Little girl dressed as a Princess in the Park; at dusk; in costume; Cinderella; sister
  • On Nov 20, 2023
    Doug from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be staying at Disney Grand California during my daughters 8th birthday on February 19th 2024 and was wondering what is available for kids birthday experiences?

    Hi there, Doug!

    Welcome to planDisney! Celebrating your daughter's birthday during a stay at the Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa is such a special event. She will have magical dreams, for sure! I would love to share some ideas for how you could make her birthday wishes come true.

    There are some amazing experiences at the Disneyland Resort to celebrate a birthday! For instance, you could...

    • The first way to celebrate is easy: ask for a complimentary birthday button when you check in at your hotel! Your daughter will love wearing her button because everyone will wish her "Happy Birthday!" when they notice it.
    • Order a birthday celebration for your hotel room! In-Room Celebrations can be ordered by phone in advance and feature a variety of characters, treats, or balloons. It's the perfect way to start off a celebratory visit!
    • Make a reservation for a special birthday meal! At Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, I would recommend Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures or Mickey's Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet! Either one would be a perfect place to celebrate an 8th birthday. You can usually make reservations 60 days in advance.
    • Some restaurants in the theme parks allow you to order a special Mickey cake when you make a reservation. You can customize this yummy cake with a "Happy Birthday" message, too!
    My favorite way to celebrate at Disneyland Park is by choosing a special souvenir that I'll be able to enjoy long after my vacation is over. When I was the same age as your daughter I fell in love with the tiny, sparkling items at Crystal Arts and I would save my birthday money to spend there! There are lots of beautiful trinkets that feature Disney characters, as well as some lovely gems she could a tiara!

    There's one other quick stop I always like to make in Disneyland Park. If you visit the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Fantasyland you can ask a Fairy Godmother's Apprentice for a quick (and complimentary) sprinkle of pixie dust! I can't think of anything better to celebrate a birthday than some extra happy thoughts.

    Please send an early "Happy Birthday" wish to your daughter from me, Doug! I hope you will both enjoy an unforgettable day celebrating your special girl.

    Keep moving forward!

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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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