• On Aug 9, 2017
    Adriana from San Jose 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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    Hello moms :) my family is traveling from San Jose, Costa Rica to Disney World for my daughter's 5th birthday. Any additional tips you can share to make this a super special birthday for her? Thank you so much!

    Hi Adriana,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting that your daughter will celebrate her birthday at the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to stop by the front desk of the hotel and request a special, complimentary button that she can wear to let everyone know she is celebrating. Be sure to make dining reservations for character meals with some of her favorite characters. When my girls were 5-years old, they had a blast at Chef Mickey's. They also now love to eat at Cinderella's Royal Table, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall and The Crystal Palace. Another super fun character meal is Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare. One of our girls had an attack of shyness when she met Prince Charming and she absolutely could not speak!

    You can also order a special cake or a gift basket from Disney Floral & Gifts. With Disney Floral & Gifts, I love that we can customize our gift baskets - the last happy surprise I received was actually a cooler bag stuffed with fun treats. You also might want to consider ordering your daughter a princess themed gift. Our girls have always adored the princess balloons we ordered for them. There are, of course, other Enchanting Extras you should consider. We just did the Caring for Giants Tour and our girls loved getting to see the elephants up close, especially baby Stella.

    Adriana I trust your daughter will have a day filled with pixie dust and happy memories!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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