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  • On Jul 16, 2009
    Carrie from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are coming to Disney in just a few short days and I am looking for some advice on the visit. I have four kids, ages 6, 4, 3, and 9 months, and I want to make the visit meaningful for all. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!

    Hi, Carrie!  Your trip will be incredibly meaningful just by virtue of the fact that you are taking all of your children to the most magical place on earth, and you will all be together!  How awesome is that?

    I would say the best way to make the trip memorable on top if it being meaningful is to create memories.  As a mom, I know that most of the pictures you have are ones you've taken.  I sometimes look back on family vacations and wonder where the heck I was, and I realize I'm the one taking the pictures!  Let the Disney photographers take pictures of all of you together, and get the Photo Pass card.  This allows you to be on the same side of the camera as your children, and when you all look back on what a great vacation it was, you'll have photos of all of you together.

    Let each child plan a special something - a meal, a whole day (if you have enough days to go around), a dinner show.  Get matching Mouse ears for everyone to wear, or take the kids to the Downtown Disney market place and let them each create their own Mouse ears on the first day, and wear them the whole vacation.  Disney mom Kay has a wonderful collection of hats that her family wears when they visit the parks, and everyone gets into the spirit of things with their matching hats.

    Marvel at the parades, be amazed by the fireworks, have fun with the characters, but just spending a vacation together is a wonderful, meaningful thing.  Take full advantage of having all the kids around you.  As a mom to an 18 year old, it goes by oh so quickly!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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