Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jun 6, 2009
    Denise from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are taking my daughter to WDW for her 16th biday (as a surprise). We will get there 2 days before her b-day. Any ideas on ways we can make it EXTRA special? We are staying at the Beach Resort.

    Hi Denise!  I love surprises! 

    Have you thought about bringing a best friend along as a surprise?  I know my daughter would love this at any age - especially because she has two brothers.  If that is a possibility, you probably would want to arrange this with best friends mom and not tell the best friend.  You know how best friends are with sharing secrets!  :)

    Anyway, once you are at Disney, you may want to arrange for a special welcome compliments of Disney Florist.  Pay special attention to the 'birthday', 'Sweet 16', and In-Room Celebrations links on the left.  Depending on your budget you can arrange to have a small arrangement or a full blown in room celebration delivered to your room!

    Of course a special dining experience would be a lot of fun - and there are a ton of  restaurants to choose from.  You may also want to plan a special event on her birthday.  Is your daughter into a little bit of adventure? Since she'll be 16 (she will need to be accompanied by an adult), she will be at the minimum age requirement to try a Segway Tour.  Tons of fun!  You may also want to consider trying to secure a fireworks cruise for Wishes or Illuminations.  

    And you may have heard that the #1 thing Disney is doing for birthday celebrations is allowing everyone in a park for free on their actual birthday.  If you already have tickets, you have other options, such as choosing the fast pass option or a gift card.  You can read all about this and other great ideas on how to celebrate on the celebrations page on!

    Have fun and I hope your surprise goes off without a hitch!  Diane  :)
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Connecticut

I’m Diane from Connecticut. I love to travel  - especially to Walt Disney World! I am married with three children and telework as a product consultant. I believe Disney vacations are like snowflakes, no two are the same. Learn More About Diane

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