Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jan 16, 2011
    Dawna from TX 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.

    I am planning on bringing my cousin to WDW for her 17th birthday in July (her first trip). Do you have any ideas on how to make her day extra special on a small budget?

    Hello Dawna,

    Nothing is more magical than spending your birthday at Disney. Your cousin is one lucky gal!

    My first recommendation is to make sure you pick up a complimentary celebration button at Guest Services when you arrive. Tell your cousin to wear the pin proudly throughout your visit. It lets everyone know about her big day - and first visit. You never know what Pixie Dust they may be able to share.

    Have you considered hanging out on the BoardWalk during your vacation? The BoardWalk comes to life at night with street performers and carnival games. And it is lined with food vendors with cheap offerings. And if you want to splurge a bit, you two can rent a surrey bike and ride along the pier.

    Another thing you might want to check out is the Electrical Water Pageant. I love grabbing a snack then watching the "parade" float by from the beach at the Polynesian Resort. There's just something about the tiki torches along the paths at the Polynesian that I just love! All of this for the cost of your snack.

    I hope this helps. Enjoy your trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Monina, Ohio

My family loves our Main Street in Ohio. But there's simply no comparison to Main Street U.S.A.! We don't get to Disney quite as often as I'd like, but that just means finding new ways to sprinkle Pixie Dust on our adventures! Learn More About Monina

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