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  • On Apr 21, 2021
    Michelle from CT Asked

    Good Afternoon, Is there anything available at Disney that can be used to remember a loved one that passed

    Hello Michelle,

    I am very sorry that you have experienced the loss of someone close to you. If this special person had a love for Disney, or you shared important memories at Disney, incorporating that magic into a way to remember them sounds like a lovely idea. While there aren’t currently any permanent ways to memorialize a loved one within the resort itself, I do have few ideas that you might like.

    Many years ago there was a program where you could purchase a Legacy Paver to remember a special person, family, or event. These bricks created several pathways near the Magic Kingdom. While these bricks are no longer available and most have been removed, you can still purchase a Legacy Paver for your personal use from shopDisney. There are several different styles available and you can personalize them with names and a date. You could place your paver in a garden or pathway at home. Perhaps add a Disney-themed garden statue or even a special seat or bench where you could sit and remember your loved one.

    If you preferred to purchase something during a trip to the theme parks, Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers offers both customizable etched glassware and wooden photo frames. In the past, they have also offered a photo album that could be personalized. Perhaps a photo album with photos from your past trips? Or you could get glasses engraved, then use them to offer up a toast to your special person.

    I have one more idea. What about a special photograph to honor your loved one to put in one of those frames?  You could use Disney’s PhotoPass service, or for a more elaborate photo shoot, I highly recommend Capture Your Moment - A Disney Parks Photo Experience. This experience gives you your own PhotoPass Photographer for 20 minutes in Magic Kingdom. We did this last fall and I was thrilled with the results. You could bring a framed photograph of your loved one, or maybe even have an Ear Hat embroidered with their name and hold it in your hands for a special photo.

    Michelle, I hope one of these ideas might work for you. I love the idea of remembering your special person at Walt Disney World. May their memory be a blessing to you and to all who loved them.

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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