• On Mar 1, 2020
    Fiona 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.

    Hi everyone! I'm booked to come to Walt Disney World at the end of November and during our trip away my Mum will be celebrating a special birthday. I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for doing something special at Walt Disney Resort?

    Hi Fiona,

    Birthday celebrations are extra magical at Walt Disney World, and it is so sweet that you want to plan something special for your mother. We've celebrated many milestone birthdays and anniversaries at Disney, so I have a few ideas that might be just right.

    My first thought always goes to an extraordinary meal. For each of our 50th birthdays, my husband and I celebrated with a dinner at California Grill. I've also heard from friends that the California Grill brunch is not to be missed. Other special occasion spots we recommend include Jiko, the BoathouseYachtsman Steakhouse and Narcoossee's. You can arrange to have a birthday cake delivered to your table at most table service restaurant, too. 

    What about a behind-the-scenes tour? I especially love the Keys to the Kingdom at Magic Kingdom and the Wild Africa Trek at Animal Kingdom. Because you will be there at the holidays, you might also want to check out the Yuletide Fantasy tour.

    Or what about a new experience? Soar above Disney Springs on the Aerophile Balloon Flight. Or cruise from the Disney Springs waterfront in a vintage Amphicar. Or take to the water to watch fireworks at Magic Kingdom or Epcot. 

    Or treat your mom to a day of pampering at Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian. 

    Or every mom loves family photos. Schedule a portrait session with Disney Fine Art Photography or one of the new Capture Your Moment photo sessions with a PhotoPass photographer.

    She might also like a celebratory set of Minnie ears to proclaim her birthday. Of course, you will want to be sure she wears one of the complimentary "Happy Birthday" buttons available at Guest Services at each theme park.

    I hope this gives you some ideas to build on as you make plans for her celebration. I'm sure she will have a fabulous time, no matter what you do together. Please let us know, Fiona, if you have any other questions or want more details on any of these suggestions. Enjoy!

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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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