Giraffe at Kilimanjaro Safari
  • On Apr 22, 2021
    Mansi from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My son has a birthday on the day we are going to the Animal kingdom on the May 5th. He is turning 6. Can I plan his birthday at that park with cake and something special ?

    Jambo, Mansi! Welcome to planDisney, and a very happy early birthday to your Mouseketeer!

    What a fun adventure you have planned for your little guy's big day! I'm sure he'll love exploring Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. If he's an animal lover, he'll get a huge kick out of the Kilimanjaro Safaris! I recommend putting that one early on your list of things to do that day. It's so much fun to see how the animals start their day on the savanna.

    Mansi, there are so many ways to celebrate a birthday at Walt Disney World! If you happen to have a reservation at Tiffins Restaurant inside Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, you can pre-order the adorable Mickey Mouse Celebration specialty cake to be delivered right to your table! We had it for my son's birthday dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe' at Disney's Wilderness Lodge a few years ago, and I can tell you it's absolutely delicious! Plus, it's shaped like a Mickey ear hat, so what's better than that? If you're not planning to dine at Tiffins, your birthday boy might enjoy a quick service dessert like the chocolate cake from Satu'li Canteen or the Sea Turtle Cupcake at Restaurantosaurus. That one sounds really yummy!

    There's also an in-park entrance to the Rainforest Cafe' near the front of the park, if you'd like a sit-down meal. It's a real family favorite, with audio-animatronic animals that seem to come alive during the occasional "rainstorm" that moves through. Plus, they can serve up a special birthday dessert to your little cub!

    And don't forget to pick up a free birthday button when you arrive at the park! Just go to Guest Relations or any of the retail shops and ask for one. The Cast Member will even write your son's name on it. He'll be so excited when people wish him a "Happy Birthday!" all day long!

    I hope this helps your little guy have a "wild" birthday at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Mansi! If you have any more questions, please hop on over and see us again!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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