Mom And Son Safari
  • On Jan 25, 2012
    Crystal from FL Asked

    We are going to Walt Disney World on Feb 4th until Feb 6th. We are going to celebrate my son's birthday. He will be turning 4 and we are staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort. Does this resort do anything special for birthdays?

    Hi, Crystal!

    Happy birthday, first of all, to your son! And you are picking a perfect time to come to the Walt Disney World Parks and Resort. Crowd levels are typically lower than average, and the weather in Central Florida is just outstanding.

    With so many options available, I'll just offer a few of my favorites for a child of five.

    Make sure to stop by Guest Relations at any Park or at your Resort front desk and pick up a complimentary "Happy Birthday" button for him to wear (he can do so all vacation!). Everyone in your traveling party can also get an "I'm Celebrating" button, which can be personalized with DS's name and age. Keep the buttons on; you never know what pixie dust might be sprinkled on you!

    Character dining is always a hit with the little ones, especially on a birthday. Try to grab a reservation at one of the many character dining meals throughout the Resort by calling (407) WDW-DINE, and make sure to tell the Cast Member who assists you that you have a birthday in your party. You can also call Cake-Ordering Hotline at (407) 827-2253 24 hours in advance of a meal and have a custom cake delivered to your table - or you can order a standard 8" round chocolate or vanilla cake when you arrive at the restaurant.

    You might also want to consider the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage. You'll have breathtaking seating for Wishes and the Electric Water Pageant, a hysterical Pirate host, delicious refreshments, and some surprise character interactions along the way. Call (407) WDW-PLAY to book this one; as with dining reservations, you may reserve a spot on a Specialty Cruise 180 days before your arrival.

    See you later, celebrator!
    -Deborah B.
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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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