Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Nov 6, 2012
    Amy from PA 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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    The unimaginable is happening. Our family is to be in Disney this week for a week long vacation. My dad was diagnosed with a brain tumor yesterday and will need surgery next Tuesday. My 4 & 2 are going to be crushed that they are not going. What to do?

    Dear Amy, 

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's diagnosis.  It is such a scary time for your family.  I cannot give you advise on what you should do because this is something that you need to discuss with your family and your Dad.  Your children will not understand what is going on other than their Grandpa is sick right now.  I want to give you a starting point of where to go next.  I would suggest calling Vacation Package Booking at (407) 939-7675 and speak with a Cast Member about your situation.  I am not sure if your immediate family is booked or if your Dad was supposed to join you as well.  I would ask if you can move the vacation to another time or what the penalties are for canceling your reservation.   If you booked through a Travel Agent, you could also ask her these same questions.  You can also ask if you can shorten the vacation. Your Dad may insist that you go this vacation and enjoy Disney through the eyes of your children.  You can certainly try to use Skype or Facetime to virtually keep in touch with your Dad if you choose to go on vacation.  My heart is breaking knowing the difficult decision you have to make in the next few days.  Whatever you choose, it will be right for your family.  Again, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad.  Pixie dust and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.  

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Meet the Panelist: Laura, Indiana

I am a family practice physician and mother of three children.  I would love to answer any questions about Disney Vacation Club and my most favorite place in the whole world:  Walt Disney World!  Let me sprinkle some magic in your life! Learn More About Laura

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