• On May 24, 2017
    Soraya from NY 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.

    Hello. My niece chose a Disney vacation for the whole family instead of a Sweet 16 party. Is there anyway to ensure that she meets the Mad Hatter? He is her all time favorite and I would love to make her visit extra special. Thanks for your help.

    A very merry un-birthday to you, Soraya! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I’m so excited to hear your niece has chosen such a magical alternative to a sweet sixteen birthday party! And as the Cheshire Cat says: “every adventure requires a first step”. And we’re mad as a hatter you are starting here!

    Soraya, how would a Supercalifragilistic Breakfast, where your niece could have some one-on-one time with the Mad Hatter himself, sound? 1900 Park Fare, located at the fabulous Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, a personal favorite, has a wonderful breakfast buffet where you can dine with Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Tigger, Winnie the Pooh, and most importantly, The Mad Hatter. To make this reservation, call (407) 939-1947 and let the Cast Member know you are celebrating a special birthday. I would also note your niece’s excitement over meeting her favorite character so the Cast Members can help make it an extra magical breakfast she won’t soon forget. Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance. So, don’t be late for this very important date and book it soon!

    The Mad Hatter can also be found outside the Mad Tea Party attraction at Magic Kingdom during select mornings. You can check for his specific schedule on your My Disney Experience account, using the search tool and selecting the date you will be visiting the park.

    Soraya, be sure grab some complimentary celebration buttons for the entire family when you arrive. You can get these at any Disney Hotel Concierge desk and at select stores throughout the parks. These buttons alert Cast Members that you are celebrating and you never know when some pixie dust can come your way!

    Thanks again for stopping by and please do come back and see us again soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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