Welcome to Day #5 of our Birthday Week Celebration! Today’s Giveaway of the Day is an 18″ Anniversary Edition stuffed Winnie the Pooh! To enter, simply answer today’s question in the comments below. I will then choose one winner using Random.org from everyone who enters before 11 p.m. ET, Friday, December 9. Please note: you must answer on the blog post to be eligible!
Who is your favorite Disney Princess….and why?
Good luck! Now let’s continue our birthday celebration posts this week, as DeAnna lets us know how special anniversaries can be at Walt Disney World….
Anytime you’re celebrating something special, it’s a good thing. Anytime you’re celebrating something special WITH DISNEY, it’s an even better thing! You’ve previously heard about spending Holiday time at Disney, but have you ever considered celebrating your Anniversary there?
As you may or may not know, my husband and I were married at Walt Disney World – awesome, right? Since everyone traveled from out of town for the occasion, we spent our entire almost two week honeymoon with all the family, so it was a must that we return, just the two of us, to celebrate our first anniversary. It was wonderful, and Disney is never at a loss for making it even more special. Here are some tips for a great celebration:
- When making your initial reservations, be sure to tell your Travel Agent (TA), or Cast Member (CM), that you will be celebrating your Anniversary during your visit.
- Decide where you will want to dine for that “special day”, and make reservations as soon as possible, to insure availability (also informing the TA or CM on this particular dining date, you’ll be celebrating your Anniversary). Disney will allow dining reservations 180 days from your travel date. For our anniversary, we made reservations at The Crystal Palace for breakfast, and Boma in Animal Kingdom for dinner. When we arrived at the Crystal Palace, on our table was a huge heart made of Mickey confetti, and the CM who took us to be seated said, “Happy Anniversary to you!” Big smiles all around!!! At Boma, when we’d almost finished dinner, our waiter appeared with a beautifully decorated tray, on which was written “Happy Anniversary” in chocolate, and was filled with chocolate covered strawberries and other goodies. Then of course, everyone seated at the nearby tables had to come over and sneak a peek at our special dessert, and tell us “Happy Anniversary”, as well.
- Stop by City Hall at Main Street, and pick up your free “Happy Anniversary” button. Cast Members, along with many others, will wish you “Happy Anniversary” all day long, and you might even get a few special perks! On our first anniversary visit, when entering the theatre in Hollywood Studios to see Beauty and The Beast, we were pulled aside by a CM who saw our buttons, taken all the way to the front seats (which were secured by velvet ropes), and given priority seating. After a song or two by the quartet who entertains before the show, the singers called us to the stage, asked how many years we were celebrating, and our favorite Disney song. Then they sang that song to us as we stood there, and afterward, gave us a Platinum Copy DVD of Beauty and the Beast, which had not even been released to stores yet! Talk about making you feel special!! There’s no way I could’ve purchased that DVD and it felt the same, as when Disney itself GIVES you one of the first copies available.
There were so many other things done to make our day memorable and special, we’ll certainly never forget it. There’s a number of romantic restaurants, and yes, even little quiet places to steal a quick kiss. So when it’s time to celebrate with the one you love, make Disney your destination of choice.
Ears to ya ~ DeAnna
P.S. Epcot’s World Showcase is full of romance, might I suggest reservations at LeCellier in Canada? The entrance is even quite charming, as you pass through iron gates, and a beautiful, inviting garden.
P.P.S. When making your dining reservations, ask about special things that can be done by your restaurant of choice. Custom cakes can be presented, along with flowers, etc. (FYI: it’s best to order your flowers and have them sent to your room at the resort for your honey’s return that day from the parks; otherwise you’ll be toting them around the park and onto transportation back to your resort).
DeAnna, along with her husband and teen-age son, lives in Wiggins, Mississippi, and has a passion for all things Disney. She is always eager to share the knowledge she has gained from her many trips to Walt Disney World, and has helped numerous people in their vacation planning to realize it’s not an unattainable dream. Her must-dos on every trip are Pirates of the Caribbean, Rockin’ Roller Coaster & a stolen moment of quiet with her “Boyz” (as she affectionately calls them) having a pastry from Boulangerie in Epcot World Showcase’s France. Disney is so much a part of her life, that she & her husband were married in front of Cinderella’s Castle, and she says it doesn’t get any more magical than that……