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  • On Jan 21, 2013
    Ikia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am visiting WDW in March to celebrate my sons 5th birthday. Are there any cant miss things to do? We have Character Dining reservations and he is going on a pirate cruise. Thanks in advance.

    Hi, Ikia!

    There is no better place to celebrate a 5th birthday than in Walt Disney World!   You are off to a great start with your celebration with a character meal and a pirate cruise.  Here are a few other ideas:

    -As part of his birthday gift, give your son a Disney Gift Card.  You can even have it personalized!  This way he can pick out something special during his vacation.

    -In lieu of an autograph book, bring an oversized birthday card for the characters to sign.  What a great keepsake for his birthday!

    -Bring along some decorations and even a sign for your resort room door.  It will be fun for him to be surrounded by birthday reminders. 

    -Stop by Guest Services where your son can get his free Happy Birthday button so everyone knows he is celebrating.

    -For a very special surprise, schedule a delivery from  They have some amazing designs from balloons to full In-Room Celebrations.

    -Make a note on all your resort and dining reservations that you have a Birthday Boy.  They sometimes have a few special treats to help you celebrate.

    Enjoy your birthday celebration in Walt Disney World!  Take lots of pictures to remember this very special vacation. 
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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