Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 26, 2009
    Nancy from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This is our family's 2nd year in a row going to WDW. My daughter is 8. Last year she was not "enchanted" by anything, she just wanted to go on thrill rides. Any ideas to get her into the magic a little more?

    Hi, Nancy!   I think one of the great things about a Disney Vacation is everyone finds magic in a different way.   Some enjoy meeting the characters, some love all the dining choices, some guests take in all the behind-the-scenes with Disney tours, and for your daughter, she goes for the ATTRACTIONS!   

    My daughter who is 9 has been to Disney quite often, and every trip is different.   One trip she wants to meet every princess and the next trip I can't get her off Rock 'n' Rollercoaster!   For me, I just want her to enjoy herself and I love to see the magic through her eyes.

    If there are specific things you want your daughter to see that you feel are more magical, maybe try planning a scavenger hunt.   Things she can look for:   Hidden Mickeys, 3 different princesses, 2 characters from a Pixar movie, the ferris wheel on "it's a small world,"  Dory on "The Seas with Nemo and Friends"  or whatever you come up with!  You can get some ideas on what to add to your list by clicking on list of attractions HERE.

    Enjoy your vacation with your 8 year old princess, and just have FUN!
thumbnail image for Cathy

Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

Learn More About Cathy

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.