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Tips for Celebrating Your Birthday at Disney World

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Do you celebrate your birthday at Disney World? Here are some tips for celebrating your birthday at Disney World. Some of the ideas are free and some of the ideas are more pricey! Enjoy your birthday at the most magical place on Earth!

Did you know you can celebrate your birthday at Disney even if it is not the specific date of your birthday? You can celebrate your birthday 6 months before or 6 months after your birthday!! So anytime you go to Disney you can celebrate your birthday.

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Tips for Celebrating Your Birthday at Disney World

Get your Free I’m Celebrating Birthday Button

It lets everyone around you know that you are celebrating a birthday. Cast Members and guests will wish you happy birthday all day long.

Friends and family can grab an “I’m Celebrating” button and put that they are celebrating your birthday.

Sometimes having the button can glean some extra attention from characters and cast members as well, though it is not guaranteed. In the past, I have gotten extra pins and/or an extra trade while pin trading, a rose at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and a special lei at the Polynesian.

Note on your Dining Reservations that you are Celebrating a Birthday!

Each place has its own special way of making your meal better, though it is not guaranteed. Also, remind the server once you get seated. Sometimes the information on the reservation doesn’t always get conveyed.

If you want to open gifts at your dinner, that is possible with a little advanced planning. While going through security, everything must be unwrapped. Many times I have wrapped packages (brought my tape and paper) or I bring gift bags.

Buy a Happy Birthday Ears Hat or Headband.

These hats are super cute! The special ear hat can be found at The Chapeau at Magic Kingdom Park as well as other merchandise locations throughout the resort.

Spring for a Disney Made In-Room Celebration Package

They have packages and gift baskets for almost any budget. Check out the Disney Floral and Gifts website for more information.

Make your own Celebration Package

Save money by getting your loved ones a gift basket from home. Hide it in your luggage and say Tinker Bell delivered it.  Items can be bought at home at the Dollar Tree, Target, and even the Disney Store to make a perfect celebration a royal one.

Set up a Surprise Birthday Phone Call 

Tell the front desk Cast Member that you or someone in your party are celebrating a birthday, and ask them to set up a special birthday phone call from a Disney Character. BTW, this is totally FREE.

Book a Spa Day

Nothing makes me feel more like a princess than a day of pampering. Disney has a couple different spa options and you can get massages, pedicures, manicures, facials and more.

Little ones may enjoy the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or the Pirate’s League. If you are looking for a more frugal pampering treatment get your hair cut at the Harmony Barbershop, they can even give you Pixie Dust!

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Chocolate Mama Loves Vanilla

Saturday 6th of February 2016

Super excited about this post! When I take my little guy there for his b-day it is so awesome to know everything I can do to make it the best trip ever! Thank you so much for this information! :-D

Eileen Murphy Kelly

Thursday 4th of February 2016

So much fun. I had no idea that you could have a special celebration for your birthday at disney


Thursday 4th of February 2016

This couldn't have come at a better time! I'm getting ready to head to the magic kingdom tomorrow to celebrate a little one's 5th birthday!!! I can't wait to have a character arrive and get those ears for him =D

Julie Wunder

Thursday 4th of February 2016

As many times as I've been to Disney, I've never thought of this! So much fun. My Dad still lives in Orlando and has an annual pass, I'm going to share your site with him!


Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

I would love to celebrate my birthday at Disney! I never would have thought to ask for extra things like this great tips!