Parks in the Parks
A STAR IN HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS PART 3
Callie and Landon Parks were spending a day at Hollywood Studios with their cousin Sadie. Sadie was supposed to sing a solo tonight, but right now she could hardly speak.
“Sadie, what did Elsa say to you?” Callie asked. The kids met the Queen of Arendelle backstage after the Frozen Sing- Along. Elsa had given Sadie something shiny and whispered something in her ear.
Sadie just smiled. “Tell ya later,” she said with a froggy voice. “What’s next?”
“Toy Story Mania,” Landon said. “Bet you can’t beat my score, Sadie!”
The group made their way across the park and hopped into the Toy Story Midway Mania cars. The ride moved through different carnival games. Using pull strings, riders could earn points.
Landon was always great at this game. He was fast and had good aim.
This time Landon rode next to Sadie. Sadie was pulling the string like crazy and looked so happy as she got more and more points. But Landon aimed for the low scores and pulled slower than usual.
“So what did you guys get?” Callie asked at the end.
“I beat him!” Sadie croaked.
Landon smiled. “It’s true. I just got 185,000. Great job, Sadie!”
They walked out and Callie grabbed her twin’s arm. Sadie skipped ahead. “Landon, you always get WAY more points than that,” she whispered.
“I know. Sadie’s sad about her voice, and I just wanted her to be happy,” Landon shrugged.
“That’s really cool,” Callie said. “I know you like to win, but you shared that happiness with her. Really cool.”
“You would’ve done it too,” Landon said. “We both love Sadie.” It was true, of course.
Later that night it was time for Sadie’s big show. In front of the Chinese Theater, her singing group lined up on stage. They planned to sing Disney songs along with the
Callie and Landon watched from the front row. The music began softly. The singers were very talented. Soon the fireworks blasted, and the songs g ot louder.
“This is it! Sadie’s song!” Callie shouted. She recognized the melody from Let It Go. “Sadie must be so nervous!”
But Sadie seemed confident as she stepped to the front of the stage.
Just when Callie and Landon thought she was about to lift the microphone to her mouth, suddenly she turned the microphone to the crowd! Sadie was turning the performance into a sing- along!
“Let it go! Let it go!” Sadie’s singing group sang. “Let it go! Let it go!” the crowd sang along. Sadie held the microphone in front of her cousins. “Let it go! Let it go!” Callie and Landon sang into it.
When the show ended, Callie and Landon rushed up to Sadie.
“That was awesome!” they said.
“Yes, it was!” said a voice behind them. They turned around. Elsa!
Sadie held out a crystal heart with the word LOVE inside it. “Elsa gave this to me earlier. She said that love fixed Arendelle and love could fix my solo too,” she said.
“Love means sharing,” Elsa said. “And tonight your shared your solo - with everyone! And it made the show better than ever. Well done!” She gave Sadie a hug, then vanished again with a swoosh of her cape.
Sadie smiled at her cousins. “What a day!” she said. Her voice was crystal clear.
“Hey, your voice is back!” Landon said. He looked at Callie. Maybe there was more magic in Elsa than they realized.
The cousins hugged and jumped up and down. Or maybe, the real magic was just…. love.