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Celebrating birthdays at Disneyland in Anaheim, California 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.
Here’s how to make your birthday at Disneyland a day to remember!
Birthdays at Disneyland Gift Ideas
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.
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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. You can even get a 5% discount on Disney gift cards with a free Target Red Card.
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.
For breakfast or brunch, book a special character dining experience up to 60 days in advance (call 714-781-3463). You’ll get one on one time with your favorite Disney characters and a magical start to any celebration.
Character Breakfast at Disneyland
Minnie & Friends — Breakfast in the Park. The only character dining experience inside Disneyland park (admission required), visit with Minnie and other beloved friends at the Plaza Inn.
Character Breakfast at Disneyland Resort Hotels
- Goofy’s Kitchen. Breakfast at the Disneyland Hotel with Goofy and friends.
- Chip ‘n Dale Critter Breakfast. Breakfast at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
- Read about our character breakfast at Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey and Friends. Breakfast with Mickey and his pals in a laid back atmosphere at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.
Birthdays at Disneyland Attractions
Check out these Disneyland Resort attractions and locations that mention birthdays or evoke a special birthday feeling!
- Alice in Wonderland (a very merry unbirthday scene)
- Haunted Mansion (watch a ghost blow out the candles below your doombuggie)
- Ride Jingles, the most decorated horse on King Arthur’s Carrousel
- Mad Tea Party (listen for the very merry unbirthday music as you spin!)
- Mickey’s House (pose in front of the birthday cake)
- Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! (See what happens on Celia’s birthday)
- Minnie’s House (watch the cake bake in Minnie’s kitchen)
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
- 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.
Birthdays at Disneyland FASTPASS Attractions
While there’s no specific “birthday pass” for skipping lines, you can make great use out of the FASTPASS with the new Disney MaxPass system to ride on your favorites with little to no wait.
Try using a FASTPASS on these attractions to feel like royalty on your birthday.
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Haunted Mansion
- Indiana Jones Adventure
- Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Star Tours — The Adventures Continue
Birthdays at California Adventure FASTPASS Attractions
- World of Color
- Goofy’s Sky School
- Grizzly River Run
- Radiator Springs Racers (everything you need to know about the popular Cars ride here)
- Soarin’ Around the World
- Toy Story Midway Mania (late 2017)
- Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout!
Read more about what to ride first at California Adventure here.
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:
- Princess admirers and Princesses in training will love meeting their favorite Disney Princesses or getting a very special Princess makeover while at Disneyland.
- Star Wars fans will flip over Jedi Training Academy and the new Star Wars-themed land coming to Disneyland park.
- Don’t forget to head over to Mickey’s Toontown to visit the mouse himself!
Birthdays at Disneyland Entertainment
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?
Disneyland expert who also loves the beach, flip flops and pink nail polish.