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  • On Aug 16, 2010
    Dorothy from MA 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 will be celebrating our grandson's 5th birthday at disney this october. Is it worth getting a custom cake to one of the character meals we booked? Any other suggestions?


    If you had asked me this prior to my own son's 5th birthday and our family's trip last November ostensibly to celebrate it, I would have said, "Why add the expense of a custom cake to an entire vacation that's celebrating a birthday?"

    But now, I have an entirely different opinion.

    My son wore his birthday button everywhere last November and got all the privileges that came with it: from some cast members, a simple "Happy Birthday," from others, the chance to go to the front of the line and at a restaurant or two, a cupcake. It was a week-long celebration in my eyes. But in his eyes, there was no "grand" celebration, even though we ordered the Chocolate Extinction from T-Rex, complete with an erupting volcano! For him, there was no actual birthday cake, no finale...he actually asked me if his birthday was over a few days after returning home!

    So, yes, I think it's worth ordering a cake and even better on the pocketbook if you order it at a non-buffet restaurant where, more than likely, you might have ordered dessert anyway off the menu. You can call the Disney Cake Hotline at (407) 827-2253 to choose your cake, or if the choices seem overwhelming, go with a hands-down winner, the Mickey Head Cake.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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