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  • On Mar 14, 2022
    Alyson from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi I’m trying to figure out if you still do the birthdays with Pat E Cake? If so how do I make reservations? This would be August 31 September 3 weekend

    Hi Alyson!

    Welcome to planDisney! We're so glad that you found us hEAR. Thank you so much for trusting us with this Disneyland Resort Birthday Celebration question!

    I have to admit that I had to do some resEARch about who and or what Pat E Cake was, and oh my goodness, this birthday cupcake decorating add-on at Plaza Inn looked like so much fun! Walt famously said of his parks that they'd never be done growing and changing, and sadly this offering is no longer around. However, I have a few fun ideas that might make for fun alternatives!

    ~ Sprinkles in the Downtown Disney District offers a similar self-decorating kit that you can not only order in advance for a quick pick-up, but you can also bring into the parks to turn any meal or snack location into your very own Pat E. Cake celebration. To view this option, go to the Sprinkles app or website and go through the steps of placing an order. (But don't actually put anything in your cart.) You'll want to select local pickup, pick any day and time, and for the location you can enter 'Anaheim' or the address which is 1580 S. Disneyland Drive. Once on the menu selection page, scroll down and click the At-Home Kits / 'Decorate Your Own Kits' option near the bottom. The DYO Kit comes with four unfrosted cupcakes, four two-ounce cups of frosting, four two-ounce cups of sprinkles, two small cups of decorations, and two decorating spatulas.

    ~ This next one is not quite the same as sprinkling on the fun yourself, but Guests can customize frozen treats at Gibson Girl Ice Cream ParlorClarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream, and Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. You can choose everything from single scoops to chocolate-dipped ice cream bars, milkshakes, or even frozen bananas with your choice of toppings that range from peanuts to fruit to classic sundae sauces.

    ~ There are currently four locations when it comes to having a meal with our favorite Disney pals, but Goofy's Kitchen not only celebrates your junior Mickey or mini Minnie's special day with a complimentary cupcake, the buffet also features a soft-serve ice cream machine and a toppings bar! For bonus points be sure to grab a Mickey waffle to sit under or next to your ice cream creation!

    ~ Select restaurants can deliver a vanilla or chocolate Mickey-shaped dome cake to your table-service dining reservation. To include this add-on, look for a separate options page just before the final reservation confirmation screen.

    I am so sorry, Alyson, that this answer wasn't the initial reservation you were sEARching for, but I hope that these awesome alternatives helped to plan your future Disney celebration day! Be sure to follow the official planDisney Instagram account for even more Disneyland Resort tips and tricks. We also just launched a Podcast, so check that out too! And if you have any more Disneyland Resort vacation planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen N.
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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