Celebrating 3 Childhood Firsts at the Disney Parks


Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney with Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Disney is a great place to celebrate.  You can celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, etc.  But sometimes it’s those little things that are the things worth celebrating.

First Visits

Everyone should celebrate their first visit to the most magical place on Earth.  Disney has a great way to make someone on their first trip feel special.  It is with a First Visit pin.  Wear this pin and cast members and guests will be sure to notice and welcome you.  If you are lucky there may even be a bit of pixie dust spread in your direction.  No matter what it will make your first trip enjoyable and is a souvenir you can take home to remember your trip by.

If you or someone in your party are visiting Disney for the first time mention it when you book your reservation.  When you check into they will have your First Visit button waiting for you.  You can also get the pin at any of the parks at Guest Services.

Walt Disney World First Visit Button      Stars Wars Dinner at Hollywood and Vine - Stormtrooper Donald

First Haircuts

If you should find yourself at Walt Disney World right around the time that your little one needs their first hair cut than the Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom is the place to do it.

They will make a fuss out of it.  The barber will cover them in stickers and give them Disney toys to play with.  All of this makes it fun for the kid and you can take as many photos as you want.

After the haircut your child will be given a set of Mickey Ears and a certificate to commemorate the occasion.

First Rides

This could be a child’s first ride or finally reaching the height requirement to go on a ride for the older kids.  One way to commemorate the achievement is with a family photo in front of the ride.

Another way is to buy a Disney Trading Pin for that attraction.  This way they could add it to their collection is they trade pins or it could be added to their memory box upon returning home.

Either way it makes the moment of finally getting on that ride just a bit more momentous.

Disney's Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios     Disney Pin Trading - Mickey Tower of Terror Pin 

These are just a few of the firsts your children can celebrate.  What do you and your family celebrate?

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  1. FrontierlandSta June 25, 2014 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    I love the idea of getting a pin to commemorate first rides on attractions! That is so special!

  2. Haydennnn June 26, 2014 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Love these memorable “Firsts”! Celebrating a first visit is a great reason to celebrate 🙂 Baby’s 1st haircut is so cute and I wish that we had done this for my kids. Do you know the price for the 1st haircut package?

  3. CapMagicalMem June 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Haydennnn Hayden it was $18.99 at the time and included the little ears. 🙂

  4. Becca_LoveOurDisney June 26, 2014 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    The first time the Goof was able to hit a height requirement it happened
    to be autopia in Disneyland. We celebrated by buying the hard plastic
    driver’s license with his picture on it. He loves having that. What is the most unique first you have celebrated?

  5. DisneyMamaLin June 27, 2014 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Great post!  Our son Connor had his first haircut at Harmony Barber Shop, and it was a fantastic experience!  We have even gone back for haircuts on subsequent trips!

  6. CapMagicalMem June 27, 2014 at 8:17 am - Reply

    DisneyMamaLin Us too!! My husband has actually started getting into the fun.  It’s definitely a boys thing now.

  7. CapMagicalMem June 27, 2014 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Becca_LoveOurDisney What a great idea!! The most unique… hmmm… the wedding proposal.  My husband proposed early in the trip and it made for the most memorable celebration.

  8. LisaDiDomenicoCameron June 27, 2014 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Those are some great milestones to celebrate at WDW. My son had his first haircut at WDW. I loved how they made the whole experience so special for him.

  9. dawncullo June 27, 2014 at 11:21 am - Reply

    I never thought of buying a ride attraction pin as a first pin – what a great idea.  I am just curious – do they cut adult hair at the Harmony Barber Shop?

  10. CapMagicalMem June 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    dawncullo Oh yes they do!! Every morning you will actually find a line of Cast Member getting their hair cut before work.

  11. disneyonwheels June 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    We’ll be celebrating our nieces first visit on our trip in December and I can’t wait!! I love the pin idea. I think I’m going to steal it. 🙂

  12. BryceYelverton June 27, 2014 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    I love that idea of celebrating first rides!!  When I went to Disneyland in 2005, I certainly wore the 1st visit button!  It was great!  Have you ever celebrated a 100th ride?  Or maybe a smaller increment?

  13. JodiWhisenhunt July 3, 2014 at 7:29 am - Reply

    We’ve gotten my kids pins for each new ride they brave too 🙂 Do the boys have an autograph book? You can ask a CM to write the attraction name & date in it for you to mark that special adventure.

  14. HeidiPortzlineStrawser July 3, 2014 at 11:25 am - Reply

    I think it would be so cool to do the first haircut thing.  We missed it with Ian since he was 2 1/2 on his first visit.  I love your ideas for celebrating first ride experiences!

  15. adisneymom July 4, 2014 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    We definitely get “First Visit” buttons.  I love the idea of getting a pin to celebrate a first ride!  My 5 year old will get a lot of first rides on this next trip! 🙂

  16. Jenn Lissak July 8, 2014 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    I loved doing first haircuts and first visits, though Z’s first haircut was TERRIBLE.  Like – bad experience waiting even with appointment and then the cut was horrible, too!  But, I still love the barber shop and hope for better cuts!

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