Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jun 28, 2015
    Tova from NY 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.

    My daughter and I are extremely excited about our fourth visit to Disney in August. What we're more excited about is that I complete my last round of chemotherapy the Friday before we arrive. Any ideas how we can make this visit even better?

    Hi Tova! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  Your question made my heart soar!

    Just when I think that celebrating a vacation at my happy place couldn’t get better, completing your last round of chemotherapy right before you arrive makes this trip even more spectacular! As an oncology nurse by day, and from all of us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel we want to be the first to congratulate you! Going through a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and then beginning a "new life" of sorts is nothing short of amazing!

    First I would stop at a guest services location and pick up an “I’m Celebrating” pin. Next I would grab a pair of Mickey Ears and have them embroidered with “Survivor” in the color that represents your type of cancer. Wear them with pride!

    I would also reserve a special place to have a celebratory dinner. My top pick would be ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Villiage Resort, but I would also look into California Grill, or Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot. Celebrate with a beverage and make sure to order dessert!

    Make sure to take time out for some rest and relaxation. Maybe a pedicure or massage at Senses - A Disney Spa at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort is just the bit of pampering you need.

    My final recommendation is something that money can’t buy, and that is just soaking all of the magic in. Hug your daughter tight during Wishes nighttime spectacular, become Princess Tova while riding the Prince Charming Regal Carousel, snap that coveted picture with Mickey Mouse, and just become a kid again. Remember that feeling of being on top of the world because friend in my opinion, that is exactly where you are!

    Sending you love and hugs! Have the most magical time!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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