Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Apr 26, 2015
    Natalie from FR Asked

    we are visiting for my mums bday what can we do to make it extra special, her husband recently died and this is her first bday without him so we need to give her as many distractions as poss, we are eating in narcoosees. all tips greatly appreciated. x

    Hello, Natalie,

    Please let me begin by sharing my condolences for your mother's loss. It is wonderful that you are planning a special day for her, and I hope I can help to offer some further ideas to make it even better.  

    To begin, when you arrive at the parks, make sure to grab a complimentary Happy Birthday pin for her at Guest Relations and then don't hesitate to let everyone know it is her birthday. You could even purchase a birthday inspired set of Mouse Ears for her, or everyone could wear custom t-shirts sharing the birthday news. It is a pretty amazing day to have total strangers wishing you Happy Birthday. 

    If you'd like to splurge, you can have a surprise delivered to her room through Disney Floral & Gifts or treat her to time at Senses - A Disney Spa at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. You could also consider a Specialty Cruise to celebrate with everyone. If she has an adventurous side, Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre offers guests a chance at parasailing and more.  For a more quiet time, Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room is a lovely treat. I've also used the services from to help with a birthday surprise scavenger hunt for my husband. 

    Finally, you can order a birthday cake for your mom. You can request a generic one when you arrive at Narcoossee's or you can order a specialized one beforehand by calling (407) 827-2253. 

    Wishing your mother a magical day! -Kara

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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a middle-school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Geek who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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