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  • On Apr 15, 2020
    Beth from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Planning on a trip to Disneyworld the week after Thanksgiving 2020. Bringing a 11 yr old, Kaylee, and her Nan. 1st trip and dream come true for Kaylee. Do you think things will be back to a new normal by then or should we consider a different date? Thx

    Beth,

    Thanks for your question!

    I know that for all of us the short term future is up in the air. It is hard to know when we will all get to return to our magical place. Certainly I don't have any insider information as to when the parks will reopen or what changes might be in place when that happens. But I think you should stick with your plans for now. 

    If you keep checking the travel information page for Walt Disney World you can see where they stand with such changes. They have done a great job of communicating out what they can, and I am sure that when they reopen they will put the health and safety of their guest first and foremost in their plans. They have always done so in the past, and it is part of why my family loves going there for our vacations. 

    To put a positive spin on it, I would recommend that you actively engage Kaylee in trip planning. Let her play a role in planning meals, attractions, and even some non-park activities. Another area you might consider too is to have her take a proactive role in health safety planning. Because I think that masks might be in our future for a bit, I am making a fun activity of having my girls select some Disney-themed cloth from which to fashion protective masks we can wear on our upcoming trip. We have often had themed days to our vacations in the past, like on Polynesian days where we all dress in island-inspired garb, we go to Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, and we eat at 'Ohana. They are now looking for the right material that will carry that theme for their next trip. We plan several days, which gives us several masks to make and themes to daydream about. 

    So keep planning positive. We will all get to Walt Disney World soon, and it will be worth the wait!

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug 

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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