• On Nov 18, 2009
    Brenda 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.

    What have you found is the best way to ID kids (mine are ages 4 and 9) so if they get separated from adults at one of the parks, parents can find them quickly?

    Hi Brenda,

    You've come to the right mom!  I am a self-admitted crazy lady when it comes to keeping my kids safe in the parks.  I've used just about everything to identify them.  Some of the "tricks" I've found most helpful, have included:

    • Stickers with their names and our cell phone numbers on them.  (I used blank mailing address labels that I wrote our emergency contact information on.)
    • Medical alert bracelets (you can get soft ones that velcro closed, and instead of medical information, put contact information inside.)
    • Tatoos - you can buy special tatoos that leave a space for you to write in cell phone information.
    • T-shirts - I had custom t-shirts made at, where I selected one of a number of Disney icons for the front, and on the back wrote, "If I'm lost, please call my mom or dad's cell phone (and the number)."
    • Soft, waterproof "event bracelets" with a permanent marker indicating contact information.  You can pick these up at a party supply store like Party City.  These are the type of soft bracelets you are given when you attend a carnival, etc.  The great thing is they are waterproof, and work well in the water parks.

    Obviously, keeping a watchful eye on your kids is the most important factor in ensuring that they stay safe.  However, some of these tricks have given me extra peace of mind!

    Have a wonderful vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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