Birthdays are fun to celebrate no matter where you are, but in my opinion there is nowhere better to celebrate than Walt Disney World. Celebrating a birthday at Disney was a dream of mine for years, and last year I was able to do just that. It was so much fun! There are so many special ways to celebrate a birthday at Walt Disney World.
To start your birthday celebration, be sure to pick up a free birthday button from Guest Services. Be sure to wear your button each day throughout your vacation to let cast members and other guests know you’re celebrating. You might be surprised by all of the special attention you’ll receive. Many guests and cast members wished me a happy birthday as I walked past them. The cast member standing outside Columbia Harbour House even sang a cute Happy Birthday song to me!
In addition to your birthday button, be sure to let cast members know of your celebration when booking all of your dining reservations. You never know what special surprises they might add to make your celebration extra magical. Many of the table service restaurants will bring out a birthday cupcake or other dessert to help celebrate. Please keep in mind there is no guarantee you will receive anything free for your celebration, as the cast members are not required to give out birthday freebies.
Disney also offers several special fireworks experiences which would be a great addition to any birthday celebration. You could enjoy dessert as you take in the stunning fireworks at the Tomorrowland Terrace Dessert Party. Similarly, the new IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party at Epcot would also provide a phenomenal birthday celebration as you take in the fireworks and cultures of the World Showcase countries.
If you’d prefer a more unique experience for your celebration, consider watching the Magic Kingdom or Epcot fireworks spectaculars from the water. Disney offers specialty cruises for both Wishes and IllumiNations. The cruises can accommodate up to 8 or 10 guests and also include dining. You can even request a birthday cruise, complete with cake!
Have you celebrated a birthday at Walt Disney World? Let us know your favorite way to celebrate in the comments below!