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~Toadally~ Special Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day at Disney World

by Tad on April 29, 2022 Orlando

Mother's Day at Disney World - Pinterest'Sup! When it comes to mothers, Lily and I are pretty sure we hit the jackpot! We love Mommy Frog, and Mommy Frog loves Disney. So, what could be better than celebrating Mother’s Day at Disney World? (Hint: Not much — except for maybe a full day without any bickering or complaining from Lily and me!)

We want to treat Mommy Frog to a day filled with classic Disney magic, and we’re in luck because Disney World has plenty of special activities and gift ideas to offer so that Mommy Frog can be pampered like a queen … or should I say, a Disney Princess. Plus, as an extra gift to Mom, traditional character meet-and-greets have returned to select locations, so Mom can get a hug from Mickey!

If you’re headed to the parks during Mother’s Day weekend (it's Sunday, May 8 this year!), here’s a list of ideas on how you can show appreciation for your own frog mom. (Psst ... want to spoil your mom with a vacation without breaking the bank? Be sure to check out our Hot Deals!)

Toadally Special Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day at Disney World

With so much to see and do, Disney World has something unique for every personality! You’re bound to come up with the perfect Mother’s Day plan that’s tailored toward your mom’s preferences.

For the Foodie

Mother's Day at Disney World - Jumbo Cupcake from BoardWalk Bakery

If your mother looooves good food, a celebratory treat or meal is obviously a must. With hundreds of eateries on Disney property to choose from, you can go with something simple like a Mother’s Day dessert or go all out with a fancy dining experience. Just be sure to make any reservations far in advance. Many places will offer special treats over Mother's Day weekend, and some will even have treats up to a week before! You can check out this year's Mother's Day Foodie Guide. Here is the 2022 menu:


Coral Reef Restaurant (available on May 8)

  • (New) Mother’s Day Dessert: Strawberry-pistachio dome with strawberry-lemon gel and ruby chocolate powder

Le Cellier Steakhouse (available on May 8)

  • (New) Mother’s Day Dessert: Strawberry mousseline, pistachio chiffon, strawberry jelly, caramelized chocolate crumble and raspberry meringue

Sunshine Seasons (available on May 8)

  • Mother’s Day Cupcake: Red velvet cupcake with chocolate chip fudge filling and caramel buttercream

Disney’s All-Star Movies, Disney’s All-Star Music, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resorts

World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, End Zone Food Court (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • (New) Mother’s Day Dessert: Strawberry mousse with strawberry compote and lemon curd

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Landscape of Flavors (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • (New) Strawberry Bliss Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with strawberry boba topped with strawberry buttercream and white vanilla wafers with white chocolate and nonpareils

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Boma – Flavors of Africa (available on May 8)

  • (New) MOM-mosa: A refreshing combination of Sparkling South African Graham Beck Brut Rose, X-Fusion organic mango and passion fruit liqueur and pomegranate juice

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

BoardWalk Bakery (available on Mobile Order from May 5 through 8)

  • (New) Jumbo Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake, peanut butter filling, vanilla buttercream, white crispy pearls and a white chocolate Mrs. Jumbo and Dumbo

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Centertown Market and Spyglass Grill (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • (New) Strawberry Rose Cupcake: Rose-scented cupcake filled with strawberry rose mousse topped with strawberry buttercream and white chocolate décor

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Contempo Café (available on Mobile Order on May 8)

  • (New) Chocolate Strawberry Tart: Chocolate mousse tart topped with strawberry crémaux and strawberry balsamic compote

Steakhouse 71 (available on May 8)

  • (New) Mother’s Day Brunch: Spring into the seasons with a scrumptious brunch as you celebrate your family legacy over dishes such as Walt’s Prime Rib Hash, Floridian Eggs Benedict and Bacon & Eggs.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gasparilla’s Island Grill (available on Mobile Order from May 6 through 8)

  • Mother’s Day Mimosa Cake: Golden sponge cake topped with a chocolate Cinderella slipper filled with mimosa-flavored mousse (contains alcohol)

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Capt. Cook’s (available on Mobile Order from May 6 through 8)

  • (New) Mother’s Day Sweet Treats Box: Guava macarons, a coconut macaroon with white chocolate drizzle and a pineapple cheesecake crème puff

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Everything POP Shopping & Dining (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • (New) Strawberry Bliss Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with strawberry boba topped with strawberry buttercream and white vanilla wafers with white chocolate and nonpareils

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside

Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory and Riverside Mill (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • (New) Mother’s Day Cupcake: Lemon-scented cupcake filled with fresh blueberry compote topped with vanilla buttercream and fondant flowers

Mother's Day at Disney World - Mini dessert chocolate box from Riviera Resort

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Le Petit Cafe (available May 8)

  • (New) Mini Dessert Chocolate Box: Hand-crafted chocolate box with a ganache brownie, raspberry macaron and lemon madeleines

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Roaring Fork (available on Mobile Order from May 6 through 9)

  • (New) Mother’s Day Cupcake: Raspberry swirl cupcake filled with raspberry custard and crispy pearls topped with lemon buttercream and chocolate and fondant décor

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

The Marketplace at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace (available on Mobile Order from May 5 through 8)

  • Sweeter Than Roses: Raspberry mousse and chocolate cake with a ruby red raspberry center and chocolate and fondant décor

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie (available from May 6 through 9)

  • (New) “I Love You Mom” Dessert: Coconut cream, chocolate mousse and Grand Marnier jam on a coconut chiffon

Make It Extra Special with Her Favorite Characters

Devour a delicious meal while you greet a group of your favorite characters. We know it’s tough to choose which one, but it really comes down to your mom’s wishes! Does she want to dine with Disney Princesses, the Fab Five or others? Here’s our ranking of character dining locations if you need some suggestions! While some character interactions may still be modified and some of the character dining experiences are not available, traditional character greetings and interactions are slowly returning to certain locations, as of April 18. We highly recommend Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends at Topolino's Terrace (where we have seen the return of normal greetings) for a Mother's Day celebration in 2022.

For the Green Thumb

Mother's Day at Disney World - Bambi's Butterfly Garden

For moms who love to garden (like our own greenie, Mommy Frog), plan to stop by EPCOT’s International Flower and Garden Festival. This annual event features Disney character topiaries, themed gardens, hoppin' concerts and, of course, fresh food and delicious drinks at Outdoor Kitchens.

For the Fashionista

Mother's Day at Disney World - Disney Springs

Disney Springs is the shopping hop spot if you’re just looking to pick up the perfect gift or if you want your mom to select something for herself. Disney Springs offers a wide variety of brand-name stores, as well as shops that are entirely one-of-a-kind to Disney Springs. If your mom likes to accessorize with bling, you wouldn’t want to miss the jewelry collections at Ever After Jewelry Co., Pandora or Alex and Ani. Be sure to drop by the Marketplace Co-Op, where there are several shops offering specialty items, including accessories, home products and artwork. On Mother’s Day at Disney World, be on the lookout, as some stores may have featured items for the special occasion.

For the Outdoor Adventurer

Mother's Day at Disney World - Horses at Tri-Circle-D Ranch

Is your mom always ready for any adventure that comes her way? Bring your camping gear to The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort for a night under the stars. There are many outdoor recreational activities <hoppening at the campsites. Take your pick: canoeing, kayaking, archery, horse-drawn wagon rides or horseback riding (Tri-Circle-D Ranch is where Cinderella's ponies stay!).

Pony Rides are currently available at the new Tri-Circle-D Ranch on a walk-in basis only. Trail Rides can be booked by calling (407) WDW-PLAY (939-7529) and are available on a walk-in basis pending availability at the Trail Ride check-in building at the front of Fort Wilderness. Reservations are highly recommended. Carriage rides are available at the Cabins and Campsites of Fort Wilderness and at Port Orleans – Riverside. The Fort Wilderness Archery Experience is also available and must be booked by calling (407) WDW-PLAY.

For the Animal Lover

Mother's Day at Disney World - Kilimanjaro Safaris

A trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom is the obvious choice. It’s where you’ll find lions, tigers, rhinos — oh my. Take a Kilimanjaro Safari ride or trek through the numerous trails to spot as many animals as you can.

For the Movie Buff

A trip to Tinseltown via Disney's Hollywood Studios is the perfect ticket for movie lovers! Let Mom confront Kylo Ren and his Stormtroopers or pilot the Millennium Falcon. The whole fam can become part of a classic Mickey Mouse cartoon on Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway. You can also treat Mom to a movie at AMC Theaters Dine-In at Disney Springs.

For the Pool Lounger

Mother's Day at Disney World - Castaway Creek

This is perhaps our personal favorite break from our regular Frog Pond! How about a cool getaway at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park? This Disney water park provides prime relaxation by the poolside or a ride down a lazy river. For the thrill-seeking mom, the water parks have more than enough rides to increase her heart rate. For an extra perk, rent out a private shaded area — Beachcomber Shacks — which includes cushioned seating, towels, a cooler with water and ice, refillable drink mugs and a locker for up to six people. Currently, Blizzard Beach is closed, but Typhoon Lagoon is ready for Mom to relax!

Mother's Day at Disney World - Stormalong Bay

Of course, there’s always the option to lounge around your resort’s pool (and it's hard to beat Stormalong Bay at Disney's Beach and Yacht Club Resorts!) If you need any help choosing the right Disney hotel pool, check out some of our top favorites.

Hoppy Mother's Day!

Will you be spending Mother’s Day at Disney World? Don't froget to tag us @ThemeParkFrog so we can celebrate along with you and Mom!

Related: Tips for Celebrating a Birthday at Disney World

Stay cool!

Keep hopping, Tad!
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