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  • On Feb 10, 2014
    Ronda from TX Asked

    Hi, we are returning for our 2nd DW vacation. This time my 13yr old is competing at ESPN Presidential Classic gymnastics competition!! Also she will turn 13 while there, we want to get gymnastic friends(20) girls together somewhere to celebrate, any idea?

    Hey Ronda!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Mom Panel! Your daughter must be so excited to compete at ESPN Wide World of Sports and celebrate her birthday at Walt Disney World!!!

    Walt Disney World has so many fun and interesting places for groups to celebrate. A great idea, which doesn't require too much pre-planning (or park tickets), is dinner at Captain Cook's at Disney's Polynesian Resort. It is a quick service restaurant so no reservations are necessary. There is plenty of seating on the patio just outside the restaurant to enjoy your meal in the lush South Seas-themed garden. When you have finished your meal grab a Dole Whip and stroll down to the beach for a great view of the Electrical Water Pageant and Wishes Nighttime Fireworks Spectacular. To make the celebration extra special for your daughter you could also pre-order a custom birthday cake via the Cake Hotline at (407) 827-2253.

    Another fabulous place to celebrate is Downtown Disney's Splitsville Luxury Lanes. They have great food and a fun atmosphere which is perfect after a long day of competition.

    If you have your heart set on a particular table service experience stop by the Welcome Center at Wide World of Sports located near the ESPN Grill. They have an amazing group of cast members who can work magic to find you a reservation which will create lasting memories for the whole team.

    I hope this helps with your planning. If you have any other questions please come back and see me.

    Wishing you a magical Disney sports vacation and a pixie-dusted day!

    Sue N., IN
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Meet the Panelist: Sue, Indiana

Just call me "Super Team Mom." I am a banker by day and a Disney fanatic and Team Mom extraordinaire by night. I can leap volleyball players in a single bound all while planning dinner for 25 people, coordinating fundraisers and booking travel arrangements. I was born and raised in Maine and am currently living in Indiana. I can't wait to help you plan for magical sports vacations at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Learn More About Sue

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