• On Nov 22, 2016
    Jessica from NJ 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.

    Visiting in January '17 for a day to celebrate my son's 4th birthday. Can I do a dining plan for one day? What special birthday surprises can I do for my son? I know they have special princess events, but for boys?

    Welcome Jessica! Thanks for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    Your son will have a magical day. You have chosen the best place on Earth for celebrations!
    If you are visiting WDW for a one-day trip, you will not be able to have a Disney dining plan this time. They are only available as part of Magic Your Way Vacation Packages, which also include a Disney Resort Hotel stay and theme park tickets.
    There is a lot you can do to make your son’s day very special. First, I encourage you to spend this unique day at Magic Kingdom Park. The place is absolutely amazing, my favorite park for your boy’s age range.
    I usually suggest a Character Dining Experience for younger kids. It is always magical to have the chance to meet some of our favorite Disney Characters. At Magic Kingdom Park, I recommend The Crystal Palace. While you dine, Winnie the Pooh and some of his pals will visit you for photos and autographs. You could also order a birthday cake to be delivered to the restaurant. What a surprise! Dining reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. 
    If he likes pirates, I recommend you make a reservation for him at The Pirates League. It’s a great experience, he will be transformed into a real pirate. Reservations are recommended and can be made by phone up to 180 days prior to your visit.
    Finally, request a complimentary Happy Birthday button for him to wear during his special day.
    Hope this information helps your planning. Come back to visit us again soon if you have questions.
    Have a wonderful celebration!
    Gina V.
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Meet the Panelist: Gina, Brazil

I am totally a Disney maniac! Since childhood, I have been a big fan of all things Disney, especially the theme parks. I have never visited any other place that gives me the same feeling that I get at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can become a child again there! With so much to explore, I would love to help you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation and discover all the fantasy and magic this special place has to offer. Learn More About Gina

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