• On Sep 27, 2020
    Angela 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 know of anywhere in Downtown Disney that we can get the birthday pins? We have always spent my daughters birthday at the Disneyland Resort, and this is her 18th birthday. Just trying to make it special considering the circumstances.

    Hey howdy hey, Angela! You’ve got a friend in me at planDisney, and I can’t wait to help you plan an unforgettable 18th birthday celebration for your daughter!

    Just like your family, my family also shares the tradition of spending our birthdays at the Happiest Place on Earth. So, it has been disappointing not being able to celebrate inside the parks with a hug from Mickey Mouse and rides on our favorite attractions! However, thanks to the Disneyland Resort’s phased reopening, I’m happy to report that you can still sprinkle some pixie dust on your daughter’s upcoming birthday with a visit to Downtown Disney District

    First thing's first -- picking up a complimentary birthday button is one of the most important parts of our family’s birthday tradition, too! On one of my recent visits to Downtown Disney, my friend was able to nab a birthday button from Marceline’s Confectionery. The Cast Member she spoke with said they aren’t allowed to write names on the buttons at this time, so she recommended bringing your own Sharpie to add your daughter’s name. You should also be able to find these buttons at World of Disney, The Disney Dress Shop, and Disney Home

    I have a few more suggestions for making your daughter’s birthday extra sweet. While you’re at Marceline’s Confectionery, be sure to grab some Churro Toffee, a Minnie Mouse Candy Apple, or a Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar – I love that Guests can still enjoy a taste of the parks in Downtown Disney! 

    Last but not least, I highly recommend making a reservation if you plan to enjoy a meal at Downtown Disney District. Not only will this guarantee a table for your group, but it will also help you with parking in the Simba Lot, especially when the lot is full and parking is temporarily paused. Here’s how it works: Guests who have booked a dining reservation can speak with a parking lot Cast Member to show proof of their reservation to gain parking access. You can find the Simba Lot at Disneyland Drive and Katella Avenue. I’m thrilled to report that parking at the Simba Lot is temporarily complimentary, too! My family loves dining at Naples Ristorante e Bar -- the family-size pizzas are delicious!

    I hope this information helps you plan a birthday to remember, Angela! Wishing your daughter a very happy 18th birthday, to infinity and beyond!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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