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  • On Sep 16, 2011
    Alison from TX Asked

    We are going to WDW January 1 this year to celebrate my sons 7th birthday - what are the best ways to celebrate a birthday for a 7 year old? We want it to be very special.

    Hi Alison:

    Congratulations on your visit to Walt Disney World and on your son's upcoming birthday.

    Here are some ideas to make the visit extra special:
    • Arrange a special character meal dining reservation for dinner. You usually cannot go wrong with a character meal at Chef Mickeys. For a non-character meal, he may enjoy Biergarten or Coral Reef.
    • Remember to check in at City Hall at the Magic Kingdom, or at guest relations at other parks, and pick up a birthday button. Many Cast Members will go out of their way to wish your son a Happy Birthday or greet him with a kind gesture to make the visit more memorable.
    • If you are staying on property, let the Cast Members know at check-in that it's your son's birthday. It's possible the front desk may be able to help arrange some Disney magic for your son.
    • You also may consider contacting the Dream Makers at Disney Floral and Gifts online or at (407) WDW-GIFT or (407) 939-4438. If you are staying on property, they can help create a personalized in-room celebration featuring your son's favorite Disney characters.
    • Consider giving your son a pirate transformation at The Pirates League.
    • A simple treat, like buying a your son a balloon or bag of popcorn on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom, will likely bring him a huge smile.

    Enjoy this special vacation.

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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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