Boyfriends 30th day of Surprises.

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Boyfriends 30th day of Surprises.

Hi All. mickey

I posed a while ago about arranging a romantic day of surprises including private dining at the Grand Floridian for my Boyfriends 30th Birthday, well after much thought I realised what I was planning was way more my kind of thing than his so its all change...

...The new plan is a "Never grow up" (as in from Peter Pan) themed day. (NB it is also our last full day / night in Disney)

During a recent chat, I found out that his 2 favourite Disney Films are Basil the Great Mouse Detective and Peter Pan (not sure why I didn't already know this) and I decided to try and design a day around this. I figured that Basil is a bit of an obscure movie, so unless anyone knows of a way to include this it will be more of a Peter Pan theme.

As I don't really want to be lugging actual Prezzies out there I was thinking of making the day his main present. My plan is to write out cards / postcards which will have times on them to be opened which will explain the next part of the day. (I kind of treasure hunt type of thing) And wrapping these, Maybe with a clock of some kind for him to open in the morning.

Next is the part I need your help on....

The only bit of the day I have planned atm is to head down to Downtown Disney late afternoon (although this can be moved to the morning depending on what else I plan) and booking an Amphicars ride for him (he loves American Style Cars) we will probably have an early dinner in Downtown Disney as we are there but I want to make sure we are back in Magic kingdom for the Wishes Fireworks (we can't miss it on our last night) and then I'm also planning on booking the Wilderness Back Trail Adventure for the next morning after we've checked out the hotel. I'm also arranging with PixiDustDeliverys to have a Peter Pan themed Gift basked delivered to his room.

I basically need any ideas to add to the day. Eg,
* The best breakfast (he is not overly bothered about character dining)
* Any peter pan themed things to do during the morning/early afternoon
* Any must do BIG KIDS things.
* Somewhere for dinner in Downtown Disney (or Magic Kingdom)
* Anything Basil related you know of around Disney.
* Any other ideas.

The morning doesnt have to be completely planned but maybe just some places to visit / shop / eat etc that would work in the treasure hunt.

I am pretty much a disney world novice having only been as a child whereas he has been a few times the last being 2008 (i think) so don't want to end up just doing 'The Obvious' Things that he's probably seen or done before.

I will update you as I plan. (you'll all be bored of me soon!)

xxx muchlove

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Thats a great idea for the post cards I'm sure it will be a brilliant day Smile

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Sounds like a great trip! What park/resort do you want to start in for breakfast? Most of the Peter Pan stuff is in MK, but it is the obvious things like Peter Pan's Flight and the meet and greet with him in Fantasyland.

Big Kids things in what park? Just MK?

Dinner in Disney Springs: Fulton's Crab House, Raglan Road, or Morimoto's just opened (I am pretty curious about that one myself)
MK: Be Our Guest or Tony's

I have never seen anything with Basil. Hopefully someone else has an idea about that for you!

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Hi NikkiMouse, Tbh I'm happy with any of the parks for breakfast / the morning part (but preferably doing both in the same or reasonably close). I'm litrally open to any ideas you have that'd be fun / a bit different biggrin

I had looked at the peter pan rid but think we will probably have already gone on it early in out stay and have heard that it tends to have a pretty long queue. I was thinking of trying to plan non-ride things (then just book a couple of FP in whatever park/area I have the other bits planned in (if that makes sense?)

I had thought of BOG for breakfast (or lunch or dinner) but had heard mixed reviews.

I will have a look into the restaurants you have suggested in Disney Springs (when did / is the name officially changing over from Downtown Disney?) awesome

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I have not gone to BOG for breakfast either. We do an ADR for this next trip, so I will let you know what I think! Maybe something at the Contemporary? Wave of American Flavors has a breakfast buffet. I have heard good things, and my best friend ate there last month and really enjoyed it.

Disney Springs has been official for about a week give or take a few days! I am looking forward to seeing what they have going on there now.

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emmavkirby wrote:
As I don't really want to be lugging actual Prezzies out there I was thinking of making the day his main present. My plan is to write out cards / postcards which will have times on them to be opened which will explain the next part of the day. (I kind of treasure hunt type of thing) And wrapping these, Maybe with a clock of some kind for him to open in the morning.

This has Great Mouse Detective built right into it. Give him one card at a time with a clue or riddle that he has to work out in order to get to the activity that you have planned. I don't know if you can schedule a delivery time for your Peter Pan gift basket, but if it can be delivered first thing in the morning, you can put the first clue on the card that comes with the basket. Or it can have the last clue that will lead you to Wishes. Depending on how sneaky you are, maybe you can arrange for CMs to give him cards throughout the day. (Bus drivers, hotel staff, restaurant servers, ride attendants, etc.)

Also, doesn't MK have a guided scavenger hunt/tour? Maybe you could book that. Bring a Sherlock Holmes hat and magnifying glass and Disneybound as Basil.

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Have you considered secretly assembling Disneybounding outfits for the both of you, Peter Pan for him and either Tinker Bell or Wendy for you? That would lend a celebratory air to the day no matter what you're doing.

Also, I wouldn't care how many times we'd already done the ride, I would make a point of doing Peter Pan's Flight again that morning. Get a FastPass to minimize the wait, and then find out where the Peter Pan meet-and-greet is and do that, too. In your Disneybounding outfits, it will be adorable. And don't forget Tinker Bell's meet-and-greet in the Town Square.

How about breakfast at the Crystal Palace? It's not Peter Pan themed, but it's British themed, so it would at least get you in the right part of the world.

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how about the Pirates and Pals cruise with Cpt Hook and Smee?

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/contemporary-resort/pirates-and-pals-fireworks-voyage/

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JoAnn C wrote:
how about the Pirates and Pals cruise with Cpt Hook and Smee?

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/contemporary-resort/pirates-and-pals-fireworks-voyage/

I was going to suggest this same thing, especially since you're wanting to do the Wishes fireworks that night anyways!

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Allie wrote:
JoAnn C wrote:
how about the Pirates and Pals cruise with Cpt Hook and Smee?

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/contemporary-resort/pirates-and-pals-fireworks-voyage/

I was going to suggest this same thing, especially since you're wanting to do the Wishes fireworks that night anyways!

My DH and I have gone on this cruise and it was a lot of fun. A lot of corny jokes on board and a lot of audience participation and trivia. Looking forward to taking grandchildren!! muchlove