Shelton resident, 99, goes on a ‘trip’ to Disney World

Ninety-nine year-old Shelton resident Dorothy Cotton had always wanted to go to Walt Disney World and never had the chance to visit the theme parks with her family.

Her wish became part of the “Journey of Dreams” program and the team at Crosby Commons assisted living community set to work making her dream come true.

On May 8, Crosby Commons hosted “Disney Day” in honor of Cotton, bringing the world of Walt Disney to the comfort of her home.

 

Trivia, music, dance, character photos

Dorothy Cotton with Mickey Mouse at Crosby Commons in Shelton.

Dorothy Cotton with Mickey Mouse at Crosby Commons in Shelton.

The day was filled with Disney-themed festivities, including a Disney parks travelogue, Disney trivia, a 3D roller coaster ride, Disney music by John Redgate, photos with Disney characters, and a “Dance into Disney” performance by the Rita Tottenham School of Dance.

Staff and residents joined in on the fun, wearing “Mickey Mouse” ears and dressing up for the occasion.

Cotton posed for a photo with “Mickey Mouse” after being crowned as a Disney princess and presented with a commemorative Walt Disney book, mug, and of course, a magic wand.

 

 

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