• On Dec 1, 2015
    Courtney from FL 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.

    Bringing my kiddos in March/April. What is the best way to get them noticed by the characters and staff? This is a surprise family trip. Mom,Dad,Grandma and the kids. Also Grandmas first visit in 28 years. I really want this to be MAGICAL for them. Thanks!

    Hi Courtney and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!
    Traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort with a grandparent is the best idea EVER! We toured the parks with our grandson this last summer and it was a dream come true.

    In my experience, most Cast Members and Characters treat all Guests like special guests and you can expect plenty of natural interaction. If the kids are dressed like princesses or princes, expect at least a few bows and  the random curtsy to the young royals. Also, if you are celebrating anything at all, pick up an "I'm Celebrating!" button from guest services. These usually catch Cast Members eyes. Another option to consider is a Character Dining Experience. Not only will you enjoy some delicious food, some of your favorite Characters stop by your table for hugs, autographs and pictures.

    You can see some of my best tips for traveling with multiple generations when you view the attached video.  I hope this helps with your planning.

    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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