• On Jun 10, 2016
    S from NJ 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.

    Celebrating Mom's 80th bday @ WDW in FL.w/2 days of events? She likes plays, etc. Is there a play or musical that we could view the 1st night? The 2nd night we'll be celebrating her Bday & we'd like 2 have a special dinner - suggestions?

    Greetings from the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  It is going to be a wonderful birthday for your mom when you head to Walt Disney World. I remember celebrating my own parents special birthdays there and it made them just feel younger instead of older.

    There are some wonderful shows that you might consider for the first night and it will just depend on where you wish to be...parks or resorts etc.  The Hoop Dee Doo Revue is a fun and lively show held in Pioneer Hall in the Fort Wilderness Campground. There are three shows each night giving you some time options. If you are in the Animal Kingdom Park I strongly suggest you take in the incredible Festival of the Lion King show which has many times throughout the day. You can then stay and enjoy the new night time activities of this great park including the lighting of the Tree of Life. These two shows would be my choices if taking my own mother.

    For a special dinner you might consider getting a reservation at the California Grill restaurant located in the Contemporary Resort. This is an elegant location that will give you views of the Magic Kingdom after dark when it comes alive with millions of twinkling lights. If you time it right you can also view the fireworks show from there.

    You might also consider booking an Illuminations or Wishes fireworks cruise for that evening. Have dinner at one of the many Disney locations and then order dessert from private dining to be served on the pontoon boat. They come with a captain so all you have to worry about is having a great time. 

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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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