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  • On Aug 7, 2022
    Genesis 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.

    Do you have in house birthday package at the hotel? Booked my son’s birthday at Disneyland hotel. Reservation said yes to the birthday package (mickey or minnie option with additional fee) but hotel said no. Which one is true? Thank you!

    Hey there, hi there, Genesis! Birthdays at Disneyland Resort are magical and you’re a super mom to be taking your son to celebrate his special day in the Happiest Place on Earth! 

    Genesis, the Disney Floral & Gifts site says they are working on magical and exciting new offerings coming soon, which may include gifts and deliveries to the Disneyland Resort Hotels. However, there are plenty of other ways to create birthday magic at Disneyland Resort. Let me offer a few ideas….

    ~ When you check in at the Disneyland Hotel, let them know you’re celebrating a birthday! They will have a complimentary birthday button for your son, and "I’m Celebrating" buttons for everyone else in your party. 

    ~ There are a few participating restaurants where you can order a Mickey Mouse Celebration Cake. You can see the list of restaurants here. The cake can be requested when you make the dining reservation, or at the host stand the day of the reservation. You may also be able to order the cake from the Disneyland Hotel – you can ask a Cast Member upon check in. 

    ~ I think Character Dining is a great way to celebrate a birthday. My family’s personal favorite is Goofy’s Kitchen, right in the Disneyland Hotel! They have a vast, delicious buffet and the characters show off their dance moves in a very festive environment. Don't miss Goofy's signature Peanut Butter & Jelly Pizza! If you don’t see any reservations available, be sure to ask the hotel upon check in if they can assist in looking for a reservation. You could also check with the host stand the day of, to join the walk-up list. Be sure to let the host stand know you’re celebrating a birthday!

    ~ If you are adding Disney Genie+ to your day (which I highly recommend, to use the faster Lightning Lanes, so you spend less time in line) then you’ll have complimentary access to Disney PhotoPass! My family loves this perk. We take advantage of all the photo opportunities throughout the parks. This is a great way to capture some special photos with your son while celebrating his birthday. 

    Guess what, Genesis – your timing is perfect because starting August 8, 2022, Guests of the Disneyland Resort Hotels can take advantage of 30-minute early entry into the parks! Select attractions are available during this early entry. 

    I’m getting so excited thinking about your visit. I love the Disneyland Hotel with all my heart, as it’s the original, iconic hotel. Be sure to check out all the beautiful black-and-white photographs in the lobby, telling the story of how an orange grove became the Happiest Place on Earth. 

    The magic awaits. Happy birthday to your son!

    Kamini

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Meet the Panelist: Kamini, California

Greetings from the Golden State! Like Elastigirl, I am a committed wife and mom, resourceful, passionate, and will stretch to any length for my loved ones! Two of my favorite places to spend time with my family are Disneyland Resort, and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. Being there is a treat for all the senses - the amazing sights, sounds, aromas, and flavors make us smile from ear to ear. I have decades of magical Disney moments woven into my heart, and I can't wait to share the magic with you! Learn More About Kamini

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