8 Ways to Pamper Mom at Walt Disney World This Mother’s Day
We are officially under a month away from Mother’s Day (May 12th) and for those lucky enough to be visiting Walt Disney World with mom this Spring there is no shortage amazing ways to honor the woman that raised you! As a matter of fact, hang onto this article and surprise your mom with one of the special items on our list any time of year!
1. Wine Bar George Brunch
Wine Bar George, the brainchild of Master Sommelier George Milliotes has quickly become one of our favorite places to brunch at Disney Springs. This is mainly due to awesome drinks like the delicious Dole Whips Mimosas expertly crafted with Moscato, Dole Pineapple and Prosecco and bites like the Artisinal Cheese Board with four cheeses, honeycomb and grilled bread. Another highlight for those with a sweet tooth is the French Toast made of brioche and topped with mascarpone and caramel sauce. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and reservations can be made online or by calling 407.WDW.DINE.
2. Character Makeovers
I can’t think of a better activity for mothers and daughters to enjoy together at Disney than getting an awesome character makeover at select Disney resorts! You and your mom can be transformed into your favorite Disney princesses, villains or other loveable characters as part of a Character Couture package offered at Disney’s Coronado Springs, Disney’s Grand Floridian, Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club and Wilderness Lodge. Packages start in the $80 for a simple updo and go up to $120 for manicure and make-up. You can make reservations at one of the salons listed above by calling 407.939.7727
3. Cake Decorating Workshop
If your mom is a master in the kitchen or loves a good hands-on activity than look no further than these special workshops held at Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs. This beloved bakery has become popular with Disney regulars and visitors alike for their delectable Mickey Mouse dome cakes. With this 90-minute cake decorating experience guests gather in Amorette’s Show Kitchen where your instructor will share insider stories and tips while walking you through the process of cake decorating from design to completion. You’ll learn how to pour glaçage and coat Mickey’s sculpted ears, tail, belt and buttons with edible paint. Best of all, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are served during the workshop and you also have an opportunity to take your edible creations home with you. The cost to attend this event is $149 for two adults and reservations can be made here.
4. A Day At the Spa
Give mom a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks with a spa package at the amazing Senses Disney Spa located at both Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. At both locations, you’ll find an impressive range of spa options from massages and body treatments to facials, manicures and pedicures. Appointments book up quickly so this is a special treat that you’ll need to plan in advance. To discuss options and book your appointment contact Disney at 407.WDW.SPAS.
5. Say It With Flowers
Treat your mom to a beautiful floral surprise waiting in her room after a long day at the parks. Disney Floral & Gifts is filled with incredible Disney-inspired arrangements perfect for showing mom just how much you care. One of our favorites is the from Minnie’s Garden arrangement (above) which features yellow and red roses and gerbera daisies arranged in a Minnie Mouse mug. This arrangement will set you back for $59.99 and can be ordered here. At Disney Floral & Gift you’ll also find a wide range of gift options from massive in-room celebrations to gift baskets brimming with Disney delights.
6. Dessert Party
Make mom feel like a VIP by booking your spot for one of Disney’s amazing dessert parties. Our favorite is the Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace in the Magic Kingdom. Taking place nightly, the dessert party offers a delicious array of goodies from chocolate dipped strawberries to character-themed cupcakes and chocolate mousse. You’ll also find a wide range of hot and cold beverages from sparkling cider, coffees, hot chocolate, lemonades and more. But the real star of the show during this exciting party is Magic Kingdom’s “Happily Ever After” fireworks display. From Tomorrowland Terrace, you’ll enjoy incredible views of Cinderella’s Castle from your own private table. The cost to attend the Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace is $84 per adult and $50 per child. Reservations can be made online or by calling 407.WDW.DINE.
7. Shopping at Disney Springs
If you’ve got a mom that loves to shop look no further than an afternoon at Disney Springs! Walt Disney World’s downtown shopping district is filled with amazing shops and boutiques where mom will be able to find everything her heart desires from Alex and Ani to Vera Bradley and even the largest Disney Store in the World! One of our favorite merchants is the Happily Ever After Jewellery Co which carries a beautiful array of Disney-themed handbags, jewellery, mouse ears and more! Also, head over to the Marketplace Co-Op which offers in an impressive and ever-changing line-up of one-of-a-kind Disney items from housewares and artwork to retro style dresses!
8. Take A Tour
Treat mom to some behind-the-scenes magic with one of Disney’s amazing tours. You’ll find a wide range of options spanning the theme parks from 3-hour offerings to all day options. One of our favorites is the Savor the Savanna Tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This privately guided tour surrounds you in the sights and sounds of Africa. The tour starts with a Safari deep into the heart of Harambe Wildlife Reserve a night falls. Your guide will regale you tales of the unique residents that inhabit the reserve while you indulge in a sampling of African-inspired cuisine paired with a range of regional beer and wine offerings. The tour also includes a commemorative keepsake that mom can enjoy long after you’ve returned home. Spaces are limited for these exclusive tours and the cost is $169 per guest. Tour’s can be booked by calling 407.WDW.TOUR
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