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Celebrating a Birthday at Disney World

There isn’t anything more memorable than celebrating a birthday at Disney World! Going to Disney World any time of year is pretty fantastic, but when you can go on your birthday, it makes the occasion even more magical. If you are considering a Disney World birthday trip, you are in for some treats.

What it’s like Celebrating a Birthday at Disney World

Disney loves to make you feel special, but the key is to let them know you are celebrating! 

If you are lucky enough to be going to Disney during your birthday, there are a few things you should know.

Celebrating a Birthday at Liberty Tree Tavern

Celebrating a Disney Birthday

If you are staying at a Disney Resort, you should make sure that your birthdate field is inputted in your My Disney Experience Account.

This will show up when you are checked in by a cast member.

If for whatever reason, they fail to notice, hopefully, they will ask if you are celebrating anything during your stay.

This is pretty standard and if they do, this is when you should let them know you are celebrating your birthday in Disney.

Birthday Button at Disney

Disney Happy Birthday Pin

Most of the time, the cast member checking you in will then offer you a FREE Disney Happy Birthday Button. If not, don’t worry, you can get them at the parks too.

The Disney Birthday Button is a great way to let everyone know that you are celebrating!

Disney Floral & Gifts for Birthday at Disney World
Courtesy Disney Floral & gifts

Disney Birthday Packages

If you want to really take it to a whole new level, you can purchase a special Disney Birthday package in advance of your stay.

The resort will decorate your room with balloons, streamers, and even a special gift.

But even if you don’t pay for the extra birthday service, you never know how the resort may help you celebrate your special day!

Birthdays at Disney

You might find that your towels are left in the shape of a birthday cake or you might find a little something extra done to make your day all that more special.

The point is to let them know it’s your birthday!

REMEMBER: Even if your stay isn’t on your exact birthday, it is worth telling them you are celebrating your birthday at Disney World.

Disney-Themed Birthday Cake

If there was a time when you were going to splurge for table service meals at Disney, this is it.

There are so many great Disney restaurants for special occasions and you should make a reservation for a birthday celebration.

Want a birthday cake delivered to a Disney restaurant? You can do that too!

For $35, you can have one of these chocolate or white chocolate Mickey-shaped cakes sent to your table. Each cake serves 4-6 guests.

If there was a time when you were going to splurge for table service meals at Disney, this is it.

Birthday at Cape May

Even if you don’t pay for a birthday cake at a restaurant, Disney will probably do something special to mark the occasion.

We’ve had them bring us free dessert and even a character-signed birthday card!

Disney Birthday Magic Shots

Disney Magic Photos

Disney wants your birthday to be extra special, so they may offer you different experiences like Disney Magic birthday photos with the Disney PhotoPass photographers.

Celebrating a Birthday at Disney World with a T-shirt

Perfect Outfit for Birthdays at Disney World

The first thing you should do when celebrating your birthday at Disney is to make sure that you have a special outfit to wear to the parks.

Wearing a Disney Birthday pin will alert the cast members at the Disney parks that it’s your special day, but you’ll get even more attention with a Disney World birthday t-shirt!

Want to take it up a notch? If you want to celebrate your birthday at Disney World in true Disney style, grab this set of Minnie Birthday ears!

The key is to make sure that Disney knows it’s your birthday because they will want you to feel the birthday magic!

6 Ways to Make Celebrating a Birthday in Disney World Extra Special

Princess Rooms at Port Orleans

1. Stay in a Specialty Disney Room

Disney has rooms fit for a princess. These special Royal Rooms are a little bit more than a traditional room, but the extra magic they provide for is a nice addition.

Cape May Character Meal

2. Schedule a Character Meal

Having a meal with characters is great for a birthday celebration at Disney World.

There are several different types of character meals to choose from and each usually allows you to meet and greet with several Disney characters.

Wondering which ones we prefer when celebrating a special occasion at Disney World?

These are our favorite Disney character meals.

Bibbidi Bobbidy Boutique Locations

3. Make an appointment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

A great way for kids to celebrate their special day is by becoming their favorite princess or knight during their trip!

BIbbidy Bobbidi Boutique Experience Magic Kingdom

Little girls (3-12) can choose between several different packages for becoming a princess.

Depending on which one you purchase, your child can experience dressing in a fancy Disney Princess dress, getting their hair done (with pixie dust of course), and having their nails painted.

Boys can become knights. Depending on the package you choose, they can be outfitted with a costume, hairstyle, sword, and shield.

There are several Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique locations at Disney World to choose from, but the most popular is the one inside Magic Kingdom.

Surfing at Typhoon Lagoon

4. Learn to Surf at Typhoon Lagoon.

We love spending time at the Disney water parks. One fun thing to do is a surfing class at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park!

For three hours, guests are able to ride the waves. Each surfer is guaranteed at least 10 waves.

What a unique way to celebrate a Disney birthday!

Fireworks Dessert Party

5. Enjoy a Disney Dessert Party!

End your birthday in Magic Kingdom with a Fireworks Dessert Party!

The party starts at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant, where you can delight in:

  • Delicious desserts like chocolate-dipped strawberries and chocolate silk tarts
  • Platters of cheese
  • Refreshing beverages, including an assortment of beer and wine for Guests ages 21+ (with a valid form of id)

At the end of the evening, you will get a seat on the restaurant’s patio to see the Happily Ever After nighttime spectacular.

I can’t think of a better way to end your celebration.

Starlight Safari Animal Kingdom Lodge
Courtesy Walt Disney World Resort

6. Go on a VIP tour!

You will find tours at all four Disney theme parks.

You can do everything from a private safari tour to a behind-the-scenes tour of Magic Kingdom.

These tours are a great way to learn more about different aspects of the park that you would not otherwise see.

Many of the VIP tours do have age restrictions so be sure to read the fine print when booking.

Overall, a birthday at Disney World is an incredibly magical experience.

Not only will the birthday person feel like royalty being celebrated by all their favorite characters, but they will also be creating lifetime memories that won’t soon forget.

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Will you be celebrating a birthday at Disney World this year?

Disney World Planning Information

There is so much to think about when it comes to planning your Disney vacation. We encourage you to check out our entire site, but if you are just getting started with planning, we have some posts you should begin with.

Looking for the best time to visit Disney World? We have Disney World crowd calendars that will tell you what’s going on each month of the year, dates to avoid, typical weather conditions, and other useful information.

Considering a Disney World Resort? There are so many perks to staying on Disney property. We have a full list of all the Disney Resorts as well as many Disney Resort reviews for you to get a firsthand perspective.

If you are a foodie, you will be glad to know that there are great restaurants at Disney World, this includes buffets, character meals and even some places the adults will love.

Want to get the best deal on your trip? We can show you not only how to travel to Disney on a budget, but we can also give you ideas on how to save on Disney tickets and where to book your vacation so that you get the best price.

We even have Disney packing lists, essential park day items and other things to consider bringing with you to the park that you might not think about.

Lastly, if you are traveling to Disney World for the first time and unsure how Genie+ and Lightning Lane work, where to find Hidden Mickeys or if you should add a Disney Dining Plan, we have tons of information to share..

Remember that we aren’t travel agents, we are regular Disney travelers just like you, but have been blessed with the opportunity to visit the parks regularly. Because we’ve been so much, we’ve learned many valuable Disney insider tips that we can share with others.

Kathy Albutt

Thursday 11th of May 2023

I’m celebrating my 75th birthday next September 2nd 2024 at Magic Kingdom. I can’t think of anywhere better to be on my special day coming from the UK

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