• On Jan 28, 2019
    Samantha from TX 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.

    we are planning a DW trip Sept 2023 but wanted to know has anybody wrote a letter for their kids school and had the absents be excused?

    Hi Samantha! I love how proactive you are being with your question! While there are countless school district policies and we all know things could change between now and then, I can tell you that my kiddos have both received excused absences during our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort.

    For me, it was as simple as an email to our school Principal. I highlighted the many educational opportunities they would experience while on vacation.

    My kiddos have learned so much while at Epcot and Animal Kingdom. As a mom, it's such a bonus when my kiddos enjoy a magical vacation and share with me all they learned. Much of what they learned returned home with us. From our time in Epcot, my kiddos most value what they have learned about other countries and cultures. From dining in new restaurants to their desire to learn new languages and visit other countries, that is all Disney. The aquarium in The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion inspired my daughter to want to learn all she can about animals (sea turtles and dolphins in particular). She hopes to return to Walt Disney World Resort one day as a Veterinarian.

    Like Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is filled with non-stop learning opportunities in a magical setting. There is a Wilderness Explorers program your kiddos can experience where they complete challenges and earn badges (stickers) as they make their way through Animal Kingdom Theme Park. The adventures are fun and educational for kiddos of all ages!

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I hope this information helps you as you work with the school in a few years. Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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