Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Sep 27, 2011
    April from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be in Disney 12/4-12-10 for our first trip. My son's birthday is the 24th so we are celebrating his birthday. Any suggestions on what to do for him? He will be 5.

    Hi April,

    I know exactly what its like having a little guy with a birthday on Dec 24th. I try super hard to make sure its special & separate it from Christmas Eve. I'm pretty sure as long as my DS gets a lot of toys, he thinks its special.

    Pirates are always a favorite at that age. Click here for some pirate themed suggestions.

    If he loves Star Wars, you could plan to visit Disney's Hollywood Studios (DHS) & check out their Star Wars themed attractions:
    * Jedi Training Academy - click here for more info.
    * Star Tours 
    * Visit Tatooine Traders located next to Star Tours. You'll find awesome Star Wars merchandise & guests can build their own lightsabers. You can also do this at Once Upon A Toy at Downtown Disney.
    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 them at 407-WDW-GIFT.

    When making any advanced dining reservations (ADRs), be sure to mention that he'll be celebrating a birthday.  You can request a celebration cake when you arrive for any ADRs.  You can also order a special birthday cake by calling 407-827-2253. ADRs are required & cakes must be ordered at least 48 hours prior to your reservation.

    Be sure to pick up your son a "Happy Birthday" button from Guest Relations. Its a great way to draw attention to his special day.

    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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