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Take Five: Gaither Quintuplets Celebrate 30th Birthday at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s “Fab Five” met with another notable “Fab Five” Monday, as the Gaither Quintuplets — the nation’s first surviving set of African-American quintuplets — reunited with Mickey and his pals at Magic Kingdom Park to celebrate their 30th birthdays.

On August 3, 1983, the quints were born to Suzanne and Sidney Gaither in Indianapolis, Ind., and instantly found themselves in the limelight. The five infants were featured on national news programs and daytime talk shows. Mayoral proclamations were penned in their honor and magazines and newspapers featured them in cover photos.

As the years went by and the Gaither quints grew, attention waned. And not by accident. It was the parents’ goal to make life as “normal” as they could for the five siblings. Even though their childhood was a bit far from the norm (the family went through 100 jars of baby food a week) the Gaither quints began their young lives in Indiana. They went to school, played sports, played video games and yes, traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort on family vacations.

Today, the quintuplets returned, now with children of their own, to celebrate their birthdays with Mickey Mouse and the gang at Magic Kingdom Park.


  • This is so great! I love this!
    And again, it reminds you of the legacy of memories made at Walt Disney World!
    So cute!

  • Happy Birthday Quints!
    What a magical time for you and your precious families.
    I’m so happy for all of you and I wish you more happy times at

  • Wow!! It’s Magic times Five!!

  • Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy birthday, Gaither family!

    May your Walt Disney World vacation (this time with your OWN kids in tow) be nothing short of magical!

    Congratulations to you, too, Mrs. Gaither; phew, what an accomplishment! 🙂

  • Too awesome!! Happy birthday!

  • Awesome story! So cool to see them today with their children at WDW!

  • What a lovely family. Happy Birthday Quints! Great job mom and dad! and wait did I hear no fertility drugs? How does that even happen???

  • Wow, what an adventure for that family. I was just getting ready to celebrate my 18th birthday,when they were born. I remember that story on the news. It’s so neat to see them all grown up healthy and happy and at WDW.

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