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  • On Feb 11, 2012
    Bruce 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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    We are planning to go to DW in November. My husband is very cautious because our 3 year old is afraid of everything with the exception of the merry go round and does not want to invest the money if she is going to be scared of the rides. Any advice??

    Put me in the room with your husband for a minute; I'll bet I can change his mind. No but really, I understand the hesitation. Here's the thing, though: there is so much more to Walt Disney World than rides.  Believe me when I tell you that Disney World is not just another theme park. Your three-year-old might enjoy a princess makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Or maybe a dinner with farmer Mickey would be something she'd never forget. Surely, she'd enjoy the Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade (the characters are a lot less scary when they're waving from far-away floats!). All that said, I would be remiss not to mention that there are a lot of really mild options when it comes to Disney attractions. Think along the lines of: It's A Small World, Turtle Talk with Crush, and Disney Junior - Live on Stage!

    Walt Disney World offers families the chance to relax and make memories together; whether you do so on theme park attractions is optional. Some of my fondest memories of vacationing with my kids have nothing to do with rides.  We enjoy renting surrey bikes and riding around the Boardwalk. Or enjoying ice cream sundaes at Downtown Disney. Some of our most fun afternoons have been spent splashing around at the water parks, or lounging by our resort pool. My hunch is that your little family would definitely come away from your Walt Disney World vacation with memories to last a lifetime, no matter how many attractions you experience. I hope you get the chance!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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