• On Mar 22, 2013
    Lori 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 family is heading to Orlando this April and I am trying to find out more about birthday deals for my 10 year old son. Is it true that the free birthday ticket ended in 2009? Is there any other free birthday deals other than a button of recognition?

    Hi Lori,

    The free admission on your birthday promotion was one of the most popular ever at Walt Disney World. And, yes, it was a one-year deal that only applied from January 1 to December 31, 2009.

    You are correct that you can get a free birthday recognition button for your son to wear throughout his visit. While special gifts or surprises aren't guaranteed, I've often found that cast members will bring a free dessert or other token to the birthday boy or girl. Be sure to mention when you are seated that your son is celebrating his birthday.

    If you are looking for economical birthday treats, consider a set of birthday mouse ears or a hat designed to look like a birthday cake. Speaking of cakes, you can order a 6-inch vanilla or chocolate cake (currently $21) at any table service restaurant except Victoria & Albert's. Just let your server know when you are seated.

    Or you can order a custom cake in advance from Disney bakers to be delivered to you. The cake hotline is (407) 827-2253.

    Details about those and other celebration options are available at the Customize Your Celebration website.

    I hope that helps. Please let me know if I can answer other questions for you before your visit.

    Wishing your son the best birthday ever!


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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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