• On Mar 29, 2010
    Tamula from TX 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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    This will be my first trip with a 1 year old and 6 year old. My 6 year old is still uncomfortable with costume characters but love the princesses castles. How can I create a 5 day pass vacation enjoyable?

    Hi Tamula,

    Welcome to the Moms Panel!  It is not at all uncommon for children to get nervous around the characters, and my children have always been more comfortable with the face-characters such as the Princesses.

    Since the characters are a very popular feature of a Disney Park visit, typically any interaction with them is initiated by the guest.  It is very rare to stumble upon a character without warning!  Most of the time you'll notice the long line of people waiting for an autograph before you ever see the character.

    There are some great opportunities for dining experiences with the Princesses, my favorite is the Princess Storybook Dining in Epcot.  You can get up close and personal with some of the favorite Disney Princesses, they will sign autographs and take photos with you and/or your children.

    Since your child is a bit timid of the characters, I would suggest maybe taking in one of the many fantastic parades.  This will give your child the opportunity to see the characters from a distance, and this may build her comfort level with them.

    I hope this helps, have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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