One of my family’s favorite ways to spend our time at Walt Disney World is to celebrate our young daughters’ birthdays there. Nothing beats having your birthday at Disney.
See years back, we used to do the kiddie parties where we would spend hundreds of dollars for a 2-3 hour birthday party. These birthday parties indeed cost a ridiculous amount of money for a short window of time to celebrate. They were also over quicker than I could sneeze.
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So, when we became annual pass holders for Disney World, as well as DVC members, we decided to use our points wisely. Our points were used to be at Disney World twice a year to spend at Disney World to celebrate both our girls’ birthdays. We have done multiple birthday celebrations over the last 5 years that we have become Disney World Birthday pros.
Moreover, this tradition is so well-loved by our girls that they begin planning their birthday trips right after they come back from each current Disney trip.
So, if you are debating celebrating your birthday at Disney, then our family highly recommends it.
But if you are indeed reading and wondering the best ways to celebrate your birthday at Disney, then read on now.
The Top Six Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday at Disney
1. Wear Disney Birthday Gear
Disney World sells a plethora of Birthday merchandise. Every year, Mickey Mouse celebrates his birthday on November 18th. Each of the four Disney World theme parks, give out a FREE pin to celebrate his birthday. On his 90th birthday and for months after, Disney World celebrated Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday with special birthday/celebration merchandise. While many of this gear is no longer for sale int he parks, you can still find online at eBay. But, still, Disney World sells special more generic birthday gear, such as Birthday Mickey Ears with a piece of cake with a little candle, pins and more. Plus, if you stay at any of the Disney World resorts, mention your birthday celebration to get a free birthday pin with your name written on it to wear all around while you celebrate, as well.
2. Dine with Your Favorite Disney Characters
Disney World is well-known for its character dining experiences. Honestly, if you have a favorite Disney character, then chances are they are a part of a character dining experience somewhere on Disney property whether it is the actual parks or at one of the Disney World Resorts. Check out our favorite character meals here for more information. That said, dining with the characters for a birthday celebration is truly a fun and unique experience we highly recommend.
3. Fireworks Dessert Party
Another fabulous way to celebrate your birthday at Disney World is to enjoy watching one of the fireworks shows in a separate location where you enjoy a variety of Disney specialty desserts. Watching the fireworks alone on your birthday is a cause for celebration. But to be in a smaller party type-setting and enjoying delicious desserts is an extra special treat for a birthday celebration.
4. Get a Birthday Makeover
For the little ones, nothing beats getting all dressed up for the occasion. Disney World has what is known as the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, which allows young girls to get the royal treatment while being transformed into the princess of their choice. They can wear their favorite princesses dress and get their hair and makeup done, too. When my girls were younger, this experience was always requested. It was honestly just another way to make them feel even more special for their birthday celebration at Disney World.
5. Take a Cruise
Disney World offers special charter boats to cruise the Seven Seas Lagoon. While onboard, you get to feast on desserts and soft drinks while watching the fireworks on the lake. Yet another way to experience the fireworks show and feel extra special on your birthday, as well.
6. Get a VIP Tour
Want your birthday celebration to be a day you will never forget that is tailored just to you? Then, a Disney World VIP Tour is a must experience. You get to explore the parks with your own VIP Tour Guide during a customizable experience filled with attractive benefits. Honestly, the sky is the limit for Disney World VIP Tours. It depends on your budget and needs, but again another great option for an extra special birthday celebration. Check out our favorite character meals here for more information.