• On Jan 6, 2018
    Karl from TN 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 taking 3 Grandchildren 9+8+8 to WDW first week of March 2018. We are staying at a cabin in Fort Wilderness. My concern is one of them wondering off or getting lost in the crowd. What should we tell them just in case and what would we have to do?

    Hi Karl,

    I wish every child had a cool grandfather like you. As they get older, your grandchildren will always remember the time they spent with you at the Walt Disney World Resort. How do I know? Well, it's because I had the good fortune to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth with my grandmother. I will never forget exploring Magic Kingdom Park with her in the 1970s. Memories from those early vacations will always be among my most cherished childhood experiences. You and your family are going to have so much fun.

    Of course it is reasonable to think about how to keep your grandchildren safe when you travel to a place as large as the Walt Disney World Resort. However, there are plenty of things you can do to safeguard those precious little ones. Here are a few suggestions:

    1. As soon as you check in to Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, introduce your grandkids to a friendly Cast Member. Point out the distinctive name tag that they wear. Tell your grandchildren that if they ever find themselves separated from the family, they should go immediately to a Cast Member and let them know they need help. Disney is amazing in their ability to bring children and their families back together, thus resolving a stressful situation as swiftly as possible.

    2. Put a durable, laminated card in each of your grandchildren's pockets. On that card should appear your name and cell phone number. Then, if a grandchild does accidentally get separated, they can give that card to the Cast Member who will help them find you.

    3. Dress your grandkids in bright matching colors. Take a photo of them each morning before you leave your cabin. Then, you can show Cast Members what your grandkids are wearing and what they look like if they wander off. 

    Don't hesitate to reach out if you need any additional advice.

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation plans...as a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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