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  • On Jun 15, 2024
    Daniel from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be back in late July for our second of three trips in 2024 fora special birthday trip for our Dad and I was hoping for some tips on how to get a little extra pixie dust sprinkled on our trip from cast members!?!

    Welcome to planDisney, Daniel! And a very happy birthday to your dad! Before you know it, you'll be celebrating with him at the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I'm sure having the family together to honor him on his special day will create the most magical memories for all of you! 

    Daniel, pixie dust at the Walt Disney World Resort can come in many forms - from little extras and surprises gifted to you by Cast Members, to birthday greetings and well wishes from fellow visitors, and even just the little moments shared all around you, pixie dust is pure magic! Of course, pixie-dusted moments cannot be guaranteed or expected, that's what makes them so special, but I can give you a few tips to help ensure you bring some of your own magic to your dad's special day!

    Having personally celebrated my birthday at Disney, I always stop by Guest Relations to ask for a complimentary Happy Birthday celebration button! You can also request these buttons at your Disney Resort hotel front desk and most gift shops in the Theme Parks. Cast Members will personalize your button for free, but you can also bring it to the Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park to have it personalized by a calligraphy artist for a fee! We did this recently for my daughter's 16th birthday and she loved the special design created just for her and now has a unique keepsake to treasure from this trip! Wearing this celebration button usually generates a lot of birthday wishes from Cast Members and Guests alike, and occasionally some other little surprises might materialize as well!

    Another idea to bring attention to your celebration is to be sure to make note of it on any Disney Resort hotel reservations and dining reservations! When you check in for your dining reservations on the My Disney Experience mobile app, you will have the opportunity to add a celebration to your reservation to alert your server of your special occasion! We have arrived to Mickey confetti on the table in previous visits, which made for a fun welcome to dinner! You can even preorder a birthday cake to be delivered to your table at some table service restaurants!

    Daniel, more than anything, I would recommend creating your own magic as a family! Take photos at the Theme Parks with PhotoPass photographers, order an extra cupcake and serenade dad with the Happy Birthday song, gift him with a Mickey balloon or personalize some Mickey ears to celebrate the occasion! Remember, you are the magic - and pixie dust lives in us all!

    Wishing you a magical vacation and celebration,
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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