Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 29, 2012
    Charise from OH 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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    i.'m leaving for disney in 34 days with my three kids ages 12 7 and 5 it will also be my son's 13 th birthday what should we do and how much money should i bring keepin mind i only need money for sourviners.

    Hi Charise,

    How exciting that your Walt Disney World vacation is a month away!  I can't think of a better place to celebrate a 13th (or any) birthday than the Happiest Place on Earth.  Be sure to pick up a free "birthday button" for your son at Guest Relations at whichever park you visit first.  You might also consider booking a special celebratory dinner to mark your son's special day.  Chef Mickey's or any character dining venue is a great choice.  Whispering Canyon Cafe and 'Ohana are more of my family's top picks for birthday celebrations. You can add a cake to your dinner when you make reservations by calling 407-WDW-DINE.  Perhaps you can let your son pick the park and/or itinerary on his birthday as well. As for how much spending money four souviners, it's entirely up to you.  During our past few trips, I've given my kids a $50 gift card each, and allowed them to buy whatever they wanted.  They were in charge of "budgeting" their money, and if they used it all on the first day, they were out of luck.  I got the idea after we experienced the "Great Piggy Bank Adventure" at Innoventions at Epcot, and they loved it!  Now they try to negotiate a larger gift card amount every trip.  Clever kids!

    I hope your family has a magical time!

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I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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