• On Mar 5, 2018
    Kristen from RI 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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    Hi, I am flying in the day before my sons 5th birthday and just want it to be extra special for him! Any recommendations would be great, we are very excited it is all our first time at Disney!

    Oh my goodness, Kristen! I'm so excited for you! Your 1st trip to Walt Disney World Resort AND your son's 5th birthday - that is the power of magic!!

    When making dining reservations, be sure to let the Cast Member know your son is celebrating his 5th birthday. You will want to let your Disney Resort hotel know as well. You never know when pixie-dust will be added to his magical vacation!

    Be sure to stop by your Disney Resort hotel check-in desk or any Guest Relations desk and ask for a special birthday button! He will want to wear it throughout your vacation!

    I would also recommend you visit Disney Floral & Gifts for an In-Room Celebration he will LOVE! You will find everything from cakes to baskets filled with some of his favorite Disney merchandise. I have received baskets from Disney Floral & Gifts on 2 separate occasions and I was overwhelmed by the gifts. The baskets are clearly put together by Cast Members who love their jobs. Each basket was over-the-top amazing and customized just for me!

    Thanks so much for sharing your question with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Please let us know if you need any other tips or advice as you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation! 

    Finally - let me be one the first to wish your son an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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