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  • On Feb 5, 2024
    Susan from HI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does the parks do anything special for birthday celebrations?

    Howdy, Susan!

    I loved seeing your question because I've just returned home from celebrating my Prince Charming's birthday at the Disneyland Resort this week! It was a fabulous way to sprinkle magic on the occasion, and I'm glad to share some of my favorite tips with you here:

    • First of all, remember to grab one of those nifty birthday buttons that can be found at the front desks of hotels and merchandise locations throughout the resort. Wearing them is like having a magic wand – every cast member who spots them will sprinkle some extra pixie dust and good wishes your way!
    • Consider making a reservation for a character dining location to celebrate. It's the best way for each of your Hungry Bears to satisfy their rumbly tummies and the birthday celebrant to meet Mickey & Friends in one place. The Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park at the Plaza Inn and Goofy's Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel are popular, but my favorite is Storytellers Café at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. This week, Pluto played hide-and-seek and wagged his tail at my husband whenever he passed by, and our waiter made sure to bring him a cute little birthday cupcake as well!
    • I've always had a soft spot for the fudge-y decadence of the Mickey Mouse Celebration Cake to make any feast more special. You order this treat at nearly all romantic dine-in spots. Besides the Blue Bayou, there's Café Orléans and River Belle Terrace. And if you happen to venture over to Disney California Adventure Park, try the Wine Country Trattoria or the Lamplight Lounge, overlooking the romantic lake where you might catch the emotional World of Color nighttime spectacular.

    Well, Susan, I'm wishing you the most marvelous of birthdays and a truly unforgettable time at The Happiest Place on Earth! So until next time, let's blow the candle out, my dear, and make your wish come true!

    A very merry unbirthday to you!

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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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