Payton and Parker had always wanted to go to Disney World and Universal Studios as they had never been before. Kids Wish Network granted their wish by flying the siblings and their parents from Arkansas to Florida for a six day wish trip to Disney World and Universal Studios. Payton and Parker were especially excited for their wish as the wish dates coincided with their dads’ military schedule enabling them to spend the wish trip with their father.
Payton and Parker are siblings that each deal with a life-threatening illness. Payton suffers from an autoimmune disease while Parker suffers from bronchiolitis obliterans. Parker was diagnosed when he was seven years old. Parkers’ condition has left him with about 40% lung function and he must use an oxygen tank to assist in his breathing. Because of his condition Parker is unable to participate in any of the sports he used to love to play.
Payton and Parker’s wish started when their plane landed in Orlando and they arrived at the Westgate Lake Estates. After winding down from their flight Payton and Parker went on the I-Drive 360 Combo Tour where they enjoyed looking at the whacky oddities of Madame Tussauds wax museum, went on the magnificent Orlando Eye, and went on an aquatic adventure at the SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium.
The next day Payton and Parker headed to Disney World for their first day of magical Disney adventures. The siblings had a wonderful time at the parks on their first day and were able to go to an of the parks as many times as they wanted with their park hopper pass. After their exciting day Payton and Parker were treated to a delicious dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse.
After their incredible first day at Disney Payton and Parker went back to the Disney World parks to explore everything they had missed on the first day and continue their magical adventure. After their second exciting day at Disney they were treated to a savory dinner at Outback Steakhouse.
On the last day of their wish trip Payton and Parker went to Universal Studios. It was their first time going to Universal and they were incredibly excited. Payton and Parker had an incredible time at Universal Studios. After their wonderful day Payton and Parker had one last family meal with their father at Texas Roadhouse before heading back home the next day.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Payton and Parker’s dreams become a reality:
- Merlin’s Magic Wand
- Westgate Lake Resort
- Texas Roadhouse
- Outback Steakhouse
- Longhorn Steakhouse