Need Help/Suggestions for a Special Disneyland Trip..
My entire family are big Disneyland fans. As for myself, I am a certified Disneyland nut. ;) My parents are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary on September 11th. Every year since 9-11 they haven't been able to enjoy their anniversary because they share it with a tragic day in history. When my mother calls to book reservations somewhere and people ask on what occasion, she says, "Our anniversary" and then they ask what date.... at that point, the usual response is, "I'm so sorry." "Sorry to hear that." I can't stand it when people say that...it is hard enough to stay positive on a day that everywhere you go, you are reminded of 9-11. Anyway....
My sisters and I are trying to plan something very special for our parents, not only for their anniversary, but especially for my mother because she lost her both her brothers last year. Disneyland is the perfect place for them to go on vacation, they'll have minimum exposure to 9-11 memorial coverage and with it being such a happy place and the history of our family memories, I know it will comfort my mother and help ease her grief. It is really important that my sisters and I plan out something very special...
The problem is... I don't even know what to plan for them. In all my years going to the park you'd think I would be on top of this. I am not though. I just can't collect my thoughts to come up with a serious plan. If it was your parents and they were dealing with loss etc. how would you plan out a Disneyland vacation for them? So far, my father got a special surprise for my mom, it is a Disneyland 50th Anniversary Brick :) I cannot wait to see my mom's face when she see's it for the first time :)
Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated !!! I will reward you with a sprinkle of pixie glitter at the Mice Chat July 17th meetup :)
Re: Special Disneyland visit
Exactly 30 days prior, call (714) 781-4400 and book the Fantasmic Dessert Buffet on the Disney Gallery balcony. They'll love it! :)
If you want to make someone feel special, this is a sure-fire way to do so.