Teens Taking Selfie with Donald Duck
  • On Feb 20, 2019
    Joseph from CA Asked

    Little cousin scared My 3-year-old cousin Rosalie is going to Disneyland this summer, and her favorite character is Donald Duck. She is scared about seeing him up close and personal. What can I do to make her feel less scared???

    Greetings, Joseph! 

    First off, I just want to say what an awesome cousin you are to worry about Rosalie! There are several things you can do to help her feel more prepared. For starters, you could pull up pictures from past Disney vacations, or even images online featuring Donald Duck doing meet-and-greets. 

    Once she has arrived at the parks, I wouldn’t force any interactions right away. Stroll by Characters from a distance so she can observe and understand what to expect. You may even want to let her pick out her own autograph book and pen to celebrate the occasion!

    When she does feel ready, you could mention her concerns to Donald and his helper, so he knows not to get too close. If Rosalie simply isn’t ready for an up-close interaction, she can wave to Donald Duck from a safe distance during Mickey’s Soundsational Parade. Another option is a Character Dining experience, such as Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Perhaps seeing Donald in a quieter setting may help her feel more comfortable. Another Donald-inspired spot is Donald’s Boat in Mickey’s Toontown – she’ll love climbing all the way to the top and spinning the Captain’s Wheel!

    Lastly, I’d recommend downloading the Disneyland app to help you locate Donald Duck throughout the day.

    Wishing Rosalie the most magical Disney getaway this summer!
    Kristin
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for about 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 7, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to “The Happiest Place on Earth!”

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