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  • On Jan 24, 2013
    Patricia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi. We will be visiting the parks between May 21 and May 27 this year. We will celebrate my 7 years son birthday (which is May 18). I'd like suggestions that he has an amazing experience! We'll be in a group of 8 adults and 3 children.

    First off, welcome to the Moms Panel, Patricia!  There are so many ways to celebrate and make your son feel special at Disney on his birthday.  Let me start with a few suggestions.  When you make any of your Advance Dining Reservations, be sure to mention that you are celebrating a birthday.  You never know what surprise you may get at the restaurants.  If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to mention the birthday at check-in.  Your son will be given a birthday button to wear.  I bet he smiles from EAR to EAR when he hears how many people will wish him a "Happy Birthday" along the way.  If you are not staying at a Disney Resort, you can also request these buttons at any Guest Relations window in any of the 4 Parks.  Cast Member keep their eyes open for those pins. I've warned you! 

    For your group, I would strongly consider booking a VIP fireworks cruise to view Illuminations at Epcot or Wishes at Magic Kingdom.  You can even have the boat decorated and order a birthday cake!  Although this link says the cruise is for up to 10 people, they will go up to a maximum of 12 people if you have a mix of adults and kids.  Be sure to mention this if you decide to book.  

    I hope you son has an amazing birthday, and I wish you a MAGICAL vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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