• On Jan 11, 2018
    Linnea from DE 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.

    We are planning 7 nights in FL. 5 nights in rental home and 2 nights at a Disney resort to celebrate 5 year olds bday. Are there any recommendations for which hotels may have the best birthday perks? Is that’s even a thing?

    Dear Linnea,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about your upcoming visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! What an exciting trip that you have coming up, to celebrate your child's birthday!

    There are so many ways to make your child's experience extra magical for their birthday! Each Walt Disney World Resort hotel has many fun activities that could be a wonderful way to celebrate. There aren't specific birthday perks, exactly, but some great birthday "essentials" include being sure to pick up a "Happy Birthday!" pin at the hotel or in the parks. Cast Members and other guests will be wishing your child a happy birthday all day long! Your child will feel so special. A birthday Mickey ear hat is another favorite choice of mine!

    In terms of other birthday ideas, the sky is the limit. You could consider an in-room delivery of a special birthday surprise from Disney Floral & Gifts, for example. You could also consider a special birthday meal, for example a character meal? If your child has a favorite character, that might be a great choice! Other special magic could include one of the Enchanting Extras Collection activities, to bring a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience to your family! Honestly though, even if you decide not to spring for any "extras," your child is certain to have the most special birthday ever!

    Hope that helps with your magical planning! 

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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