• On Sep 16, 2018
    Emily from PA 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.

    Planning our next trip! Celebrating our middle child's 5th birthday! We will have a 8 year old girl who is growing up and out of Disney character t-shirts. Any good ideas for still having her involved in the magic? More subtle mickey attire? Thanks!

    Hi Emily, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I LOVE a Walt Disney World birthday trip! There’s just nothing more magical.

    My nine-year-old loves to say that “there should be a Disney Parks Kids Panel” – so I took your question to her! She too has outgrown the character tees and princess dresses, but she loves to rock some  DisneyStyle and show her #DisneySide. Here are a few suggestions straight from a tween:

    -Minnie Ear headbands can be purchased from shopDisney in advance, or in the merchandise locations in the parks.

    -What about a custom MagicBand? There are so many options available in the parks, so she could choose from her favorite colors and styles or get something that reflects a character or attraction she loves. 

    -Many of the merchandise locations sell cute, inexpensive Disney-themed earrings, necklaces, and bracelets -my tween has been eyeing the build-your-own charm bracelet stations. My daughter also has a Pandora bracelet and we add a new Disney charm each visit.

    -A cute Disney-themed purse or backpack lets her carry her own essentials and show some style.

    -My daughter likes the adult tees in the parks gift shops, and she can often fit the extra small size if we scrunch up the hem like we used to do back in the day. I have one that says “This is My Happy Place” with a picture of Cinderella Castle, and I know it’s going to be in her closet someday soon. She also loves the Walt Disney World Spirit Jerseys.

    I hope that helps your daughter think of some cute ideas of her own, Emily! Happy shopping and outfit planning – always one of my favorite parts of the trip countdown.

    Wishing you a magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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