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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.
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 Your Birthday at a Disney Resort
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 being checked in by a castmember.
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 it is your birthday.
Most of the time, the cast member checking you in will then offer you a Birthday Button. If not, don’t worry, you can get them at the parks too.
REMEMBER: Even if your stay isn’t on your exact birthday, it is worth telling them you are celebrating your birthday at Disney World.
If you want to really take it to a whole new level, you can purchase a special Disney Birthday package where the resort will decorate your room. They will put balloons, streamers, and even a special gift.
Want a birthday cake delivered to your room? Disney resorts will do that too.
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!
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!
Celebrating Your Birthday in Disney World Parks
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.
If you didn’t get your Disney Birthday Button at the Disney Resort, you can get them at either a Disney Park ticket counter or at the park entrance.
You will find Disney Cast members carrying baskets of pins first thing in the morning when the parks open.
If you don’t see someone carrying around the basket, you can pick up the free Disney birthday button (along with other celebratory buttons) at the Guest Relations building of whatever park you are visiting.
The key is to make sure that Disney knows its your birthday because they will want you to feel the birthday magic!
Ways Disney Brings Birthday Magic
Disney wants your birthday to be extra special, so they may offer you different experiences like Disney birthday photo opts with the Disney PhotoPass photographers.
If there was a time when you were going to splurge for table service meals at Disney, this is it.
Disney is known for going all out for birthday. We’ve had them bring us free dessert and even a character signed birthday card!
6 Ways to Make Celebrating a Birthday at Disney Extra Special
- Stay in a Specialty Disney Room. Disney has rooms fit for a princess and rooms decked out for a pirate. Who wouldn’t want to spend a night celebrating in one of these special rooms?
- Schedule a character meal. These are our favorite Disney character meals at Disney World.
- Make an appointment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or Pirate League at Magic Kingdom. This is a great way for kids to celebrate by becoming their favorite princess or pirate for the day!
- 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!
- Join a Disney dessert party! There are several dessert parties that include special fireworks view areas. You can even take part in a special Ferrytale Cruise on Bay Lake. These are a great way to celebrate a birthday at Disney World!
- 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 scene tour of Magic Kingdom.
Will you be celebrating a birthday at Disney World this year?