Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Red. Enjoy the ride as we share with you the ways we celebrate in Disney.
When I plan our Walt Disney World vacations, I have a few questions that I absolutely must answer for myself:
Are we visiting during Sophie’s birthday week?
Are any of us visiting Disney World for the first time?
Are there any anniversaries or other celebrations that we need to plan for?
Most of our trips are geared around the time when Sophie celebrates a birthday, but one of the cool things about Disney is that they will celebrate your birthday up to six months before or after the actual date! So everyday at Disney you can be celebrating your birthday! If you are visiting during a birthday, make sure you tell everyone at Walt Disney World about the birthday girl (or boy or husband or wife), because Disney makes all sorts of notes about it, and your special birthday person will get a good surprise! For our June trip, we’ll be visiting the week before Sophie’s birthday, but when I made my dining reservations, they asked if we were celebrating anything special, and I told them that my daughter’s birthday was the next week. The Cast Member told me that that’s close enough, and took down Sophie’s name and asked me how old she was going to be. Then she asked me what else we were celebrating, and I told her that the other three children going with us had never been to Disney World before, so she made all sorts of notes about that too! So I fully expect that Sophie, Madelyne-Lois, River, and Izaiah will have a whole lot of surprises headed their way!
In addition to all of this, make sure that you let everyone know when we check in that we have special celebrations. By doing so, our Cast Member will write up special buttons with their names on them, so when they wear them throughout the week, they’ll get all sorts of cool acknowledgments during the week!
In addition to the must ask questions I listed above, we have some fun things we do during our celebrations. For starters, we love to eat, and for our next trip, that is no exception. There will be nine of us in June, and we will be eating on the Disney Dining Plan! We’ve got reservations for the following terrific restaurants (click the links to see my review of the restaurant):
In addition, since this is a special once-in-a-lifetime trip for many of those that we’re going with, we’ve got plans to do the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, and to indulge in The Kitchen Sink over at Beaches and Cream!
One other small thing we’ll do will be to schedule a call to our room for the kids from Mickey Mouse and his friends. While this little touch isn’t a whole lot, it’s a special treat for the kids!
Other than these specific things, we don’t do a whole lot to celebrate. This is because when we go to Walt Disney World, the big draw for us is being in the parks, enjoying our favorite attractions and shows, so we don’t do a whole lot to detract from that. What special things do you do to celebrate at Walt Disney World?
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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!