Birthday Celebrations Disney Style
Just being at Disneyland is cause for celebration all on its own, but if you’re lucky enough to be celebrating a birthday too, Disney can turn a magical day into an extraordinary one. Last June we celebrated my granddaughter’s 5th birthday Disney style with the “My Disneyland Birthday Party” hosted by none other than Mickey and Minnie and of course Pat E. Cake! The party started as soon as we checked in at the Plaza Inn on Main Street right in the shadow of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Everyone in our party was escorted to our special birthday table decked out with all the flair that a Disney birthday should be. We each received our own party hat with a special one for the birthday girl, a souvenir cup served with an endless supply of a variety of drinks and our very own miniature Mickey birthday cake with frosting and sprinkles for each of us to complete the decorating process.
The fun and merriment continued throughout the hour complete with Conga lines and dance parties all led by Pat E. (short for Patrick Edward) Cake himself. The highlight of the party of course was the appearance of the main Mouse himself, Mickey and sweetest of sweets, Minnie. Each birthday child and their guests were treated to a special audience and picture session with Mickey and Minnie along with enough memories to last a lifetime. Reservations for “My Disneyland Birthday” can be made in person at Plaza Inn, City Hall, at the Guest Relations information kiosks, or by phone when you call the Disney Dine Line at 714-781-DINE or 714-781-3463. Cost is $16.99 per person. Be sure to let them know if you are an Annual Pass Holder for an additional savings.
Looking for other ways to make any birthday a special one? Stop by City Hall or Guest Services when you enter the Park and pick up a complimentary Birthday button. Think of the fun you’ll have when Cast Members and Characters alike wish you the Happiest of Birthdays throughout the day! Sometimes, a Birthday button can bring special surprises all on its own. On my recent visit to WDW, I was “gifted” with everything from birthday serenades to a free drink and pastry for breakfast to special surpirse reserved seating at several of the live entertainment shows. Talk about truly feeling like an honored guest!
Celebrating your birthday with a meal at one of the full service restaurants in Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park or the Disneyland Resort Hotels? Add to the magic by ordering a Disney Princess Jewelry Box or a Disney Pirate Treasure Chest. Each box comes with a special surprise and an individual cake. These special additions to any birthday meal are available at all full service restaurants, Character-dining locations as well as through Disney Resort Hotel Room Service for only $15.