Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 27, 2010
    Chris from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My son will be celebrating his birthday and his first visit when we go to Disney in October. Should I get 2 pins for him at guest relations? I was thinking I should just get him the Birthday button and not the First Visit one. What are your thoughts?

    Hi Chris,

    My thoughts are to CELEBRATE all of your son's special occasions!  His first visit, his birthday and anything else special he's got going on.  Walt Disney World is the best place ever to celebrate!  So yes - be sure to pick up a "Happy Birthday" AND a "1st Visit" button from Guest Relations.  Cool free souvenEARs to start the trip off right.  Depending on his age, you may not want to put both buttons on him at once but you should definitely pick up both of them. I always write the date on the back of the buttons with a Sharpie or some other type of permanent marker.  

    My boys are growing up Disney and one thing I do it to pick up a Guide Map from each park and write the date at the top. I circle or highlight the attractions they did on that visit being sure to make a notation if it was their first time on that attraction and the number of times we did it.  Its so cool to see their interests and favorite attractions change as they get older.

    October will be a great month to visit.  I'm not sure how old your son will be but be sure to look into Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.  Its one of my favorite special events at the Magic Kingdom.  If you need other celebration ideas, let us know his age and we'll be happy to assist you make his first trip an awesome experience for all of you!

    Wishing you many magical memories :-)  Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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