Look! It’s Cinderella! In Our Neighborhood!

If you’re like our family, then chances are you’ve been having some serious Disney withdrawals. Sure, we’ve been getting our Disney + fix whenever possible and thank goodness for that but I miss the Disney Parks. The attractions, the food, the fireworks, the shows, the characters…all of it.

So imagine my surprise when I, like so many of you right now, was sitting in my house homeschooling and looked outside and saw Cinderella. Cinderella in a horse-drawn carriage in front of our house. I nearly broke my neck trying to run outside with my two young daughters squealing, “Look! Look! Look! It’s Cinderella, CINDERELLLLLA!”

I grabbed my phone and this was the only video I could capture because all of a sudden, I turned into a five-year-old little girl. She waved and told us to have a magical day and then just like a little bibbidi bobbidi boo, she was off. Then the strangest thing happened, I did the full-on Oprah ugly cry. I don’t know if it was the over-whelming surprise Disney magic, being trapped inside the house for over a month now, homeschooling or all of the above, but I full-on cried. My daughters are fourteen and seven and of course, the teenager thought it was the funniest thing that Mommy was crying but she gave me a hug and said, “Awwww Momma, I love you.”

Turns out that this sweet place in our city of Winter Garden, Florida called Soul Haven Ranch (located about 30 mins from Walt Disney World) did this as a sweet gesture for their neighbors. Soul Haven Ranch is a horse farm that specializes in horse therapy, miniature horses, birthday parties, carriage rides and even a Victorian guest home Airbnb.

In this time that has felt so heavy, this was a much-needed Disney break that was appreciated by not only our family but the many others who got to experience this Disney magic moment!



Cindy Simmons

Born and raised a California girl, Cindy spent eight years at KIIS-FM-Los Angeles (Ryan Seacrest’s station) hanging with celebrities and working on a syndicated show live from Disneyland California. She then continued her radio career in Atlanta for 12 years where she not only performed on her show with Lionel Richie and MC Hammer but was the driving force behind introducing the country duo Big & Rich! She was most recently on the air in Orlando at Z88.3 Currently, you can find Cindy spreading JOY hosting her own weekly Facebook Live show, Coffee Convo Wednesday and living on social media while hanging out at Walt Disney World. Cindy is a wife and a mom of two little girls. Cindy and her family love to travel together and do crazy fun Christmas cards every year. In fact, their 2018 as well as their 2019 cards, were featured on Good Morning America.com and ABC News.com! Cindy spent most of her childhood with her family at Disneyland Resort in California and as an adult, can count Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris (twice), Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii and five magical Disney cruises in her family’s Disney repertoire! You can reach Cindy via email at cindy@cindysimmons.com.

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