Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Aug 26, 2010
    Katie from UT 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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    Thanks so much for your help! Niece & neph will have so much fun! Special trip for them, single mom, probably their only trip as kids, so really appreciate your help! GG of 10, so should be fun! No need to reply, just wanted to say thank you, thank you

    Hi Katie,

    It is I who should thank you!  I loved getting your questions & helping you plan a special trip for your wonderful family. I can tell that you care a lot for them. Those that know me know I got a little misty during some of my answers because I know how much this trip means to all of you.

    A couple of other general things came to mind.  Be sure to take advantage of PhotoPass Photographers in the parks. That way you can all be in your pictures - not to mention that they take some really great shots.

    There may be times when you may want to split up for a little while in the parks as the different kids may want to different things. Make sure you are very specific about the place you designate as a meeting place. If you say in front of Cinderella Castle, you could be roaming around forever looking for each other.

    Make sure at least one member of the separate parties has a cell phone. Its noisy in the parks, so I suggest putting it on vibrate & putting it in your pocket.  Also make sure you have a plan in place in case you get separated by accident. I've often gotten caught up in the magic & stopped to look at something & everyone else in my party kept on walking. 

    Its unlikely that it will happen, but just in case - tell your niece & nephew that the Cast Members wear name tags & show them what they look like. Tell them that if they ever get separated not to panic but find a Cast Member near the last place they saw you & tell them they have a lost "family" - kids don't get lost at Disney :-).  You should do the same thing. The Cast Members are awesome at reuniting families.

    It has been a sincere honor to assist you.  You are blessed with a very special family & I hope that your trip & life is filled with loads pixie dust. :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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