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Up early, in line at the Magic Kingdom, a Chapel Hill family of four enters a vacation nightmare episode of The Twilight Zone.

"Oops," whispers the cashier at the ticket kiosk. She has just charged the family $25 million dollar's worth of admission to Disneyworld on their Visa card. Supervisors appear, pulling our travelers aside. There seems to be some kind of problem in getting the $25 million back in its right place.

For two hours, visitors stream past our debited family. But the Mouse makes good, folks. Layers of customer service liaison staff arrive bearing gifts. The money is finally credited back. Not only that, but the family gets a cherished "Hacunna Matata" pass (go the head of any line, any time) and a two-year family pass to any Disney resort, hotel, theme park or parking lot in the world.

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