• On Jun 20, 2016
    Erin from AL Asked

    Hi, What are some ideas of things to do to make a 5 year old boy's WDW trip a birthday to remember?

    Hi Erin,

    How wonderful to be planning a five-year-old birthday boy trip to Walt Disney World! My family and I have celebrated many birthdays at Walt Disney World. Let me offer you some thoughts on having a magical vacation.

    First, do be sure to get the birthday boy a "Happy Birthday" button. These are available free of charge at guest services at any Disney theme park, as well as at other locations throughout the theme parks. Wearing this button signals cast members and other guests alike that it is his special day, and it is really fun to hear calls of "Happy birthday!" all day long. Both my husband and daughter received special birthday cupcakes at Walt Disney World restaurants when they were wearing birthday buttons. Although this type of pixie dust is not guaranteed, it can be a great surprise if it does happen!

    You also can consider getting him a customized gift from Disney Floral and Gifts. The Magic Makers there can help you to customize a gift just for him. There are many treats, gifts, and characters to choose from in customizing a gift. This past year, we had a gift made up for my husband with a Mickey Mouse balloon, a Stitch Yoda plush, and a bag of caramel corn! They truly will customize for individuals. Once you have perused their website, I suggest that you call them at 407-WDW-GIFT (407-939-4438) to work with a Magic Maker to customize a gift.

    A final thought is to really let the birthday boy be in charge of his birthday. Let him choose the theme park that you visit, and have him choose the attractions, including helping to make Disney FastPass+ selections. For young children, being truly in charge of a day can make it so special.

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, Erin. Please do let us know if you have any further questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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