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  • On Feb 23, 2014
    Dina from NY Asked

    Hello. My family and I are planning a Disney vacation for Christmas 2014 and my son 's birthday is on Christmas. Is there anything so special and cool that can be done for my son? He will be 12. He always wanted to spend his bday/Xmas at disney.

    Hi Dina,

    It sounds like your family got the best gift for Christmas, your son! What a great place to celebrate his birthday and Christmas. At twelve he probably has an opinion on which park to visit on his birthday. He might love getting to make the plans for the family for the day.

    One very fun option would be to head to a resort that rents Sea Raycer boats. At twelve he is old enough to drive the boat on his own! I would recommend the Contemporary Resort unless you are staying at a resort with boat rentals. At Disney's Contemporary Resort you can also find parasailing at Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre. If he would prefer to keep his feet firmly on the ground, Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort offers an Archery Experience. I would also encourage you to consider Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Downtown Disney. Splitsville has bowling for everyone and actually has great food. I was honestly surprised by how delicious the food was. I think it would make a fantastic place for a family celebration!

    If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, Disney Floral and Gifts has some amazing in-room celebrations. Just imagine coming back to your room and finding it decorated for his birthday with some fun surprises! 

    At a minimum, be sure to stop by Guest Relations for a Birthday Button. Birthday wishes from Cast Members and fellow park attendees add to the magic of a birthday!

    I hope I've given you some ideas to get started. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions.
    Happy planning,
    Amy H.


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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I am married to my favorite person in the world and together we have a teenaged son and daughter plus an assortment of animals. We have been visiting Walt Disney World since before the kids were born so I have a family of experts supporting me. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan your trip to Walt Disney World! Learn More About Amy

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