Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 26, 2012
    Joan from IN 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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    Hello, We are coming to Disney for my daughters 1st Bday. We only have 5 hours from 12 to 5pm. My daughter loves Mickey Mouse. What is your best advise on seeing him? Any idea's to make the short time special? Attractions for a 1 year old? Thank You

    Hi Joan! How exciting for your daughter! There is no place better in the world to celebrate your birthday than Walt Disney World! I bring my kids to Walt Disney World on their birthdays every year. 

    You little princess will have so much fun celebrating her first birthday with Mickey Mouse. I have a couple of suggestions for making the most of your five hours. I would visit Magic Kingdom, because I think that is the best park for little ones. 

    First, when you arrive, go to Guest Services and sk for a birthday button. Your daughter will love hearing cast members greet her with "Happy Birthday" throughout your visit.

    Make your next stop the Town Square Theater on Main Street, US.A. at Magic Kingdom, because this is the home of the famous mouse himself. Your daughter can meet Mickey Mouse, get his signature and have a picture taken with him.

    I also love character meals and think they are a great way for little ones to get one-on-one time with the characters. The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom has Winnie the Pooh and friends. Make an Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR) by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Make a note on your reservation that it is your daughter's birthday and she will receive Disney magic on the table, as well as a little cupcake with a candle.

    After lunch, head over to Fantasyland and allow your daughter to ride Cinderella's Golden Carousel, Dumbo and Mickey's Philharmagic. If you only have time for a few rides, those are my top choices.

    Cap off the day with a Mickey Mouse ice cream treat and make sure to take lots of pictures to remember it forever.

    Please let me know if I can help you with anything else!
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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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