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Birthday at Disney

A November 2004 trip to Orlando by karlag

Birthday with Aladdin Photo, Orlando, Florida More Photos
Quote: We took a three-generation trip to Disney for my daughter's 13th birthday, and it was the best decision we could have made.

Birthday at Disney

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Overview

Birthday with Aladdin Photo, Orlando, Florida
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If you are going to visit Disney for a birthday, let the hotel and restaurants know. My daughter received many free gifts, like cards signed by characters and staff, placemats, and even a pin. We found that early November is a great time to go to Disney. We did not have any wait longer than 30 minutes, and most rides were either walk-on or with a wait of 5 to 10 minutes. Plus the parks close a little earlier and open a little later, so if you are traveling with either younger or older companions, you get more time to rest. Our favorite nighttime show (all the parks have them, except for Animal Kingdom, as it closes at dusk) is Fantasmic. Tip: Get there an hour early...Read More

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

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Hotel

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This is a moderate hotel that has a few more amenities and a little bit larger rooms than the budget-priced hotels on the Disney property. The rooms have an island feel to them. They are decorated in tropical colors and patterns. The bathroom is well-equipped, and the dressing area has a curtain - great idea for privacy. There is also a mini-fridge and wall safe, which is nice for your valuables. The hotel has six heated pools, so your room is never very far from a pool. The main pool has a waterslide and is located just outside the food court. They also have characters, hair wrapping, and temporary tattoos for the kids. There is an arcade, a marina, a jogging trail, vol...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 13, 2004

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
900 Cayman Way
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
407-934-3400

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

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Restaurant | "Akershus"

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Photo, Orlando, Florida
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We had a princess character breakfast here. There were four princesses: Aurora, Snow White, Jasmine, and Belle. They do change princesses every now and then, though. It is a must for any fan of the princesses. There is another princess character breakfast at Magic Kingdom in Cinderella's castle called Once Upon a Breakfast. However, this is very hard to get into and is filled up immediately. I recommend calling 3 months ahead to schedule the popular character breakfasts such as these. You just call 1-407-WDW-DINE. The setting is in a part of a Norwegian castle with high, heavy beam structures. The interior is decorated very old-world flavor, and you feel as if you stepped into old-world ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 13, 2004

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Epcot Center: Norway Pavilio
Orlando, Florida
(407) WDW-DINE