Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Sep 13, 2012
    Connie from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will be in WDW for xmas and need help hiding presents from DD5 and DD21mons. Any suggestions on how to make the most of our space at Lil Mermaid AOA resort?Arriving 12/23 & staying till 12/30 maybe 31st. Almost to the 100 days mark:)

    Hi there Connie. It's always nice to answer a question sent in by a fellow North Carolinian!

    In order to save space and avoid the curious eyes of your little ones, I would suggest that you consider mailing a package to your resort and having it held for your arrival. If you give yourself enough time, you should be able to ship it ground service which is the least expensive. However, you'll want to estimate carefully due to the mail slow downs that typically occur over the holidays.

    You'll want to address your package like this:

    1. The person who is the LEAD name on the reservation C/O Disney's Art of Animation Resort Front Desk.

    2. 1850 Animation Way
    Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

    3. Write HOLD for guest check in and the date 12/23/12. You can add your reservation number too, but this is not required.

    When you arrive at the resort, simply discuss with the Front Desk when you'd like your package brought to your guest room. That way, you can arrange for delivery when your children are napping or perhaps at the pool with another member of your travel party. My guess is that you're hoping for a Christmas Eve surprise. If that's the case, you'll want to explain your plans to the helpful cast members.

    Thanks so much for visiting us here at the Walt Disney World Moms Panel! Please feel free to send more questions my way prior to your December trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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