Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 15, 2011
    Phillip from MS 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.

    My son is turning 2 during our upcoming trip to Disney (Feb 4) and I would love some tips or suggestions on how to have some magical things happen? I know about the button and we have reservations at Chef Mickeys, but do you have any tips? Please!

    Hi Phillip,

    Disney World is a great place to celebrate a 2nd birthday! You are correct - be sure to pick up a "Happy Birthday" button for him at any Guest Relations location. That will help Cast Members recognize that it is his birthday & they can help sprinkle pixie dust all day.

    Chef Mickey's is an awesome place for a birthday meal! You could order a custom cake by calling 407-827-2253. They offer a nice selection of different cakes from which to choose. They need 48 hours advanced notice & advanced dining reservations are required.

    If you'd like to get a small cake for your son, you could get a mini cake in a Pirate's Treasure Chest which comes with a special surprise toy. These cakes are available at most Family table service locations. Call 407-WDW-DINE for more info.

    You can add more pixie dust to his BD celebration meal with party favors. Options include a goodie bag with a Mickey party hat, game, coloring book & crayons. The deluxe goodie bag contains all of the above plus a magnet activity set, and Mickey shaped straw all in a special celebration tote bag. These are available at most family table service locations. Call 407-WDW-DINE for more info or request them when you check in for your reservation.

    If you are visiting the Magic Kingdom, stop by the Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street & have them add some colored gel and/or some mouse ear confetti to his hair. A little something festive for a festive occasion. 

    You could also pick up a super cute "It's My Birthday Ear Hat".  Its a special ear hat that can be found at The Chapeau at the Magic Kingdom and other shopping locations throughout the resort.

    For a cool keepsake, pickup an Autograph Book and have the characters sign it for his birthday.

    Wishing your son many magical birthday 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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