Little girl celebrating
  • On Sep 14, 2022
    Jyoti from Maharastra 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 travelling to Orlando to celebrate 1st Birthday of our niece. Can you please recommend what can be done to make 1st birthday special?

    Hiya Jyoti!

    Welcome to planDisney, the most magical place on the internet. Wow, Jyoti, what a special occasion to celebrate at the Walt Disney World Resort! I always say there is no better way to celebrate your birthday than with a Disney vacation, and it is truly an honour to be helping you plan this magical day.

    First, we know how quickly these little ones grow up, so I cannot recommend using the Disney PhotoPass service enough! Indeed, PhotoPass Cast Members can be found throughout the theme parks and are trained to take high-quality photos that capture the magic of your Disney vacation. Furthermore, you could even book PhotoPass' Capture Your Moment at the theme park of your choice to have a 20-minute photo session. Second, since the tradition on a little one's first birthday is to "smash the cake," I highly recommend you stop by the Main Street Confectionery to pick up a special birthday treat. This is also a tip Rapunzel gave me on my birthday, as no birthday is ever complete without cake!

    If you want to book a dining experience, let your waiter know about your special day! Indeed, Cast Members are always happy to join in on the birthday celebrations and to sprinkle extra pixie dust on your meal. Some options that could be very enjoyable with the little princess include Garden Grill Restaurant, Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera or Chef Mickey's, as they each are character dining experiences. Therefore, you can meet some of your favourite characters while enjoying your meal! It is important to note that each restaurant may not include character dining for each meal, so make sure to book the appropriate time for your reservation. Also, you may even be able to have a Mickey Mouse Celebration Cake delivered to your dining reservations as long as it is part of the eligible restaurants. This request can be made in advance or on the day of your celebration at the restaurant's podium, though day-of quantities are limited and not guaranteed. Lastly, should you want to decorate your Disney Resort hotel room for the occasion, Disney Floral & Gifts allows you to have flowers, gift baskets, balloons, and so much more delivered to your Disney Resort room. Orders can be made online or by phone at (407) 939-4438.

    I hope this was helpful, Jyoti, and that you and your Ohana will have the most magical vacation ever celebrating your niece's birthday. If you have any other questions or would like more suggestions on making the day even more magical, please don't hesitate to reach out! It is always an honour to help you create magical memories that will last a lifetime.

    Have a magical day,

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Meet the Panelist: Ariane, Quebec

Hello humans! My name is Ariane and I am a French-speaking Walt Disney World Resort lover from Montreal, Canada! Since the cold does bother me (sorry Elsa!), the Walt Disney World Resort has become my second home. If you need any help planning the most magical vacation from Canada or finding the most Instagrammable spots and treats, I'm your gal! I cannot wait to help you chase the wind and touch the sky on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Ariane

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