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  • On Jul 19, 2022
    Heather from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I need to plan a huge surprise! Help!

    Hey howdy hey, Heather! You’ve got a friend in me at planDisney, so let’s get started!

    You had me at surprise! I’m so intrigued what your huge surprise may be, and I’d love to try to help you plan it! Now, since I don’t know exactly what kind of surprise it is, I’m going to offer several suggestions for different types of surprises, and hopefully one or two may be helpful for you!

    One of the biggest surprises Guests like to plan for is a birthday celebration, and I can’t think of a better place to celebrate than at the Happiest Place on Earth! To make a birthday extra-sweet, I recommend adding a Mickey Mouse Celebration Cake to a dining reservation at one of these participating Disneyland Resort restaurants. You’ll be able to add a cake to your reservation when booking online at least three days before your reservation. You can also order a cake in-person at the restaurant’s host podium, or at the Concierge Desk at your Disneyland Resort hotel. However, if you need to request the cake on your arrival day, you’ll need to do so in person upon arrival at the restaurant. Luckily, the participating restaurants have a limited quantity of celebration cakes available for day-of orders. 

    Another fun surprise Guests like to celebrate at the Disneyland Resort is a gender reveal or engagement. If this is the case for you, Heather, I recommend checking out a new offering called Capture Your Moment – Disneyland Park. Imagine capturing a magical moment like an engagement on camera! This 20-minute Disney PhotoPass photo session includes a setting with a view of Sleeping Beauty Castle, too. Talk about a perfect backdrop! Photos aren’t included in the price of your photo session, but you’ll be able to download your digital photos with the purchase of Disney Genie+ Service or one of the other Disney PhotoPass entitlements. 

    Last but not least, don’t forget to ask for a complimentary celebration button once you arrive in the theme parks. You can find celebratory buttons at City Hall in Disneyland Park, or Chamber of Commerce in Disney California Adventure Park. This is a fun way to get extra attention from Characters and Cast Members who notice this special button, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, engagement, or something else!

    I hope this information helps, Heather! If you have any more specific information you’d like to pass along so we can give you more ideas, head back to planDisney and we’d be happy to help!

    See ya’ real soon,
    Kristin
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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