Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 28, 2008
    Jennifer from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Have to abbrev. Bear w me. 3 adults, 2 kids, coming in aug. adult and one kid w diabetes. Can we bring food and water in a backpack? 2nd child has bday, will be 11. Suggestions? Last, a 25 yr old lost mother last yr, this is her 1st trip. Anything special?

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    Here are the answers to your questions:

    1. Yes, you can bring food and water into the parks. You can't bring large hard-sided coolers or coolers on wheels, but if you can easily carry the food in a backpack, then you're fine.

    2. Check out this post, which is a discussion I had with my 11 year old daughter about her favorite things at WDW. Perhaps this will give you some birthday ideas. Also check here for other birthday tips.

    3. I'm so sorry for your loss. Perhaps you could plan some activity in remembrance of the lost family member. If she liked music, then see a concert at the House of Blues, or if she loved Italian food, plan a meal at Tutto Italia and toast to her memory. Disney Mom Laura had some nice thoughts for a family in a similar situation here.

    I hope you all have a magical and memorable trip.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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