Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Apr 21, 2013
    Ellen 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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    Hi! We are traveling, by car, from NC to WDW in October with a 6 yr. old. Any suggestions for keeping him entertained on this 9+ hour trip? He's never been to there something we could do to prepare him?

    Hi, Ellen!

    Oh, if I could have a dollar for every time you are going to hear "are we there yet" I could probably pay for another trip to Walt Disney World!   But really, the time will fly by!

    If you son likes to read in the car, you might want to get my kids' favorite Disney planning book:  Guide to the Magic for Kids by Tim Foster.  This excellent guide book geared directly to kids not only has travel advice, it also has trivia, stickers, places to make notes about your trip, and even a place for character autographs.  This fun book becomes a treasured keepsake!

    If you have a DVD player in your car, order a Disney Vacation Planning DVD.  This fun DVD will get your whole family excited for all the magic that is waiting for you.  (And may I add a personal note:  Watch for a shout-out to the Moms Panel on the DVD!) 

    You can also have maps personalized and mailed to you.  Do this and give them to your son to study so he has an idea of the park layouts before you arrive. 

    These ideas, along with a bag full of goodies including iPads, iPods, handheld games, and plenty of snacks and you should be just fine keeping your adorable son busy for the ride.   On the way home, have him write some notes about his vacation. These will become treasured memories to look back on!

    Good luck on your "Disney or Bust" road trip!   Let us know if you have any planning questions that we can help you with!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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