Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Jul 26, 2011
    Dorothy from PA 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.

    My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes six years ago at the age of 11. Each year on her D-Day (diagnosis day) she does something special to celebrate. This year celebrating on our disney trip. Any suggestions how?

    Hi Dorothy,

    Welcome to the Moms Panel! Disney World is an excellent place to celebrate any occasion.  Be sure to pick up a "I'm Celebrating" button for her at Guest Relations.

    There are so many special ways you can celebrate. One of my favorite things to do are the tours. Since your daughter is over 16, she is eligible to participate in the ones that take you to the backstage areas. My favorite is the Backstage Magic Tour. Click here for a list of tours currently offered.

    You may enjoy a dinner show or special experience such as Disney's Spirit of Aloha Show, the Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue, the Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage or the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party. 

    Dinner at California Grill at The Contemporary Resort timed to see the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom rocks! Another great location to dine and enjoy the fireworks is Narcoossee's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

    For a personal touch, contact the Disney Floral & Gifts Department. They can help with an in-room celebration or a special delivery to a dining location. Visit them online at or call a  Dream Maker  at 407-WDW-GIFT (407-939-4438). They are available to help you seven days a week from 8:00 a m. - 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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