• On Feb 9, 2017
    Rebecca from MA 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 down in June. During our stay we will be honoring our daughter who passed away 5 years ago. We always try to do something special on her angel anniversary. Our surviving children will be 14 and 12 when we go. What suggestions do you have?

    Greetings Rebecca!

    While I'm thrilled you are planning your summer vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm also sorry to hear about your dear little one's angel anniversary. It's wonderful that you are looking for a special way to remember her during your visit. 

    There are a few things I can think of that may be a nice tribute to your little princess. First, you could take a photo in a special place or with her favorite character. Cinderella's Wishing Well, between Cinderella Castle and Tomorrowland offers a beautiful area and back drop. Your family could also make a special wish or prayer into the well. 

    Another bit of a hidden gem in Magic Kingdom Park, is the Wish Book found in the Pinocchio Village Haus. Perhaps your wishes would find their way to your daughter on the way up to the stars. Shortly after my Grandpa passed away, I visited Walt Disney World Resort for my college graduation and wrote, " I wish my Grandpa could see me today." It helped to know he might have been watching with a little extra Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust.

    Last, when we were last there, near Soarin' in The Land Pavilion, there was a small shop selling tree seedlings. You could purchase one of those to take home with you to plant somewhere special. 

    I've also seen fellow panelists recommend donating in the loved ones name to Give Kids the World - where children with life-threatening diseases are given storybook vacations, releasing a balloon, or even enjoying a special meal. Honestly, celebrating her together is the special moment all on it's own.

    Please let us know if there is anything else we may assist you with.

    Magical Wishes, 


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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