• On Jan 7, 2017
    Bonnie from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello. I am arriving one day before my Disney resort reservation. Should I try to get another day added onto my reservation? And, I am traveling with a first timer. What perks are there for her? Thanks

    Hi Bonnie,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I do hope this answer gets to you in time! I would definitely suggest that you add a day to your trip so that you have more time to recover from traveling, relax at the resort, or begin exploring the parks. How exciting that this will be your friend's first trip! If you inquire at the front desk of the resort, they should have a button to give her commemorating this trip as her first visit. If she wears it throughout the parks, she will get a little extra pixie-dusted attention from the fabulous Cast Members.

    We have also ordered from Disney Floral & Gifts. They have a wide array of celebratory surprises available for purchase that you can request for delivery. In the past, we have ordered princess balloons for our girls and they were absolutely thrilled when they received them!

    We have also been fortunate to attend a few shows where they have asked for audience participation and, occasionally, the request is for a first-time visitor. When my husband and I were on our honeymoon, we were lucky enough to be picked as "extras" in the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

    I am confident that you will have a magical time! If you have other questions, please visit us again.

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