Birthdays are indeed the most special days of our lives. And if you are lucky enough to be celebrating your birthday at Disney World, what more do you want from life? The most magical place on earth, Disney World, has so much to offer to those who are celebrating something special during their visits. So, what’s the excitement all about?
Basically, if you let them know beforehand that it is your birthday during your visit to Disney World, they will arrange some small surprises for you. And if you are wearing your birthday pin, every cast member you meet will pay special attention to you!
Many people long for the opportunity to get special treatment at Disney World. But it is a once-in-a-lifetime chance (as most people visit once), and no one should miss it! If Disney wishes to be a part of your birthday, why not let them be? Now, there are some perks you enjoy when visiting Disney World on your birthday. Let’s get to know what these are.
Does Disney World Do Anything Special For Your Birthday?
Actually, the main trick is to let Disney know about your birthday. If you do so, they will arrange little treats for you throughout your visit.
Now, you may be thinking, what are these little treats? Do they offer you a birthday party? No. But what they do altogether may be no less than a party! It will make you feel really special. So, let’s see what these treats are.
Informing Beforehand – A Bonus!
Okay, the first thing to do is inform Disney about your birthday. So, if it is your birthday on the day of the visit, inform them when you are booking. You can talk to the travel agent about this. Perhaps, they will notice this from the form you fill out. However, giving them a heads-up won’t hurt.
And if it is not your birthday on the same day but you intend to celebrate your birthday during the visit, informing them will be a bonus! You may tell the cast members you meet on your visit as well. They will help you celebrate your special day with little magical treats!
Collect Your Celebration Button
The next important thing to do is to collect your celebration buttons. What is a celebration button? These are small pins and icons that you can wear with your outfit. Your name can also be written on this. Most importantly, it has “Happy Birthday” written over it. And these will help you to stand out amidst the crowd. The cast members will notice you too!
When they do, they can spot you and wish you on the way. You can click pictures with them, and they will arrange special tours for you. And who knows what more you may be surprised with!
So, how do you collect these buttons? Just collect them from the front desk of the resort you are staying at or from Guest Services. However, don’t hurt yourself while wearing the pin!
Let Your Server Know
If you are using a guide, let them know it’s your birthday. And while dining at the restaurants, let your server know it is your birthday! Some restaurants will offer you desserts for free for your birthday. And some others have special offers. But that’s not all. You may get some other interesting treats that only telling them will let you know.
Of course, they won’t ask for proof of your birthday if you have it registered on your booking (that it is your birthday; or that you are celebrating your birthday). But for safety issues, carry some ID with you. It might be helpful.
7 Free Things In Disney World For Your Birthday
Basically, nothing is totally free for birthdays at Disney World. But you can enjoy some stuff for free with other services that you are paying for. Some restaurants, for example, may offer specials and free courses when you dine in. You must sign up at least 30 days before your visit to get your emails and birthday coupons in time.
And this free stuff is not just for kids. Even adults can enjoy all the birthday perks! You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy your own birthday, and Disney cares about that. Now, let us take a brief look into this free stuff.
At the cupcake shop Sprinkles, you get some Sprinkles perks. Here, they have a special offer where you earn 5 points for each 1$ you pay. And when you have a total of 300 points, you can claim a gift! The gifts may be a cupcake, a scoop of ice cream, samples, a cookie, a brownie, etc.
And the higher the points, the more perks you get. You can visit their website to learn more about how to redeem these points and offers.
You need to make an account and earn stars first. You may order online via the app or from any outlet to earn stars. These stars will help you claim rewards. At least 25 stars are necessary to claim any reward. You can enjoy free drinks or food. Claim your rewards from here.
Actually, there are six Starbucks locations in the entire WDW resort. One is in each of the theme parks, and two are at Disney Springs. You can only redeem your free drinks at two Disney Springs locations. The Starbucks locations are –
- Disney Hollywood Studios: Trolly Car
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Magic Kingdom: Main Street USA
- Two locations at the Disney Springs
- Wetzel’s Pretzels
Now, you will definitely crave snacks during your visits. Children often enjoy a bite or two of Wetzel’s Pretzels.
It is a great snack shop that offers a range of both sweet and savory pretzels. And if you use their app, you can claim a free pretzel! So, what is a better occasion to enjoy the free pretzel than your birthday?
Landry’s Select Clubs
You can join the club and buy a 25$ birthday reward coupon for your entire birthday month! Just show your server the card, and claim your rewards. Besides, you can earn more points every time you dine at Landry’s restaurant.
Landry’s group has a number of restaurants at the WDW. Most of these are in the Animal Kingdom and at the Disney Springs. These are – Rainforest Cafe (at both locations), T-Rex (Disney Springs), and Yak and Yeti’s (Animal Kingdom).
When you dine in any restaurant, just mention that it is your birthday. Or, let them know what you are celebrating. Of course, you will get a dessert for free, or you may get a champagne toast. The cast members may also sing happy birthday to you. And if they don’t, asking them won’t hurt at all!
In this context, it is worth mentioning that you can also order Mickey Mouse cakes from Disney shops. But these run out very fast so it is better to book yours early. One cake is enough for four to six people. And it may charge you about $39 (plus extra charges). You can find more information on cakes here.
Pixie Dust – Feel The Magic At The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!
You don’t have to pay at all for this. At the entryway to Magic Kingdom or Disney Springs, the cast members there will sprinkle some pixie dust on you to add a little magic to your day! If you are wearing a celebration button, they will do it spontaneously!
Here, at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, they understand everyone is still a kid inside. So, they won’t deprive anyone of the pixie dust magic. But children under three won’t be able to enjoy this.
Shula’s restaurant is situated at the Swan and Dolphin Resort. You can join their page to claim your freebies. For birthday goodies, join Anthroperks. They can offer you a birthday gift when you visit them at Disney Springs.
Moreover, at the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, you can get free chocolate samples at the doorway while the staff are greeting you. And those wearing the buttons can even get extra samples.
And don’t forget to sign up for Earl of Sandwich’s Loyalty Club. They will offer you a free sandwich coupon on your birthday that you can enjoy at Disney Springs. As they say, “Loyalty to the crown has its rewards.”
There is nothing more exciting and magical than celebrating your birthday at Disney World. The cast members, the little treats, the free stuff – everything just adds up to make your day more special and make you feel more special! So, what are you waiting for? Make your plans ready, and book your visits during your birthday! It’s no less than a party!
So, you know all about the pieces of stuff you can get if you are celebrating your birthday at Disney World. Thank you for reading with patience. Have a great day!