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  • On Jan 18, 2010
    Danielle from VT 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.

    We will be celebrating my 7yo's birthday with dinner at Whispering Canyon, any special tips to make this especially fun and memorable? (We havnt dined here before but have heard that cast members are more lively& interactive.

    Hi Danielle,

    The Whispering Canyon Cafe is a great family restaurant.  Be sure to let the Cast Member know that you are celebrating a birthday.  If you are not staying at the Wilderness Lodge, a very memorable way to get to the restaurant is by boat from the Magic Kingdom.

    You can have a personalized custom cake made and waiting at the restaurant.  Just call the Cake Hotline at (407) 827-2253 at least 48 hours in advance.

    When at the restaurant, be sure to have your child ask for a bottle of ketchup.  Also, I recommend asking for a large drink of some kind; if you don't get a large, insist (politely) that they bring you one.  If you are really up for some mischief, wear a shirt from another Orlando area theme park to dinner!  Once a three foot tall wooden chef joined our table for the rest of the meal, because my youngest spilled his chocolate milk.  However, I don't recommend having an accident just to get the chef.

    Just remember that every Cast Member is different.  They all want you to have a good time, but some are more out-going and interactive than others.
    Some other celebration ideas can be found here.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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