami nokosu yo

Cheerleaders: Aa aaa aa aaa
Aa aaa oh yea electro world

Anna: Machi yuku neko datte sora wo tonjau machi de
Kimi no sonzai sae riaritii ga nainda yo

Cheerleaders: Aa aaa aa aaa
Aa aaa oh yea electro world


Chris: Inspired by the routine from The Last Magic User.  You sure are something special Lilly.

Haley: Mieru mono no subete ga fureru mono mo subete ga
Riaritii ga nai kedo boku wa tashika ni iru yo

The routines just got better and better and the judges were completely stunned for they had never seen this type of routine performed ever before.

Cheerleaders: Kono michi wo hashiri susumi susumi susumi tsuzuketa
Chizu ni kaite aru hazu no machi ga miataranai
Furikaeru to soko ni miete ita keshiki ga kieta

Lilly: ELECTRO WORLD!!!!!!!!!!  

Cheerleaders:

Jimen ga furuete kudaketa sora no taiyou ga ochiru boku no te ni hirari to

Lilly: Boku no te ni hirari to...

Anna: Boku no te ni hirari to...

Haley: Boku no te ni hirari to...

The girls then get into position as they begin to form the forbidden Fountain Of Troy.
Chris sneaks is way onto the stage through an underground passage without having anyone notice.

Cheerleaders:

Kono sekai no suicchi oshita no wa dare na no
Aaa mou sugu kieru

ELECTRO WORLD!!!!!!

And with that Lilly was launched VERY high into the air before she performed the most beautiful center split kick before gracefully landing in Chris’s arms.

Lilly: BABE????!!!!!!

Chris: Didn’t think I’d make it did you??!!!

Lilly: No, I thought you'd be at work!!!

Chris: I started on the first section with Roger at 7:00 a.m. rather than 9:00 and finished WAY ahead of schedule.  Heck, we didn't even drop the fire at all last night given that we didn't return to the engine house until 1:30 a.m. due to the town meeting.  Needless to say that I barely got 2 hours of sleep shortly after I returned home.  But it was all worth it.

Lilly then wraps her arms around Chris and gives him a gentle kiss on the lips and Chris kisses her back.

Cheerleaders: AAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!

The whole auditorium soon burst out in an uproar round of applause for everyone was completely blown away.
As the final performers of the Winter Cheer Cup, the judges instantly knew which squad they were selecting as the winners.

Announcement: WHAT AN AMAZING COMPETITION!!!  AND NEVER HAVE WE SEEN SO MANY TALENTED CHEERLEADERS!!!!  But none could compete to this one VERY special squad!!!  This squad is a Cinderella story, for this squad was almost removed from their school, but they fought hard to keep going, and after a lot of hard work and perseverance, they have turned an ordinary cheer routine into a concert.
NEVER HAVE WE SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE AND WITH THAT THE WINNER OF THE WINTER CHEER CUP IS THE MAGIC KINGDOM CITY ACADEMY’S FROSPH CHEER SQUAD!!!!!!

Lilly, Anna, Haley, and Lexi: OH MY GOD!!!!!!!! WE WON!!!!!

Brittany, Niki, Annie, Amber: I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!!!  WE WON!!!!!

Chloe: OH MY GOD!!!!  THE VARSITY SQUAD NEVER HAD A CHANCE OF ENTERING THIS COMPETITION, LET ALONE WINNING IT!!!!!  THIS IS AWESOME!!!!

Sierra: I maybe a newbie, but this is SOOOOOOOO AMAZING!!!!

Jenny: No need to remind us Chloe and Sierra, but hey, WE KICKED ASS!!!!

The girls cheered and shouted before they all hugged each other tightly and jumped for joy.

Chris: I hope you girls all got your invitations in the mail for what’s to come.

Cheerleaders: Yes we did Chris!!!!  We don’t know what it’s about but we’ll gladly go to this thing!!!

Chris: Lets just say, my trips to Florida and California had something to do with it. LOL!!!

Lilly: What do you mean babe??!!

Chris: You’ll see.

The girls then claim their trophy, and have a massive group photo before leaving the auditorium.

Chris: Ready for our date Princess?

Lilly: Yeah, but I’m sweaty as heck, not to mention I feel totally gross under my skirt.

Chris: Don’t worry about it.  It’s cold outside, and we’re gonna be outside A LOT!!!!

Lilly: Okay??!!!

Lilly then put on her jacket and scarf and all the other girls put on their thick jackets and spandex leggings.

Lilly: Am I the only girl who has nothing to cover my legs and my butt other than a pair of spankies??!!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!

Chris: It could be worse LOL!!!!  At least you haven't gotten stuck in the snow like I did last night!!! LOL!!!!

Everyone soon made their way to the monorail station and when Mark IV Monorail number #305 arrived, all the girls gasped, for the Monorail was dressed up looking like a giant candy cane.

Lilly: WHAT THE???!!!!

Chloe: OH MY GOD!!!!

Anna: It’s sooooo pretty!!!!

Sierra: It's sooooo cute!!!

Jenny: I'm speechless!!!

Haley: I know!!!!  

Chris: And that’s the start!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: Is there something you guys are not not telling Us??!!!!

Mr. Hammond: Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh???!!!!!

Dillan: It’s a surprise!!!!!

Announcement: PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE DOORS!!!  POR FAVOR MONTENERSE ALEJADO LE LOS PUERTAS!!!!!

The Monorail soon glides out of the monorail station and soon makes its way over to the main gate entrance of Magic Kingdom City.

Chris: And the Magic should be starting REAL soon!!!

Lilly: What are you talking about???!!!!

Chris: Any minute now!!!!

The monorail soon glides to a full and complete stop and the doors open.

Lilly: The suspense is killing me!!!!  So please tell me!!!!!!!!

Everyone soon exits the monorail station and a familiar sound is heard.

WHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO!!!!!!

The Lilly Belle number #2 comes steaming into Main Street Station with the Millennium II Red Train all beautifully decorated and her whistle blast was the trigger to cause all Christmas lights all over Magic Kingdom City to light up at once, and to top it off the Candle Light Procession proceeded to the front of the Main Gate Entrance before they got into position in front of Main Street Station and began singing just like they did at Disneyland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cwV3gg9p5c

Candle Light Procession:
In the silence of the night
When the snow lies soft and still
You can see a magic light
And hear the ring of Christmas bells
Though the night seems long and dark
It is the earth has gone to sleep
The stars that dot the sky above
Hold you in their precious keep
So close your eyes and come with me
The Christmas bells will bring you home.

Now with song we fill the night
While magic dances in the light
To wish you now and all the year
The joy that comes with Christmas cheer
Hear our voices fill the air
To drive the winter's cold away
And so our hearts with all will share
The love that comes with Christmas Day
The love that comes with Christmas Day
The Christmas bells will bring you home!!!!

Chris: Everyone, welcome to The Magic Kingdom’s VERY first Very Merry Christmas Party!!!

Lilly, Mrs. Hammond, and all of the cheerleaders were shocked and speechless.

Chris: And if you wanna know why I left for Florida and California, well here is why.

Soon some of the Bakery Employees came walking out offering freshly baked cookies and hot coco just like at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

Baker: Hello everyone!!!!  Would you all like some freshly baked cookies and hot coco??!!!!

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!

Anna: YES PLEASE!!!

Haley: WE ARE FREEZING!!!!

Niki: THIS IS PERFECT!!!!!!!

Chloe: THEY LOOK SO GOOD!!!!!

Sierra: THIS IS SO CUTE!!!!

All of the girls waste no time in getting the freshly baked cookies and cups of hot chocolate.

Chris: I will explain this all on the train, but first we gotta go to down square to drop off something VERY important.

Cheerleaders: OKAY!!!!

Everyone then makes their way into town square and they all can’t believe their eyes when they see all of the beautiful Holiday decorations all over Main Street.  Beautifully decorated Trams carrying guests from Main Street to the heart of the downtown area of Magic Kingdom City, beautiful horse drawn sleighs carrying people around Main Street, beautiful Christmas lights everywhere, but nothing was nearly as spectacular as the beautiful giant Nobel Fir in Town Square.

Chris: And now this is where we leave our Christmas presents to those we care about and we’ll exchange gifts at the Christmas Party on the night of Christmas day.
Chris’s gifts to Lilly were already safely stored under the tree, but Lilly wastes no time opening up her cheer bag, pulling out Chris’s presents and placing them under the tree.
All the other cheerleaders along with Dillan, and Mr. & Mrs. Hammond also get out their Christmas presents and place them under the tree.

Chris: And this will only get better.  Don’t forget that at 8:45 WE have to be at Small World Facade Mall!!!!  We have reserved seats waiting for us for a 9:00 p.m. show and the BIG ONE that is not to be missed at 10:00.
It's 5:32 right now, so we're pretty good on time so far.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!  THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!  That choir singing almost made me cry.

Anna: OH MY GOSH ME TOO!!!!

Annie: SAME HERE!!!!

Haley: DITTO!!!!

Jenny: I'M WITH YOU GUYS!!!!

Chloe: YEAH!!!

Sierra: I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE HOW PRETTY THIS ALL IS!!!

Lexi: SO AMAZING!!!!

Chris: Lilly Belle will be leaving any minute so we gotta catch her now if we want to enjoy a nice ride.

Without hesitation everyone then makes their way up to the Station platform and board the Train.  Lilly however runs up to the locomotive.

Lilly: MY BABY!!!!!  SHE LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Chris:  I know!!  We decorated her for the Holiday Season along with all the other locomotives.

Chris and Lilly then board in the VERY front of the front car right behind the locomotive before the conductor gives the all clear when..............

Big Joe: Hey Christian!!!!!  I gotta teach some peckerhead here a lesson!!!  Do you mind taking over for one trip?

Robert: NO!!!!!!!  GET AWAY!!!!!!!!

Big Joe: YOU BROUGHT THIS ON YOURSELF RODRIGUEZ!!!!!!

Chris: ROBERT!!!!  WHAT DID YOU DO THIS TIME?????!!!!!!

Robert: IT WASN'T ME WHO DID IT!!!!!!

John Goss: WHAAAAA HAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!  WHOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!  BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMM!!!!!!!

Big Joe: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS??????!!!!!!!!!  IT WAS YOU??????!!!!!!!!

Chris: I don't know and I don't want to know what happened, just hand me some ear plugs and I'll take over for 1 trip. -_-

Steven: I've gotcha covered Chris.

Chris: Thanks Steven!!!!

Steven: Anytime!!!!

Chris and Steven then climb into Lilly Belle number #2's cab while Joe and Robert chase John Goss into the break room underground.

Big Joe: DON'T YOU DARE RUN AWAY FROM ME!!!!!

Robert: TRYING TO GET ME IN TROUBLE!!!!!!!

Conductor:  ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!!

Chris: HIGHBALL MK2!!!!

Steven rings the bell before Chris shoves ear plugs in his ears before adding a large set of ear plugs to cover his ears.  He then gives 2 blasts on the whistle, gently bumps the throttle open and soon Lilly gracefully steams out of the station and into the night.
Clouds of smoke and steam pour from Lilly Belle number #2's smoke stack and into the cold night air.  To top it off her firebox shined brightly and was reflecting off the ground.

Lilly: WOW!!!!!  THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!  I JUST LOVE IT!!!!

Chloe: I KNOW!!!!

Anna: It's just too bad that Chris couldn't ride with us and is now stuck driving the train.

Lilly: I kinda know why Chris gets stressed out now that he's in charge of everything.

Sierra: Let me guess, it's because the people he works with are a handful?

Lilly: Yep!!!!  I mean, I LOVE Big Joe, Robert, and John VERY much, but to be honest they're clowns and literally act like kids.  I mean, when something happens, it's ALWAYS something to do with those 3, and Chris is constantly caught in their drama.  So if I was doing his job, I be pretty stressed out myself.
However, being cheer captain is more than enough for me, and I don't mean to be mean, but you girls can be a handful yourselves.

Chloe: That's all too true.

Anna: I'm not gonna lie about that.

Sierra: We're cheerleaders!!! It's in our blood!!!  What do you expect???!!!!

Haley: Good point LOL!!!!!

After making a full grand circle tour and a half, the Lilly Belle soon steams into Fantasytown Station.

Steven: Fantasytown Station In site!!!

Chris: Perfect timing because we are meeting the King and Queen inside the castle at 7:00 and it’s 6:44 right now.

A Tram soon drives up and stops just outside the station to take party guests getting off the train to the Royal Castle.

Chris then gave one loud blast on the whistle followed by one short blast with a.......................

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Steven then rings the bell as Chris gently bumps the throttle shut slowing down Lilly Belle number #2 and her train before throwing her Johnson Bar in reverse, bringing the train to a full and complete stop.
Chris then gives one short blast on the whistle signaling that it was safe to disembark before climbing out of the cab, and setting to work on servicing the locomotive when............

Robert: Hey Chris, We'll take it from here!!!

Big Joe: Yeah man, you get back to your girlfriend and relax man!!!  This party was your idea in the first place!!!

Chris: Thanks guys!!!!  Wait a minute...........How did you guys get all the way from Main Street to over here.

Robert: We hopped aboard Walter and hitched a ride over here.  We knew this was your stop, since you have a meeting with the King & Queen, so we thought we'd catch you here.

Chris: It couldn't have been more perfect.

Lilly soon made her up to the engine where she rendezvoused with Chris.

Lilly: Hey Baby!!!!

Chris: Hey Princess!!!  

Lilly: Do you mind if I ask you a few things?

Chris: Not at all, go right ahead.

Lilly: Okay, so I’m completely lost.  What got this whole thing started in the first place?  And why now all of a sudden, if you don't mind me asking.

Chris: Well, it hit me one day, and I thought that The Magic Kingdom has never celebrated the Holiday Season ever in its 200 years of existence.  
With that in mind I did some research online to see how the 2 Most Magical Places On Earth celebrate the Holidays.
I was intrigued and thought that it would be wonderful if we had a holiday celebration ourselves, so I informed the King and Queen, and they sent me off to Walt Disney World in Florida, and then to Disneyland in California.
Over in Florida, Walt Disney World puts on a ticketed event called Mickey’s VERY Merry Christmas Party, and that was AMAZING!!!!!
At the Christmas Party, I was served cookies and hot chocolate almost every minute on the minute and I thought that we should do it too!!!  So, you can see a lot of employees from multiple bakeries are offering freshly baked cookies and hot chocolate, but unlike Florida’s where all the cookies were the same, all of the cookies you see here are baked completely differently.
So you will have a chocolate chip cookie baked one way from one bakery, and you can have the same cookie baked TOTALLY different at another.  Also the hot chocolate is many different flavors at all the different bakeries, so it has people enjoying the different varieties here.  That is something not done during the holiday parties in Florida, so I thought it would be fun have more variety here.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!  I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT THAT!!!!

Chris: And if you're wondering about the choir you saw in front of the train station; that idea came from Disneyland, because even though Disneyland doesn’t do a Holiday party the way Walt Disney World does, they do however have a Candle Light Procession in front of the Main Gate Entrance of Walt Disney’s Original Magic Kingdom every weekend night at 7:00 p.m. sharp.
But that is not all, the decorations, the Candle Light Procession, the free cookies and hot chocolate, and the train ride you just enjoyed, they are all just a start for what is to come tonight.  
The King, Queen, and I thought long and hard about this, and so we wanted to pull off something special that would not only change Magic Kingdom City but bring people together.  
I also understand how much you love the holiday season, and because it's very special to you, I wanted to incorporate the same magic from Disney, so you can not only enjoy the holiday season at home, but everywhere you go as well.
Also because I haven't celebrated the holiday season in over 10 years, it's time I got back to doing so, because I can't be depressed about the loss of my parents forever. It's time to move on, and celebrate it with the person I love most all.

Lilly: OH MY GOSH CHRIS!!!!!!!!

Lilly just wrapped her arms around Chris and lay her head by his heart and Chris wrapped his arms around her and held her close to him.

Lilly: I love you so much Chris………….

Chris: I love you too Lilly, with all my heart.

Chris: Shall we Princess continue onwards?

Lilly: Of course. *Giggles*

Chris then takes Lilly’s hand and the 2 then return to the platform, walk across the station and board the tram in the VERY front double door compartment of the front car directly behind the tractor.
Chris then opens the door for Lilly and helps her in.

Chris: After you Princess!!!

Lilly: Thank you so very much!!!

Chris: Anytime Princess.

Soon Mr. & Mrs. Hammond along with Dillan, and all the other girlfriends board the tram.

Tram RT: ALRIGHT!!! WELCOME ABOARD THE MAGIC KINGDOM CITY’S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL TRAM!!!!  WE’LL BE ON OUR WAY TO THE ROYAL CASTLE IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS!!!!  SO PLEASE SIT  BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR RIDE, AND DRIVER YOU ARE CLEAR!!!

The driver then gives 2 blasts on the horn, releases the brakes, depresses the clutch, shifts the tractor into gear, and soon the tram gets in motion.

Tram RT: As you all know, tonight is the VERY first night that The Magic Kingdom has ever celebrated the holiday season and to kick it off, we’re throwing The Magic Kingdom’s VERY Merry Christmas Party!!!  Now to get into the history of the Holiday season it all start WAY long ago………………

Lilly once again lays heard head by Chris’s heart as the Tram’s RT goes on telling stories on the origins of the Holiday season while the tram makes its way through Magic Kingdom City.

Chris: Unfortunately, due to the lack of attractions, I had to be clever with adding a few things, and I thought the tram tours was one solution along with the Sleigh rides.

Lilly: I think this is all wonderful, and I don’t know where I’d rather be right now. ☺️

Lilly then gives Chris a kiss on the cheek and Chris kisses her back.
It isn’t long until the Tram makes its way to the Royal Castle, but when the Royal Castle comes into view, everyone is in shock and awe of the beautiful LEDs in the icicles along with all of the beautiful garlands, ribbons, wreathes, and ornaments that adorn the beautiful structure.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!

Anna: LOOK AT THAT!!!!!

Brittany: IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Chloe: MY THOUGHT'S EXACTLY!!!!

Sierra: THIS HAS COMPLETELY BLOWN ME AWAY!!!

Tram RT: And that is where the Holiday Season as we know it today came from.
Well everyone, we’re now arriving at the Royal Castle, so please remain seated with the doors closed until our tram has come to a full and complete stop and I have indicated that it is safe to disembark.  Be sure to gather all your personal belongings prior to disembarking the tram.

The Tram soon crosses over the castle’s massive draw bridge before stopping just outside the massive doors leading inside before giving one blast on the horn, signaling that it is safe to disembark.

Tram RT: Alright everyone, be sure to lower your head and watch your step as you disembark, and be sure to have a happy memorable, and Magical Night here with us at The Magic Kingdom’s VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!

Everyone soon disembarks the tram and makes their way into the Castle’s grand atrium.  Inside the Atrium and foyer was a MASSIVE 35 foot Nobel Fir all beautifully decorated in ornaments, star strands, and Christmas lights, and at the bottom was a beautiful Christmas train from LGB, with a rare and beautiful LGB Christmas 2-6-0 Mogul at the front, circling the base of the tree.
Also at the far end of the foyer was a MASSIVE gingerbread house that was modeled after the castle.
There were also thousands of Garlands, Ribbons, Ornaments, and Christmas Lights, and Christmas Wreathes all over the columns and banisters.

Chris: WOW!!!!!  THIS IS JUST LIKE IN THE GRAND FLORIDIAN, GRAND CALIFORNIAN, AND ATRIUM AT MY COMPLEX BUT MORE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

On the Grand Staircase the King and Queen were happily awaiting the arrival of their guests and they soon greet everyone warmly.

King: WECOME EVERYONE!!!!  

Queen: We are delighted to host our VERY first Holiday Party here at the Magic Kingdom and hope you have a wonderful night.

King: Help yourself to the amazingly delicious food we have being served in the Grand Ballroom, and don’t forget to let us know if there’s something we can do.

Queen: LILLY!!!! WECLOME!!!!

Lilly: OH MY GOSH!!!!

The King and Queen come walking over to Lilly and gave her a great big hug.

King & Queen: It is so good to see you again!!!!

Lilly: It’s good to see you again too!!!

Queen: We heard your cheer squad won the Winter Cup competition!!!!!

King: Congratulations!!!!

Lilly: We sure did, and Thank you so Very Much!!!! ☺️

Everyone soon makes their way into the Grand Ballroom where inside is another beautiful 35 foot Nobel Fur Christmas Tree all decorated with an LGB train running around its base with a Christmas 2-4-4RT at the head as well as a Massive Gingerbread House but in the shape of the Notre Dame's Gothic Cathedral!!!
And there were more garlands, ribbons, ornaments, Christmas lights, Christmas wreathes all over the columns.
Right in the middle was a MASSIVE Table full of all the delicious foods that Chris tried when he was at Walt Disney World's Victoria & Albert's and Disneyland's Napa Rose.

Chris: HOLY SMOKES WHAT HAVE I DONE???!!!!

Everyone then mingles with one another while they all enjoy the amazing food that was similar to the food that was served at Victoria & Albert’s and Napa Rose.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!!!

Anna: THIS FOOD IS AMAZING!!!!

Dillan: YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!!!!

Chris: That is what I said when I first tried it at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.  LOL!!!!  

Haley: AND YOU HAD IT ALL BROUGHT HERE???!!!!

Chris: Kinda?

Brittany: OH MY GOD!!!!

Annie: CHRIS, YOU'RE AMAZING!!!!!

Niki: LILLY IS SO LUCKY TO HAVE YOU AS HER FIANCE!!!!

Lilly: YOU GIRLS GOT THAT RIGHT!!! *Giggles*

Chloe: YOU'RE AWESOME CHRIS!!!!  I SO WISH THAT I WAITED FOR SOMEONE LIKE YOU!!!

Sierra: I HOPE MY FIRST LOVE IS AS AMAZING AS YOU ARE CHRIS!!!!

Jenny: WE LOVE YOU CHRIS!!!!

Amber: DON'T EVER CHANGE CHRIS!!!

Lexi: YOU'RE PERFECT THE WAY YOU ARE CHRIS!!!

As before, Chris was slowly starting to feel a little uneasy, but Lilly made sure everything was alright.

Lilly: Hey Chris, is it another phobia attack?

Chris: Yes and I'm sick of it.

Lilly: Hey don't worry!!!  We all understand your phobia and we hate it too.

Chris: Even though I know all of the girls personally and love them all very much, I'm still not yet 100% percent over this thing.

Lilly: Hey, it's okay.  We all understand how you feel, and besides no one's perfect.  We all have our problems that hold us back.
So please, don't feel too bad about it.  Your phobia is nothing to be ashamed of.

Lilly then gave Chris a gentle kiss on the cheek and sat on his lap.
After enjoying the amazing food everyone the boards the beautiful Admiral Joe Flower steam boat on the lagoon that will take everyone close to the Small World Facade Mall.

Chris: Alright!!!!  It’s almost time!!!!

Everyone then boards the ship before the Captain rings the bell, and gives 2 blasts on the whistles before the ship casts off and soon makes its way down the Rivers banks parallel to the railroad.

Lilly: This has been so wonderful Chris!!!!

Chris: I’m so glad you think so!!

Lilly: Just look at this beautiful ship!!!!

Chris: I know!!!  She's a beauty and is one of ONLY 13 operating Paddle Wheel Steamers left in the entire world.

Lilly: This is just soooo Magical!!!!  I don't think I've ever felt this way before in my life.

Chris: Neither have I!!!  As much as I enjoyed Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World, and the nighttime Spectaculars at Disneyland, I feel that this is much better.  I see lots of people coming together and having fun like they never had before in their lives, and all of them weren't expecting this.

Lilly: I know!!  You certainly surprised me, and Mrs. Hammond, but now it all makes sense on why you were so busy.

Chris: But you have no idea how much I missed you.

Lilly: I REALLY missed you too!!!  There wasn't a time I wasn't thinking of you.

Chris: Same here.

Soon the Walter number #1 steams along the banks with her beautiful Toy Train Christmas Special.

Lilly: OH MY GOD THAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

Chris: I KNOW!!!!!!  All of us agreed that Walter had to be used during the Holiday parties in someway shape or form, because she is such a beautiful locomotive, and this was the answer.

Soon the Walter number #1 gives one long blast on her beautiful Star Brass 5 chime whistle followed by 2 blasts with a.........

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO!!!!!

The Admiral Joe Flower replies on its whistle with a………………

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO!!!!

Walter replies with a Shave & a Hair Cut Blast with a………..

WHOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOO, WHOOO, WHOOOO!!!!

The Admiral Joe Flower replies with a with a 2 bits blast with a……….

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

The Walter then responds with an M-I-C-K-E-Y blast with a…………..

WHOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOO, WHOOO, WHOOOO!!!!

And the Admiral Joe Flower responds with an M-O-U-S-E blast with a………..

WHOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOOO, WHOOO, WHOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

The exact same way the Ward Kimball and Mark Twain River boat in Disneyland

Chris: AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lilly: THAT WAS SOOOOOOO COOL!!!!!!!!

Chris then looked up into the wheel house and saw that Aaron Medina was the ship's captain.

Chris: HAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! Aaron Medina!!!! Now that completely makes sense!!!! LOL!!!!

Lilly: OH MY GOSH!!!! *Giggles* No wonder!!!!!

Chris: He always LOVES playing whistle off with the train!!! LOL!!!!!

Lilly: And it's always so much fun when he does!!! LOL!!!

Lilly continues to admire the beautiful Christmas decoration of the Magic Kingdom as the paddle wheel steam boat makes its way to the dock just outside of Small World Facade Mall.

Chris: And perfect timing too because it is now 8:45!!!

The Ship soon stops at the dock, and after the gangplank is lowered, everyone then disembarks and makes their way to the viewing area in the Small World Facade Mall.

Lilly: AWWWWWWWWW!!!! THAT IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Lilly and the rest of the girls are very touched when they see all the little ones line up to meet Santa during the meet and greets, but their attention soon turns to the beautiful façade as all the lights turn off, and projections start showing as Nut Cracker music begins playing over the PA system just like it did at Disneyland.

Lilly: WHAT THE???!!!!

Chris: Got this from Disneyland. LOL!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4BKcs0iqOg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHY5OnUWbZg

After the clock show ended, and all the lights went on, the announcement went off over the PA System.

Announcement: LADIES & GENTLEMEN, BOYS & GIRLS!!!!  THE MAGIC KINGDOM INVITES TO CELEBRATE THE MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON AS THE MAGIC KINGDOM PROUDLY PRESENTS……………THE MARCH OF THE TOY SOLDIERS!!!!!

The Trumpets begin blasting over the PA system, and soon the massive animatronic Toy Soldiers came marching out of nowhere and make their way through the Small World Mall and make their way down the parade route over to Town Square.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUN78LgRfHE

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!

Everyone was in shock and awe of the beautiful giant toy soldiers as they marched down the parade route with the March Of The Toys theme from Babes In Toyland playing over the PA, but no one was expecting what was to come in the next minute.

Chris: WHAT THE??!!!

On the Small World façade was a video of Chris dressed up as a Toy Soldier blasting a trumpet as he played the head soldier for Babes In Toyland during a Middle School performance when he was at the age of 12 as well as showing a video of locomotive engineer Joe Jackson playing his Tuba at a Tuba Recital.

Lilly: OH MY GOSH!!!!!  CHRIS YOU WERE SOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!  HOW OLD WERE YOU?

Chris: I had almost forgotten about that I saved a video in one of my private files, but I was 12…………
It was the last time I had ever celebrated the holiday season before the passing of my mother.

Lilly: OH MY GOSH!!!!!  CHRIS…………….

Chris: Don’t worry about it Princess.

Chris then gives Lilly a kiss on the cheek and holds her close to him as the Toy Soldiers march out of site and soon the Christmas Fantasy Parade kicks off.

Announcement: LADIES & GENTLEMEN, BOYS & GIRLS!!!!  PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS AS THE MAGIC KINGDOM PROUDLY PRESENTS, A CHRISTMAS FANTASY!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJUkF5-3xp0

Music:

It’s a special magic at Christmastime this year.
Hearts are gay and merry, and full of yuletide cheer!
The sprit of the season will make our dreams come true.
Memories of Christmas are here for me and you.
With caroling, bells ring-a-ling,
And Santa Claus will always be
Part of Christmas fantasy.
On this special holiday,
Old Saint Nick will load his sleigh.
Santa always finds his way
In a Christmas fantasy.
Children sing a bright encore,
Counting presents and keeping score.
No one sleeps the night before
A Christmas fantasy!

Everyone’s jaws soon hit the ground as the beautiful parade floats pass by and make their way down the parade route.
Many people start dancing to the music, a lot of little kids start laughing and having fun, and more bakery employees go around offering freshly baked cookies and hot chocolate during the duration of the Christmas Fantasy Parade.

Lilly: THIS IS SO AMAZING CHRIS!!!!!!  I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THIS WAS ALL YOUR IDEA!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: THIS IS SO WONDERFUL!!!!!!  I DON’T THINK I HAVE EVERY SEEN THE MAGIC KINGDOM THIS LIVELY AND HAPPY BEFORE!!!!!

Music:

The spirit of the season will make our dreams come true.
Memories of Christmas are here for me and you!
With caroling, bells ring-a-ling,
And Santa Claus will always be
Part of Christmas fantasy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The parade soon vanishes out of site as it continues its way through Town Square when…………

Announcement: LADIES & GENTLEMEN, BOYS & GIRLS!!!!  The Magic Kingdom proudly presents our nighttime spectacular festival pageant of magic and imagination!!!  In thousands of sparkling lights, and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sounds!!!
THE MAIN STREET ELECTRICAL PARADE!!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTb-D8ypVr0&t=48s

And with that all the lights were reduced before the parade kicked off as the world famous “Baroque Hoedown” music began playing over the PA system while at the same time Christmas songs played in the background along side the "Baroque Hoedown", and everyone in the Small World Mall area started yelling, shouting, clapping and dancing in the joy and excitement as Chris's Old Volvo XC70 comes lighting the way all dressed up in both Magic Kingdom Flags, beautiful red ribbons, garlands, a Christmas Wreath mounted on her front grill, and spider spikes on all 4 of her drive wheels to help her through the snow.  Following Chris's car, the Casey Jr. Circus Engine made its way onto the parade route with its massive drum in tow followed by the snails, turtles, and musical fireflies along with the Alice In Wonderland Mushrooms.

Chris: And like in Florida, this never gets old!!!

Soon the Cinderella section of the parade passes Chris and Lilly's viewing area, and Lilly instantly gets VERY emotional.

Chris: This is by far the heart and soul of the parade.

Lilly then saw Prince Charming holding out the glass slipper, and Lilly knew all too well that with the loss of the parade's original glass slipper in transit, the glass slipper on the parade float was hers from the Royal Ball.
Seeing this caused tears to cascade down her face.

Lilly: This has got to be the best date EVER!!!!!!!

Chris: I'm with you on that princess!!!!

Lilly: That is MY glass slipper from the ROYAL BALL!!!!..........

Chris: I know, and who would have thought that it would be reused in the famous Main Street Electrical Parade from Disney?

Lilly: I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CHRIS!!!!!

Chris: I LOVE YOU TOO LILLY, WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!!

The 2 then hold each other tight as the Main Street Electrical Parade continues its way down the Parade route until the VERY last section, the To Honor The Magic Kingdom Float along with the Magic Kingdom’s Royal Flag passes by before vanishing into the night.

Announcement: THE MAGIC KINGDOM’S MAIN STREET ELECTRICAL PARADE!!!!!

And with that the famous “Baroque Hoedown” concluded just as the Walter number #1 steamed in with the beautifully decorated Christmas Toy Special Freight train that was all beautifully lit and decorated in Christmas lights, garlands, ribbons, wreaths, presents and ornaments.

Chris: AWESOME!!!! RIGHT ON TIME!!!!!

The engineer then slowed Walter number #1 and her train down to a full and complete stop and parked her right smack dab in the center of the Small World Façade when………..

Announcement: LADIES & GENTLEMEN, BOYS & GIRLS!!!!!  In just a few minutes, the skies will be merry & bright with beautiful music, color, and fun above this Magical Place as the Magic Kingdom Proudly presents our beautiful Night Time Pyro-Technic Fireworks Spectacular, BELIEVE IN HOLIDAY MAGIC!!!!!!!  

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!

Announced: To Enhance your viewing experience, all lighting will be reduced, and the whole area will remain in darkness for the duration of the show. For your safety and the safety of others, we kindly ask that you please remain in the same area until the lights return to normal. Thank you!!!!

The lights reduced into total darkness as the beautiful theme music for Believe In Holiday Magic went off, projections started showing on the Small World façade, colorful red and green colored LEDs shot off from the fountains, and beautiful fireworks started firing off high into the air before the old lady’s voice was heard over the PA system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAHjbsQZgpE&t=33s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le6RCSyGw1M

Narrator:

Does Your Heart Hold The Magic Of The Holidays?
Is It Filled With Warm Memories, Just Waiting To Be Discovered Again?
Well Now Is The Time To Open Your Heart……
BELIEVE IN THAT MAGIC……
AND REMEMBER THOSE TREASURED MOMENTS……..
OH, THEY’RE STILL THERE!!!!
Waiting To Touch You Once More!!!!
SO COME ALONG AS THE MAGIC OF THE SEASON LEADS THE WAY!!!!!!

More beautiful works shoot off left and right and soon the night skies of Magic Kingdom City are lit up like never before as the beautiful theme song plays over the PA system.

Music:

Can you remember
How Christmas makes you feel
That special magic in the air
And all your dreams were real
Can you remember
The smell of ginger bread
Candy canes and sugar plums
That dance inside your head
Remember when the twinkling stars at night
Told you reindeer were in flight
And jolly Santa Claus was on his way
The warmth of candle glow
A kiss of mistletoe
And magic lives and we believe
It's in our hearts to STAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lilly’s eyes soon fill up with tears as the fireworks continue shooting off along with the projections showing up on the Small World Façade, and beautiful music playing over the PA system.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!!  THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Mr. Hammond: You’re not gonna believe this, but the King & Queen originally did not want this Fire Works Spectacular.

Lilly: WHAT???!!!

Dillan: I know!!!  This is the Holiday fireworks from Disneyland, but they wanted Holiday Wishes from Walt Disney World.  However, Chris liked this one better for this one touched him, where as the other one not so much.

Mr. Hammond: The King and Queen thought Holiday Wishes was more GRAND, but Chris pushed hard for this one, and he knows you, and thought that you’d like this one better.
However, he did incorporate a good number of pyro-technics from Holiday Wishes to make this show more spectacular, and managed to make it work.

Lilly: OH MY GOSH!!!!!

More tears poured down Lilly’s face as Believe In Holiday Magic continued.

Music:

Remember the caring
A season worth sharing
Believe in the magic in our lives
Just open up your heart
And relive the feeling
Just remember the magic
Yes, remember the magic
One more time!!!!!

Lilly then wrapped her arms around Chris and Chris wrapped his arms around her as the 2 embraced each other during the entire duration of the fireworks spectacular.
However, Lilly had something that she wanted to get off of her for sometime.

Lilly: Chris I……….I’M SOOOOOOOO SORRY!!!!!!

Chris: For what???!!!!!

Lilly: For hurting you!!!!

Chris: WHAT??!!!

Lilly: Last month when it began snowing, and how I mentioned that the holiday season was my most favorite time of year.  You however went cold and became unresponsive.  Rob then told me how painful this time of year was for you, and I just felt so awful for hurting you like that.  I love and care about you more than anything and the last thing I want to do is hurt you.
I mean, you spent the holiday season all alone with no one there with you for 5 LONG YEARS!!!! To top it off since the loss of your mother, you haven't celebrated the holidays at all for 10 EVEN LONGER YEARS!!!!!

Chris: Oh………..

Lilly: I know how you feel!!!  The holidays are painful for me too!!!  I was crying non stop last year because it was the first time I would spend it without my parents.  Thankfully Mr. and Mrs. Hammond were there for me and helped me.
Now I want to be there for you the same way Mr. and Mrs. Hammond were for me.  I cried on their shoulders for days on end because I felt so alone, but now I am not.  And I want you to know that you’re not alone either.  I’M HERE FOR YOU AND I ALWAYS WILL!!!!!  YOU’RE NOT ALONE ANYMORE CHRIS!!!!  I KNOW THE HOLIDAY SEASON STILL HURTS YOU!!!!!  IT STILL HURTS ME AND YET I STILL LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!!
PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A SHOULDER TO CRY ON!!!!!!  I AM ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU SO PLEASE KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU, I ALWAYS HAVE AND I ALWAYS WILL CHRIS!!!!!!  I PROMISE THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!!

Chris: If you want to know why I chose this fireworks, if you listen to the words carefully……………those words were like a wake up call in defining what the holiday season is really about.  It’s about spending time with the ones you love and care about and treasuring every moment with them.
For the first time in 5 years, I can do that again, and more than anything I want to spend the holiday season with the one person I love and care about the most!!!!!
I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART LILLY!!!!!  AND NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE THAT!!!!!  
All I want is to spend the holiday season with you and to treasure every moment we have together.

Tears were pouring down both of their faces as the fireworks spectacular continued.

Lilly: I’m always here for you to cry on whenever you need me.  ALWAYS!!!

Chris: Same here!!!!

Lilly: I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!

Chris: I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!

Soon the fireworks spectacular was coming to its finale and the beautiful lyrics from the song were heard throughout all of Magic Kingdom City.

Music:

Treasure it again (Remember)
It never has to end (Joy of sharing)
Remember the magic in our lives (Remember the magic)
Just open up your heart
Embrace all those feelings
Just remember the meaning (Remember)
Yes, remember the feeling (Remember)
For all time
FOR ALL TIME!!!!!!

Narrator: Cherish the holidays forever, and always BELIEVE!!!!!!

And with that, the finale shot off into the air lighting up the sky in the beautiful holiday colors before very last segment of the snow fall scene began playing over the PA system as snow gently came falling down from the sky.

Chris: Well what do you know??!!!!

Lilly: It’s snowing again!!!

Soon there was a soft blanket of snow on the ground, and everyone began running around and playing in the snow as the music continued playing.
All of the cheerleaders began having snow ball fights, and a lot of kids began making snow angels in the ground.

Music:

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white.



Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!  I HAVEN’T PLAYED IN THE SNOW IN A LONG TIME!!!!!

Chris: NEITHER HAVE I!!!!!!

Lilly: COME ON!!!! LETS PLAY IN THE SNOW!!!!!

Lilly then removes her jacket and scarf, and Chris then lifts up her skirt from the rear revealing everything.
Lilly blushed bright pink for she was shocked and couldn’t believe what Chris had just done.  

Lilly: *BLUSHES BRIGHT PINK* CHRIS YOU PERVERT!!!!  I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU DID THAT!!!

But at the same time she liked it because finally Chris was seeing her as someone who was hot and someone he’d want to play around with rather than playing it too safe.

Chris: Sorry I can’t help it!!!! LOL!!!!

Lilly: On the other hand, I’m happy you did that because I’m glad that I make you excited enough to do that.

Chris: I've actually wanted to do that for the longest time, but never had the guts. LOL!!!

Lilly: *Giggles* You know that I wouldn't mind you doing it at all. Smile We LOVE each other and we're getting married soon after all!!! So please, do that as much as you want. *Giggles*

Chris: Very true and I will.

Chris then flipped up Lilly's cheerleading skirt from the rear again, but this time Lilly was expecting.

Lilly: OH, YOU ASKED FOR IT!!!!

Lilly then jumped on top of Chris, knocked him to the ground, and it wasn’t long before both Chris and Lilly were playing in the snow and having a good time.

Music:

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I’m Dreaming oh…….dreaming…….
Dreaming……………
Ohhhh……..Dreaming……..
Dreaming……………

After much playing around the Chris and Lilly then hold each other tight and look into each others eyes before tears start pouring down their cheeks.

Lilly: I’ve never been so happy in my whole life.

Chris: Neither have I.

Lilly: Thank you for everything!!!

Chris: And thank you………

Lilly: Thank you for asking me to marry you……..

Chris: And thank you for saying yes………….

The 2 then wrap their arms around each other and hold each other tightly as the music gently and beautifully comes to a close.

Music:

Of A White Christmas………..
Ohhhh……..Dreaming……..
Dreaming………………
Of A White Christmas…………
Oh Dreaming……………….

Soon all the lights turned back on and the music gently fades out.
Many people had stopped playing in the snow, but Chris and Lilly continued to hold each other tightly.

Cheerleaders: AAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

Queen: They are so beautiful together!!!!!

King: No regrets in choosing them as our soul heirs.

Mr. Hammond: We are so lucky to know that our beloved Lilly is soon going to be married to someone who really loves her.

Mrs. Hammond: I know!!!!! In all honesty, Lilly getting engaged to Chris is so much better than her being adopted.

Lilly: I Love You So Much Chris!!!!

Chris: I Love You Too Lilly, With All My Heart!!!!

They then shared in an intimate and gentle kiss

Announcement: THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN OUR NIGHT TIME SPECTACULARS AND WE SURE HOPE YOU JOIN US FOR OUR SECOND SHOWINGS OF THE MARCH OF THE TOY SOLDIERS, A CHRISTMAS FANTASY PARADE AND THE MAIN STREET ELECTRICAL PARADE AS THEY MAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH MAGIC KINGDOM CITY FROM TOWN SQUARE!!!!  YOU ALL HAVE A MAGIC NIGHT HERE AT THE MAGIC KINGDOM'S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARTY AND HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!


To Be Continued...............


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Post  Christian_Ryan_Boltar on Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:12 am

Chapter 19

Believe In Holiday Magic

The night of Christmas day came around faster than expected and EVERYONE was in Town Square by the Christmas Tree ready to exchange gifts.  

Ramsley: ATTENTION EVERYONE!!!!!  

Boco: The King and Queen would like to say a few things.

King: Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls!!!!  My wife and I, would like to personally thank Christian Ryan Boltar for bringing the wonderful Holiday Season here to the Magic Kingdom.  
As the next heir to the throne, he took the initiative to visit the 2 Most Magical Places On Earth to see how they celebrate the holiday season.  He then brought their ideas back so we could put on a Holiday Celebration of our own.  And I say in over 200 years the Magic Kingdom has been around, I have never seen it this beautiful, nor have ever seen so many smiling faces.
So many people have put aside their differences and come together to put on this magical celebration, and it's WONDERFUL!!!! 
So, Once again Chris, thank you so very much for bringing the Holiday Season to the Magic Kingdom.  If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t be here today.

Chris: And if I may say, that it was not just me who did this.  It was a team effort.  It was all of us who did it.  
I only brought the ideas, but all of the blue collared employees made it happen by setting up all of our decorations, and getting everything ready in time, and our white collared employees over saw all this and got all the arrangements done so we can have a holiday celebration.
A big Thank you also goes to my friends on the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway!!!  Never have our locomotives been in such mechanically good shape, nor have they ever looked this beautiful before in their lives, and they perform better than almost any other steam engine on the North American Continent.
Also the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway played a HUGE role in getting all of supplies for the holiday parties including the food, presents, Christmas Trees, and colorful lights, here in time so we could have our celebration.
So we owe a HUGE thank you to both the train crews, and our locomotives, Walter number #1, Lilly Belle number #2, Roger number #3, and Roy number #4.  Heck we are possibly one of the LAST places on earth that still uses old steam locomotives for daily revenue freight operations, so the magic can only grow.
Also I’ve been keeping this a surprise, but at the last minute, we wanted to save this special surprise for this moment.

Then an unfamiliar sound of a Buckeye 3-chime Whistle is heard as Ward number #5 comes steaming into Main Street Station with the Holiday IV Green Train Consist and Lilly Belle Parlor car in tow as she blows her whistle and rings her bell.

Chris: I proudly present our brand new fifth locomotive.  We have been looking to get a number #5 engine, and one day during our hunt for Christmas trees, Robert and I found this little engine and Parlor car in a shed.  We saw that she was still in fairly decent shape, and so Juan and his crew from the Mandez Machine Works came here, and set to work on restoring this magnificent little engine and gorgeous VIP parlor car.  
They also built these brand new sightseeing cars known as the Holiday IV Green Consist at their home base in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and now we have a beautiful new train ready to haul passengers during the Holiday season and take some of the Pressure off of the Lilly Belle number #2 and her Millennium II Train.
So for that I would like to give a Special Thank you to the Mandez Machine Works for getting our new train ready in time.  

Juan: It was our pleasure, and an honor to restore this beautiful little engine back to life.  She is practically brand new from the ground up, but due to her small size, the computers used to fire the other 4 engines, don’t fit in this engine, so she has to be fired by hand, and that requires the skill that firemen used to fire steam engines during the old days in the turn of the century.  
She may have electronic ignition and a MAPO safety system like the others, but otherwise she is fired by hand and probably the MOST authentic of all the Baldwin engines here.  She is also the only engine to not come from Mexico, but from a Louisiana Plantation near New Orleans, and to top it off, she was built in 1902!!!!  And that makes her the OLDEST locomotive in the collection!!!!

Chris: And we couldn’t be anymore proud or more thrilled to have such a treasure on our railroad.

Juan: And you have this beautiful 5/8th scale Parlor Car that came from goodness knows where, but we restored from the ground up.  It's now a Parlor car for the King and Queen whenever they get very important guests from other nations, and want to give a tour of the Magic Kingdom, and the railroad offers you vantage points of Magic Kingdom City that you can’t get any other way.

Chris: After much research, and digging into the history, it has been discovered that this was Walter Boltar's private train that he had brought out here prior to the Magic KingdoM Steam Railway's construction!!!  He planned to run the train once construction was complete, but due to his death in 1966, he never got around to running and the little engine and her parlor car were forgotten.  

Juan: Roy built a siding that reached the shed so the engine can be used, and during the refurbishment back in May, only the switch to the siding was replaced.  However the track leading to the shed was forgotten about and no one bothered too look in the old shed the train was in until now due to many over grown trees and bushes.

Chris: we can’t thank Juan and his crew enough for their hard work.
But if there is anyone I want to thank most of all, it goes to this one special person who has always been there for me, and always been there to love and support me no matter what happens.  She has opened my eyes, she has opened my heart, and she has made me see the beauty in the Holiday season.  
I’m sure you all know that after losing both of my parents many years ago, I was a shut in and never celebrated the holiday season during these past 5 years.  But because of her, I was able to relive and believe in the Magic of the holiday season once again.  
This person is the love of my life and I wouldn’t be anywhere if it wasn’t for her.
And that person is my wonderful fiancé, Lillian Natalie Thompson.

Lilly’s eyes just filled with tears after hearing everything.

Chris: I love you with all my heart Lilly, and the reason for these holiday parties was to show you how much you really mean to me.

Everyone: AAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!

Chris: And also the name on the beautiful new parlor car is none other than Lilly Belle and in your honor.

Lilly then broke down in tears as she wrapped her arms around Chris and Chris wrapped his arms around her.

Chris: And when we think of the Holiday season, we think of all this grand decoration, this giant Christmas trees, our beautiful steam trains, the delicious food we eat, all the Christmas lights, snowmen, playing in the snow, letters to Santa, and of course the Christmas presents you see in front of you.
But that’s not what the holidays are about.  They’re about spending time with those you love and care about and treasuring every moment you have with them.
Now if that’s the case, you’re wondering why bring the Holiday parties here in the first place?  
That is simple, it’s so I can spend time with the person I love the most, and treasure every moment I have with her.  But it's not just for me, but for everyone here in Magic Kingdom City.  It’s for all of us to spend time with the ones we love and care about and treasure every moment we have together.
Both Lilly and I lost both of our parents but we still love the holiday season no matter what because even though our parents are gone, we can still make memories of us together, and treasure every moment we have.
I love each and every one of you, and I want us all to spend time together so we can treasure the moments while we still can.
The Holiday Parties were brought here to bring people together and treasure the moments we have with one another.

Queen: WOW!!!  That was very beautiful and Chris is right.  That is what the holiday season is about.  It’s about love, and spending time with the ones you love.
These parties are all a façade but they serve a purpose, and their purpose is for us to spend time with the ones we love and to treasure every moment we have.

King: And for that lets all give Chris and his team a big Thank you for everything.

All of Town Square then bursts out in a huge uproar round of applause for they couldn’t agree anymore on the true meaning of the holiday season.

Chris: And to conclude, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and without further a-due, it’s time to exchange gifts but most importantly, spend more time with the ones we love and treasure every moment with them.

King: WONDERFUL!!!!!  I AM SO VERY PROUD OF THIS YOUNG MAN FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR OUR MAGIC KINGDOM!!!!

Queen: AND NOW YOU’VE HEARD THE MAN, TIME TO DIG IN AND EXCHANGE GIFTS!!!!!!

Everyone then set to work on exchanging gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Hammond waste no time exchanging gifts, all the cheerleaders exchange gifts, the King & Queen Exchange gifts, the Magic Kingdom Steam Railway train crews exchange gifts, Dillan and his girlfriend Cassie exchange gifts and soon it’s finally time for Chris and Lilly to exchange gifts.

Chris: And here is why I missed our date that night 2 weeks ago.  I wanted to make sure you had these otherwise I wouldn’t have forgiven myself.

Lilly: Me too!!!!  I was worried sick about your presents not arriving in time, but you got them, and they arrived just time and for that I am eternally grateful.

Chris then hands Lilly her 2 presents and Lilly hands Chris his 2 presents.

Chris: Merry Christmas Lilly.

Lilly: My Christmas Chris.

The 2 then unwrap their firsts gifts and the 2 couldn’t be more thrilled.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!  IT’S THE ALL STAR CHEERLEADING UNIFORM I’VE ALWAYS WANTED!!!!!!!  THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH CHRIS!!!!!!

Chris: HOLY SOKES!!!!!  I NEEDED A NEW WATCH GIVEN THAT THIS ONE IS OLD AND FALLING APART!!!!!!  AND THIS ONE LOOKS AMAZING!!!!! IT'S JUST LIKE THE ONE MY DAD USED TO HAVE!!!!!  THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH LILLY!!!!

Chris and Lilly then hug each other before opening up their second presents and when they finish opening up their second gifts both Chris and Lilly are completely stunned.

Lilly: OH MY GOD!!!!!!!

Chris: OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!

Lilly couldn’t believe her eyes when she held the beautiful Star Of Luna Sapphire diamond necklace in her hand, while at the same time Chris couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the beautiful painting of a British steam locomotive hauling a passenger train out of a seaside town.  
Both Chris and Lilly’s eyes filled with tears the more they looked at their gifts.

Lilly: THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH CHRIS!!!!

Chris: AND THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH LILLY!!!!

Lilly: I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

Chris: I LOVE YOU TOO, WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!!

Lilly then stopped and realized what Chris had done for her and now she wanted to return the favor.

Lilly: Chris, are you okay?

Chris: What do you mean?

Lilly: You know what I mean, celebrating the holidays for the first time in 10 years?

Chris: Oh, that?..............

Lilly: Chris, it's okay to say yes......... It's so sweet that you did this for not only me but for everyone and put your feelings aside, but I want you to just let go.  I know how you feel............

The tears soon began flowing down Chris's face like before when Chris was looking at the pictures of him with his parents when he was at his computer.

Lilly: I'm here for you Chris, so please don't bottle up your feelings anymore.  I want you to know that I'm here for you, and I want you to know that you have shoulder to cry on.

Chris tried to wipe his tears but it was no use, for they were unstoppable just like before.

Lilly: Chris, it's okay.

Lilly then wrapped her arms around Chris as he cried his eyes out on her shoulder.

Lilly: It's okay Chris.  Cry as much as you need to because I'm here for you now.

At the same time, tears soon came cascading down Lilly's face because she felt the exact same pain.

Lilly: It hurts me as and I also miss my parents too, but you've been without them for MUCH longer, and since you've been drying my tears, it's now time for me to dry yours.

Chris continues to cry as Lilly holds him, wipes his tears, and kisses him.

Lilly: Hearing how you lost both of your parents and spending the holidays alone without them breaks my heart.  You are the sweetest guy, and yet you've been alone for the holidays for 5 LONG YEARS!!!!  It hurts me and brings tears to my eyes!!!!

More tears poured down Chris's face as Lilly continued to hold him and wipe his tears.

Lilly: It's okay Chris.  I am here for you always, and I promise that I will NEVER leave your side.

Queen: The holiday seasons maybe a time for happiness and cheer, but they may also hold sad and painful memories to many, and that cannot be ignored.

Lilly: I love you Chris, and I want you to know that you're not alone anymore.

Chris: And neither are you.

Lilly: And I am so glad to have you in my life Chris.

Chris: I still can't believe you said yes to my marriage proposal.....

Lilly: Why would I say no?  I love you way too much and I can't wait for our wedding........

Chris and Lilly then wrapped their arms around each other once again and held each other tightly.

King & Queen: Those 2 are just so beautiful!!!

Mr. & Mrs. Hammond: We couldn’t agree with you anymore!!!!

Mrs. Hammond: Our little Lilly is in the hands of a fine and wonderful young man.

Mr. Hammond: And we couldn’t be more blessed to have him in our life.

Dillan: I’ll admit it!!!  Chris really is an awesome guy!!!!

Chris and Lilly then pulled away from each other and smiled at one another feeling so happy to know that they always have each other.

Lilly: I am the luckiest girl ever!!!

Chris: And I’m the luckiest guy!!!

Lilly: I’ve never been so happy in my life.

Chris: Neither have I.

Lilly: *Giggles* Now if you excuse me, its time I take off this old and tired cheerleading uniform and put on this new one.

Chris: Go right ahead.

Lilly then went off to a near by bathroom to change while Chris handed the train crew his beautiful painting.

Chris: Please hold onto this and keep it safe until its time for me to go home after the party ends at mid-night.

Big Joe: No problem Christian.

Robert: You can count on us.

Juan: We’ll keep it safe in the Lilly Belle Parlor car.

Lilly soon comes out of the bathroom having changed into her new cheerleading uniform and when Chris sees her he blushes bright red.

Lilly: OKAY!!!!  I’M READY!!!!

Chris: *BLUSHES BRIGHT RED*  You look amazing!!!!!

Lilly: Are you blushing???!!!!!

Chris: WAAAAHHHHHTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!.................

Lilly: *Giggles*  OH MY GOD, YOU ARE SO CUTE!!!!!

Lilly then jumps on Chris, wraps her arms around him and gently kisses him on the lips and Chris gently kisses her back.
Chris then lifts up the back of Lilly’s skirt exposing everything, causing Lilly to blush bright pink and tackle him to the ground.

Lilly: *BLUSHES BRIGHT PINK*  CHRIS YOU PERVERT, YOU ASKED FOR IT!!!!!!

Chris: WAAAAAAHHHHHHTTTT!!!!!!  EASY WITH THE TACKLES LILLY!!!!!

Lilly: NO WAY!!!!!  I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

Lilly happened to have tackled Chris right under the mistletoe.

Chris: Uh-Oh!!!!

Lilly: You know what that means when we’re under the mistletoe???!!!!  *Giggles*

Chris: All too well.

Lilly: *Giggles* No need to be shy Chris…..You know we’re getting married soon.  *Giggles*

Lilly then gently kisses Chris on the lips and Chris gently kisses her on the lips before Lilly kisses Chris all over his neck causing him to get hickeys.

Chris: LOL!!!!  Princess Lilly Belle, that tickles!!!! LOL!!!!!!

Lilly: Oh it does????!!!!! *Giggles* You now got me really excited, so I won't stop!!!! *Giggles*

Then……….

Robert: NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!  GET AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John Goss: ROBERT I’LL GET YOU!!!!!!!!

Big Joe: OH IT’S ON RODRIGUEZ!!!!!!!!!  

Big Joe and John Goss then chase Robert into the Men’s room and back him into a corner.

Robert: NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! GET AWAY!!!!!!!!

John Goss: I’M GONNA GET YOU ROBERT!!!!!  I’M GONNA GETCHA!!!!!!!!

Big Joe: THERE’S THIS ONE GUY WHOSE BEEN PISSING ME OFF SINCE DAY ONE AND THAT GUY’S NAME IS RODRIGUEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert: GET AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Joe: HERE COMES THE TUBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then all of a sudden out of nowhere there is a VERY loud.......................

BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert: OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Joe: HOW TO PLAY THE TUBA, MY TUBA!!!!!!!!!!!!  MY GAS IS WONDERFUL!!!!!!!  DON'T YOU BE INSULTING MY MUSIC WITH THE "HOW TO PLAY THE TUBA" BOOK!!!!!! YOU CAN'T REALLY TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD TUNE FROM A FART EVEN WHEN IT HITS YOU!!!!!!

Then the sound of like that of a monorail horn goes off followed by the sound of that of the whistle off the Titanic.

Chris: WHAT THE???!!!!!  I thought the Monorail was on the other side of Main Street Train Station, and I also thought that the Titanic, Lusitania, and the Britannic sunk decades ago!!!!!!!

Just then everyone comes running out of the bathroom and Chris knows why.

Chris: UH-OH!!!!! AND THE "BUTT BASSOON" AND "PUMBAA TUBA" STRIKE AGAIN!!!!!!

Lilly: *BURSTS OUT LAUGHING* LOL!!!!!!!! FART!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!

John Gos: OH MY GOD!!!!! OH JESUS!!!!!!!!! JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOE????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Big Joe: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert: THANKS JOE!!!!!!!  BECAUSE OF THIS TUBA, I DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE SMELL OF EITHER OF YOU SEWAGE PLANTS!!!!!!!!!!!

John Goss: That's what happens when you give me a cook book on mushrooms for Christmas, but unfortunately you're stuck in Joe's buttocks and CAN'T SMELL A THING!!!!!!

Big Joe: WHY WOULD YOU EAT MUSH THAT WOULD MUSH UP YOUR ROOM??????!!!!!!! THERE IS NOTHING DELICIOUS ABOUT EATING A FUNGUS!!!!!
NOW AGAIN, I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I WASTED A PERFECTLY GOOD MUSICAL INSTRUMENT ON YOU ROBERT!!!!!!

Robert: SERIOUSLY, YOU GUYS ARE SEWAGE PLANTS!!!!!!!  BUT I COULDN'T BE ANYMORE GLAD TO BE WEARING THE TUBA RIGHT NOW!!!!!

Big Joe: DAMN IT RODRIGUEZ!!!!!!

John Goss: HHHHAAAAAAAAAA, HAAAAAAAAAAA, HHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!  WHOOOOOOOOO, HOOOOOOOOOO, HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!  THAT SURE FELT GOOD!!!!!!

Robert: JEEZE!!!!!  YOU GUYS THINK YOUR GAS SMELLS LIKE FLOWERS WHEN THAT IS TRULY NOT THE CASE!!!!!!

Big Joe: ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, SHUT UP YOU!!!!! THAT'S ENOUGH OUT OF YOU!!!!!!

Robert: Chris, didn't you say that the Millennium II does not go to Joe Jackson's Pumbaa Tuba Parking Lot???!!!!

Chris: I did say that, but I almost got my head stuck in the bell of a tuba for saying that JUST LIKE YOU DID NOW!!!!  LOL!!!!

Lilly: *BURSTS OUT LAUGHING*  OH MY GOD!!!!!!  BIG JOE, ROBERT, AND JOHN ARE SOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!!!!  I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT!!!!

Chris: I’m surprised that you’re not grossed out by all the comedy and bathroom humor that goes on.

Lilly: *Giggles*  Hey, it’s normal, so it’s nothing to be ashamed of.  Heck, I fart really bad too as do all the other cheerleaders, ESPECIALLY Chloe, but don't tell her I said that.  LOL!!!!!

Chloe: HEY, I HEARD THAT LILLY!!!!!!!

Lilly: WHOOPS!!!!!

Anna: She's not lying though!!!

Lexi: It's all true!!!!! LOL!!!!

Brittany: All of us do it!!!! LOL!!!!

Haley: And it's hilarious!!!! LOL!!!!!

Annie: We have a little too much fun with it as well!!! LOL!!!!!

Lilly: Besides who wouldn’t think it’s funny???!!!!!!  I love those guys very much, so this doesn’t bother me at all.  
To top it off they’re always A LOT of fun to watch.

Chris: Oh, they’re fun alright!!!! LOL!!!!!

Then...............

Mike: HEY MAN, THIS ISN’T COFFEE!!!!!

Chris: MIKE????!!!!!  Enough with the Long Island Iced Teas!!!!  You know that your bosses Mr. Mandez and Juan hate it when you drink on the job!!!!  Don't get me started with their wives Chrissy and Ciara!!!!  They'd blow a stack if they saw you now.

Aaron: THERE YOU ARE MIKE!!!!!!

Alex: WE KEEP TELLING YOU NOT TO GO WALKING OFF TO A BAR LIKE THAT!!!!!

Mike: Hey man, I can’t help it.  It is the season after all!!!

Aaron: That maybe true, but you don’t want to get in trouble again!!!!

Alex: It’s time to go Mike!!!

Mike: AWWWWWWWWW MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNN!!!!!!!

Lilly: Never a boring moment here!!! *Giggles*

Chris: Got that right!!! And people wonder why the paint keeps coming off in the locomotive cabs!!!  LOL!!!

Lilly: *BURSTS OUT LAUGHING* LOL!!!!! FART!!!! LOL!!!!!

Chris: That's exactly why!!! LOL!!!

Lilly then gives Chris a kiss on the cheek and holds his hand.

Lilly: It’s almost time for us to get to the viewing spot for the night time Spectaculars.

Chris: Good point, so we gotta get moving.  

Chris and Lilly then head over to Main Street Train Station, walk up the staircase, and make their way to the station platform when one of the bakery’s employees offer them the freshly baked cookies and hot chocolate.

Baker: Would you 2 like some freshly baked cookies and hot coco before you board the train?

Chris & Lilly: YES PLEASE!!!!

Lilly: I SURE NEED THESE RIGHT NOW!!!!!

Chris: I can’t believe that you’re not wearing your scarf or jacket, and it’s the night of Christmas day!!!!

Lilly: Hey, I want to enjoy my new uniform, so I don’t want a jacket to obstruct it.  It’s just TOO CUTE!!!!!  

Chris: Okay!!! LOL!!!!

Lilly: It’s okay, I maybe tiny, but I’m still a tough little girl you know!!!!  *Giggles*

Chris: I know, and you look REALLY cute in that.

Lilly: Why thank you!!! *Glggies* :3

Chris and Lilly gently kiss each other on the lips before taking the freshly baked cookies and hot chocolate, and then boarding the beautiful Holiday IV Green Train in the very front of the front car right behind the locomotive.

Lilly: NOW THIS ENGINE IS SOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!

Chris: That she is!!!!!!!  It’s why she was my favorite engine on the Disneyland Railroad in California. ☺️

Lilly: And Lilly Belle is still my baby, but this is a CLOSE second favorite for me!!!

The conductor then gives the all clear.

Conductor: ALL ABOARD!!!!!!

But there is no response........................

Chris: Where is our crew????!!!!!!!!!

Big Joe: DON'T YOU DARE RUN AWAY FROM ME GOSS!!!!!!!!!!!

John Goss: UH-OH!!!!!

Robert: WILL SOMEONE PLEASE HELP GET THIS STUPID THING OFF OF ME???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris: Looks like I Have no choice.  I'm sorry Lilly.

Lilly: Hey, it's okay!!!  Those guys are too busy clowning around and we all need you right now.

Lilly then gave Chris a gentle kiss on the cheek before Chris got off the train and made his way into Ward number #5's cab.

Charlie: Looks like you could use some help there Chris!!!!

Chris: That would be great!!!  Thanks!!!!

Conductor Eric: Let's give this one more try!!! LOL!!!!  ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris: HIGHBALL MK5!!!!!!!

Charlie opens up the firing valve and rings the bell as Chris gives 2 blasts on the whistle, gently bumps the throttle open, and the little number #5 soon gets rolling.

Station Master Edward: HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!!!!!!

Chris & Lilly: HAPPY HOLIDAYS EDWARD!!!!!!

The train steams off into the night as the train makes its way towards the Small World Façade where everyone enjoys the nighttime spectaculars that they love so much.
Shortly after stopping by the Small World Facade Mall area, Chris disembarks the locomotive and joins Lilly in the viewing area as Juan takes over for him.

Juan: I'll take it from here.  You enjoy time with your fiance.

Chris: Thanks Juan!!!!!

Lilly: This has been the most wonderful Christmas ever Chris.

Chris: It may have been a long time since I’ve celebrated the holidays, but I am so glad that I got to spend it with the person I love.

Lilly: Same here!!!!

Chris: The best present I have, is you.  All I ever wanted was to spend holidays with the person I love and care about the most, and show that person just how much I care.  I just had to go to Florida and California to bring back this amazing Holiday festivity so we can share wonderful experiences together.

Lilly: And all I want is right here.  There is nothing more I want than to have you in my life.  As much as I love these holiday parties, this awfully cute new cheerleading uniform, and the beautiful Star Of Luna Necklace, they are nothing compared to my feelings for you.
The way I feel about you will never change Chris, and spending this Holiday season with you was the best thing to ever happen to me; well besides the marriage proposal that is.

Chris: And I’m so glad that I have you in my life, and thanks to you the holiday season is no longer painful.  It’s now happy and wonderful because I have you.

Lilly: OH CHRIS……………..I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

Chris: I LOVE YOU TOO LILLY, WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!!!

When we think of the Holiday season, the first things that come to mind are fancy holiday decorations, the giant Christmas trees, the beautiful steam trains, the delicious feast, the gingerbread houses, snowmen, playing in the snow, and of course Christmas presents.  
Little do we know that all of that is just a façade and not what the holidays are about at all.   It’s not so much about advertising for pretty things, in fact that couldn’t be any farther from the real truth on what the holiday season is about.
The Holiday season is about love, it’s about spending time with those you care about, the feelings deep inside your heart, and treasuring every moment with your loved ones.
And that is what you can see here in the Magic Kingdom.  
Chris and Lilly obviously made the Magic Kingdom a better place, but not because of Christmas décor in the Holiday Parties.  You see how madly in love Chris and Lilly are with one another, and that all they really wanted was to spend time with one another.  But Chris brought the Holiday spirit to Magic Kingdom City because of how much he loved and cared for Lilly, the King and Queen, and all the other people who lived and worked there.  And that is partly how and why the Magic Kingdom became a better place, because of love.
In later years, the holiday parties became a tradition every weekend, but none were as special as the Holiday Party’s VERY first year at the Magic Kingdom when Chris introduced them from Disneyland and Walt Disney World and shared with everyone the True meaning.
Now lets join Chris and Lilly for one last time as they watch the Believe In Holiday Magic Fireworks Spectacular!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAHjbsQZgpE&t=33s

Chris & Lilly: Can you remember
How Christmas makes you feel
That special magic in the air
And all your dreams were real
Can you remember
The smell of ginger bread
Candy canes and sugar plums
That dance inside your head

Everyone: Remember when the twinkling stars at night
Told you reindeer were in flight
And jolly Santa Claus was on his way
The warmth of candle glow
A kiss of mistletoe
And magic lives and we believe
It's in our hearts to STAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Music:

Remember the caring
A season worth sharing
Believe in the magic in our lives

Everyone: Just open up your heart
And relive the feeling
Just remember the magic
Yes, remember the magic
One more time!!!!!

Chris: There is no one else who I’d rather spend the holiday season other than you Princess.

Lilly: Me too!!!  You are the love of my life, my prince charming, my night in shining armor, and the best thing to ever happen to me.

Chris: You really are God’s answer to my prayers, my little princess who mended my broken heart, and my cheerleader whose always been there for me whenever I needed encouragement.

Lilly: You really know how to make a girl fall hard for you Chris.

Chris: I’ll never forget this.

Lilly: Neither will I.

Chris: As long as I have you in my life, there is nothing else I will ever want or need.

Lilly: There is one thing though?

Chris: And what is that?

Lilly: WHY IS IT TAKING WAY TOO LONG???!!!!!!  I WANT OUR WEDDING DAY TO BE HERE ALREADY!!!!

Chris: YOU TOOK THE WORDS OUT OF MY MOUTH!!!! LOL!!!!

Lilly: I LOVE YOU SO MUCH CHRIS!!!!

Chris: I LOVE YOU TOO LILLY, WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!!

Everyone: Treasure it again

Chris & Lilly: Remember

Everyone: It never has to end

King & Queen: Joy of sharing

Everyone: Remember the magic in our lives

Mr. & Mrs Hammond: Remember the magic

Everyone: Just open up your heart
Embrace all those feelings
Just remember the meaning

Train Crew: Remember

Everyone: Yes, remember the feeling

Cheerleaders: Remember

Everyone: For all time
FOR ALL TIME!!!!!!

Walter number #1 then gives 2 blasts on her whistle and steams off into the night as the finale to Believe In Holiday Magic Goes off behind her while engineer Rob and fireman Dougie give everyone a wave good night.

Rob & Dougie: So no matter who you are or what you celebrate, HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!! Smile

Chris & Lilly: Cherish the holidays forever, and always BELIEVE!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le6RCSyGw1M


THE END!!! Smile

The main story continues on in Dreams Do Come True: A Cinderella Story, Act 3. Smile

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