Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 21, 2015
    Rebecca from FL Asked

    I'm overwhelmed! I am trying to put together a special birthday visit for my son's 5th birthday in September. I need a road map, so to speak - a game plan for putting it all together. We want to stay on site and play for 3-5 days.

    Hi Rebecca!
    So glad you could join us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Birthday planning at the Walt Disney World Resort is one of my favorite things to do for my family. Here are some of the things we love to do to make our birthday visits extra special.

    Does your son have a favorite character? Mickey Mouse is always a safe bet when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort! I would highly recommend one character meal at Chef Mickey's, located in Disney's Contemporary Resort. You'll get a great buffet and visits (read: lots of photo and hugging opportunities) with the Fab Five during your meal. If this appeals to you, please make Advanced Dining Reservations for this as soon as possible, as this is an extremely popular experience. If this is booked, Mickey's Backyard BBQ could be a good alternative for you.

    I highly recommend staying on Walt Disney World Resort property. You can park your car at your resort and take Disney transportation to any destination within the resort. You also can make FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance of your arrival for the entire duration of your visit. If I was making FastPass+ reservations for my daughter, who turns 5 in August, we would pick: Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin/Tomorrowland Speedway/Festival of Fantasy Parade, Living with the Land or Soarin' (if he likes the idea of flying)/The Seas with Nemo & Friends/Turtle Talk with Crush, Toy Story Midway Mania/Disney Junior-Live on Stage/Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and Kilimanjaro Safaris/Festival of the Lion King/Finding Nemo-The Musical.

    Rebecca, I hope you have a great time planning your son's magical birthday-please come back and see us if you have any additional questions!

    Best Wishes,
    Amy B.
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Florida

I’ve grown up in Central Florida and have been visiting Disney Parks for over 30 years. Now that I’m a mom myself of a blended family with four kids, I love sharing Disney’s year-round special events with my family. Some of our favorite events are Star Wars Weekends, the Food and Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Let me help you plan something extraordinary for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Amy

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