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  • On Nov 22, 2016
    Jessica from NJ Asked

    Visiting in January '17 for a day to celebrate my son's 4th birthday. Can I do a dining plan for one day? What special birthday surprises can I do for my son? I know they have special princess events, but for boys?

    Welcome Jessica! Thanks for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    Your son will have a magical day. You have chosen the best place on Earth for celebrations!
    If you are visiting WDW for a one-day trip, you will not be able to have a Disney dining plan this time. They are only available as part of Magic Your Way Vacation Packages, which also include a Disney Resort Hotel stay and theme park tickets.
    There is a lot you can do to make your son’s day very special. First, I encourage you to spend this unique day at Magic Kingdom Park. The place is absolutely amazing, my favorite park for your boy’s age range.
    I usually suggest a Character Dining Experience for younger kids. It is always magical to have the chance to meet some of our favorite Disney Characters. At Magic Kingdom Park, I recommend The Crystal Palace. While you dine, Winnie the Pooh and some of his pals will visit you for photos and autographs. You could also order a birthday cake to be delivered to the restaurant. What a surprise! Dining reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. 
    If he likes pirates, I recommend you make a reservation for him at The Pirates League. It’s a great experience, he will be transformed into a real pirate. Reservations are recommended and can be made by phone up to 180 days prior to your visit.
    Finally, request a complimentary Happy Birthday button for him to wear during his special day.
    Hope this information helps your planning. Come back to visit us again soon if you have questions.
    Have a wonderful celebration!
    Gina V.
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Meet the Panelist: Gina, Brazil

I am totally a Disney maniac! Since childhood, I have been a big fan of all things Disney, especially the theme parks. I have never visited any other place that gives me the same feeling that I get at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can become a child again there! With so much to explore, I would love to help you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation and discover all the fantasy and magic this special place has to offer. Learn More About Gina

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