Mom And Son Running through park; RunDisney; incredibles shirt
  • On Jan 10, 2009
    Amy 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 will be taking our first trip to Disney World with our 17 month old son in March. Because this will be our first experience at Disney, we want to capture the "magical" moments often. Do you suggest bringing a video camera or not?

    Hi Amy,

    If you already have a video camera, I absolutely recommend bringing it with you (and bring lots of memory, dvds, tapes, or whatever media your camera works with) to capture the countless memories your family will create.  My sons' first words, first steps and many other priceless memories happened within Disney's perimeter.  My all time favorite video is of my kids sleeping on each other's shoulders in our double stroller, as Wishes was lighting up the Magic Kingdom.  Both of their faces were still covered in chocolate from the Mickey ice cream bars they ate right before passing out after a day in the park.

    That being said, if you don't currently own a video camera, still pictures and a few notes that describe what was happening when they were taken can have the same impact as film.  I have a still shot of the video I just described in a frame on my dresser. Most of us are trying to make wise financial decisions these days.  If a video camera isn't in the budget right now, you have plenty of other options for creating magical memories!

    Have a wonderful first trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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