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  • On Oct 12, 2022
    Sandra from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My sisters and I will be bringing my 87 year old mother on her birthday October 25, 2022 to Magic Kingdom! My Dad brought us to Disney the 1st year it open and she wants to go for her birthday! I was wondering if she could be considered for Grand Marshal

    Greetings, Sandra, and welcome to planDisney!

    Oh, Sandra, it truly warms my heart to hear you are bringing your mom along on your magical vacation. How fitting it will be to celebrate your mom’s 87th birthday during the 50th Anniversary Celebration! You know, Walt Disney himself once said that laughter is timeless and imagination has no age, so I can only imagine how giddy she will be to experience the magic of Walt Disney World Resort once again. It’s sure to be a cherished memory you’ll look back on for years to come.

    I truly wish I could wave a magic wand and make your dream for your mom come true, but the families that are chosen to serve as Grand Marshals in the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade are chosen at random each day. The best advice I can give you is to arrive at Magic Kingdom Park extra early that morning with a bright, shining smile on your face. Be friendly with the Cast Members at the entrance and think happy thoughts. Hopefully, Fairy Godmother will wave her wand and grant your wish.

    While I cannot guarantee your mother will be chosen for this special honor, I know you will have a wonderful time making priceless memories together. One great way to look back on these memories for years to come is by purchasing Memory Maker for your vacation. It includes unlimited downloads of all the Disney PhotoPass photos taken during your trip, which means you can relive your mother’s special birthday trip over and over again.

    Don’t forget to pick up a complimentary birthday button for your mom to wear at one of the merchandise or Guest Relations locations in the theme parks. Everyone else can get a complimentary “I’m celebrating…” button with her name on it to wear alongside her. Cast Members who notice her button will often go out of their way to make her day even more special by wishing her a happy birthday.

    I hope this helps, Sandra. Please stop by again if you think of anything else we can help with, and enjoy every moment celebrating your sweet mom!

    Find your happily ever after,

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Meet the Panelist: Alyssa, Texas

Greetings, dreamers of all ages! I'm Alyssa, a lifelong lover of all things Disney and educator of future Imagineers. My dress collection rivals that of any Disney Princess, and I can almost always be found singing a Disney song with a bow in my hair. You can find me exploring all the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to offer on adults-only getaways with my Disney-loving husband or our multigenerational family. Tomorrow is just a dream away, and I would love to help you plan your own magical vacation! Learn More About Alyssa

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