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Girl who favors Alabama over Disney gets keys to Mobile

Posted at 12:05 PM, Dec 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-27 12:06:17-05

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WTVR) -- Things did not go exactly as expected when a mom and dad sprung a surprise trip to Disney World on their little girl.

The cell phone video of 3-year-old Mary Carlisle Williams’ reaction has gone viral and made her a national star.

"We're going to Disney World," the girl’s excited mother exclaims.

Once the reality of the news sets in, Mary starts crying. That’s because she wants to go to Mobile, Alabama – and not Disney World -- since that's where her grandparents live.

After the video went viral earlier this month, city officials in Mobile decided to make Mary an official ambassador.

In fact, the mayor presented her with a key to the city and a year-long pass to the Mobile Museum of Art on Monday.

In case you were  wondering, Mary's mom said the family did make it to Disney World and had a blast, despite the child’s initial reaction.