• On Nov 24, 2018
    Adriana from NC 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 daughter really enjoyed a video that showed some facts, like at MK how there are some tributes to old rides near Ariel's grotto. Can you recommend a book filled with facts about the park that will not "ruin" the magic? thanks!

    Hi Adriana,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love that your daughter is interested in learning more about the Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts! I am always thrilled to greet a fellow North Carolinian.

    To start, I actually suggest a book about Walt Disney called Walt Disney: 84 Fascinating Facts for Kids about Walt Disney by Colin Mitchell. My girls have loved getting to know more about the man who dreamed of the parks and resorts. As a former high school history teacher, I like to cultivate children's knowledge of history whenever I can!

    Second, I suggest 365 Walt Disney World Facts: One for Every Day of the Year by Chadwick Miller. Although I do not believe this book will completely ruin the magic, I do suggest that you review it prior to sharing it with her so that you can determine what, if anything might be too much information.

    Finally, if you want a more interactive book, try Birnbaum's 2018 or 2019 Walt Disney World for Kids Guide. I love the kid-friendly language in this guide. To me, this one also helps my girls think about helping to plan the trip.

    Adriana, my girls have taken photos on our trips and written in their journals. Daily journal writing helps them remember the details of the trip when they return to school. They have often written about our vacations when asked to write about favorite memories or experiences!

    I am sending pixie dust your way as you plan!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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