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  • On Nov 2, 2021
    Wendy from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are traveling to celebrate my son's 7th birthday. Staying at Animal Kingdom how do we schedule a character experience on his birthday for dining? What are other tips to make his day special at the hotel? Thank you. Wendy

    Hiya Wendy!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney, where we love helping Guests experience the most magical Disney vacation possible! I am so glad that you brought us your vacation question, and it would be my pleasure to help you plan for a magical 7th birthday celebration during your visit to Walt Disney World Resort!

    You are starting the celebrations off right with a stay in the incredible Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. To any animal lover’s delight, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the animals roaming the savannas. It will be an African adventure from the moment you step foot in the beautifully designed lobby.

    I highly recommend checking out Disney Floral and Gifts for an extra sprinkle of pixie dust on your son’s birthday celebrations. You can find balloons and specially themed gift baskets that can be delivered to the resort. Check out Amorette’s Patisserie for gorgeous custom celebration cakes that can be ordered in advance and picked up from the bakery in Disney Springs.

    Character Dining experiences are currently modified and available at Garden Grill Restaurant, Hollywood & Vine, Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, Chef Mickey’s, and Tusker House Restaurant. Please note that an advance dining reservation is highly recommended for Character Dining experiences, and they tend to book up quickly. Advance dining reservations are available on the Walt Disney World website 60 days in advance. Since you will be staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you can make those dining reservations 60 days in advance plus the length of your stay (up to 10 days).

    I hope your son has a magical 7th birthday and an unforgettable vacation in Walt Disney World. Remember, you’ve got a friend in us here at planDisney, so stop back by any time we can help round up an answer to your vacation questions.

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