General Magic Kingdom Fireworks
  • On Feb 1, 2024
    Jacob from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What options are available to either upgrade or add something to another family’s vacation? There is someone very special who has planned a trip and we want to surprise them with something to make it more magical. Thanks for your help!

    Welcome to planDisney, Jacob!

    What a wonderful friend you are; sprinkling some pixie dust on this special person's vacation is such a thoughtful gesture, and I'd be honored to assist in your magic-making mission.

    At home and on vacation, I love treating friends and family to a meal. Dining is an integral part of the Walt Disney World experience, and I'm sure your friend has chosen a restaurant or two they want to try. Consider sending this person a Disney Gift Card with a message that dinner's on you. Add the restaurant's name to the gift message if you know a specific eatery on their itinerary, and browse menus online to get an idea of the approximate meal cost.

    If the gift card route appeals to you, you could also purchase a Disney Gift Card to cover the cost of Disney Genie+ Service or a few Individual Lightning Lane Entries. In this case, include a message encouraging your friend to relax on vacation and emphasize that you're giving the gift of time.

    Are you looking for something more tangible? Call the talented folks at Disney Floral and Gifts, who can arrange a special surprise for your friend upon arrival. Imagine them opening their resort room door to find a themed gift basket, balloons, or flowers. Last year, my sister did this for me on my birthday, and it was a memorable way to kick off a vacation. We enjoyed the in-room decorations all weekend!

    I will share one last idea, Jacob, but this would require you to scheme with someone traveling with the special person. My absolute favorite way to celebrate a special occasion in Walt Disney World is with a Fireworks Cruise on Seven Seas Lagoon. If you can coordinate with a point person on your friend's trip to select a night for this adventure and reserve the experience by calling the number on this page, it would be my number one choice for upgrading your friend's vacation. This is a pre-paid experience, so you can cover the cost beforehand. You and your co-conspirator must ensure your friend and the travel party (up to 10 guests) are at the departure point for the cruise at the designated time. My favorite launch site is the marina at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, but several resorts near Magic Kingdom Park offer this Enchanting Extra.

    I hope this gives you some ideas for celebrating your friend, Jacob. Best wishes for a memorable experience, and if there's anything else we at planDisney can do to help, please come see us again.

    Have a magical day,
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Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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