• On Oct 14, 2012
    Clarie from England 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.

    Hi, Im staying in Disney Park Port Orleans for the 1st time with hubby & 2 children 6 & 9. Can anyone recommend which restaurant to book for New Years Eve/Day? also any suggestions for our Sons 10th birthday whislt there will be very grateful.

    Hi Claire! I think you will really enjoy the Port Orleans Resort while visiting Walt Disney World for the first time. There are so many great things to see and do and the time will go quickly during your vacation!

    I suggest you avoid the Epcot park for New Years Eve when you have younger children as you have. Try to head to the Magic Kingdom if you wish to be in a park and if you can grab some advanced dining reservations I enjoy either Liberty Tree Tavern or Tony's. Be Our Guest will undoubtedly be unavailable at this time and likely the others too since this is a very popular night in the park. But definitely try as you never know.

    If you choose not to be in a park then I suggest you head to Downtown Disney. You can reach this area via boat from your resort making it very convenient. There are many choices for dining with T-Rex, Planet Hollywood, and Rainforest Cafe being some of the favorite with the kids. You can find all descriptions at the Disney website, under dining.

    Making a birthday special is Disney's specialty.  Consider getting reservations for a complete pirate makeover at the Pirates League in the Magic Kingdom. You can just do the face painting or complete it with a full costume. The boys love this and you will see many girls there as well as adults so you could make it a family special day in honor of your son. Consider booking a fireworks cruise on the evening of his birthday. You can add a birthday cake to this via private dining from the resort you book the cruise from. No matter where you dine on his day make sure you have cakes ordered for every can never get enough!
    PIck up the birthday button for him to wear all day as many guests and cast members will stop to wish him a very Happy Birthday.

    Check out the recreation opportunities that he might be interested in such as horseback riding, fishing, boating. Make advanced reservations when necessary as soon as possible
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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