Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Nov 10, 2012
    Jamie from WA 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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    Thanks for all the great advice. DS will turn 4 inthe middle of trip wanting to plan a day to remember, dining, etc. Also have DS 12 want to do something special for him on a different day so he doesnt feel left out. Will be WDW may 11-18.

    Hi, Jamie!

    Wow! A birthday in the middle of a family trip to Walt Disney World surely is a magical moment, and finding just the right touch for your older son to know he's special, too, is a great plan!

    For your DS's bday, plan the whole day around his favorites. Plan a day in the park that has the most of his favorites; book a dining location or two that cater to his extra-special favorite food or characters. Send me another question including his favorites and I'll put together a list of what to see for a day-long birthday adventure! Don't forget to get some great ideas for Customizing Your Special Occasion, such as a Celebration Recognition Button, having a cake delivered to your restaurant of choice and even a special photo, too.

    For your older son, if he's a Star Wars fan, you'll be there during Star Wars Weekends, which traditionally take place in May. Head to one of my favorite unofficial sites,, for more information about this great event that happens in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Once on the site, enter "star wars weekend" into the search bar for lots of information about this event. If your son is not a Star Wars fan, consider a day at DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park. My 11-year old son just loves it there, and it certainly a treat for us to spend the day at a venue we never get to otherwise.

    Send me a question with their favorites included, Jamie, and I'll list a day for each they're sure to remember! :-)
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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