• On Jan 21, 2019
    Kthleen from NY 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.

    This will be my Grand-daugthers first time going to Disney. I want to make it as Magical as possible for her, but we are not staying on Disney property. Are there any extras we can do for her, eg. Princess for a day, or special surprise gifts/activites TY

    Hello Kathleen,
    So glad you stopped by to see us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love the idea of a magical first trip for your granddaughter. There are many things you can do to make it special...I'll give you a few ideas. Reservations are recommended in advance for all suggestions.

    Bring out your party dresses and your best British accents! Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa offers a beautiful Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room and it's truly wonderful. The menu offers many different kinds of tea (and some chocolate milk if your princess isn't a tea lover), plus finger sandwiches and some delicious dessert pastries. 

    How about a dessert party? There are several to choose from; in the Magic Kingdom, there's the Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing. You get special reserved seating for the fireworks, plus some delectable treats. Do you have an Elsa fan?  The Frozen Ever After Dessert Party at Epcot World Showcase includes not only dessert, but a ride on Frozen Ever After.

    Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't include the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Ordinary girls are transformed into Princesses for a day by Fairy Godmothers-In-Training. With locations in both the Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs, this special place will give your granddaughter an experience she will never forget.

    Kathleen, I hope your granddaughter's first visit is full of wonderful memories!

    Best Wishes,
    Amy S.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Florida

I’ve grown up in Central Florida and have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years. Now that I’m a mom myself of a blended family with four kids, I love sharing Disney’s year-round special events with my family. Some of our favorite events are the Flower and Garden Festival, Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Let me help you plan something extraordinary for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Amy

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