• On Apr 12, 2015
    Lauren from NY 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 taking my 3 sisters on a trip in memory of our mom, who loved WDW. My youngest sister was 7 when she passed, and doesn't remember the last trip with our mom. Is there something special we can do to create a great memory for her now at the age of 13?

    Hello Lauren, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm honored that you've come to us for ideas to remember your dear mother. My mom passed away five years ago this year, and many times when I visit Walt Disney World, I have fond memories of things we did there with her.

    My mom loved having lunch at the Pinocchio Village Haus, sitting at the window that overlooks her favorite attraction, "it's a small world." Is there a special place at Walt Disney World your mom loved that you could visit in her memory? Whether it's a meal, an attraction, or maybe just a place she liked to sit and enjoy the scenery, you could gather there and tell your younger sister stories about how much she enjoyed it and what it meant to her.

    Another idea is to look over the pictures from your last trip with your mom and try to recreate some of them with your sisters. You'll have fun trying to find the exact spot where you stood and getting everyone in place. It can help you make some happy new memories as you celebrate your mom's life.

    If there was a particular character or movie your mom enjoyed, maybe you could buy a figurine, stuffed animal or art print for your sister. There are beautiful pieces in the Art of Disney stores at Epcot and Downtown Disney featuring Disney characters and movie scenes.

    One more idea: visit The Chapeau in the Magic Kingdom for matching Mickey Ear Hats with your mom's name on them you can all wear during your visit.

    I hope I've helped give you some ideas for planning a vacation that will honor your mother and help your family make new memories, Lauren. Please visit us again if you have any more questions.

    All the best,

    Kathy K.

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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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