Girl at Disneyworld
  • On May 22, 2021
    Jerilyn from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    During our family vacation, our granddaughter will be turning 2. What special activities or celebrations are offered? Could she meet a character? A Mickey cake can be ordered while enjoying a dining reservation. Do we have to stay at a resort for that?

    Hello Jerilyn!

    Welcome to planDisney with a great question! I am so happy to hear that you are planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate your granddaughter!

    If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, I highly recommend contacting Disney Floral & Gifts to surprise the birthday Mouseketeer with an in-room celebration. They offer beautiful gift and celebration baskets! Contact a Dream Maker Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST by calling (407) 939-4438 and they will be happy to help you make magic! If you do not have a reservation at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, I recommend that you consider Being our Guest! Staying in the middle of the magic is an incredible birthday surprise in itself! I cannot recommend Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort enough for little ones! To inquire about packages and to book your Disney vacation, please call Disney Resort Hotel Reservations at (407) 939-1936.

    Character meet-and-greets are temporarily unavailable, and it is unfortunately not possible to arrange private meetings. Our Disney friends are also following guidance from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing and the health of all Guests and Cast Members, however, you will be able to spot them at all four parks in new ways, so be on the lookout for magical appearances! You are also welcome to book character dining experiences and interact with Disney pals from a safe distance. In addition, if you have a dining reservation you are welcome to order a Mickey Mouse Celebration Specialty Cake that feeds 4 to 6 Guests and is available in chocolate or white chocolate. To add a cake to an existing dining reservation, please call (407) 827-2253. No advance payment is required and you do not have to be staying at a Disney Resort hotel to order a cake! You are also welcome to stop by the restaurant's host podium upon arrival to request a cake, but please note that dining locations have a limited quantity of cakes available for day-of orders.

    planDisney tips: My tip to celebrate your granddaughter at Magic Kingdom Park is to book a special photo session! With Capture Your Moment you can reserve a personalized 20-minute session with a Disney PhotoPass photographer and get everyone in the picture to make unforgettable memories! To add extra pixie dust to your celebration, stop by any Guest Relations location to request a complimentary "Happy Birthday" button.

    It was a pleasure answering your question, Jerilyn! I hope your little princess has a perfect birthday celebration at The Most Magical Place on Earth!

    Best Disney wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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