Schedule a wake up call each morning you are at WDW. Disney characters will “call” to wake you up! Consider choosing a time that is not on the hour, half hour or quarter hours. That will up your chances of having Mickey make the call! (At least that’s what I’ve been told!) When the call comes, make sure you answer on “speaker phone” so everyone in the room can hear who the character is on the other end of the line!
Waking up early on vacation is a total bummer, but I simply
can’t miss the Magic Kingdom rope drop show on my first morning in the World.
But today’s tip will have you jumping out of bed with a big grin on your face,
ready to seize the Disney day with gusto: schedule a wakeup call from your favorite characters!
Using the “wake-up call” button on your resort phone,
schedule your call for whatever time you want. The next morning, let your kids
answer the phone when it rings, and watch their little faces light up with
delight as Mickey and Stich encourage them to get out of bed.
get the character greeting. Also, when you pick up the phone, make sure you
say, “hello.” The recording is voice activated.
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Did you know on your child’s birthday your child can receive a special phone call from Mickey, Minnie or Jake? Since C-man was having a “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” Birthday party this year, I signed up online for him to receive a birthday wish from Jake! You can choose the character, the date, the time of day and the phone number where you want the phone call to happen. I chose 9:00am since I knew we would be up and we wouldn’t be too close to crunch time for the party! I set a reminder alarm on my phone at 8:55, so I would be ready for it. As soon as the phone rings there is a message saying you signed up for a phone call and you have to press a specific number/ symbol (sorry, I can’t remember which!) to retrieve the message. Once you press that number the character starts talking, so have your little one near by to pass off the phone!
C-man was shocked to have a personal phone call from Jake on the day of his Jake party! It was a rather long message and C-man got bored with it, but he still liked it!
I would suggest any parent with kids who are fans of Mickey, Minnie or Jake to sign up for this service. It’s free and it can help make your child’s day complete!
Last month I posted about Disney Enchanted Calls. Yesterday, my friend Sara, sent me a link to another site where you can have a character call your kid… if they are potty training… or if you are wanting encouragement for “pee peeing in the potty” for yourself!
You can have a Cars 2 character or Cinderella call your “Big Kid” as a reward for going potty! You can log on to the Huggies Pullup web site and schedule three calls from the characters to congratulate and encourage your child. You can listen to what the calls will sound like on the web site and then sign up for the call by entering your mobile number and the month, day, time and time zone.
Did you know you can have a Disney character call your child for only $2.49? I had no idea! KK, C-man’s grandmother told me about it today. I have the mailing address to get a character to mail your child a postcard/ letter (however, I’ve never actually done it so I don’t know if it really works), but I have never heard of the phone call. While on vacation at Walt Disney World, we always schedule a wake up call, even if we don’t need it, to see which character will call, but that’s free! 🙂
If you want a character to call your child at home all you have to do is this:
Visit The Disney Enchanted Calls web site.
1. Choose a character from the list (Ariel, Mulan, Cinderella, Snow White, Jasmine, Aurora, Bell, Pocahontas, Pooh, Mickey or Tigger)
2. Choose a theme (Congratulations, Good Night, Birthday Greeting, Holiday Greeting, Encouragement, or Good Morning)
3. Use the drop down menu to personalize the message.
4. Schedule the call with the date, time and location. I’ll assume you enter your phone number and credit card info at this time! 🙂
What a fun idea… if your child likes one of these characters! Too bad Buzz and Woody aren’t on this list. We aren’t fans Pooh or the Princesses at our house. Mickey would be a hit, but not like Buzz or Woody!
Have you ever done the Enchanted Call? What was your experience like? I’d love to hear!!