Little girl celebrating
  • On Jul 16, 2021
    Erin from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Am I able to use a Disney planner without staying at a Disney resort? And how do we plan something special for someone’s birthday?

    Hiya Erin! Welcome to planDisney, and thanks so much for stopping by. I’m so glad to hear you’ve got a Disney trip on your mind! An authorized Disney Travel Planner can make the process easy peasy for you. While some Disney Travel Planners only book Walt Disney World Resort Hotels and certain other partner resorts, I know that many agencies offer full-service travel planning and would be happy to book you wherever you’d like to stay! While we love all things Disney Resort Hotels, we also acknowledge that everyone has their reasons for staying where they choose to stay, and we respect that! Simply ask for recommendations or check out some forums where you can get some trusted names and send out a few messages requesting services! We are always happy to help out with your plans, so know that we are here to help in any way.

    When it comes to adding some pixie dust to a loved one’s birthday, there are many ways! First, I always recommend Disney Floral & Gifts. They have an array of amazing gifts and surprises that are sure to bring a smile! However, they only delivered to Disney-owned and operated resorts, as well as good neighbor resorts and hotels located on Walt Disney World Resort property. Also, you can order a Mickey-themed cake to be delivered to your granddaughter’s table if she will be dining at one of the participating Walt Disney World restaurants on property. Because what could be better than a birthday cake with EARS?

    Erin, I hope that these options allow you to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. Make sure to visit the Guest Services desk of any of the Disney Theme Parks to pick up a complimentary birthday button. This will label them as the special birthday person for all to see (and celebrate!) And please know that here at planDisney, we love to help, so we hope that you will visit us again very soon!

    Wishing you many magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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