Kids & Family

Dad Takes His Daughter To Disney Without Leaving Home

Wait until you see the video of the virtual "ride" he set up in their home. Super cute! It'll make you smile.

Being cooped up in the house with children -- and working from home too -- has been challenging for many families during the coronavirus pandemic. A dad from North Huntingdon, PA, east of Pittsburgh, had a brainstorm for how to entertain his little girl while giving her a taste of where he hopes to take her in person some day.

Jesus Torres' wife Elizabeth was at an ultrasound appointment (they're expecting a second little girl). He couldn't go with her to the hospital because of coronavirus rules, so he was at home and in charge of 18-month old Isla.

Isla's dad says she's "full of energy" so coming up with this idea to keep her entertained was genius!Jesus Torres

While Jesus says he and Isla dance a lot, read and play with toys, on this day he wanted to come up with something more elaborate. Since the Torres have talked about how they can't wait to take their children to Disney World, Jesus decided to bring a little Disney to Isla. Check it out:

Isla's "Small World" was decorated with her stuffed animals as stand ins for Disney characters, and a cardbord box served as the car. She didn't seem to mind that it wasn't a real Disney ride if her smiling and clapping along is any indication. "She wanted to stay and ride it again and again," said Jesus. "After seeing her reaction I could not wait to come up with other idea, but even more importantly I could not wait for her to go to Disney in the future."

Jesus, Isla and Elizabeth Torres

This dad's advice for other families struggling with ways to keep little ones entertained during this time? "Isla is full of energy and my wife and I are working from home. It has been tough at times but we find ways to work together as a team to make sure that she is happy and entertained."

"I recommend families to stay positive and enjoy family time. Be creative and think of ways to stay active from home."

We also bet this family will look back on the great memories they made during this time, memories they can build on when they finally get to take that trip to Disney with Isla and their new daughter!

How can you start something good?

This dad's example goes to show that you don't need anything fancy to bring joy and fun to your home. Sometimes a cardboard box and your undivided attention is plenty!

Spend a little extra time today with your kids doing whatever makes you happy and we bet you'll build memories that will last long after the coronavirus restrictions are over.

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