Monday, June 18, 2012

Celebrating Birthdays at Walt Disney World

Have you ever traveled to Walt Disney World on your birthday or another family member's birthday? It's actually been years, 21 years to the day to be exact, since I was at WDW on my birthday. At that point, I had no idea there were "perks" to celebrating your birthday at the parks! Some "perks" are free and some are not, but here are a few ideas to help make your special day that much more special!

1. When you arrive at the park, head straight to Guest Services and request a Birthday Button! These are free and will get you special attention throughout the day from cast members and park guests.

2. When you call to make your hotel and dining reservations, let Disney know you will be celebrating a birthday. The restaurants and your resort may do something special for your day! (On our anniversary, we got special desserts at the restaurants.)

3. Order a birthday cake to be delivered to your table at a restaurant on property. Call (407) 827-2253 48-hours before the special meal to make arrangements. 

4. Make reservations (180 days in advance) at the birthday persons favorite restaurant on property- don't forget #2!!

5. Decorate your hotel room while the birthday guest is sleeping or taking a shower! Or for a price, you have have decorations sent to your room from Disney Florist! Call 407-939-4438 for prices and learn more about the packages at Disney Florist.

6. Book a "Pirate and Pals Fireworks Voyage" on the birthday night. Prices are $54 for adults and $31 for children; for more info visit Pirate and Pals Fireworks Voyage.

7. Make plans to have your princess made over at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or your pirate made over at The Pirate's League.

8. Buy a birthday hat at any of the souvenir shops on Disney Property and have the birthday guest wear it all day!
9. Plan a private birthday party at Goofy's Candy Co in Downtown Disney!

10. Let the birthday guest choose the activities for the day.

11. Buy a special birthday pin or souvenir for the birthday guest!

For additional ideas on celebrating a birthday, visit the Walt Disney World web site!

What do you like to do to celebrate birthdays at Walt Disney World?


  1. It's my favorite place to celebrate my birthday. I try to do it every other year as it's in August and hot hot hot! My favorite thing is to schedule a late ADR at Rose & Crown to watch Illuminations from our dinner table.

  2. I've never celebrated my actually birthday at Disney. I am hoping I get to soon. I want to make Drew order a cake. haha

  3. I'm taking my sister to WDW for her 50th- maybe we should book that cruise! Great tips Beth. (I hope your Fairy Godmother is reading and takes you to a Disney Park for your birthday real soon. :D)

  4. I saw the Florists decorate a women's room and it was amazing and I never even went in. They had a banner on the door that was to die for.

  5. My daughter has celebrated several early & late birthdays (12/27 birthday) by getting her hair done at the Bibbity, Bobbity, Boutique. We took an unexpected trip this year that actually fell over my son's 13th birthday. My parents ordered him a bouquet of balloons attached to a bag of candy from the Disney Florist.