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Top 10 Best Ways to Celebrate Birthdays at Disney World


Let’s break out the cakes and balloons! It’s time for the “Top Ten Best Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday” at Walt Disney World!

Now before we start, some ground rules. You do NOT have to do every single item on this list for your birthday to be special. In fact, we’re in the camp that says that your birthday is all about spending time with family and friends rather than buying things that take up space in your luggage.

We also believe that a birthday doesn’t have to be “in your face” for it to be something celebrated. If you don’t want a birthday button, don’t get one. This is your day! 🙂

10. A Cake


This is a pricey option, but it deserves a spot on the list. Disney offers a full service dedicated to special occasions, including birthday packages that include cakes. Give it a look-sie and see if it’ll fit within your birthday plans.

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9. T-shirts

Best Birthday Ever Shirt

Get a shirt to brag about your birthday! If I can get a shirt about my love for Dole Whips…you can get a shirt to let everyone know that you’re getting old!

BTW…if you’d like to get a nice Disney Shirt….we do have a TeePublic store! 

8. Spa day

A masseuse kneads the shoulder muscles of a woman lying on a massage table

Do you like birthdays that involve cake? Some don’t. Does that mean that you can’t celebrate? Absolutely not. Think about something as special as a day of relaxing at one of the spas on Walt Disney World property.

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7. Birthday Card

I got one! It’s awesome! Just mention it on your reservation and magically it’ll arrive in your room. Talk about an awesome momento to add to your Disney random collection of stuff that you can post on Instagram.

Want more information on the birthday card? I was going to post it, but why spoil it;) Just add a note on your reservation and be surprised;)

6. Fireworks

A plated variety of desserts outdoors at Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant overlooking the water with a view of the fireworks by Cinderella Castle

Not really exclusive or private from the surface, but when you think about all the ways to “See Fireworks”, then you open up pandoras box. You can be on a boat, in a desert party or even at a resort…give it a shot and have some fun!

Want more information on a Fireworks Package? Click here

5. Do Something Special (VIP Tour)

A VIP Tour Guide smiles as he delivers an excited family to a Walt Disney World Resort destination

Have you ever done a VIP Tour? If not, why not put it on your list of things to do for your birthday? You may not get a full VIP tour, but the Behind the Seeds tour is pretty reasonable;)

Want more information on Disney VIP Tours? Click Here

4. Scavenger Hunt

Nothing says “Happy Birthday” like a fun activity! A scavenger hunt is a popular thing in the parks, as they are 100% customizable to the experience and we’ve seen everything under the sun, including searching for attraction signs and ending with a Secret Message that turns out to be a meeting point for friends/family to surprise everyone!

3. Buttons

Stop by City Hall on Main Street to get your Happy Birthday Button! It’s so fun to wear it around and get a ton of “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” wishes from random cast members.

Want more information about the buttons available at WDW? Click here

2. Character Interactions

Who wouldn’t want to meet Mickey on their birthday? Take a couple extra moments and mention to the Character Attendant that it’s your birthday and you never know…the Big Cheese himself may even sing you Happy Birthday:)

1. “My Day”

Beaches and Cream – Copyright Disney

Why is this the Number One spot? Well it’s quite simple…

When it’s your birthday, live it up how you’d like to. If that involves a nice meal, an activity with family/friends or if you just want to do rides that you never get to do because no one else wants to go with you…this is your chance!


Are you the one planning the trip? Well plan a reverse birthday…

How do you do that?

Start with ‘faking’ your reservations for the day. This may include saying that you’ve booked an ADR at Tony’s Town Square, when really you’ve got a reservation for Cinderella’s Royal Table.

Talk about how you really don’t celebrate birthdays. In the end, your goal is to show how awesome the people you’re with really are for being there on your special day. Have fun with it!

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