Make Your Disney Vacation Extra Special with ‘In-Room Celebrations’

Make Your Disney Vacation Extra Special with ‘In-Room Celebrations’

On a Christmas trip to Disney last year, I saw several windows at the All-Star Movies Resort decorated with various Disney themes. I suddenly wished I had brought decorations or something special for my family’s hotel room, since this vacation would be my children’s only Christmas gift. Granted, a Disney vacation is a pretty awesome gift, I had no idea that the company provides “In-Room Celebrations” to make your stay even more magical.

Make Your Disney Vacation Extra Special with ‘In-Room Celebrations’

So, what are they? Disney Floral & Gifts will decorate your hotel room (within Walt Disney World, of course) ahead of your stay or while you are gone, so that when you enter, you’re greeted by surprises ranging from a small gift to an extreme wonderland. You can spend $50 or $500, to surprise loved ones with gifts, snacks and decorations. You can throw a birthday party (with or without the balloons and cake), celebrate an anniversary (Wine and chocolate, anyone?), Halloween, Christmas or even a cancer-free diagnosis. If you can imagine it, Disney will put a party together for you, or just leave a gift (floral, edible, or even wearable).

Sure, you could pack an extra bag full of similar items to throw together a surprise yourself, but you’ll likely spend close to the same amount, have more luggage, and little time away from the guest you hope to surprise in the process. Consider In-Room Celebration selections as your souvenirs and if you’re on a budget, don’t splurge in the theme parks as a compromise. If you’re like me, you’ve already gotten out the calculator and can see that if you get a fantastic room at one of Walt Disney World’s Value Resorts and then purchase an In-Room Celebration, you’ll like still be sending less than you would on a single night in their Deluxe Accommodations (and will be leaving with colorful memories that didn’t end when you left the park).

Another option to consider is to have a home delivery ahead of your vacation to get your child excited. Consider these “pre-souvenirs.” The Disney Family Treats Tote can be personalized with your family’s name and delivered to your door. The tote bag is filled with snacks on top and drinks in the insulated bottom, so it makes for the perfect road trip bag to build excitement (a gift from Mickey, who’s excited to meet your child). Or, choose Ears to Your Child, which includes a pair of Mickey or Minnie Mouse ears, an autograph book, Disney pen and treats.

I’ve even considered celebrating occasions at one of the resorts alone and skipping the theme parks. Have you been to a Disney resort lately? The attention to detail makes for a very fun experience in the comfort of your own hotel room. The schedule of complimentary events will keep you busy and entertained (movies under the stars, poolside games). Then there are the arcades, bike rentals, the poolside bars and food court. Now, imagine returning to your room to surprise your kids with a party, food and gifts, right when they thought the fun was over?

I’m a big advocate of spending money on experiences instead of dust collectors, so the thought of giving my kids a fun experience and a tangible souvenir is really the perfect compromise for my family and in the case of In-Room Celebrations, requires no effort on my part. Win-win!


  1. Robin Masshole Mommy says

    I will have to look into these. We are almost always there in August when my boys birthdays fall.

  2. says

    We have been to Disney so many times with our kids and now with our grandkids. These are all great ways to help make the Disney experience even more memorable. I love the idea of in-room celebrations.

  3. Anita Fonte says

    I have never heard of the Disney In Room celebration nor the Family Treat Bag. I wish I had know about this as I was at Disney 2 years ago. We are planning another Disney trip soon so I will definitely look at getting the Family Treat Bags for the family. I also do not want to miss out on it.

  4. says

    We did this when we went to Disneyland last. We had the gifts waiting in our room when we got back at lunch. It was great to see all the snacks and our own Disney cooler back we could take into the park already filled with Disney snacks! I say its well worth the purchase!

  5. Pam says

    You know, I have never actually stayed at a Disney resort so I had no idea they offered this. How fun for Disney lovers. This would be great for birthdays, anniversaries…..

  6. says

    I have never heard of in room celebrations at Disney before. Sounds like an awesome service for Disney to offer to their guest. I will have to remember it when we go down next summer to celebrate my daughter’s graduation.

  7. says

    What a special treat! Going to Disney is a great birthday alone, but with an in-room celebration, that would be the cherry on top! My family is going there soon, I should tell them about this!

  8. says

    I think these are great ways to enhance your Disney vacation and get the kids excited. It would be fun to surprise the family with some special gifts.

  9. says

    I had no idea that this was something that they offered. My daughter would absolutely love this – it would make the perfect surprise!

  10. Jeanine says

    Oh how fun would that be! We’ve never been to Disney but if we ever do venture there I think this would be a fun and special thing to do!

  11. says

    I’ve never stared at a Disney resort, or even in Disney, so I didn’t know they had all of the extra options available! It’s definitely something I am going to have to look into when I take my little girl.

  12. Rebecca Swenor says

    It sounds like you all had a wonderful time indeed at the All-Star Movies Resort. These in room celebrations are indeed an awesome idea and would be so much fun for the kids. I will have to share this with my sister for her family. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  13. Bonnie @wemake7 says

    I have never been to Disney before and really hope to someday. This is such a really fun idea.

  14. says

    It would be so much fun to have our room decorated while we are away. I didn’t realize they had this option but I love surprises so this would be a fun thing to do.

  15. says

    I love the idea of in room celebrations, I mean visiting Disney is all fun and all but i think its a lovely idea to have in room celebrations too

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