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Make Reservations for Mother’s and Father’s Day Events

Ryan March

by , Editor, Disney Vacation Club’s Disney Files Magazine

Our community’s next two Culinary Magic events are just around the corner, and whether you are a parent (a club I happily joined recently), have a parent or know a parent, you may want to check these out. Presented as part of Membership Magic Ever After, these festive celebrations for Disney Vacation Club Members and special guests put a distinctively Disney spin on Mother’s Day at Walt Disney World Resort and Father’s Day at the Disneyland Resort.

Reservations are now open for the Disney Vacation Club Member Mother’s Day Brunch, taking place on May 14 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Fantasia Ballroom at the Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Priced at $53.95 for adults and $29.95 for kids ages 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity), this year’s brunch theme – “You’ll Be in My Heart” – draws inspiration from the unconditional love and unbreakable family bond celebrated in the Walt Disney Animation Studios hit “Tarzan.” Beyond the bountiful buffet of traditional brunch favorites, the Mother’s Day Brunch will feature music from “Tarzan” and beyond performed by a live guitarist, mimosas for Moms (and other attendees of legal age) and visits with some of your other favorite jungle friends.

On April 19, reservations are scheduled to open for the Disney Vacation Club Member Father’s Day Lunch, taking place on June 18 from noon-2 p.m. in the Sequoia Ballroom at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Priced at $53.95 for adults and $29.95 for kids ages 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity), this year’s lunch celebrates Super Dads (a title I aspire to earn) with a feast fit for a hero. BBQ baby back ribs and buttermilk fried chicken are among the hungry-Dad staples on the buffet, with fathers also receiving a “Super-Sized” cookie that I’m told is designed to be shared with one’s kids. (Wait, if being a Super Dad requires sharing your cookie, I’ll settle for the title of Really Good Dad.) Kids can pose with their paternal hero in three different photo locations designed to celebrate what’s super about their Dads, with other activities ranging from a DJ dance party, “Super Smart” Disney trivia, crafts for kids to create for Dads and more.

Make Reservations for Mother’s and Father’s Day Events

Both events personally cater to families with tables custom-set for their party size. Call Member Services for reservations, and enjoy your celebration!

Menu, activities, entertainment and Characters are subject to change. Guests must be 21 years old with a photo I.D. to consume alcohol.

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  • Both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day should be offered at both locations. In the past we have participated in a Mother’s Day brunch at Walt DIsney World. This year we are going for Father’s Day and it was disappointing to find there is nothing offered to celebrate.

  • I desperately miss the Mother’s Day brunch at Disneyland. It was epic! Hoping they bring it back and place at the Grand Californian so both the runDisney event (which I participate in) and the brunch could be accommodated. What better way to celebrate mothers, especially those who run that morning, then a feast fit for a princess! Please Disney, bring it back to Disneyland!

  • I’m thinking of doing the Disney Vacation Club lunch on Father’s Day but… I have a bit of an issue.

    I’m going to be at Disneyland for Father’s Day, it’s going to be the last day of my vacation before I fly home that night. The problem is, I’m going to be there solo, without my father. The thing is, my dad died on March 30, 2014 from pancreatic cancer.

    Part of me wants to go and enjoy the festivities in memory of my dad. Part of me thinks it’s probably inappropriate for me to go. All of me knows that I’ll get a little emotional.

    Not sure what to do. I’ve done Father’s Day at Disneyland before – including my first Father’s Day without my dad (part of a long pre-booked Adventures by Disney: Backstage Magic – Hollywood & Disneyland itinerary) and on the Disney Cruise Line and had a wonderful time (especially when I get to hug/take a photo with Goofy, as he was my dad’s favorite character), but I really can’t decide if I should try to book the meal or not. The vacation is my 39th birthday party for myself, with my birthday being on June 15.

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