• On Apr 9, 2019
    Amanda from MI 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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    My daughter and I will be participating in the princess half marathon weekend(5k & 10k) for our first time! My daughter will turn13 while we are there and I would like to treat her to a special meal to celebrate her bday and our races! Any suggestions?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Amanda!

    I just signed up for my first runDisney race too, and I'm so excited right along with you! I am absolutely loving the idea of combining race weekend with a birthday, and I agree that this sounds like serious celebration time – and what better place to celebrate?!

    I talked to my 13-year old niece, who is a Walt Disney World professional, and we came up with a few ideas for a celebration meal. My niece pointed out that the most important thing is picking something that matches your daughter's personality: if she wants to be a marine biologist, Coral Reef Restaurant might be the perfect place, or if she plans to find adventure in the great wide somewhere one day, maybe Jiko -The Cooking Place or one of the restaurants in Epcot's World Showcase.

    My tween daughter and I had a magical time having Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. We both dressed up, and our experience was so special, and the sandwiches and sweet treats that accompany the tea were delicious. If your daughter loves to get dressed up and feel grown up, maybe dinner at California Grill or The Hollywood Brown Derby. My whole extended family loves to celebrate at Olivia's Café because the food and hospitality are truly wonderful.

    We have lots of tips for planning with teens and for making birthday wishes come true, so please come back and see us as you plan and dream. Have the best time together, Amanda!

    Wishing you a magical race, birthday, and vacation,
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Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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