First trip with a grandmother

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by disneymom2one, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. disneymom2one

    disneymom2one All our dreams can come true, if we have the coura

    Jun 15, 2001
    Hi all!

    We're WDW vets - 35 or so trips in the last ten years. This next trip is different. We're taking my 82 year old mother-in-law. She has never been to Disney before and we finally convinced her to go. She has no idea what to expect. It's for Mother's Day weekend and is a pretty big deal to my husband as he lost his dad last year. She is also our child's only remaining grandparent. We see her about three times a year and we just want this trip to be super special. She's in pretty good health for an 82 year old.

    We've already done several things to eliminate issues:
    - We're staying at Riverside which we know she'll love.
    - We're going in mid May at a less crowded time.
    - We're doing the dining plan so she won't feel as worried about costs.
    - We've gently explained tohe that we'll probably use a wheelchair in the
    parks. She's okay with it although she's sure she can walk just fine.
    - We have plans to spend most of our time at Epcot - the Flower and
    Garden festival is something she'll like.
    - We have several special things planned - a carriage ride at Riverside,
    Rose and Crown for Illuminations, and the Behind the Seeds tour at
    the Land for just her and her son.

    Any other hints or ideas?

  2. jenne

    jenne Undercover Pirate

    Jun 5, 2007
    I don't know if she would be into this sort of thing, but I took my mother and my aunt for tea at the GF on our last trip, and it was a beautiful afternoon - maybe try and combine it with a photopass photo shoot there if you were planning on joining that.

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