• On Nov 13, 2016
    Lynette from FL 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, Our youngest turns 8 years old. He loves Disney World. I would like to have something special to celebrate. A cake at a restaurant, character experience or is there any suggestion of what we could do to make it special?

    Hi Lynette!

    I'm so excited you will be visiting Walt Disney World for your 8-year-old's birthday. You are definitely coming to the right place...no one celebrates better than Disney! There are so many things you can do to make your visit especially memorable and many ways to Customize Your Celebration. If you would like to order a cake ahead of time, give the Disney Cake Hotline a call at least 72 hours in advance at (407) 827-2253. Another option is to request a basic 6"chocolate or vanilla cake at the podium when checking in for any Advanced Dining Reservation. These can be purchased at most places upon arrival.

    As far as Character Dining goes, my family absolutely loves Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Another favorite is The Crystal Palace inside Magic Kingdom. These two places--along with many other Character Dining spots throughout the Parks and Resorts--create the perfect atmosphere for a one-of-a-kind birthday celebration! Oh, and one more thing: don't forget to stop by Guest Services right inside the entrance to any of the Parks and request a Customized Birthday Celebration Button. It is the perfect way to announce to everyone you see that it is your child's special day!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Mom's Panel. I hope you will come back if there is anything else we can do to help you.

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Utah

Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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