• On Jan 23, 2015
    Chanteal from NY 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.

    We will be visiting Disney in December for my son's 5th birthday! What are some things we MUST do to make his day (or week!) more special? I want to go to dinner the night of his birthday, suggestions? Maybe a visit from a special friend? Thanks!


    The possibilities are endless when it comes to making a birthday extra special at Walt Disney World Resort.  Be sure to check out the many options available here.  I personally like the idea of getting a custom cake made for the birthday boy.  You can call (407) 827-2253 and they will be happy to work with you.  When my son turned 1, we celebrated with an In-Room Celebration using Disney Floral & Gifts.  They did an amazing job and the Mickey he received as part of his package is still his favorite travel companion.   

    I actually just returned from a very special trip to celebrate my nephew’s 5th birthday. On his special day, we headed out to Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. After venturing out on a Safari adventure, we had a fun breakfast at Donald’s Dining Safari at Tusker House Restaurant.  Kids and adults enjoyed their breakfast buffet and getting big hugs from Donald, Mickey and a few other friends. Later, after a fun day in the park and a nice dinner, we set sail on a Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage.  Dressed in their best Pirate attire, the kids enjoyed party snacks, seeing Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, an amazing viewing of Wishes Nighttime Spectacular and lots more fun and thrills.  It was an unforgettable day for everyone!  

    Chanteal, no matter what you decide to do to celebrate your son's big birthday,  I know he will have a wonderful and magical day.

    If I can answer any other question or be of further assistance, please let me know.
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Meet the Panelist: Ana, Texas

Hi, I’m Ana! I’m a Disney fanatic, lover of traveling and overall fabulous gal. Originally from Costa Rica, I have called Texas home for the past 21 years. My passion is helping others have a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and I can’t wait to share my knowledge with you. Learn More About Ana

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