• On Dec 30, 2016
    Yanelle from NJ 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.

    I'm booking a trip to Disney in July to celebrate my son's 1st birthday! I was wondering if there are any specific attractions we should include on our trip. Restaurants, rides, shows? Thanks!

    Hello Yanelle!

    Thank you so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your celebration question. What a magical birthday you are planning for your little prince.

    My favorite place to begin is the Planning for Pre-School Kids & Little Ones site. It is full of information and tips for exploring Walt Disney World Resort with the littlest Mouseketeers in mind. At that age, my kiddos loved classics like Dumbo the Flying Elephant and "it's a small world." They also adored many of the parades and shows. 

    While my little ones weren't usually shy, our first few encounters with our favorite Disney characters were a little overwhelming to them. I found Character Dining to be a much better way to get the adorable pictures I was looking for. With Character Dining, they had some time to "warm-up" to the characters and before long it was all smiles and giggles. There are even special cakes you can request for the occasion. Another fun #DisneyFirst is the First Haircut Package available at the Harmony Barber Shop. I'll never forget watching Michael cut the first curl from my little prince's head and where's a more magical place to have it happen than Main Street, U.S.A.? 

    If there is anything else we can assist you with in planning his special day, please let us know. Until then, have a delightfully Disney day.

    Magical Wishes,

    Lauren
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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