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  • On Feb 19, 2024
    Ashley Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughters birthday is on February 29th. We are coming to Disney to celebrate. Is there anything extra special you do for birthdays? But more importantly birthdays on leap day?

    Hi Ashley,

    Birthdays at Walt Disney World are the absolute best! We have done birthday celebrations for both of my children at Disney World and it is one of my favorite memories. Once you arrive at your resort hotel or one of the theme parks, make sure to stop by Guest Services to pick up a celebration button. They will write "Happy Birthday" on her button and everywhere you go cast members and other guests will send her birthday wishes all day long. 

    A birthday cake is an absolute must-do! Amorette's Patisserie has some of the best cakes I have ever had. They do specialty petite cakes that are great if it is a small celebration. These cakes have multiple layers of cake, icing, and filling that will make your mouth water. If you have a larger party sharing in the fun, make sure to add a cake to your dinner reservation. These cakes are made at Amorette's and are delicious! You can have "Happy Birthday" engraved on it to make the celebration extra special.

    Speaking of adding a cake to your reservation, I highly recommend celebrating with a character dining experience. A great celebration option is Cinderella's Royal Table so that she can get pictures with all of the princesses. If you plan to meet several characters, bring a birthday card and have them all sign it. After you get all the signatures you want, you can stop by the Main Street Chamber of Commerce in Magic Kingdom and they will stamp it with a special "Mailed from Main Street" stamp that is unique to this location only. It is a great souvenir for her to keep so she can always remember this special birthday celebration.

    My favorite way to celebrate a birthday at Disney World is by experiencing one of the Enchanting Extras options. One of the most unique options is the Wild Africa Trek where you get to go behind the scenes at Animal Kingdom and get up close with the wildlife. There is nothing like walking over the rope bridge with crocodiles hanging out below you!

    Happy Planning
    Jenna
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Meet the Panelist: Jenna, Tennessee

Hi! I am Jenna. I am an entrepreneur, high school teacher, and mother to 2 teenagers so there is not a single question you could ask me that I would find weird. I love traveling, dancing, reading, and anything that could be considered bougie. Walt Disney World Resort is my second home, and I can't wait to share it with you.  Learn More About Jenna

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