• On Feb 27, 2017
    Ryne from IL 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 sending my parents to Disney for my dad's 50th birthday. What else can I do to make it special, specifically in terms of food. Can I pay for a dinner in advance without them knowing? Get a cake delivered to their dinner table? Thanks!

    Hi Ryne,

    How exciting to know you are sending your parents to celebrate your dad's 50th birthday at Walt Disney World Resort. I am sure they will have an amazing time.

    Many Guests do not like having to worry about meal budgets. So my best suggestion is to book a Magic Your Way Vacation Package with a Disney Dining Plan. It is the best way to prepay for your meals. Although you can book a package online, you may find it better to speak to a Vacation Planning Specialist at (407) 939-1936 or a travel agent. Be sure to note the celebration on the reservation, and you should also visit Disney Floral & Gifts for some great ideas.

    Since you are planning for them, I would strongly recommend you set up some dining reservations as soon as possible. Besides the many flavors available in World Showcase Pavilion in Epcot, a character meal is a must, so be sure to look at Chef Mickey's. And make sure they enjoy the evening shows as VIP, so book a Fantasmic! Dinner Package, Rivers of Light Dining Package or IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party.

    One last tip: you can book your dining reservations at the Walt Disney World restaurants and reservations page, or give them a call at (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-3463. Wishing him a Happy Birthday!

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Greetings! I'm Ricardo. Originally from Argentina, I am an IT geek by day, and a leader of the Galactic Empire by night. I'm a husband, and father to two Jedi Knights who share their passion for Disney and Star Wars. Join me and together we shall plan the perfect Disney vacation! Learn More About Ricardo

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