• On Jul 31, 2017
    Marjorie from FL 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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    I am going with my daughter to the parks for the weekend of her 11th birthday, we will be there from 8/12-8/14 her birthday is the 13. We won't be staying in a Disney Resort,what can you recommend that I can do to make this birthday special

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Marjorie. We’re so glad you stopped by to bring us your question!

    Marjorie, I’m so happy you are planning a special birthday celebration for your princess during your upcoming visit! Celebrations at the Walt Disney World Resort are always extra special and with a little planning, you will be able to make this birthday truly unforgettable!

    The first thing I'd suggest is getting a complimentary birthday button. These buttons, available at many stores and at Guest Relations in the Parks, will alert cast members that you are celebrating and you never know what special birthday pixie dust might land on the birthday girl.

    Another great way to celebrate is with a special meal during your visit. With so many unique, fun, and delicious restaurant options throughout the resort, you can please just about any craving and atmosphere wishes. Character meals are awesome for birthday celebrations. The character interaction is always super fun and they always make it extra special for those celebrating. Don’t forget to make a note on your reservation about your celebration, and alert the cast member upon arrival. 

    If you want to add some extra special magic to this day, you can customize it with a special-order cake that can be delivered to select restaurants or a special gift basket you can customize to surprise her with at select locations. You can get some inspiration at Disney’s Floral and Gifts website and if you need additional support, you can call them at 407-939-4438 where a cast member can help you create a unique gift. 

    I hope this birthday is her best yet! Please come back and see us again soon if you need any additional tips or advice for your upcoming visit.

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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