• On May 17, 2019
    Bethany from NC 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 five year old daughter wants to give gifts to the characters during our Christmastime trip. What are the characters allowed to keep? What do they really appreciate getting? And how hard will it be to get all those gift bags through park security?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Bethany! Your daughter sounds so sweet and generous. How thoughtful of her to want to share her Christmas spirit with her new friends at Walt Disney World Resort.

    I think you're definitely right when you say it might be a bit time consuming to check through a whole bunch of gift bags when you're going through security on your way into a theme park, which is why it's probably best to bring something small like a hand-drawn picture or a letter if you'd like to give a gift to your favorite Character. We all know how much Rapunzel loves art, so maybe your daughter would like to draw a picture of Pascal for her to hang in her castle! Anna and Elsa would probably really like a Christmas card from you to take back to Arendelle, or why not make a friendship bracelet for Tinker Bell? You certainly don't have to bring anything to a Character meet and greet, they're thrilled just to meet all their new friends, but if you do want to bring something for them, I think that small and simple is the name of the game.

    It sounds like you're about to make some amazing memories on your upcoming vacation, so have you considered adding Memory Maker to your vacation package? You'll be able to get unlimited downloads of all of the pictures the Disney PhotoPass Photographers take of you and your family, and I'm sure you'll want to remember those incredible Character experiences forever.

    Have a magical day, Bethany!

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I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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