• On Sep 23, 2017
    Samantha from NC Asked

    My daughter and I are visiting Dec 12-16th for the first time for both of us. My daughter is turning 10 on Dec 13th is there anything special I can do for her?

    Hi Samantha,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am always delighted to greet a fellow North Carolinian. What a wonderful way to celebrate your daughter's birthday!

    There are lots of ways to spread happiness on her special day. I do hope you have made dining reservations. Restaurants book quickly. My girls are 10-years old also and some of their favorite restaurants are The Crystal Palace, Cinderella's Royal Table, Chef Mickey's, 1900 Park Fare and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.

    If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, be sure to call 407-939-5277 and ask that a note about her birthday be added to your reservation. When you arrive to the resort hotel, request a complimentary celebratory button to wear during your visit. On our last visit, we noted my husband's birthday on our reservation and he received complimentary cupcakes at several restaurants. 

    Also be sure to check out the Enchanting Extras, order one of the Cakes at Walt Disney World Resort or have balloons delivered from Disney Floral & Gifts. Every princess balloon we have ordered for our girls has brought on the smiles! I also suggest that you purchase Memory Maker or reserve a session with Disney Fine Art Photography. My family loves Memory Maker because we get photos and videos of us on select attractions - priceless! 

    Samantha, be sure to make Fast Pass+ selections for the rides she wants to experience. Skipping the long ride lines might be the best birthday gift ever!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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