Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 29, 2008
    Laure from NC 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.

    I have seen "birthday pins" mentioned. What are they? What do they look like? What, if anything, do they do?

    You can ask for a free "birthday button" (I'd call it a "button" more than a "pin") at Guest Relations at the WDW Parks and Resorts.  You can sometimes also get them at the stores and even the carts, if they have some on hand.  They are very large round colorful buttons that say "Today is My Birthday" in very large lettering. 

    They used to have different ones for each park, but now the same button design is used across all the parks.

    They don't exactly "do" anything, but they do help communicate the fact that you are celebrating a birthday.  In some cases cast members may be extra nice to the birthday person, or simply go out of their way to say "Happy Birthday!"  I guess you could consider it a helpful way for "magic" to more likely come your way!

    By the way, it really doesn't have to exactly be your birthday to wear the button.  No one is checking birth certificates!  If you just missed a birthday, or one is coming, you decide if you think a button is appropriate for the day.

    Similar buttons exist for "Anniversaries" and "My First Visit to Walt Disney World"

    Hope this helps make your trip just a little more magical!
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