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Jake and the Neverland Pirates

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August 10, 2012 at 08:08 PM EDT

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The folks at HGTV’s My Yard Goes Disney are all about the big gestures. It is a sort of Pimp My Ride for backyard makeovers, as families draw from their favorite Disney moment or memories to remodel their yard in themes that suit them. But for the first time ever, an actual Disney character shows up to surprise the kids as they explore and take in the transformation.

Jake from Disney Junior’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates is the main object of affection for 4-year-old Grayden Galloway, who, with his 6-year-old sister Harlie, got his dream backyard. And then he almost lost the ability to speak when Jake showed up.  ”It’s like Jake just jumped out of the TV,” said Grayden, who also got his own pirate ship in the backyard complete with hidden treasures.

Click after the jump to see a teaser for the episode airing Sunday, Aug. 12.

This is exactly the sort of thing that would have made my daughter green with envy a few years ago if you subbed in Ariel, the Little Mermaid.

What cartoon/TV/movie character would your kid get speechless over meeting?

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