Mom And Daughter; Mad Tea Party; Alice; girl in costume as Alice
  • On Feb 21, 2013
    Wendy 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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    We are going in two weeks to celebrate my son's 8th birthday at Disney's California Adventure? What suggestions do you have to add some magic and surprises for him? (We are not staying inside a Disney hotel)

    Hi there Wendy,

    Your son is going to absolutely LOVE spending his 8th birthday at the Disneyland Resort and even though you're not staying on property you will still be able to have an incredibly magical experience!  Disney offers complimentary celebration buttons for guests to wear on special occasions including birthdays!  Be sure to stop by any guest relations window to pick up a "Birthday" button that he can wear to get some extra special attention on his special day!

    I also suggest booking a character dining experience for him, probably for breakfast!  If you're planning to visit California Adventure, I recommend either the Surf's Up Breakfast at PCH Grill in Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel or Chip and Dale's Woodland friends breakfast Storyteller's Cafe in the Grand Californian Hotel.  You are welcome to dine at both of these restaurants even though you are not staying on property and if you choose Story Teller's, it's only a short walk from California Adventure!

    Since your son is turning 8, I think he'll be totally fascinated by Cars Land.  You definitely won't want to miss Radiator Springs Racers and perhaps a hearty lunch a Flo's V8 Cafe will get his motor running!

    Best Wishes,

    Amanda F.
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, California

Greetings from California! I am here to help make your visit to the Disney Parks as pixie-dusted as possible! As a regular to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, I am ready to put my coast-to-coast Disney Parks knowledge to work for YOU! Learn More About Amanda

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