• On Jul 14, 2017
    Staci from NC 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 will be surprising our daughter on her 8th Birthday (Aug), to Disney. What are some of the first things we need to do when we arrive, to get her recognition for her birthday? Every little princess needs some extra attention on their big day.

    Hi Staci,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and hello from North Carolina! How wonderful to celebrate your daughter's birthday at the Walt Disney World Resort. What a sweet surprise!

    First, if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, call 407-939-5277 to ask a cast member to note her birthday on your resort reservation. When you arrive, be sure to request a birthday button from the front desk of your resort hotel. Your princess can wear that button during her entire visit so that cast members will recognize immediately that she is celebrating. I also suggest that you ask a cast member at the front desk if she can get a special birthday phone call from Goofy. 

    Prior to your arrival, check out the Planning Your Celebration page to explore other ideas. My family likes to make a dining reservation at a special restaurant for birthday celebrations. You could also have a special cake delivered to the restaurant or your resort hotel room. Just be sure that the restaurant is one of the participating restaurants for cake delivery service.

    Staci, there are a number of Enchanting Extras to consider.  You could make a reservation for a princess transformation at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and then dine like royalty at Cinderella's Royal Table. Or, you could do something different like Backstage Tales, one of the nature experiences at Animal Kingdom!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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