• On Sep 5, 2016
    Angela from FL 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.

    Hi! So we're taking our son for the first time to Disney World in December, 2016 before his 5th birthday. Are there any birthday deals or birthday related services or activities we should take advantage of?

    Hi Angela!

    Thanks for bringing this question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    There are no special birthday deals, but there are many wonderful ways to celebrate a birthday at Walt Disney World Resort. In fact, there is no better place to celebrate a birthday than at Walt Disney World Resort! My first recommendation is to get a free "Happy Birthday" button for your son upon arrival! When your son wears his Happy Birthday button, Cast Members and other Guests will wish him a "Happy Birthday." And, you just never know what pixie dust might come your way when you wear a Happy Birthday button! If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can pick up your button upon check-in. You can also pick up your button at Guest Relations in any of the theme parks or at Disney Springs.

    In addition, take a look at the Customize Your Special Occasion page on the Walt Disney World Resort website where you can personalize your celebration and even order a custom cake! Whether you order a custom cake or not, be sure to note that you are celebrating your son's birthday on any Table-Service dining reservations. In my experience, Cast Members will usually provide a complimentary cupcake! Finally, for an extra special treat for your son, check into The Pirates League at Magic Kingdom Park. There are many packages available, and Cast Members go the extra mile to make your child feel special.

    I hope this helps with your birthday planning, Angela! Please stop back again if you have any other questions. Wishing you a magical vacation filled with memories to last a lifetime!

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, Pennsylvania

I'm a wife, mom to three amazing girls (ages 10, 8 and 5) and lover of all-things-Disney! For our family of five, there is nothing more magical than a Walt Disney World Resort vacation (except, perhaps, the unforgettable memories that accompany those vacations!). I enjoy planning our Walt Disney World vacations almost as much as I love taking them, and I would love to share my tips and experiences with you so that you can get the most out of your next Walt Disney World vacation!  Learn More About Erin

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