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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.
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.
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.
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 on the Disneyland App. You’ll get one on one time with your favorite Disney characters and a magical start to any celebration.
There’s plenty of birthday breakfast options 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
- Goofy’s Kitchen. Breakfast and dinner at the Disneyland Hotel with Goofy and friends.
- Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
- Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast in a laid back atmosphere at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.
- Dine with princesses for brunch at Napa Rose in this one of kind extravaganza.
Birthdays at Disneyland Attractions
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 Disney MaxPass system to ride on your favorites with little to no wait.
Use a FASTPASS on these attractions to feel like royalty on your birthday:
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Haunted Mansion
- Indiana Jones Adventure
- “it’s a small world”
- Matterhorn Bobsleds
- Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Star Tours — The Adventures Continue
Birthdays at California Adventure FASTPASS Attractions
If you have Disney MaxPass on your birthday, you can even select FASTPASS 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.
- Radiator Springs Racers (everything you need to know about the popular Cars ride here)
- Soarin’ Around the World
- Toy Story Midway Mania
- Guardians of the Galaxy—Mission: Breakout!
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 Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at 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?