Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 14, 2015
    Natalia from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! What can I do in advance to arrange for special birthday surprises for my daughter turning 5 a couple days before we go? We will be at Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Places to eat for her age would be great too. Thank you!

    Hello, Natalia!

    Your little princess is sure to have a magical celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort. There are several special surprises you can arrange in advance to celebrate a birthday, from reserving a character dining meal to ordering a personalized birthday cake, and more!

    You can reserve a character dining experience to celebrate with favorite Disney friends. I recommend Akershus Royal Banquet Hall or Garden Grill (both at Epcot), and Cinderella's Royal Table or The Crystal Palace (both at Magic Kingdom Park). Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance of your vacation.

    Personalized cakes can be ordered for most table-service restaurants by calling (407) 827-2253, with a 72 hour notice. Cakes can be made in a variety of shapes and flavors, so you're sure to find something just right for your little princess.

    If your daughter loves to play dress-up, consider making an appointment at Disney's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Her very own Fairy Godmother-in-Training will transform her into a lovely princess!

    You also asked about places to dine at both Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot, and I'm happy to share a few of my family's go-to dining locations. At Magic Kingdom Park, my family and I enjoy dining at Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe, Pinocchio Village Haus, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, and Be Our Guest Restaurant (reservations recommended!). At Epcot, we frequent La Cantina de San Angel and Sunshine Seasons, as well as our favorite bakeries and quick service spots in World Showcase for savory treats and snack items.

    I hope your daughter has a magical birthday celebration at Walt Disney World, Natalia! If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to stop back by the Moms Panel. Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Autumn, Georgia

Hi, I’m Autumn! I’m a social media consultant, web content writer and homeschool teacher to my daughter. I enjoy learning languages as a hobby and can speak a bit of French, German and Spanish. My family and I have visited the Walt Disney World Resort many times over the years and I’ve become quite skilled at putting together fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties! Learn More About Autumn

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