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Old 01-16-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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What will Disney do for a birthday child?

And my second post here- birthdays at Disney. We are staying off site, but plan to eat at a Disney restaurant on or around DS's 7th birthday. Would they do anything special along the lines of a cake or something if I talked to them about it in advance? Any restaurant suggestions?
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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For a price, they'll absolutely serve a cake. There's a cake thread on the restaurant board where you'll find all sorts of info about ordering cakes.

If you get a birthday button for DS7 then every CM you encounter will wish him a happy birthday. It'll make him feel really special. That's the only thing that's absolutely guaranteed. Oh, also, at character meals and at LeCellier they typically give a birthday card. At fixed price restaurants typically dessert will be brought out with a candle though if your server is busy it might not happen and isn't guaranteed or even advertised (anywhere but by fans on boards like this that is).

Beyond that, sometimes a restaurant will serve a cupcake and sing, sometimes a CM will toss some pixie dust your way and do a little something special, but these types of things are truely pixie dust and not to be expected.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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We were in HS a few years ago on my daugter's 22nd birthday. I had ordered her a "stock" cake - just vanilla cake, vanilla icing and Mickey sprinkles. I think it was @ $12.00 at the time. Then I found a Castle ornament in the Christmas shop and picked up a Mickey candle (which I had found at home). When we got to the restaurant, I asked the manager if they could put them on the cake. They gladly accomomdated us and it looked great - saved us a ton of money. The custom cakes are pretty expensive!! Good luck.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:38 PM   #4
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My ds turned two when we were there, and the server brought him (free) ice cream with a candle in it at Tony's. I didn't expect this, nor ask for it, but it was very sweet.

We also purchased birthday cupcakes.
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When we were at Rainforest Cafe (DTD not AK) the staff came and sang him a birthday song - it was very funny and only about 2 lines, but he loved it!
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For my nephew's 3rd birthday, we went to Crystal Palace for breakfast. They brought him out a cupcake with a candle. It was still frozen as it was 8:30 a.m. Still it was nice. They also gave him a card signed by the Pooh characters.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:38 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by boygirlmama View Post
And my second post here- birthdays at Disney. We are staying off site, but plan to eat at a Disney restaurant on or around DS's 7th birthday. Would they do anything special along the lines of a cake or something if I talked to them about it in advance? Any restaurant suggestions?
It depends on the CM's and here you are. We went for DD'd 9th birthday. We actually arrived on her birthday around 9/10PM and were staying at POFQ. We went to the food court just to get a snack and DD told the CM at the register it was her birthday and it was a special vacation just for her. He actually brought over a brownie sundae (no charge) for DD and a Happy Birthday button for her to wear. It really started off the vacation on a great note. Of course DD was bouncing off the walls for a couple of hours after eating the huge dessert.

When you wear the button, most CM's will wish you a HB. Most restaurants will serve a small cake or cupcake for a fee if you let them know ahead of time. We never actually had one at the restaurant, but have seen others.
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