Little girl celebrating
  • On Sep 5, 2021
    Ciara from FL Asked

    We are bringing my daughter for an early birthday celebration. My daughter turns 3 years old 5 days after our scheduled trip on the 15th. We have reservations for Ohana (breakfast), Tusker (lunch), and Coral Reef (dinner). Will any of her meals be free?

    Hi, Ciara! Welcome to planDisney - and an early Happy Birthday to your little princess! 

    Birthdays and Disney just go together like...well, ice cream and Mickey waffles! What a special celebration you have planned for her. We've taken our son to the Walt Disney World Resort for almost every birthday in his 11 years now, and the sweet memories we've made will stay with us for a lifetime.

    Since your daughter will still be two years old during your trip, she should be able to eat for free, particularly at 'Ohana and Tusker House since those are both all-you-care-to-enjoy experiences. I'd verify with your server before you order that your daughter is under three, just to make sure they're aware. My friend and fellow planDisney panelist Ashley has a really helpful breakdown of dining for little ones from her personal experience. Be sure to take a look at the info she shares as you plan meals for your birthday girl.

    And of course, what's a birthday without a cake? You can order an adorable and delicious Mickey Mouse Celebration Cake that will be delivered right to your table! Just stop by the host podium at the restaurant before your reservation to let them know you'd like to add the cake to your meal. We had one for our son's birthday dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe' a couple of years ago, and oh my goodness, it was amazing! The server brought it out and the whole restaurant sang to him. He still talks about that moment to this day. Now that's Disney magic!

    One more thing - be sure to pick up a free celebration button to mark the big day! You can ask for one at your Disney Resorts Collection hotel front desk, at any Guest Relations location in the theme parks, or in most retail shops. A Cast Member can personalize it for you with her name and age. Even if she won't wear it, you'll love to have it as a keepsake of her magical day.

    I hope this helps you plan the best birthday ever for your little one, Ciara. Thank you so much for stopping by, and please come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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