• On Feb 20, 2016
    Shannon from LA 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, We have been to Disney World several times and enjoy every moment each time we go. My son who will be 12 years old next year would like to have a birthday party there next time we go. Do you have any recommendations on birthday parties? Thank you

    Hi Shannon! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Mom's Panel. We love to help Guests plan magical Disney vacations so you have come to exactly the right place with your question. As you know, there is no place like Walt Disney World for celebrations of any kind and birthdays are no exception. The possibilities are endless and your son is sure to have a 12th birthday he will never forget! First of all, take a minute to stop by Guest Services at any of the Parks or Resorts on your very first day and ask for a Birthday Celebration Button for your son. This is Disney's way of announcing to everyone you meet that it is his special day. Take a look at the Customize Your Celebration page of the Walt Disney World website for more ideas of how to make his day especially memorable with a little extra pixie dust. Also, depending on your son's interests, be sure to book Advanced Dining Reservations for a fun spot. I have 7 sons and one of their very favorites is Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Modeled after the old-fashioned drive-in, you can sit in a retro-style car while dining under the stars. After some time in the Park, stop by Hollywood Scoops for a birthday treat like nothing you've ever tasted before. Top off the night with Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show from a galaxy far far away. What could be better than that?

    I hope these ideas have helped you. Please come back if there is anything else can do as you plan your exciting time at Walt Disney World. Have a great 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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