Family Dining
  • On Sep 16, 2021
    Rhonda from AZ Asked

    Hello! Reuniting with an old (76yo) friend at Disneyland on October 8-9. We would like to help him celebrate his birthday, but are unable to make any plans online. We are staying at one of the resort hotels but he is a drop-in guest. How can I arrange?

    Howdy, Rhonda! Welcome to planDisney and thanks for your question!

    How wonderful to be celebrating your friend's birthday at the Disneyland Resort! To ensure that your friend can have fun at the parks with you next month, he will need to have a theme park ticket and theme park reservations to match yours. You might find it easier to manage this for him. You are able to purchase tickets and make theme park reservations for others online or on the Disneyland app. 

    Next, I suggest that you make a special dining reservation to celebrate his birthday! Even though he is just a day guest, he can be included on all dining reservations. Some great options in the parks are Wine Country Trattoria, Carthay Circle Restaurant, and Blue Bayou Restaurant. Or you could opt for a meal outside the parks at Napa Rose, Catal, or Naples Ristorante e Bar. If you make a reservation at Wine Country Trattoria or certain other restaurants, you will have the option of adding a celebration cake to your reservation that will be delivered to your table. You can select the flavor and the message on your cake and it will be the perfect way to end a celebratory meal. Reservations can be made online or on the Disneyland app. Or you can stop by your Disneyland Resort Hotel's concierge desk to see if they can assist in making reservations while you are there. 

    Finally, be sure to pick up a complimentary birthday button at your hotel's front desk or at a Guest Services location in the parks. This will garner your friend all sorts of birthday wishes from Cast Members throughout the parks. 

    I hope you all have a magical time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    -Linda
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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