• On Jan 20, 2018
    Mindy from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    WE are going to celebrate our daughters 5 th Birthday on the fantasy boat this summer! Any suggestions on fun Birthday ideas with characters?

    Hi Mindy!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! As a fellow Chicagoan, I love daydreaming about warm, sunny voyages aboard Disney Cruise Line during these cold winter months! Your pirate princess is going to have the best birthday, ever!

    I think it would be so special if your daughter received autographs from her favorite Disney Princesses during the Princess Gathering onboard. You could even schedule a royal makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique before the Princess Gathering! I recommend bringing a "Birthday Girl" sash from home and surprising your daughter with it after her magical makeover. She can then wear the sash to the Princess Gathering and have each Disney Princess sign it while wishing her a happy birthday! In fact, your daughter could have all the Disney Characters she meets throughout the cruise sign it! A Character Breakfast is offered on voyages seven nights or longer. Having breakfast with her closest Disney friends would make for some magical birthday memories, too! Both the Princess Gathering and Character Breakfast are ticketed events, so be sure to grab tickets as soon as your advance booking window opens!

    Before setting sail, take a look at the Gifts & Amenities page on Disney Cruise Line's website for special birthday treats and decorations you can order prior to setting sail. When we celebrated my son's birthday while sailing on a Disney Cruise, I ordered the "Birthday Wishes" decorations before our voyage. My son was so surprised to see them "magically" set up in our stateroom upon our arrival! I'm sure your birthday girl would be so excited to see your stateroom decorated for her birthday, too!

    Thank you so much for sailing by and asking this great question. I'm wishing your daughter a birthday cruise filled with pixie dust!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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