Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Aug 29, 2013
    Elizabeth 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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    What kind of events does Disney have for Birthdays? We have a daughter who will be turning one year old. Do we need to make reservations for photos and bday breakfast and dinner with the characters. Thank You Elizabeth

    Hi Elizabeth!

    What a wonderful place to celebrate your daughter's first birthday!

    The very first thing to do is pick up a Birthday button when you arrive. This button can be found at Guest Services at any of the parks or at your resort's lobby concierge. While the button doesn't automatically "give" you anything, its a fun way to let Cast Members (and other guests too) know that you're celebrating a special day. Anything is possible when everyone knows its your birthday - we've had the most wonderful birthday wishes given to us, sometimes a special dessert or ice cream cone may find its way to her or even a special experience such as riding up front at Small World. The possibilities are endless!

    For character meals, you'll definitely want to make reservations as far in advance as possible (up to 180 days). If you'd like to take a little more control over the celebration, Disney restaurants also offer a (paid) birthday cake that can be ordered at the podium at any sit-down restaurant. Custom cakes - the sky is the limit - can be arranged in advance as well (407-827-2253).

    During one of my daughter's favorite birthday celebrations at Walt Disney World, we had used iron-on decals to make her a birthday t-shirt. Her favorite rides and characters were on the front and "It's My Birthday" was on the back. A Cast Member noticed and made sure we were escorted right to the front of the line for one of the rides. Such a fun and memorable experience that could not have happened anywhere else on earth!

    Hope you have a fun trip! Please be sure to let us Moms know if we can help with more details!
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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