My sister worked at the Magic Kingdom for a few weeks one Christmas, and is now privy to a wealth of Disney secrets. One of my favorites is to always focus the guests' attention on the castle.
Woman have her heel caught in the tracks in the path of oncoming parade? Look at the castle!
I dropped out of the marathon shortly after running by the castle, and there was something magic about it. My knees stopped hurting, I smiled, and ran a little faster. Then stopped.
My dad, sis and husband all finished and did great. More details to follow. All in all, a great, magical day.