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  • On Mar 10, 2015
    Joanne from NY Asked

    Any tips on how to make celebrating my 50th birthday special spending a lot of money & without going into the theme parks? Also, any recommendations on dining the evening of my birthday? Thanks for any suggestions...its greatly appreciated!

    Joanne:

    I'm going to guess that you left a word out of your question that could greatly change the intent of your question, not to mention my answer... I have a feeling you meant to ask, "Any tips on how to make celebrating my 50th birthday special WITHOUT spending a lot of money...?" 

    If that is the case, I recommend looking at dining locations that offer more than just a meal, and a favorite location outside of the parks with my girlfriends is Raglan Road. There, you have your choice of some scrumptious appetizers for all to share as well as a reasonably-priced menu of choices that in my opinion offers one of the best dining values on Disney property. What makes the evening special are the Irish Dancers. Choose a dining time early enough in the evening--and arrive at least 15 minutes before your dining reservation time--to request a table in the main dining area to see the dancers. Make sure to note that you are celebrating your birthday both on your dining reservation and let the host know when you check-in. 

    Now if I was wrong and you wanted to spend a lot of money on something outside the parks, I recommend the Chef's Table dining at Victoria & Albert's. Finish off the evening with a private cruise on the Grand 1 Yacht leaving the marina at the Grand Floridian to enjoy the Magic Kingdom's fireworks. Oh, and invite me!

    Wishing you a magical vacation and a memorable birthday!
    Whitney
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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