Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 3, 2012
    Michele from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are arriving to DW on August 7th 2014. I will have 3 children with myself, 3 yr old boy, 14 yr old boy, and 16 year old boy. Two have birthdays in August, and myself will be cancer free for 3 years. Any suggestions for making this trip awesome?

    Hi Michele,


    First of all let me say congratulations for being a three year cancer survivor!  That is fantastic!   August is sure a busy month for you.  I would make sure to go to Guest Relations at one of the theme parks on your first day and get "Happy Birthday" buttons and a "I'm Celebrating" button for you.  This way  Cast Members and other guests can help you to celebrate.  You will be able to make Advanced Dining Reservations 180 days prior to your arrival, and I would encourage you to plan a special meal together to celebrate.  Some of my favorite restaurants are Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Resort, Le Cellier Steakhouse at Epcot, and The Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom. 


    Disney Floral & Gifts can fill your room with special birthday surprises for you boys.  These unique gifts are displayed in your resort room and are just amazing.  When you check in to your resort, mention these special celebrations and sometimes the Cast Members can have one of the characters sign a card for your boys.  I would also have each of your boys make a list of "Must Do" attractions that they want to do and see.  You can then plan your days according to what they want to do. You do the same for yourself as well.  I would take advantage of Extra Magic Hours and Fast Passes to maximize your time at the theme parks.  Mostly remember why you are celebrating and have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Laura, Indiana

I am a family practice physician and mother of three children.  I would love to answer any questions about Disney Vacation Club and my most favorite place in the whole world:  Walt Disney World!  Let me sprinkle some magic in your life! Learn More About Laura

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