• On Jan 14, 2012
    Skye from VA 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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    I'm planing a special trip to Disney World to celebrate my husbands return from deployment for the end of September. How do you get picked to grand marshal the magic kingdom parade, or get to give the rose to Belle at the Beauty and the beast show at HS?

    Hi Skye,

    First, please let me say thank you to your husband for his service.  I love that you are celebrating his return with a trip to Walt Disney World!  I wish I could "wave a magic wand" to make it possible to get picked for one of those magical moments, but there really is no secret other than being in the right place at the right time.  

    I would encourage you to get a free "I'm Celebrating......." button at any of the park's Guest Relations to share with others your special celebration (you'll be able to finish the sentence on the pin). While there aren't any guarantees, sometimes those buttons can open the door for surprises.  I'd also include a notation in any dining reservations as well as your resort reservation about your celebration.

    Have a wonderful trip!  Please let us know if we can help again.  
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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