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My oldest was very dismayed when we started to plan our 2015 summer vacation (he didn’t know where we were going) as we wouldn’t be at home for his birthday his 6th so a very special one for him as born in August all of his friends had already had their birthdays. That to him meant no party and no fun times with his friends – but having his birthday in the most magical place on earth and putting in a little extra special things for him sure made Disney Memories that were out of this world.
Disney World is magical no matter what age you are and the Magic Kingdom is one of them most magical places – from the moment that you drive through the gates to parking and catching a tram to the transport hub – from there by boat or monorail to the entrance. To make the day special took a little bit of research, and few phone calls 180 days in advance of his birthday and some Disney Magic.
We started off by arriving early to see the rope drop at 8am – having a birthday on a Saturday in August meant that the park was going to be busy and open early – so accompanied by his best friend, my god-daughter, his sister and his cousin we headed to watch the rope drop. The rope drop happens every day when Mickey and Friends arrive by steam train to open the park.
If you haven’t ever arrived EARLY and watched this it’s a must do – you can’t beat it and the wonder in your children’s eyes as they realise they will be one of the first people in the park on that day. From there we walked into the park picked up the Birthday badge for J and split up – boys heading to Adventure Land and us girls heading to Cinderella’s Castle.
First stop for making our memories some Disney Magic to transform the kids from children into their favourite Disney Characters – Pirates League for the boys and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for the girls. With swearing in sessions, magical rights, a Jack Sparrow meeting and transformation from boys to Captains of the ship, and glitter, and nail varnish, sparkles and jewels a fairy godmother from girls to Princesses they were ready to experience a birthday like no other with Disney Memories and Magic throughout the day.
A close encounter with Jack Sparrow at Pirate Training School, a happy birthday wish from every cast member that we passed and time taken in the restaurants and in ride queues for a chat about his we spent a wonderful morning making Disney Memories on what before we headed out on vacation he thought was going to be a boring day without his friends to make it extra special.
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