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  • On Jan 5, 2021
    Susanna from NY Asked

    I prefer to bring my own mylar balloons, rather than order from Disney Floral and gifts this time. Would the resort be able to inflate them for me and leave them in our room? We'll be staying at the Riviera for my daughter's 5th birthday. Thanks!

    Welcome Home, Susanna!

    Welcome back to planDisney! How exciting that you will be visiting Disney’s Riviera Resort next month, and after such a challenging year, a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth sounds like a perfect way to celebrate a birthday.  

    I’m the mom who usually packs her own glow sticks and rain ponchos, so I think it is a great idea to plan your own in-room celebration. A box wrapped with Disney themed paper and overflowing with goodies would be so exciting for her to find waiting in her room. Don’t forget to ask the Front Desk for her complimentary birthday Celebration Button, it makes a great addition to any birthday! In terms of helium balloons, to my knowledge, this is not something offered at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Balloons from Disney Floral & Gifts are already inflated by that service and delivered to the resort ready to go. The Cast Members working at the resort would not have access to helium for your balloons.

    Never fear, I do have a few ideas for you! First, if you skipped the balloons, and simply wanted Cast Members to set out your pre-packed birthday box of goodies to your room while you were in the parks, they may be able to accommodate you. Given the ever changing climate we are in, and enhanced safety precautions for Covid-19, I would be sure to have a back-up plan. If you have another adult traveling with you, you could send the rest of your group to Le Petite Cafe for a morning coffee while you set up the birthday surprise in your room, just the way you want it to look. Spread out a colorful tablecloth from the dollar store, some confetti, and your birthday surprise on the dining table to be ready to surprise your daughter on your return!

    If you had your heart set on balloons for your daughter, you could look into having a small helium pump delivered to you. Helium tanks are commonly available from major retailers and party supply stores. If you were considering doing a grocery delivery from an outside company, perhaps you could get the helium tank along with your groceries. I have had good experiences with Dizzy Dolphin Delivery in the past as they are a smaller company that offers more personalized service, so they may be able to assist with more unusual requests.

    I hope you find the perfect way to celebrate your special girl on your upcoming visit, Susanna, and that she has a truly magical birthday!

    Wishing you Membership Magic,
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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