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  • On Sep 14, 2019
    Shelly from NJ Asked

    Hi! We are surprising our son for his 5th birthday Mar 17-220. What can we do to make his birthday magical? Is Cinderella's Royal Table worth 2 dining credits? Recommendations for best uses of fast passes for MK, Epcot, & HS?

    Hi, Shelly! Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hEAR that you will be celebrating your little Mouseketeer's birthday at the Walt Disney World Resort! While any visit to the Walt Disney World Resort is magical, a birthday celebration calls for a bit of extra pixie dust. I would recommend taking a look at the Enchanting Extras Collection and Disney Floral & Gifts for some fun birthday celebration ideas. Also, be sure to pick up a "Happy Birthday" button for your son at your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel or any Guest Relations location. He will love all of the birthday well-wishes he receives while wearing his button.

    For a special birthday meal, there is nothing quite as magical as dining in regal elegance at Cinderella's Royal Table. If your son really loves the Disney Princesses, this might be a worthwhile birthday splurge. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, The Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno, or Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White are some other great options for Disney Princess fans that only cost one Disney Dining Plan credit. If you think your son would enjoy having a birthday meal with Mickey Mouse and his pals, Chef Mickey's could also be a fun place to celebrate.

    When it comes time to make your FastPass+ selections, I would recommend doing some resEARch on the Walt Disney World website to see which attractions your family is most interested in. The attractions page can also be filtered by height to see which attractions your son will be tall enough for, as that may affect your FastPass+ choices. You might also want to check out attraction wait times using your My Disney Experience mobile app. You should try to select FastPass+ for any must-do attractions that tend to have longer wait times. Attractions such as Peter Pan's Flight, Frozen Ever After, and Toy Story Mania! are perfect for guests of any height and are all great uses of a FastPass+.

    I hope your son has a magical birthday and that you all enjoy celebrating together at the Walt Disney World Resort! See ya real soon!
    Samantha
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a Disney Parks Moms Panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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