• On Oct 10, 2018
    Allison from FL 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.

    My daughter is turning 5 years old Nov 15 and would like some information on what Birthday specials you all do. Two of her friends that will be coming along already have their annual passes. So, just my daughter and I would have to get tickets.

    Hi Allison,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Happy birthday to your princess!

    Walt Disney World specials are listed on the Special Offers page and change periodically. We always start checking the special offers a year in advance to get a sense of what the pricing might be for the time of year we plan to visit. We typically book a vacation package with a resort hotel room, theme park tickets and a dining plan. If you only plan to purchase tickets, you may purchase them online. Be sure to link them in My Disney Experience and check for any special ticket prices for Florida residents!

    For birthdays, I suggest the following:

    • Request complimentary celebratory buttons when you arrive. Wear them in the theme parks.
    • Note the birthday on your resort hotel reservation (if you have one) and dining reservations. Some restaurants have given us birthday cards signed by characters and/or mini cupcakes!
    • Order one of the Cakes at Walt Disney World Resort and have it delivered to a participating restaurant. Be sure that you have an advanced dining reservation.
    • Order balloons from Disney Floral & Gifts. Our girls have LOVED them!
    • Take part in one of the experiences in the Enchanted Extras Collection. We loved Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room and the Caring for Giants Tour. Both fit within our budget.

    Allison, we always celebrate my husband's birthday with dinner during the fireworks at California Grill. It is such a lovely experience!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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