Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jan 1, 2017
    Robin from NJ 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! It will be my 4 year old sons birthday and 1st trip to Disney. Do you have any suggestions of special things to do for his birthday? We are going in April

    Hi Robin! 

    I love visiting Walt Disney World (WDW) for my kids' birthdays! We typically visit WDW each year on their birthday and there are so many fun things to do to celebrate!

    Prior to arriving, make sure you notate your son's birthday on your reservation and on all Advanced Dining Reservations. Some of the Table Service restaurants offer special treats for birthday celebrations. When we ate at Cinderella's Royal Table my daughter received a complimentary cupcake with a candle! And when we ate at California Grille for my birthday I received a slice of cake with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate.

    When you check in, inform the Cast Member that it's your son's birthday and ask for a complimentary birthday button. Your son will enjoy hearing greetings of "Happy Birthday" all day long.

    You can also arrange for a birthday gift to be delivered to the room ahead of time by calling Disney Floral & Gifts. You can even arrange for an In-Room celebration, which comes with a birthday banner on the door and a basket full of goodies. 

    I definitely suggest making an ADR at a character dining meal, such as Chef Mickey's, so your son can meet the characters and experience a special meal. You can also arrange for a birthday cake to be delivered to the restaurant by calling the cake hotline: 407-827-2253.

    I hope your son has a magical birthday!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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