Thursday, May 7, 2015

A bouquet of ways to celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day and every day at Walt Disney World Resort

Mother’s Day or any day are great reasons to treat mom to a special experience she won’t soon forget at Walt Disney World Resort. With everything from pampering spa experiences, premium yacht adventures and elegant tea parties, the Florida Vacation Kingdom is the perfect place to plan a day as special as she is.

1. Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
Treat mom to the spa day she deserves. Senses – A Disney Spa at either Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa or at Disney’s Saratoga Springs offer a therapeutic haven of pampering and wellness with services including aromatherapy massages, water therapy, sugar exfoliation body treatments, warm stone massages, rejuvenating citrus facials, couples’ massages and more. Mom can enjoy lounges, whirlpools and treatment rooms that all provide rejuvenation through the healing nature of Florida citrus and botanicals.  Make Mother’s Day a mother/daughter day where young spa-goers can get the VIP treatment in a whimsical pedicure chair, just their size. To book a treatment at either spa, call 407-WDW-SPAS.

2. Shopping at Downtown Disney
If you are looking for that perfect gift, look no further than Downtown Disney. With eight newly opened boutiques with everything from customized flip-flops to stylish hats, you are sure to find something mom will love. Downtown Disney is currently undergoing its largest expansion in history, with several new dining and shopping locations opening as the area continues its transformation into Disney Springs.

3. Mother’s Day Brunch
Show mom how much she means to you with a delicious experience the whole family will enjoy. Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch at one of many Walt Disney World restaurants including Captain’s Grill, Chef Mickey’s or The Wave… of American Flavors. For reservations, book online or call 407-WDW-DINE.

4. Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room
Celebrate Mother’s Day like a queen and enjoy high tea with mom in the Garden View Tea Room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Prepare to treat mom to a rare and unforgettable experience as you both indulge in a relaxing ambience and enjoy a delightful selection of sandwiches, scones, pastries and other delicacies. 407-WDW-DINE.

5. Grand Luxury Yacht Experience
Set sail on one of Walt Disney World’s luxurious water crafts, and take part in a pampered VIP boating experience. Morning and afternoon excursions offer guests a spectacular view of Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion and several Walt Disney World resorts. For an elegant evening voyage, romantic music sets the mood as the sun sets over the gabled roofs of the Grand Floridian. On select nights, guests on deck can view “Wishes,” a magnificent fireworks display above Magic Kingdom, or from the lower dining and salon areas that feature panoramic, wrap-around windows. As many as 18 guests can sail for $699 per hour plus tax, including charter fee, boat captain and deckhand. Dining service and private butler are available for additional fees. Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-5227.

6. Disney Floral & Gifts
Let your affection for mom blossom with a flower arrangement that is as beautiful as she is. Disney Floral & Gift’s Mother’s Day edition contains a striking flower arrangement of roses and lilies, sweet treats from the heart including Minnie’s Bake Shop Cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, a frame to hold your favorite Disney memory, and much more. Orders can be made by calling 407-WDW-4438.

7. Disney’s Water Parks Fun
Let mom choose between a mountain ski retreat at Disney’s Blizzard Beach or a tropical getaway at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, two of the most popular water parks in North America. Whether she wants to go with the flow and drift on an inner tube down a scenic lazy river or plunge straight down Summit Plummet at 55 mph, these parks can help make Mother’s Day fun and memorable – just add water.

8. Behind the Seeds Tour at Epcot
Explore the future of agriculture and take mom on the Behind the Seeds tour. On this adventure families can explore the fish farm, release ladybugs into the greenhouse to help protect the plants, and behold gigantic fruits, vegetables and unusual crops from around the world. Too book this tour, call 407-WDW-TOUR.

9. Treehouse Living, Disney Style
Spend this Mother’s Day sleeping in a not-so-ordinary Treehouse VIlla at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Nestled in a natural forest near Downtown Disney, an adventure welcomes your family to three-bedroom homes elevated 10 feet off the ground on pedestals and beams designed to blend into the natural, wilderness environment. The threehouse villas combine luxury and comfort with the nostalgic memories of a childhood fortress.

10. Mom’s Night Out
Guests at Walt Disney World Resort can enjoy a grown up night out and drop the kids off at one of the Children’s Activity Centers. There are five convenient locations on the property which provide supervised child care for children ages 3-12. Centers include arts & crafts, video and board games, Disney movies, dinner and activities. For reservations, call 407/WDW-DINE.
  • Camp Dolphin, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Lilo’s Playhouse at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Club’s Den, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Sandcastle Club, Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Simba’s Clubhouse, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

11. Victoria & Albert’s Chef’s Table Dinner
For the ultimate dining experience, treat mom to an evening at the Chef’s Table. Guests will be seated center stage in Victoria & Albert’s kitchen at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and treated to a culinary feast custom-tailored to mom’s palate by celebrated Chef Scott Hunnel. During the 3-hour dining experience, Chef will serve up delicious and elegant tasting samples, and a unique wine pairing experience. 407 WDW-DINE.

12. IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party at Epcot
Make Mother’s Day extra sweet with delectable desserts and wines in an exclusive setting and VIP view of the Epcot nighttime fireworks — Illuminations: Reflections of the Earth.  Admission to the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party is just $49 for adults and $29 for children ages 3 to 9—tax and gratuity included. The party begins at 7:30 p.m. 407 WDW-DINE.