Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Nov 4, 2009
    Aesha 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.

    I will be going to Disney World Dec 10- Dec 14 for my son's birthday. I was told to make sure he gets a birthday pin, I want to know what happens if I get the pin. I heard that the characters and cast members say happy birthday is there anything else?

    Hi, Aesha!  The birthday pin is available at Guest Services at any of the theme parks, and pretty much what they do is allow people to recognize your son's birthday.  You'll find random park guests and cast members wishing him a happy birthday, and if you do a character meet and greet, I have seen the characters make a big deal and huge gestures to acknowledge a child's birthday.

    You will also generally get some kind of acknowledgement in the restaurants for your birthday - like a special birthday dessert.  And, of course, if you go on his birthday and have proof of his date of birth (his birth certificate or a passport), he can get into the park for free!

    The birthday button is mostly for fun.  My kids get a kick out of all the happy birthday wishes they get, and your son might as well.  It's worth having!

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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