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  • On Mar 5, 2013
    Mariana 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.

    We are going to arrive at Disney World ON my son's 9th birthday. What can we do right away in order to make his very arrival look like a birthday gift? Our son spent the first four years of his life in an orphanage so now he really enjoys feeling special.

    Hi, Mariana! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    It sounds as if your son had a challenging start in life and I can understand why you would like to make his birthday extra special. The very first thing you can do when you arrive at your resort is to mention to the Cast Member at the registration desk that your son is celebrating his 9th birthday. Your son will receive a birthday button with his name. When he wears the button around the parks and resorts, he will get extra attention from Cast Members including many birthday wishes! 

    Another suggestion I have for you would be to contact Disney Floral & Gifts to arrange to have a special birthday surprise delivered to your resort room on the day of your arrival. There are many themed gift packages available (such as Cars, Pirates, and Star Wars) which can include personalized ear hats, balloons, favorite Disney character plush toys, and other fun items.

    If you plan to schedule a special birthday dinner, here are some suggestions for dining locations your son may enjoy: Chef Mickey's, Chip 'n Dale's Harvest Feast, Mickey's Backyard BBQ,
    'Ohana and Whispering Canyon Cafe. You can make Advance Dining Reservations online using this highlighted link or by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) up to 180 days prior to your trip. 

    Wishing your son an extra magical birthday at Walt Disney World! Please write back with any questions you may have as you plan your trip - I'd be happy to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, New Jersey

I'm a Disneyphile and Type A planner! I'm also a writer and editor, wife and mom to an amazing daughter, age 7. I love helping guests of all ages and abilities plan their "Disney time" and make magical vacation memories at Walt Disney World!
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