Little Princess in the Park
  • On Nov 20, 2022
    Emerson from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How can I get the free Disneyland pins for the first visit and birthday if the entire park is out for the duration of our visit? I asked City Hall and a few vendors and they said they would be all out until January.

    Hi there, Emerson! Thanks for stopping by planDisney!

    First of all, happy birthday! I couldn't think of a more magical way to celebrate than with a trip to The Happiest Place on Earth! I do apologize that you're having trouble getting your hands on one of the Complimentary Birthday Buttons. There seems to be a shortage of these within the Disneyland Resort right now. But that is no reason to worry. Hakuna Matata, right? 

    While City Hall is the best location to grab your Birthday Button in Disneyland Park, you can also check with Guest Services over at Disney California Adventure Park. If you don't have any luck, you are already on the right track by checking with vendors and shops as you enjoy your time at the parks. I do find that the larger shopping locations occasionally have the Birthday Buttons available, but this is not guaranteed. You may also consider checking with a Cast Member at the Front Desk of your Disneyland Resort Hotel, as they may have a little pixie dust to sprinkle, too.

    Emerson, if you're still unable to find a Birthday Button, it may be time to shift our focus to finding another way to announce to the other Guests and Cast Members at the parks that it is your special day! I've seen some Guests add their own birthday touches to their favorite pair of ears. If you don't have ears, you could treat yourself to a new pair from shopDisney and add your magic once they arrive. I've seen other Guests wear birthday shirts throughout the parks and they always get lots of shout-outs!

    If you've got your heart set on a Birthday Button, you can rest assured that they will likely be back on your next visit. The Cast Members do not check that you're visiting on your actual birthday, so you could stop back by one of the pick-up locations and grab one just for the memory! An unbirthday, if you will.

    I'm so sorry I don't have more magical news for you, Emerson. If there were a way I could wish upon a star and make your Birthday Button dreams come true, I promise I would! But please take some time to check out the other ways to celebrate a birthday at the Disneyland Resort. You never know where you may run into a little extra cheer! 

    Happy birthday!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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