• On Jan 16, 2011
    Victoria from CA 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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    Yay! Allison, I'm so glad to see you are still on the panel. Wanted to send one more big, GIANT Thank You for all your help. Could not have planned first trip w/o you. Going 1/30-2/5, close. Any last minute tips?

    Hey Victoria!

    Yes, I am blessed & thrilled to be here for another year! I know we've been planning since at least August of last year & it is I who should thank you because it has been so much fun helping you. Its almost here! Are you too excited to sleep yet?

    So last minute prep - don't wait until the last minute to pack.  Make yourself a list so that you don't forget anything.

    The day before you leave, go to & check the latest 10-day forecast to make sure you're prepared for the weather (jackets, hats, rain gear, etc.).

    I put all of my documentation with my reservation times & confirmation numbers in a folder. Okay - I confess - I make 2 copies - 1 to keep with me & a back up for my suitcase.

    I think you're using some Disney Gift Cards. Be sure to make notes or copies of the numbers just in case you misplace them.

    Have you thought about how you'll keep up with stuff in the parks? I use a backpack & love it - its a great place to keep things organized and keep me hands free.

    Don't forget to visit Mickey's Toontown Fair in the Magic Kingdom. It will close very soon after your trip. I always love getting pictures of things before they make way for new magic.

    Now for my number # 1 to all those traveling to the Most Magical Place on Earth - remember to relax & have fun & be a kid again. Disney pays attention to every detail so be sure you take the time to soak them all in. Some people get so caught up in their quest to do all the rides that they miss part of the "show". 

    If you think of anything else before you leave, I'm here.  I just so excited for you!  Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison

    Oh! Don't forget to swing through GA & pick me up - LOL!
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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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