Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Sep 18, 2014
    Michelle from CA 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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    My dad is taking us to WDW from our home in CA in just under a month. Our mama passed away a month and a half ago and she had wanted us to go back to WDW. Is there any way I can make this trip special for my dad in memory of my mama? Memory bricks, etc?

    Hello Michelle,

    My deepest sympathy to you and your father on the loss of your mama and I am truly touched by her request for your family to venture back to Walt Disney World. I can only think she wants to see smiles back on your faces and hopes you all will remember her in the many happy moments she had with her family, whom she obviously loved dearly. 

    While the Walk Around the World Bricks, found in front of Magic Kingdom park, were discontinued in early 2000 and Epcot's, Leave a Legacy, lasted from 1999 until 2007, please do not let this discourage you. I do have an idea, which may be a wonderful moment to celebrate your mom's life and her passing.

    I recommend visiting Magic Kingdom park and on Main Street U.S.A., in front of Cinderella Castle, with a picture of your mother, a single balloon and the help of a Disney PhotoPass Photographer, I think you should do a single balloon release and have it photographed. While this can not be pre-planned I feel confident in saying any Disney PhotoPass Photographer would be privileged to do this for you and your family. A series of pictures can capture this special moment: one, with the family, your mom's picture and the balloon; a couple showing the release of the balloon and finally the family holding her photo after the balloon has been released. You and your family will forever have a wonderful small pictorial and will always remember the moment, you honored your mother at Walt Disney World. 

    If I can be of any further pixie dusted assistance feel free to ask and much love and prayers to you and your family.

    Amy M*o*
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

I am a Dreamer who has always believed dreams are meant to be the path to your future. Walt Disney, I believe, felt the same way, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Disney has always been proof that endless imagination and the passion to make them come to fruition is possible. I will never be to old for Disney, it is home to all of us Dreamers. 

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