• On Feb 2, 2010
    Monica from MI 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.

    Our trip is Nov. 6-13th. My son's birthday is Nov. 12th. Any ideas of a great way to celebrate his birthday while we're there? This is our first time going at that time of year as our previous trips were in May. Thank you for any suggestions.

    Hi Monica!

    Celebrating a birthday at Disney is a lot of fun! One thing you definitely must do is have a character meal! I'd recommend Chef Mickey's. This restaurant is located in the Contemporary Resort. The characters waiting to celebrate with you include Mickey, Minnie,Donald, Goofy and Pluto. Bring a birthday card for the characters to sign. It makes for a great souvenir. I have linked you with a list of other character dining restaurants at Disney. Click here to see this list. When you arrive at your dining reservation make sure you let the cast member know that it is your son's birthday. Different restaurants recognize birthdays in different ways. Disney also offers 2 types of birthday cakes. A 6 inch celebration cake is $21.00 that you can pre-order when you book your dining reservation or a more personalized cake that can be arranged by calling the cake hotline at (407) 827-2253. 48 hours notice is required to order a personalized cake. Prices for personalized cakes vary. You can make dining reservations by calling the dine line at (407) WDW-DINE or you can click here and make them online.

    Once you are at the parks pick up a free Happy Birthday button at Guest Services. You will be stopped by countless Cast members throughout the day who will wish your son Happy Birthday!

    You can bring some decorations from home to decorate your room while he is sleeping or you can have the dream makers at Disney florist do it for you. You can visit their website at for ideas and prices.
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I am Dorothy from Dundas, Ontario Canada. I am a strong believer that vacationing is a great way to create a close-knit family. There is no better place to achieve this than a trip to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Dorothy

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