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  • On Oct 15, 2019
    Jennifer from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am surprising my children with their first trip to Disney World and also trip on an airplane. My one son is special needs and has wanted to go for years now. Is there any service that you can have Mickey Mouse call and surprise them about the visit?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jennifer!

    You must be so excited to bring your family on their first visit to Walt Disney World Resort!!  I completely understand wanting a special way to share the big news.

    Unfortunately, at this time Walt Disney World does not offer character calls.  There a few independent companies that offer character calls; you can find them by doing a quick internet search.

    They are many ways to surprise your kids with the news that they will be visiting Walt Disney World Resort!  I recommend gifting them with some gear they can use on the trip, such as a shirt or sweatshirt, Mickey ears, or autograph books.  You will find lots of options on shopDisney in the "Parks" section.  A Walt Disney World guidebook written just for kids would also be great, if they are of reading age.  Younger ones will like to look at all the photos.  Websites such as Etsy and Pinterest have TONS of ideas -- just search for "Disney vacation reveal".

    As far as your kids' first airplane trip, there are many children's storybooks that can help your children understand what to expect.  I found several "first airplane ride" books on Amazon.  It also might be helpful to watch videos on YouTube of other kids' experiences in the airport and airplane.

    I have attached a link to some planning videos that your family might enjoy viewing in advance of your trip.  Be sure to also stop by Guest Relations or the front desk of your Disney Resort Hotel for complimentary "First Visit" buttons.

    Jennifer, please come back to the Moms Panel again with any additional questions you may have.  We are always happy to help.  I am wishing you and your family the most wonderful vacation!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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