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  • On Jan 7, 2021
    Collette from MD Asked

    Hi Bob, I also have 4 kids this will be their first trip/a ten year anniversary and a lot of money for our family in June. If still required to wear masks by then , are we allowed to pull them down and take quick pictures by the with our own camera?

    Hi, Collette!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney and contacting me with your Disney vacation questions. My wife and I have been taking our four kids to Walt Disney World since the youngest was 6-months-old. I love helping Guests plan for special celebrations like first trips and anniversaries, and there's no better place to celebrate than Walt Disney World Resort!

    Be sure to pick up complimentary "1st Visit" buttons for the kids to wear and "Happily Ever After" buttons for you and your spouse. Stop by any Guest Relations location or the Front Desk of your Disney Resort Hotel to pick them up. Our family likes to get these celebration buttons each trip for any occasion we're celebrating. It lets Cast Members and Guests alike know you have something special to celebrate and who doesn't enjoy having others wish them a "Happy 1st Visit" or ask, "what are you celebrating?" Our kids loved having people acknowledge their first visits. It made them feel extra special and those big smiles are mental snapshots I treasure.

    Since this will be your children's first visit, here are a few tips...

    1) I love asking my kids what attractions they do not want to miss. Pull up disneyworld.com or the Disney Parks Blog and read about the attractions or even watch a video preview. Our family enjoys making a list of everyone's picks and then we plan out our park days with everyone's "must-do" in mind.

    2) Remember that you're on vacation. While there is so much to see and do at Walt Disney World, this is a time to have fun! Make sure you plan some downtime between attractions to enjoy the magic found throughout the parks. Disney's attention to detail can make something as simple as eating a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar while watching Dumbo fly in Fantasyland become a fun family tradition. One of ours is actually having soft-serve ice cream at Sunshine Tree Terrace in Adventureland. I LOVE the Citrus Swirl!

    3) Make dining reservations in advance, especially for your family of six. We made dinner reservations for our trip last August and it gave us peace of mind when we were tired at the end of the day and ready to eat.

    4) Bring water and snacks with you to the parks. We know kids can get hungry, so keep some easy (and favorite) snacks on hand to have when you're taking a break. Staying hydrated is also a must since Florida is quite hot in the summer.

    5) Pack 2-3 masks for the parks so that you can swap them out during the day and wash the ones you wear at night. Starting the day in a fresh mask will keep everyone smiling underneath.

    For photos, you will have to wear face coverings. Currently, face coverings are required for all Guests ages 2 and up. Guests are asked to bring their own face coverings and wear them at all times. You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but Disney still reminds Guests to be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing. A full list of enhanced health and safety measures can be found here. We wore face coverings in all our family photos at the parks and they still turned out great. I even printed several and we have them in our living room—a reminder of this different, but equally fun Disney vacation.

    Please let me know if I can help you with any other questions before your magical vacation. I'm excited you and your family will be traveling to Walt Disney World this summer.

    Have a magical day!
    Bob

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Meet the Panelist: Bob, North Carolina

Hey there, hi there, ho there! You're as welcome as can be! I'm Bob and I'm a husband and father of four who loves the magic of Disney. Like Mickey Mouse, I consider myself to be a friend to everyone. My family enjoys visiting Walt Disney World Resort or one of Disney's Beach Resorts annually. Helping others experience the magic of Disney is something I thoroughly enjoy. Learn More About Bob

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