Little girl celebrating
  • On Jan 14, 2020
    Liz from FL 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.

    We will be at MK on the day of my daughters 6th birthday, any bday incentives that might be out there for her special day?

    Hi Liz,

    Hooray for celebrating birthdays at the Walt Disney World Resort!

    We have danced through several birthdays at the Walt Disney World Resort. Celebrating in Magic Kingdom with Cinderella Castle in the backdrop of our photos has been the main incentive! There are a few other ways our days came alive with pixie-dusted surprises. On one last visit, my husband received a birthday call from Goofy in our Walt Disney World Resort Hotel room. Most of the restaurants we have visited have acknowledged the birthday with mini cupcakes or a special birthday card signed by the characters at the restaurant! To make sure everyone knows we are celebrating, we pick up celebratory buttons to wear during our visit and we note the birthday on all of our advanced dining reservations.

    If you want to do something extra special, try ordering one of the Cakes from Walt Disney World Resort. We have also ordered balloons from Disney Floral & Gifts. Our girls adored those balloons each time we ordered! Since we usually fly and often cannot carry a lot back with us, I have started planning special tours in lieu of gifts. We enjoy the Enchanted Extras Collection, particularly the nature experiences. The Caring for Giants and Up Close with Rhinos tours were fascinating and within our budget.

    Liz, we always pick a special dining experience to celebrate birthdays. For my husband's, we dine at California Grill atop Disney's Contemporary Resort. We make our reservation during the Happily Ever After fireworks so that we can enjoy the show while dining. When our girls were your daughter's age, they loved Cinderella's Royal Table. In fact, we still dine there on special occasions! 

    No matter what, the best part of celebrating a birthday is doing it with family and friends that we cherish. Wishing your princess the happiest of days!

    Magic and memories,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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