Waddle Your Way Over to Disneyland Resort and Celebrate Donald Duck’s 85th Birthday

Michael Ramirez

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Everyone’s #1 duck, Donald Duck, is celebrating 85 years this weekend. Known for his fiery temper, this character has been quacking up guests at Disneyland since 1955. However, Donald made his animated debut in the Silly Symphony, “The Wise Little Hen,” on June 9, 1934.

Here are a few ways to commemorate Donald Duck at the Disneyland Resort—this weekend and beyond.

Girl wearing Donald Feet Headband in front of Mickey's Philharmagic

“Mickey’s PhilharMagic”: The spectacular magic of Disney animation comes to life in the 3D movie musical “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” starring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other favorite Disney characters. As Donald prepares the orchestra for Mickey, he comes across the conductor’s baton and Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat. A little magic goes a long way and proceedings go awry as Donald is unexpectedly plunged into a high-definition 3D dream world and you’re taken along for the ride!

Merchandise: Don your “Donald-best” with fun headwear and apparel. Favorites include the Donald Feet Headband, baseball cap, pins, whistle and more. If you can’t get enough of this sailor duck, be sure to take home a classic Donald Duck plush!

Donald's Boat at Disneyland Park

Donald’s Boat: Step aboard the Miss Daisy, Donald’s colorful vessel docked in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland park. You’ll see Donald’s favorite photos, his seaworthy rain gear and where he sleeps below deck. Don’t forget to ring the boat bell and pull the ship’s whistle!

Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast: Head to Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel where Donald brings beachy fun to Disney’s PCH Grill for breakfast and brunch! Catch some waves on the dance floor with Donald, Daisy and Stitch as you chow down on an all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet. This Sunday, PCH Grill is celebrating Donald’s birthday with celebratory moments each hour! If you want to hang out with Donald and friends while chowing down on some delicious grub, click here to book your reservations or call (714) 781-DINE (714-781-3463).

Donald-inspired Treat

Specialty Eats: Treat yourself to Donald-inspired bites, including:

  • Lemon Blueberry Bundt: Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake, filled with Lemon Curd and Blueberry Jam, finished with Blue Lemon Glaze and Whipped Cream. Available at Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland park.
  • LemonBlueberryMagic: Flaky Donut with Lemon-Blueberry filling, topped with Colored Icings, Whipped Cream and Chocolate Decorations. Available at Schmoozies in Disney California Adventure park.

If you see Donald waddling around the Disneyland Resort, be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday!


  • Happy Birthday to you Donald Fauntleroy Duck or Donald Duck from Joseph himself on this wonderful Sunday Night for June 9th, 2019

  • Are there any celebrations in Disney World today?

  • Why didn’t Goofy didn’t get this kind of attention when he turned 85 in 2017?

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