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  • On Jun 18, 2013
    Jenni Asked

    i have a 4 yr old and 8 year old boy. my mother waited and waited to be able to take them to disney, but unfortunately she passed last year. I want the boys to release balloons to heaven so that their "mema" can experience disney. what are the ru

    Hi Jenni!

    I am so sorry to hear that your boys' "Mema" was not able to take them to Disney World but I think its very sweet that you would like to honor her and have experience Disney with you.

    Releasing helium balloons can make a beautiful gesture but it can pose a serious threat to animals. Balloons can travel over long distances before ending up on land or the ocean where animals could easily mistake them for food.

    There are other nice ways to honor your Mother and have her experience Disney with you while you are there. Instead of releasing balloons, you can release bubbles. You could stop and blow bubbles every time you think of her during your trip. Bubbles are fun and I bet "Mema" had some fun bubble parties with her Grandsons.

    Stop by Cinderella Wishing Well near Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. You can throw coins in and make wishes to send to "Mema". They collect the coins and send them to children's charities so you'll be helping others as you celebrate "Mema".

    Perhaps you could make buttons from a photo of your boys and "Mema" that you could wear so that she'll be with you during the trip. Maybe you could just tuck a photo in your purse.

    Grab a great spot in front of Cinderella Castle to watch "Wishes".  And make a wish that "Mema" enjoyed spending the day with you from Heaven and I just bet that all of your wishes will come true.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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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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