• On May 31, 2016
    Brenna from OH 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! We are planning to visit Disney from December 4 to the 10 with our 3 year old son, his birthday is the 6th what things can I do to make it extra special? we are first timers. He loves Santa and Christmas, will we be able to experience this then?

    Hello Brenna, 

    Celebrating a birthday while visiting the Walt Disney World Resort during the holiday season is just about as magical as it gets! The Parks and Resorts are festively decorated and overflowing with the spirit of the holiday season; just perfect for your special celebration!

    I recommend purchasing tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in Magic Kingdom Park. The "snow" falling on Main Street, U.S.A., Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, and Holiday Wishes fireworks are guaranteed to make your holiday celebration unforgettable! Santa makes a jolly appearance at the end of the Parade. Meet and Greets with Santa take place daily at Candy Cane Garden next to City Hall between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM as well. 

    Should you decide to purchase Party tickets, I suggest relaxing at your Resort Hotel during the day. You want to be fully rested so you can enjoy the Attractions and Entertainment that are open until midnight only for Guests attending the Party. The official start time of the Party is 7:00 P.M. Also, if you purchase a Party ticket you do not need a separate Park ticket to enter Magic Kingdom Park during the Party. In the past guests have been allowed early entry at 4:00 P.M., however, this is not guaranteed. Be sure to pick up the Times Guide when you arrive at the Magic Kingdom Park; there you will find a listing of Attractions that are open during the Party, a schedule of events, and a map of areas where you can receive complimentary hot cocoa and cookies. Don't forget to pick up a complimentary 'I'm Celebrating' button from any Guest Services. Your little one will feel so special when they receive Happy Birthday wishes from Cast Members & Guests during your visit! 

    Magical Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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