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How To Celebrate Your Birthday In Disney World

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The Disney Parks make you feel like a star when you celebrate your birthday here! I have some tips for you about how to celebrate your birthday at Disney World so you can experience the magic too. 

Disney World is one of my family’s most favorite places on Earth. There is just something almost unexplainably special about the feeling you get when visiting Disney no matter how old you are turning. 

Do you love Disney World? Have you ever celebrated your birthday there? Our family has many times and for a variety of ages, which is why I want to share these unique tips for celebrating your birthday in Disney Worldespecially with not much advance planning.

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A Disney Birthday 

A couple of years ago when it was almost time for my daughter’s 5th birthday, my husband and I thought what a magical thing it would be to celebrate her special day in Disney World.

As soon as we realized this was actually happening I booked our flights, thanks to my using my own cheap airfare tips. Next, I found a great deal to stay on site at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge resort. Then off we went to celebrate!

Even though we didn’t really have anything specific planned while we were in Disney World for our daughter’s birthday, there were so many magical memories made during our trip that it was certainly a birthday she’ll never forget.

How To Celebrate Your Birthday In Disney World:

Stay at A Disney Resort

Try to score an excellent deal on a Disney resort (maybe even a deluxe one) so you can celebrate in serious style.

We love Disney’s Wilderness Lodge for its incredible decor, shooting geyser, heated pool complete with a waterslide plus water play area, spacious rooms with balconies, and its close proximity to the Magic Kingdom.

Wear the button

Make sure as soon as you walk into any of the Disney Parks to let them know it’s your birthday and you will receive a Happy Birthday button, free of charge

This button is your key to hearing “Happy Birthday” from Disney cast members plus Disney Parks guests all day long. 

Get a kiss from a character

Kisses from Pluto as soon as my daughter entered the Magic Kingdom was definitely an exciting birthday perk!

Find your child’s favorite Disney character so they see them, hug them and even take some birthday pictures together. 

Disney Park crowd and Pluto at Magic Kingdom

Dress Up

Not only should you Disneybound as your favorite Disney character, but when celebrating your birthday in Disney World, you should find them to take a picture with too! 

You can even print out this free Disney scavenger hunt to make a fun challenge out of searching for your Disney favorites. 

Take free boat rides

Properly celebrate your birthday in Disney World with free boat rides all around the Disney Resorts, Parks and Disney Springs, especially to go eat at one of these delicious restaurants.

Tip – even if you are not a guest at Wilderness Lodge (or other Disney resorts that offer boat transportation), you can still visit the resort and enjoy a boat ride. 

Ride a Disney horse

Do your kids like to ride horses? Our daughter loves horses as much as she loves Disney (that’s a whole lot of love).

On her actual birthday, we surprised her by taking her to Fort Wilderness Resort so she could ride a “Disney horse”, which you can easily do too. 

There are some other surprising activities you might not even know exist that you could plan to do in Disney while celebrating a birthday. 
Disney World Cinderella Castle

How do you like to celebrate birthdays for your kids? 

Would you ever consider celebrating a birthday in Disney World for you or someone else?

Learn about the best time to visit and how to plan a budget friendly Disney trip before you start planning.


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Monday 7th of March 2016

This make me really want to go to Disney! We've been to Universal multiple times but not Disney. Thank you so much for linking up with us in the Best of the Blogosphere Link-Up last week! We hope you'll join us again in this week's party that started today!


Monday 7th of March 2016

Disney is such a magical place!


Tuesday 1st of March 2016

That looks like such a great trip.ive always wanted to go to Disney World. Heck, I've always wanted to go to Florida. Someday...


Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Yes it's a must!


Monday 29th of February 2016

This is so sweet. It must have been SO magical for her!


Monday 29th of February 2016

Thank you. It was very special

Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me

Monday 29th of February 2016

Last year when I went to Disney World for the first time, I really wanted to stay in the Wilderness Lodge, but we ended up staying in Port Royale. next time, I’m going to try for the Wilderness Lodge! It looks like so much fun! Plus a heated pool always wins with me!


Monday 29th of February 2016

Wilderness Lodge is definitely awesome!