• On Jul 4, 2009
    Erin from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Taking DD to WDW for her 10th bday. Not her 1st time as we live in Florida, but it will be her 1st real one on one time with mom and dad since her brother was born last year. How can we make sure it is extra special since she has been feeling displaced?

    Hi, Erin!  My husband and I did this for our daughter just about a year ago.  She's our middle child, although our oldest is 10 years older, and she was feeling a bit squeezed out by her older sister's activities, and her younger sister's demands for attention.

    The first thing we did special was book her an appointment at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, but if your 10 year old is feeling too old to be decked out like a princess or a pop star, take her to one of the other wonderful spas.  You can do a whole mother and daughter spa visit at the Grand Floridian, or just schedule her for a some big sister pampering with a pedicure and a manicure at Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. 

    Another incredible option is the Pirate and Pals Fireworks Cruise.  The cruise takes you out on the Seven Seas Lagoon for an amazing seat for the Wishes fireworks display at the Magic Kingdom.  The cruise currently incorporates some of the characters from Peter Pan, and includes snacks and drinks.

    You might also consider allowing her to plan a day with just mom and dad.  I'm sure with a new baby brother at home, she doesn't get a lot of say in how the days at home go.  She might really enjoy the chance to browse the website at and come up with a full day of what she considers fun.  Maybe let her choose her favorite restaurant for one of the meals during her special day as well, and treat her to a birthday cake.  You can order the cake by calling 407-827-2253.

    I hope she has a magical time on her special day!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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