• On Jul 30, 2019
    Marcia from ON 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.

    We are bringing our kids to Disney World in 2 weeks and celebrating our Gotcha Day (adoption placement). We have been a family for 8 years! How can I let our resort know about our special celebration? Our kids struggle and need a great celebration.

    Hi Marcia, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question, my fellow Canadian! 

    My goddaughter is adopted so I completely understand why Gotcha Day is such a big deal. The first thing that I would do is, when you check in and pick up your MagicBands at your Disney Resort Hotel, ask the Cast Member who will be assisting you to give you some Celebration buttons. You can also pick them up at Guest Relations at any Theme Park or Disney Springs. Make sure you wear them proudly as you tour Walt Disney World Resort, and mention that you’re celebrating when you check in for any Disney dining experience… you never know what kind of Magic your buttons may allow you to experience. 

    Another great way to surprise your kids would be with a special in-room celebration from Disney Floral & Gifts. There are lots of “Celebrations” gift packages that could definitely be a lovely treat for your family. 

    Finally, budget permitting, one of my favourite ways to end a perfect day at Magic Kingdom Park is with a Fireworks Dessert Party with Garden Plaza Viewing. Sweet treats and a sweet view of Happily Ever After make for a truly memorable night, so I would highly recommend seeing whether there is any last-minute availability during your vacation in two weeks. 

    I sincerely hope that your upcoming vacation is wonderful, and that it really helps you and your family forget any recent struggles you may have had. Walt Disney World Resort is a truly wonderful place for that, and I hope your holidays bring you much peace and joy. Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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