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  • On Jan 31, 2021
    Kristina from FL Asked

    I am trying to plan a trip for my fiance's birthday, do you still offer free admission for someone who comes to the park on their birthday? It will also be my 3 year old's first visit and I want to make sure we make the most of it. Thanks.

    Hello Kristina!

    Welcome to planDisney! Spending your birthday at the Walt Disney World Resort is always magical. When I wasn’t looking forward to a big, middle-aged birthday that ended in a zero, I turned it into something I was looking forward to by spending a practically perfect day at Magic Kingdom followed by a special dinner. You’re never too old or too young to enjoy a day at Disney!

    Unfortunately, the free admission on your birthday was a one year only promotion back in 2009 and has not been offered since. My husband spent his birthday in the park that year and it was a magical way to celebrate for so many Guests.

    While the free birthday admission is no longer available, I do have some other fun ideas to make your finance’s day one to remember. First, check out Disney’s Special Offers Page to see if there is a promotion that works for your dates. For example, there is a current promotion for those staying 4 nights or more at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, where if you purchase a 4-day theme park ticket, you’ll get two additional days added to your ticket!

    To make the most of your day, I recommend arriving at the parks early. Stop at Guest Relations in the theme park, or a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Concierge Desk and request your complimentary birthday Celebration Button. Cast Members and Guests will shower your fiancé with Happy Birthday wishes throughout the day! I also recommend making an Advance Dining Reservation for a special birthday meal. Visit the restaurant podium earlier in the day and you can request a Mickey Mouse Celebration Cake to be brought out at the end of the meal to surprise your fiancé! Cakes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to sneak over to the restaurant early in the day, or you can call in advance to have a cake added to your reservation!

    I hope this helps as you plan your exciting birthday celebration, Kristina. Wishing your fiancé a very happy birthday, and the two of you best wishes on your upcoming marriage!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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