EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Dec 26, 2013
    Jennifer from MI 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 just told our children (10 and 5) that we are going to Disney in a couple of months, My 10 year old was ecstatic but my 5 year old was upset and said he didn't want to go. I'm not sure why he is so scared. Do you know of any ways I can help him prepare?

    Hi there Jennifer,

    My son was afraid of the characters when he was younger as well. It really depends on what he is scared about, but we watched a lot of Disney movies and made sure he was familiar with all of the characters before we went to Walt Disney World. We also took him to Chuck E. Cheese to get him used to being around similar types of costumes, etc. Honestly, if he has never been to Walt Disney World before, I think he will be more in awe of everything than scared! Take it slowly and introduce him to different aspects of the parks step-by-step. I'm sure you all will have a wonderful time!

    Thank you for asking the Disney Parks Moms Panel. If you have any other questions before your trip, we are always here to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Angelo, South Carolina

I am originally from Puerto Rico and currently live in Simpsonville, SC. I'm a single Dad with an eleven year old daughter and seven year old son. I love planning trips to Walt Disney World and can't wait to help you! Learn More About Angelo

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