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  • On Oct 26, 2021
    Melissa from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am bringing my niece for her golden birthday, she turns 8 on the 8th! What are some extra special birthday options I can add to her surprise?

    Welcome to planDisney, Melissa! I love chatting about birthdays at Walt Disney World. In fact, my family just celebrated my son's 10th birthday on our last trip this past summer and it was... well... Magical!

    Since your niece will soon be shouting, "EIGHT is GREAT," let's chat about ways to sprinkle a little extra pixie dust over your vacation. First, I encourage you to check out the Mickey Mouse Celebration Cakes. Available at a number of participating restaurants, you can order a birthday cake for your niece at the beginning of your meal to be brought out for dessert. We did this at Cape May Cafe and my son was delighted with the surprise! Make sure to review the list of participating restaurants prior to your visit and make your request as soon as you check-in for your dining reservation.

    If your niece loves to show off her ears and will smile for the camera, you might consider a Capture Your Moment photo session especially for her! Currently available at Magic Kingdom Park and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you'll get 20 dedicated minutes with a Disney PhotoPass photographer and access to multiple locations and props! My family tried out this service at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and loved how relaxed this photo session was with some of our favorite backgrounds!

    Melissa, next I'll direct you to check out Disney Floral & Gifts for surprises delivered directly to your Disney Resorts Collection hotel. For a variety of budgets you'll find balloons, treats and more that can be purchased and scheduled in time for your visit.

    Depending on your schedule and your niece's bedtime, you could even book a special fireworks viewing with a dessert party or a cruise. If this perks up your EARS, check out the Enchanting Extras Collection and scroll down until you see "Spectacular Sweet Spots."

    Finally, Melissa, make sure to visit the Front Desk of your Disney Resorts Collection hotel or any Guest Relations location for a complimentary birthday button for your Mouseketeer. You won't believe how many smiles and greetings this will EARn the birthday girl!

    Hoping this sparks some ideas for your upcoming trip where you'll get to celebrate another yEAR of cherishing your niece. If you have any other questions, please come on back to planDisney where we love to help guests find their own Happily Ever After.

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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