My Mom with Sophie at Minnie’s Country House, 2006

Sunday, May 12th, 2013…a day that every child and husband should know and remember.  Sunday, May 12th, 2013 is Mother’s Day in the United States.

While I haven’t yet taken my Mom (and Sophie hasn’t taken her Mom) to Walt Disney World for Mother’s Day, it is definitely something on both of our radar screens to do at some point.  While I know that Mother’s Day at Walt Disney World is likely a terrible time to go because of crowds, restaurants being booked solid, and so on, to me, what better way to celebrate all that our Moms mean to us then by sharing the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios with them for a day – or longer!

With the help of my good friend Dave’s Crowd Calendar from the site, it is apparent to me that while going to Walt Disney World on Mother’s Day may be quite busy, actually going for the week that Mother’s Day falls on isn’t that bad at all — or at least, isn’t projected to be that bad!  So for those of you looking to do something to wow your Mom, wife, or other Mother figure in your life, this may be just the ticket you are looking for!

The Canada Pavilion Gardens

The Canada Pavilion Gardens

And another shot of the Gardens.

And another shot of the Gardens.

To me, one of my favorite things to do is to just walk around Epcot’s World Showcase.  I could really see this as being one of the things to do to make a perfect Mother’s Day afternoon.  Can you picture stopping to take a look at the gardens of Canada, then going in to watch O Canada! inside the pavilion?


Perhaps a Monorail Ride is something you enjoy?

Or, perhaps a ride on the monorail is something you enjoy a bit more?  I love the look of this picture, with the flower bed before the lake, and the Tron monorail passing by overhead, this picture just worked out perfectly for me — pure luck, I might add!


Or, perhaps you are like Daisy, and shopping is your thing?

Perhaps, though, you are more like Daisy, and you prefer to shop for something special on Mother’s Day?  There are a lot of great shopping locations, of course, so take time to purchase that new Dooney & Bourke — and remember, if you buy too much, you’ve always got Donald here to carry your bags for you!

Donald will do anything for his Daisy!

Donald will do anything for his Daisy!

So, as you can see, at Epcot at least, there are plenty of things to do — and there will be at the other parks as well!  Perhaps a ride on “it’s a Small World” is what you crave right now?


it's a small world Or, perhaps a ride on Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is more up your alley?

Animal Kingdom Monday - Expedition Everest

Expedition Everest


Or, maybe even a good idea is to just take in a parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios…

Wordless Wednesday - Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade!

The Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun Parade at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!


Whatever you choose to do, you are spending time with your Mom — or in some cases, remembering your Mom — so no matter what you do, whether you go to Walt Disney World or not, it’s a good day…a day to truly remember what your Mom means to you, and to honor her in all that you do.

Have you spent the day at Walt Disney World with your Mom on Mother’s Day?  If so, how were the crowds?  Please comment and let us know, and thanks for stopping by today!




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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 . 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!


2 Responses to “Celebrating Mother’s Day at Walt Disney World”

  1. Thanks for the ideas, Mike! We are planning on enjoying a few tasty treats at the Flower and Garden Festival on Mother’s Day this year. After flying solo that morning with a 2YO and 4YO, I’ll need that spiced rum Dole Whip! :)

    • Thanks Amy! Tell us all about it when you get back! I’ve still got 64 days to go til our next trip, but after that we’ll be going to WDW in July from the 24th – 28th with my agent friends. Staying at the GF, we’ve never stayed there before, so that will be a neat experience!