DisneyWorld may be the happiest place on earth, but it’s also expensive. With tickets costing more than $100 per person, many parents simply can’t afford to fulfill their kid’s dream of hugging costumed characters. But one dad did not let financial constraints keep his daughter from experiencing the magic of The Magic Kingdom. So, instead of taking his daughter to DisneyWorld, Victor Peoro brought the park to her by creating a DIY roller coaster experience in the comfort of their own home.
‘My daughter wanted to go to Disneyworld, but since it’s too expensive we did the next best thing,’ Peoro said. To this creative and loving dad, the next best thing meant simulating the rides by holding his daughter in a storage box in front of their TV, which would then play POV versions of popular rides. Peoro made sure to drop and rise at the appropriate times so that each shake and movement perfectly synced up with the video his daughter was watching. So it was a pretty good full-body workout, too.
The video makes it pretty clear that Peoro’s daughter loved his “inside the box” idea, as she’s beaming the entire time and looks every bit as happy as a kid should on their first trip to DisneyWorld. But while this video is unquestionably awesome, the family is still hoping they can get to the real DisneyWorld at some point. That’s why they’ve set up a GoFundMe page to support their trip, and have already raised more than $1,000, which is a third of their goal. If they do get to go, let’s hope Peoro’s daughter has a fantastic experience — and doesn’t get too bummed when she’s not allowed on the real-life versions of the coasters her dad showed on screen. Because one of the best parts of her dad’s version is that there are no height restrictions.