• On Jul 16, 2012
    Chayce 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's birthday is this month and I would like to ask people to contribute to his first trip to Disney in lieu of toy gifts. Is there a way to do this without getting several different gifts? How would I go about putting this on an invitation ?

    Hi Chayce!

    I think that in this day and age, most party goers appreciate a little direction in knowing what your little one wants or needs! How exciting that for your son's birthday you want to give him his First Trip To Walt Disney World!

    I think your best bet would be to let your relatives, good friends and son's friends' parents know what you're planning for him, and to steer them in the direction of Disney Gift Cards. Consider something like "in lieu of gifts, we'd greatly appreciate you being a part of the gift we're planning for our son - a Magical Walt Disney World vacation! Disney Gift cards would be fantastic and put towards (your son's) First Ever Trip to Walt Disney World! Thanks for sharing in our excitement over these plans!" You can then include a slip with the Disney Store website listed, or, if sending the invitations electronically, include the link in the evite (I've provided it just below for you).

    You can receive many of these cards, and then apply those by phone towards your Magic Your Way Vacation balance, use them to purchase Park Tickets or even let your son use some in the Parks for souvenirs of his magical vacation! Don't worry about having too many cards received, Cast Members are patient and will be most pleased to assist you in processing them by phone for payment as you wish, or in the parks.

    Disney gift cards can be purchased online at the Disney Store as well as in Disney Store retail locations around the USA. There's a variety of fun card designs to choose from now which makes them extra fun to collect, re-load and re-use!

    Wishing you a Magical time as you plan for your son's birthday and Walt Disney World vacation Chayce!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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