How to Celebrate Your Birthday at Disneyland

Disneyland is the perfect place to celebrate anything from a wedding anniversary to birthday. When you are booking your trip, don’t be shy about what you will be celebrating during your trip. Make sure that the front desk agent, your travel agent, waitress, and any other Cast Members know that you are celebrating a special birthday. There is no guarantee that anything will happen, but sometimes miracles occur on people’s special days.

Disneyland Birthday Celebration Button

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Make sure to pick up special buttons proclaiming what you are celebrating like a Birthday button, Anniversary button, or even a 1st visit to Disneyland button.

You can find a buttons at the front desk of your Disneyland Resort hotel or by visiting City Hall or Guest Relations upon entering Disneyland park.

Throughout the day, you will hear Cast Members congratulating you on your special day. Special surprises may follow. In the past we have been given free ice cream sundaes, sung Happy Birthday by the Dapper Dans, and allowed to be in the special Princess and the Frog show.

Cakes, Gift Baskets, and Special Surprises

Guest of the Disneyland Resort hotels can order cakes, gift baskets, and floral arrangements to be sent to the hotel room from the Disney Dream Makers. The cakes can be served at any of the Resort Hotel restaurants. The cakes can’t be served at any Downtown Disney or Disney Theme Park Restaurants.

Call 714-300-PLAN (7526) or room service upon arrival to order.

Special Birthday Hat

Every time that we visit Disneyland for my birthday, we pull out our big Disneyland birthday cake hat. Decorated with candles that actually blink this is always one of my favorite ways to celebrate my birthday. I recommend looking at our Disneyland souvenirs page for more information about the different locations to find a hat like this.

Special Autographs

Bringing an unsigned birthday card can make a fantastic souvenir if you take it to one of the many Disneyland character meet and greets and have a character like your pal Mickey Mouse sign it.

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Makeover


The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is a princess salon meant just for young girls and boys. At the boutique a fairy godmother in training with transform them into a princess or prince complete with costume and fantastic hair due.

Also included in a visit is a FastPass to cut the line at the newly opened Princess Fantasy Faire to meet with three Disneyland Princesses.

Quick Tips:

  1. Make a reservation up to 60 days before the time that you want to have their makeover done. This experience is very popular
  2. Bring your own dress or costume if you don't want to buy a new dress for them at the salon. If you do bring your own dress be sure to tell the front desk.
  3. Sadly adults can't enjoy this fantastic service because there is a rule banning any adult from dressing up at Disneyland because they will look too much like the Disneyland Cast Members.
  4. Be sure to take lots of pictures and enjoy the experience through their eyes.

To book your visit to the salon call: 1-714-781-DINE

These are just some of the best ways to celebrate a birthday at Disneyland. Perhaps our favorite way is just to be with friends and family.

Read about all about the different Disneyland souvenirs. Each time that we visit, we pick out a special hat to wear that we will always associate with that trip. It is especially fun to pick out a pair of Mickey Mouse birthday ears.

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About Gavin Doyle

Gavin Doyle was returning home from what was probably his 50th trip to Disneyland three years ago feeling fulfilled and brimming with information. He realized that there was no true resource that allows for a perfectly planned Disneyland vacation.

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  1. I didn’t know I could get a Birthday Button when I visited Disneyland yesterday! I kept seeing all these people with buttons and we couldn’t figure out how they got them! I would have liked to have one to wear for my birthday too!

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