Birthdays at Disneyland Resort

Celebrating birthdays at Disneyland is a fabulous excuse for a vacation. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll use every excuse you can to get to Disneyland.Birthdays at Disneyland

Here’s how to make your birthday at Disneyland a day to remember!

Birthdays at Disneyland Gifts

Giving Disneyland tickets as a birthday present? Those are my favorite kind of presents! Get your Disneyland discount tickets from our partner, Get Away Today before heading over to Disneyland Resort.


Joy Pixar Pier Ticket


Plus, enjoy an extra $10 off when booking a hotel stay of two nights or more along with your discount Disneyland tickets! Get my promo code delivered to your inbox now.Package

A Disney gift card is the perfect way to kick off any Disneyland Birthday celebration! Let the birthday boy or girl use their Disney gift card in the parks to pick out special souvenirs or treats throughout the day. Here’s all the places you can use a Disney gift card at Disneyland


Disneyland gift cards


You can even reveal your birthday gift surprise with gifts to match the theme and let them know they’re going to Disneyland for their birthday!

Birthdays at Disneyland Breakfast

First stop, even before breakfast is to head to any retail location inside either park and get a FREE birthday button. You won’t want to miss this special treat to help everyone celebrate with you throughout the day.


Disneyland Castle


For breakfast or brunch, book a special character dining experience up to 60 days in advance on the Disneyland App. You’ll get one on one time with your favorite Disney characters and a magical start to any celebration. And don’t worry, if you can’t find any open reservations, this trick will give you free dining alerts!


Goofys Kitchen


There’s plenty of birthday breakfast options at Disneyland:


Ariel Princess breakfast

Birthdays at Disneyland Attractions

Check out these Disneyland Resort rides and locations that mention birthdays or evoke a special birthday feeling!birthday ears

  • Alice in Wonderland. Be on the lookout for a very merry unbirthday scene.
  • Haunted Mansion where you can watch a ghost blow out the candles below your doom buggie. 
  • Ride Jingles, the most decorated horse on King Arthur Carrousel.


King Arthur Carrousel Disneyland


  • Mad Tea Party, listen for the very merry unbirthday music as you spin!
  • Mickey’s House and meet Mickey. Pose in front of the birthday cake before meeting the main mouse. 
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! See what happens on Celia’s birthday.


What to ride first at California Adventure's Hollywood Land.


  • Minnie’s House as you watch the cake bake in Minnie’s kitchen.
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh celebrates birthday too!
  • Visit “Red” the firetruck in Cars Land. If he sees your birthday pin, he may play a special song for you.
  • Catch the Jazz Musicians at the French Market in New Orleans Square and have someone mention it’s your birthday. You may just get a quick little serenade.
  • Stop by the Mad Hatter’s shop in Fantasyland and pick up some special birthday ears.


Disneyland birthday

Birthdays at Disneyland Genie+ Attractions

While there’s no specific “birthday pass” for skipping lines, you can make great use out of the Disney Genie+ system to ride on your favorites with lower wait times.

Use Genie+ with these attractions to feel like royalty on your birthday:

  • Autopia
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Fantasmic!
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • “it’s a small world” 
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Star Tours — The Adventures Continue


Disneyland cake

Birthdays at California Adventure Genie+ Attractions

If you have Disney Genie+ on your birthday, you can even select attractions from inside Disneyland Park, or even your local hotel room after it’s activated!

  • World of Color
  • Goofy’s Sky School
  • Grizzly River Run
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Toy Story Midway Mania 
  • Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout!
  • Incredicoaster

Birthdays at Disneyland Special Treatment

If you’re bringing a little one to Disneyland for a birthday celebration you’ll want to check out these special perks to help celebrate:

Birthdays at Disneyland Entertainment

When the sun begins to set over the Disneyland Resort, the birthday fun isn’t over yet! Enjoy dining packages paired with special night time entertainment.
Tickets to the park are required and reservations are recommended. Read how you can get reserved seats to these special entertainment options here. And don’t forget— special Disneyland Birthday cakes are available to make wishes come true.
Disney California World of Color
Disney California World of Color

Have you enjoyed a special birthday meal? Or received special treatment while celebrating your birthday at Disneyland or California Adventure? I know I sure did when visiting Disneyland’s “secret” Club 33. What’s your favorite way to celebrate birthdays at Disneyland?

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