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  • On Oct 20, 2015
    Emily from TX 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.

    Hi! My family is taking a trip in early 2016 to celebrate my daughter completing chemotherapy- I heard families can be selected for special events like opening the parades when they are celebrating something special. How do you get selected for this?

    Hi, Emily!  What an absolutely phenomenal reason to celebrate!  I hope your daughter continues to get stronger with each passing day.

    The selection for families for things like Family of the Day is completely random.  There isn't really a rhyme or reason.  However, a big part of being selected is getting noticed by the cast member doing the selecting.  If I were you, I would deck out in matching or complementing shirts, get a button for your daughter that says she's celebrating, and be at the turnstiles as early as you possibly can before rope drop (the time the park officially opens in the morning).  The early bird definitely gets the worm in this case.

    I hope things work out so that your daughter gets this special pixie dust sprinkled her way.  My fingers are crossed for all of you, and I hope the trip is one you will always remember.
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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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