• On Oct 10, 2011
    Nicole from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello moms & dads! We're going to Disney World March 10-18. My son is 6 and his birthday is in January. We were hoping to celebrate his birthday in Disney World. Can we do this or do we need to provide proof of his birthday? Thanks again!!

    Hi Nicole,

    Disney World is a great place to celebrate any birthday! The isn't a policy that says you have to celebrate on your exact birthday so please feel free to celebrate your son's birthday during your trip. No proof of age will be needed.

    Pirates are always a favorite at that age. Click here for some pirate themed suggestions.

    If he loves Star Wars, you could plan to visit Disney's Hollywood Studios (DHS) & check out their Star Wars themed attractions:
    * Jedi Training Academy - click here for more info.
    * Star Tours
    * Visit Tatooine Traders located next to Star Tours. You'll find awesome Star Wars merchandise & guests can build their own lightsabers. You can also do this at Once Upon A Toy at Downtown Disney.

    For a personal touch, contact the Disney Floral & Gifts Department. They can help with an in-room celebration or a special delivery to a dining location. Visit them online at or call them at 407-WDW-GIFT.

    When making any advanced dining reservations (ADRs), be sure to mention that he'll be celebrating a birthday. You can request a celebration cake when you arrive for any ADRs. You can also order a special birthday cake by calling 407-827-2253. ADRs are required & cakes must be ordered at least 48 hours prior to your reservation.

    Be sure to pick up your son a "Happy Birthday" button from Guest Relations. Its a great way to draw attention to his special day.

    Wishing your son minnie magical birthday memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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