Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jan 24, 2016
    Linda from MA 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.

    We just started out pre adopted placement of our 8 year old son Mason. He has never been on vacation never mind Disney World. We booked our April vacation and it happens to be his 9th birthday week. How can I make this extra special?

    Hello Linda,

    Congratulations, I'm so happy for you! A trip to the Walt Disney World Resort is a wonderful way to celebrate Mason's birthday and to welcome him into your family! Be sure to get "First Visit" and "Happy Birthday" Celebration Recognition Buttons when you check-in at your Resort Hotel or Guest Services at any of the Theme Parks. It's so much fun to share your celebration with Cast Members and other Guests! 

    One of the most unique ways to celebrate your special occasions would be to book Wild Africa Trek in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. It's a one of a kind specialty priced Tour that allows you to get an up-close view of some of the animals on the savanna. You'll feel like true Safari adventurers as you cross over rope bridges and dangle over hippos and crocodiles! (while safely secured to a harness) You'll also get to snack on African inspired cuisine while overlooking the gorgeous savanna. Wild Africa Trek Tour Guides will take photos and capture your memories during the Trek and at the end of the Tour you will receive a photo code that you can use to access and download photos taken during the experience. All photos are included in the price of the Trek. Reservations can be made 180 days in advance of your Resort stay by calling (407)939-8687. 

    Another special way to celebrate would be to book Ferrytale Wishes: A Fireworks Dessert Cruise. The Cruise takes place aboard the iconic General Joe Potter ferryboat. You'll enjoy a voyage full of delicious desserts, specialty beverages,(with and without alcohol) and a beautiful view of the Wishes nighttime spectacular. Advanced Reservations are required and can be made by calling (407) 939-3463. You can also make Advanced Reservations for a Character Dining Experience. Garden Grill in Epcot and Chef Mickey's in Disney's Contemporary Resort are two of my favorites.

    Wishing you a lifetime of love and magical memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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