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  • On Feb 16, 2020
    Judi from TN 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.

    How does one get chosen to ride in one of the parade cars? My husband and I will be going to Disney World in October for our anniversary. We are both in our 70s and are not sure how many more times we'll be able to visit Disney. This would be magic!

    Hi, Judi!  Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    First of all, let me wish you and your husband a very happy early anniversary!  I am so glad to hEAR that you are planning to spend your anniversary at The Most Magical Place on Earth!  Any visit to the Walt Disney World Resort is special, but when you are celebrating an occasion like your anniversary, that takes the excitement to a whole other level.

    Being selected for a magical experience like riding in a parade car happens totally at random.  For instance, just last week, my family and I were visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.  As we were heading into the Festival of the Lion King show, a Cast Member randomly picked my family out of the crowd and ushered us over to some front row seats.  My husband was even chosen to participate in the show!  It was a very welcome surprise, but there was nothing I could have done in advance to arrange it.  Part of the fun is never knowing when those magical moments will take place.  There really is no way to guarantee that a Cast Member will sprinkle a little pixie dust over you, but I would be happy to suggest some other ways that you could add a bit of extra magic to your vacation.

    First of all, be sure to pick up "I'm Celebrating" buttons for you and your husband to wear.  You can ask for these complimentary buttons at your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel or any Guest Relations location.  You will love all of the well-wishes you receive from Cast Members and other guests when you wear your buttons, and you never know what other magic might happen when you wear them.

    If you're interested in some additional ways to celebrate your anniversary during your Walt Disney World Resort visit, I would suggest taking a look at what Disney Floral & Gifts has to offer.  I would also recommend exploring the Enchanting Extras Collection which consists of over 100 unique experiences throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.  Whether you choose an adventure in dining, a delicious dessert party, a unique access tour, or a pampering spa treatment, the Enchanting Extras Collection is sure to make your special occasion memorable!

    If you have any additional questions as you plan your vacation, please visit us again.  Wishing you a magical vacation and many more yEARs of happily ever after!

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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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