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  • On Apr 1, 2024
    Yukie Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What are the available birthday treats

    Hi there, Yukie, and Happy Birthday!

    Thank you for bringing a question to us at planDisney about one of my favorite topics: magical birthdays! I actually celebrated my birthday at Walt Disney World Resort just last weekend, so I'm happy to help a fellow Mouseketeer do the same. 

    In my experience, one of the best parts of celebrating at Walt Disney World is that you never celebrate alone, so the first thing you'll want to do is pick up a complimentary birthday celebration button. These can be collected upon request at Guest Relations locations, merchandise points of sale, or the front desk of Disney Resort hotels. They will even personalize the button with your name so that Cast Members, fellow Guests, and beloved characters can join the festivities with words of encouragement (or in Mickey's case, a big ole hug). If you would like your button to be a bit more festive, you could have it personalized by an artist at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Magic Kingdom Park. Because this comes with a small fee (similar to that of personalizing an ornament), I typically reserve this for milestone occasions such as graduations, a 30th birthday, or a 10th anniversary. 

    Aside from the complimentary button, The Most Magical Place on Earth does not guarantee any other celebrations, but you never know what pixie dust might befall you. While proudly sporting my birthday button, Flynn Rider wished me a 'Happy Birthday' during the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, and a Jungle Cruise skipper serenaded me with a slightly off-key and condensed version of 'Happy Birthday'. I also suggest denoting your birthday celebration when prompted in the My Disney Experience mobile app as you check into dining reservations. At one restaurant I received a 'Happy Birthday' and generously young guess of my age from our waiter while my husband and I were gifted cupcakes and a glass of champagne at another. I do want to stress that no tangible pixie dust is guaranteed, but that's what makes it so special when it happens. It truly feels like magic. 

    If you're looking to make the day extra special, Walt Disney World Guests have the option of purchasing add-ons for their magical celebrations including:
    While a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth is a celebration in itself, as you can see, there are so many ways to ensure birthdays feel special at Walt Disney World Resort, so I hope this provided some fun ideas. If you need any additional suggestions or have follow-up questions, feel free to stop back by. I'm always happy to help!

    Thinking Happy Thoughts,
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Meet the Panelist: Lizzie, Georgia

Hi y'all! I'm Lizzie, a happily married teacher, coach, and proud dog mom of three from Georgia. While I loved the magic of Disney as a child, it wasn't until my twenties that pixie dust became a defining characteristic of my personality (and my wardrobe). I can't wait to answer your Walt Disney World Resort vacation questions so that you can embrace your inner 'hakuna matata' as you stroll through The Most Magical Place on Earth with your favorite Mickey-shaped snack in hand.  Learn More About Lizzie

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