Top 5 Disney Mother-Daughter Experiences That Should Be On Your Bucket List


Life is crazy. It’s busy, full schedules and distractions at every turn. Before you know it life has passed you by. Babies have grown up, parents have passed on and you are left wondering where all the time went. The funny thing about time is it sneaks by without us even noticing it. Time isn’t on anyone’s side it slowly creeps away in equal measures for us all. That is why it is imperative that we make the most of it and make as many memories as possible.

They say daughters are just little girls waiting to grow up to be our best friends. I don’t know if that is true as I don’t have a daughter but I do have a mom and she is my best friend. We do just about everything together shop, travel, and even visit Disney. We call our self the dynamic duo and we have so much fun.

A few years ago we put together a bucket list of things we wanted to do at Disney together and we realized really quickly this was a list every mother-daughter should accomplish.

Disney Mother-Daughter Experiences That Should Be On Your Bucket List

Spa Day

Available at many deluxe Disney resorts, you can take some time away from the busy schedule and get pampered with your daughter at a relaxing spa. Get manicures or pedicures, facials or massages. They are pricey, but you will feel like an absolute princess during your visit.


Tea Time—Grand Floridian’s Garden View Tea Room

Afternoon tea is offered daily from 2pm-5pm, you can sit and be treated to elegant Victorian finger foods like tea sandwiches and small pastries all the while sipping on your favorite tea from elegant porcelain cups.

If your daughter is younger consider the “My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party.” Here, your daughter is encouraged to dress up like their favorite Disney princess and will enjoy a magical journey through storytelling, singing, dining and will even be able to take part in a small princes’ parade. Girls 3-11 years old will get to be treated like royalty as they sip tea and perhaps receive a special visit from Princess Aurora or another regal Disney princess. Keepsakes are given as mementos of the event.

Carriage Rides

Who says horse-drawn carriage rides have to be for the romantic couple? This is a fabulous way to bond with your daughter as you take in the sights, smells and sounds around you at one of two Disney World Resorts on a 25-minute jaunt around the property. You can find these whimsical horse-drawn excursions at Fort Wilderness and Port Orleans. Chat, gossip or simply be still and enjoy this magical moment with your mother/daughter


Special Photo Ops

Get creative with this fun opportunity to show your crazy Disney side with your daughter! You have so many different ways to take special and lasting photos on Disney property. Make an entire photo album out of snapping mother/daughter pictures with your favorite characters! Hop inside one of the many Disney property photo booths and ham it up for the camera, creating a quirky photo reel to add to your fridge. Have a blast with this one! Memories fade, but a picture lasts forever!

Mother-Daughter Park Day

No mother-daughter Disney bucket list would be complete without a special mother-daughter day at the parks. Choose between your favorite theme park (or visit them all!) and create special memories between just the two of you! Have fun with it—make matching t-shirts ahead of time, book reservations at your favorite park restaurant, toast the day with matching survivor cups or just stroll the sidewalks shopping.  A day spent where it can be all about the two of you is priceless.

Let’s Talk;

What is your favorite Mother-Daughter memory?



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Rebecca is a boy mom, traveler, Disney addict, chocolate lover, and tea drinker. She lives in Florida and enjoys good food, good music, and a great book. Her goal in life is to live in the moment and to always be open to new things.


  1. Since having my baby a year ago I feel like my 7 year old daughter and I never get any time for just the 2 of us. The little one is VERY needy but I need to make it happen. I mis days like these with my daughter

  2. As a Mommy of a daughter, I have to say I hope to check off each of these items with my girl. I think it is lovely that you do so much of these with your mom. Love this left.

  3. My favorite mother-daughter memory was when my mom, my daughter, and I all went to Asheville, NC. It was part of an extended vacation. We ate, we saw, and we laughed like kids. It was so much fun and a memory I’ll treasure forever.

    • Hey now my son loves a good spa day and afternoon tea. He says there nothing better than a good pedicure after marching on a football field and anything involving food including tea sandwich is okay with him.

  4. I’ve only been to Disney World once but these all seem like great ways to spend time with a daughter. Especially tea!

  5. Looks like you guys had a great time! I haven’t been to Disney in about 10 years but would like to go again because when I did I was studying for my finals and didn’t get to enjoy it much.

  6. I don’t see my mom that much but I love getting quality time with her. I have not been to Disney in years!!

    • I am in my forties and my mom in her 70’s so this is why we have mother/daughter days. I currently have a teenage son so I will not have the honor of mother/daughter days. Maybe one day a granddaughter.

  7. My daughter is definitely not the princess type, LOL! When we went to Disney for the first time a few years ago, we had a great time at the character meals. She was also selected to participate in Indiana Jones which was really fun!

  8. Great tips! My girls and I want to plan a mother/daughter visit to WDW, because my husband is just not as enthusiastic. He doesn’t get the Disney magic the way we do.

  9. Spa day would be my number one choice with my mom. WE do a lot together and going to Disney would be fun.

  10. I hope one day to have a daughter to be able to do this with! Disney is Ana amazing place. If love to experience it with a child.

  11. Awww! This was so sweet. My mother passed away when I was 6 years old. So doing things like this with my daughters is a very new experience for me.

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