• On May 3, 2012
    Alejandra from mexico 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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    hi there! we are going to WDW to celebrate my 8yr old kid{s birth, I wish to know if there are any special activities he can enjoy for his birthday, he loves star wars, pirates. Any suggestions to make reservations ahead of time_ thxs!

    Hi Alejandra,

    Walt Disney World is a fantastic place to celebrate a birthday! Here are some suggestions to make your trip even more magical:-

    1/ Make a dining reservation for a Character Meal online or by calling 001 (407) 939-3463 and pre-order a custom cake to be brought to your table during the meal. Specialty celebration cakes are available for an additional charge and should be ordered 48 hours in advance by calling 001 (407) 827-2253.
    2/ Arrange an In-Room celebration through Disney Floral & Gifts. (
    3/ Arrange for some gifts to be waiting upon your arrival at your Disney Resort hotel through Disney Floral & Gifts.
    4/ Create your very own Birthday/Anniversary Ear Hats at the Chapeau in the Magic Kingdom theme park. 
    5/ Treat your family by watching the Magic Kingdoms fireworks from the Seven Seas Lagoon on a Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage!

    Another idea for your Son would be to make an advanced reservation for the Pirates League where he can receive his very own Pirate makeover.

    You will find lots of other ideas on the Customize Your Special Occasion page of the Walt Disney World website.

    I would also be sure to pick some complimentary birthday/anniversary buttons when you check-in at your Disney Resort hotel or from Guest Relations as you enter one of the Disney Parks for your Son to wear throughout your stay. 

    I hope that this has given you some ideas and wish you a magical trip!
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