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7 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday at Disney World

People visit Walt Disney World for a variety of reasons. Some go on vacation during school breaks. Others visit because they are there for a work trip and others visit to check out a special event like the Food and Wine Festival. But, one of the best reasons to visit Walt Disney World is to celebrate your birthday! Here are the top seven reasons to visit Walt Disney World to celebrate your next birthday!

7 – Birthday Buttons – Disney has cornered the market for buttons to celebrate any special occasion – engagements, weddings, graduations, and birthdays and much more. The buttons are available all over the park – resorts, ticket windows, guest services, and even the souvenir shops. Be sure to grab one as soon as you get on property and you’ll be amazed at how many guests and Cast Members will wish you a happy birthday. Those traveling with you can grab an “I’m Celebrating” button to join in the fun!

6 – Desserts and Treats – this is not a guarantee, but if you are proudly displaying your button (birthday or otherwise), Cast Members may reward you with a small dessert when you are dining at a restaurant or grabbing a quick snack while on the go. Cast Members aren’t required to do this, but it has definitely put a huge smile on our face when a Cast Member goes the extra mile to make us feel special while celebrating our birthday!

5 – Try Something New – when you’re at a resort that is the size of a city, there are so many experiences that you can try out to celebrate your birthday in a special way. Last year, we had an amazing meal and show at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and the year before that, we attempted to drink around the world. On our trip this year, we are looking forward to checking out the new entertainment options at Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, as well as dine at the Boathouse (and possibly sample the baked Alaska)!

4 – Adult Fun/Kid Fun – regardless of who is celebrating and who chooses to go along on the trip, there is fun for kids and adults alike. Kids will love being able to ride their favorite rides or experience a new one and adults will enjoy the opportunities to sample some delicious food, sample tasty drinks, and discover all of the shopping opportunities for souvenirs and collectibles!

3 – Rock Your Disney Side – even though you can rock your Disney side on any trip to Disney World, we love throwing on our favorite t-shirt and our birthday button and celebrating in style by visiting with our favorite characters, shopping for some new Mickey ears, and taking advantage of Extra Magic Hours for the length of our trip! Some guests celebrate by dressing as their favorite characters or even by donning specialty shirts to mark the occasion!

2 – Fireworks – what better way to celebrate your birthday with some amazing fireworks? With a new fireworks spectacular debuting at Hollywood Studios, guests can choose amongst three wonderful shows to help mark their birthday! The biggest decision will be which one to check-out first!

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1 – Forever Young – even though this writer is celebrating his 32nd birthday this year, celebrating at Disney World will make the occasion a little more special and I can mark another year older doing things that enjoyed doing when I was eight. I also enjoy sharing the experience with other people who are celebrating their birthday or any other special occasion!

Birthdays are always great experiences, but adding Disney to your birthday celebration will amplify the experience and will certainly make your birthday more memorable and offer up some amazing pictures. Have you celebrated your birthday at Disney World? What is your favorite thing to do while celebrating at Disney?

BONUS TIP: Consider planning and booking your next Disney trip with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner you can trust like Mickey Travels. They’ll help you get the best Walt Disney World deal, share expert advice and their services are totally FREE! It’s genius!

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About Tyler

Tyler is a lawyer living in South Florida who visits Disney World at least once a month. He enjoys re-living classic Disney experiences and discovering new things about the parks when he visits. Friends and family always ask him to plan their trip for maximum Disney magic!