Five Magical Ways to Celebrate Birthdays at the Disneyland Resort

Michael Ramirez

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

“A very merry un-birthday to you!” Guests from around the world celebrate birthdays (and un-birthdays) every day at the Disneyland Resort. Here are five magical ways to celebrate at the Happiest Place on Earth:

    1. Start Early. Staying at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort? Kick off the festivities from the moment you arrive at the hotel with in-room celebration goodies. Available gift baskets include a colorful birthday-themed pair of Disney Ear Hats to wear throughout your visit.

    2. Snag Souvenirs. Take a magical memory of your birthday trip home with you. Complimentary “Happy Birthday” and other celebratory buttons are available at City Hall in Disneyland park or Guest Services in Disney California Adventure park.* In addition, autograph books are an excellent way to request and collect special birthday messages from your favorite characters. *Valid theme park admission is required.

    3. Dine with Friends. For a magical dining experience, book a dining reservation with a few of your favorite friends. For breakfast, enjoy your morning meal in the company of Disney characters at Plaza Inn in Disneyland park, Storytellers Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, or PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel serves up playfully fun food and character encounters for breakfast and dinner.

    4. Make a Wish. What’s a birthday without a cake? Order a custom birthday cake for delivery to select table service restaurants around the resort. Once you choose your favorite theme, place your order in advance and enjoy! Disneyland Resort Hotel guests can also have cakes delivered to their rooms.

    5. Sing Along. Head over to Mad Tea Party in Disneyland park to take a spin on the tea cups and sing along to “A Very Merry Un-Birthday.” For continued musical fun, meet the Jambalaya Jazz Band in New Orleans Square and request a performance of “Happy Birthday” in addition to their catchy American classics.

Have you celebrated your birthday at the Disneyland Resort?


  • I have celebrated several birthdays with Disney. Last year for my 60th in Disneyland and my 40th at Walt Disney World to name a few. Both were very special to me and I got to take my picture with my name sake Donald Duck on both occasions. Birthday at WDW was at California Grill and Disneyland I was craving fried chicken so of course Plaza Inn.

  • I have celebrated my 50th birthday at Walt Disney World at the Garden Grill and it was a fantastic experience. I went and did character dining and got my birthday pin with my name on it. I was also given a birthday card which all the characters has signed as well as a cupcake. Being an Australian on my own and so far away from family, it got even more special was that my waitress went and got the ‘boss’ which turned out to be Mickey Mouse and he conducted people to sing Happy Birthday as the waitress lit the candle and I blew it out. I felt so very, very special and it was a truly magical experience that I will never ever forget and will cherish forever.

  • My favorite place to celebrate! Had my 40th birthday there, celebrate my daughters birthdays there every year, and planning to celebrate my 50th at Disneyland next year!

  • Sadly, I have not celebrated my birthday at WDL.

    BUT I have celebrated my UN-Birthday at WDW! 😉

    Must get to WDL someday! Birthday or UN-Birthday!

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