• On Sep 20, 2017
    Ashley from MO 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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    We are heading to our first family Disney trip on the morning of my daughter's 5th birthday. We are staying in a royal room at POR and I want to make it extra special- is there anything special Disney does for birthdays (at the hotel or parks)?

    Hi Ashley ~

    The Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place to celebrate a 5th birthday! Your daughter is going to love staying in a Royal Room at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. They are awesome, especially the fireworks in the headboards! Be sure to pick up a "Happy Birthday" button for her when you check-in. You never know what pixie dust will come her way throughout your stay.

    While there aren't any specific birthday specials offered, there are certainly some things you can do to make her birthday special. Here are a few suggestions:
    * Make or get a special "Happy Birthday" card or autograph book for the characters to sign.
    * Stop by The Chapeau on Main Street. U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom for a great pair of Mickey ears.
    * Make sure they know at any dining locations that you'll be celebrating a birthday.
    * Contact Disney Floral and Gifts for an in-room celebration. They even deliver to some dining locations.
    * Book a visit to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
    * Visit the Disney PhotoPass® Service Studio.
    * Meet Mickey at the Town Square Theater in the Magic Kingdom (he talks at this location). Make sure her "Happy Birthday" button is visible in the room while you're waiting for Mickey.
    * Picking out your own special gift is always fun. Girls love picking out that perfect princess dress at Castle Couture in the Magic Kingdom or at the World of Disney Store at Disney Springs.

    Take advantage of Disney's PhotoPass Service and let their photographers capture some fantastic birthday memories. Some locations offer magic shots where Disney characters and other surprises are added to your photos once you view them online.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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