• On Sep 6, 2018
    Kimberly from CA 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.

    Good Morning to who I will be speaking with. I am planning a birthday trip for my five year old coming in November and I was wondering if there is anything in particular that I should be looking for for him as well as what are some of the attractions.

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Kimberly!

    There is nothing quite so wonderful as celebrating a birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth! One of the first things that popped into my head is Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. This is a really fun and interactive show just for kids ages 4 through 12. The kids train with their Jedi Masters and then get to fight off the dark side. You can register your son for a same-day time slot by visiting the area by the Star Wars Launch Bay exit.

    Another fun thing any birthday kid would enjoy is a character meal! My favorites are the Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park at the Plaza Inn and dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland Hotel. Both meals offer expansive buffets and fun character interaction while you dine. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made online or by calling (714) 781-3463 up to 60 days in advance. If you opt for dinner, or you like cake in the morning, consider ordering a custom birthday cake to be delivered to your table. You can choose the flavor, design, and personalize your message. 

    When it comes to attractions, be sure to measure your son’s height, with shoes on, before your visit. If he is 40” tall or taller, then the majority of attractions are available to him. My daughter absolutely loves Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission – Breakout. So if your son is a bit of a thrill seeker, I think he’d like these attractions as well.

    I hope your visit to the Disneyland Resort is full of magic and memories!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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