Are you planning to visit Walt Disney World? Is it your birthday or a family member’s when you are visiting? Perhaps you want to buy a gift for a friend who will be celebrating during their vacation? We have all the information you need to know about celebrating birthdays at Walt Disney World.
Walt Disney World is a fantastic place to celebrate birthdays. It is one of the most magical and unforgettable experiences you will ever have. Our Walt Disney World Tips & Tricks will make sure you have your best birthday ever.
What you can’t get for a birthday at Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World is a great place to celebrate birthdays, but there is one thing you will want to bring with you.
Surprisingly, birthday cards are sold in very few locations at Walt Disney World, and we have never seen a Disney themed one for sale. While outside of the Resort, Disney themed cards are commonplace it seems they have not transferred to their own shops including the World of Disney.
Tell everyone it is your birthday!
It never hurts to advise Disney that you will be celebrating a birthday. Make sure you let your resort know when making your reservation and restaurants when booking Advance Dining Reservations. Remind your resort about the family celebration on check-in if they don’t mention it.
Unfortunately, there are no guarantees on whether you will receive any birthday gifts or benefits.
Celebration Buttons at Walt Disney World
Celebration Buttons are not just for guests celebrating birthdays, but if it is your birthday you must collect one.
Whether it is a birthday or just your first visit, a celebration button will let everyone know. Disney Cast Members will even pay you individual attention. There are no guarantees of what you might experience but unique character interactions, birthday cards, a free FastPass and various freebies are things we have received in the past.
The following buttons are currently available:
- Happy Birthday
- Happily Ever After
- 1st Visit
- I’m Celebrating:
To collect a celebration button visit Guest Services or your Disney Resort reception.
Gifts and Flowers at Walt Disney World
If you are celebrating while at Walt Disney World, or you want to arrange something on behalf of someone who is visiting, you can order gifts in advance. The gift options at Walt Disney World are impressive, but they are not cheap.
If you are looking to arrange flowers or a gift to be delivered to your resort, visit Disney Floral and Gifts, the online Walt Disney World gift shop.
Birthday Cakes at Walt Disney World
There are several options to obtain a birthday cake at Walt Disney World
Birthday Cakes at Restaurants in Walt Disney World
The majority of restaurants do have Mickey Mouse Celebration cakes available at the podium. However, you are advised to order in advance by adding to your Advance Dining Reservation. Also, you can call (407) 939-3463 or speak to your resort concierge to order a cake.
Usually, there is a choice of chocolate or white chocolate cakes available. Unfortunately, these cakes contain gluten, wheat, soy, milk, and eggs.
Not all restaurants at Walt Disney World are owned by Disney. Cake options will differ in these restaurants, and it would be worth checking with the restaurant in advance of your visit.
Birthday Cakes at your Disney Resort
You can have a cake delivered to your Walt Disney World Resort room. Call (407) 827-2253 at least 72 hours in advance to order your cake. Food allergies can usually be catered for.
You can order a birthday cake from Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs. These cakes are handmade, and they can create numerous designs. Cakes can be ordered by calling 407-934-3500 or by visiting the store.
Boardwalk Bakery Birthday Cakes
You can collect a birthday cake from the Boardwalk Bakery. Standard Mickey Mouse cakes are usually available without notice, but special orders should be made 72 hours in advance.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC
Are you looking for a gluten-free or vegan cake? Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC at Disney Springs in your answer. The food is delicious, and it is all vegan and gluten-free. They accept orders for birthday cakes, and they can even deliver to the majority of Disney World restaurants.
Orders should be made 1 week in advance by calling 855.GOBABYCAKES (462.2292).
Get a Birthday phone call from Goofy
This is a great way to start any kid’s birthday.
Press the front desk button on your room phone and cast members will setup the special call.
Luxury Birthday Celebrations at Walt Disney World
If your budget stretches, there are numerous unique ways to celebrate birthdays at Walt Disney World. Common ways to make your day extra special include firework cruises and dessert parties.
Also, Walt Disney World runs several tours daily, which include opportunities to explore backstage areas. They do offer a fun opportunity to do something different while on your Walt Disney World Vacation and can help create an extra special birthday.
Private Tours offer the ultimate, very expensive, way to experience Walt Disney World. Priced between $425- $625 per hour depending on the season, your VIP Tour Guide will design the ultimate tour based on your preferences.
Finally, everything at Walt Disney World has a price including private character meetings! If you have a dream birthday experience just ask.
Click here to learn more about Disney’s VIP Tours.
Our Guide to Walt Disney World for Beginners is a great starting place to plan any Walt Disney World Vacation. The information will be useful for both first-time and repeat visitors.