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Celebrate Your Birthday the Right Way at Disney!

Happy Birthday to you! You’ve decided that a trip to Disney World on your special day will only make it that much more magical and memory making. With that said, I’ve decided to create a little guide to let you know just what you should do to make it your most magical birthday ever!

1. Birthday Button
Make sure to grab a birthday button. You can ask for one at your Disney resort when you check in. If you’re not staying at a resort don’t worry, guest services at all the parks and even Disney Springs will have a button for you if you ask.

2. Make a notation on any resort or dining experiences
If you make a dining reservation over the phone, the cast member will ask if you are celebrating anything. They’ll make a note on your reservation that it is your birthday. Once you check in at the restaurant, it doesn’t hurt to remind the cast member host/ess that someone is celebrating their special day. Now, there is a disclaimer here. Just because the birthday is noted that does not mean it will be acknowledged. There is a chance there might be some festive Mickey head birthday confetti at the table. Maybe a free birthday cupcake will be given, or a card signed by Mickey! But none of these things should be expected, just consider it some extra magic if it does.

3. Plan your own magic
Due to all my disclaimers so far in this article, hopefully you realize that you should not hold Disney responsible for anything extra on your birthday. Oftentimes Disney will do something to recognize the birthday but you can’t count on it. What you can do is decide to make your own birthday fun. Make it a day where the birthday boy or girl gets to be king/queen of the day and decide which park to visit, which attractions to make a priority and where to eat.

This could also include spending the day at a water park, going shopping at Disney Springs, taking advantage of water sports at a deluxe resort or having a spa day.

You can also special order a birthday cake from Disney and they will serve it at the restaurant. These cakes can range anywhere from $20 to several hundred for amazing customized cakes. To find more information about these cakes the DISboards has a great thread on the subject.

4. Don’t have too many expectations
This is a big one. I wouldn’t count on Disney doing anything special. That way, if they do it will be a pleasant surprise. If they don’t, it won’t ruin the day.

5. Have a good time!
You will have the best birthday. Disney World is so magical, celebrating this special time will only make it that much better. Get ready for to receive happy birthday wishes from everyone you see in the parks.

What is your favorite thing to do at Disney on your birthday?


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