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Old 07-30-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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I just found out that Disneyworld no longer does birthday promotions! Just a birthday button. Is this true.
We were going to celebrate my grandsons birthday there in Nov
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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I don't know what you mean by promotion, by I celebrated my birthday last month there and I just got a button. I ate at boma that day and got a little special dessert but not all disney restaurants do that. If you want to surprise him go to disneyflorist.com . They have different packages that can be delivered to your hotel room.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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I think the OP may be talking about the get in the parks free on your birthday promotion. Not sure if there were any others but I was disappointed to find out that that's been discontinued for something like 3 years. We are going for dd15's birthday in November as well and thought we would look for anything new but it seems like there's only the button.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:01 AM   #4
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I think the OP may be talking about the get in the parks free on your birthday promotion. Not sure if there were any others but I was disappointed to find out that that's been discontinued for something like 3 years. We are going for dd15's birthday in November as well and thought we would look for anything new but it seems like there's only the button.
What? You used to get in the parks for free on your birthday? I have celebrate my past five birthdays there and i paid to go in every year! If that is true then my guess is that people were abusing the birthday system and lie about their birthdays. People always abuse the systems. This is why we now have RFID chips in drink cups now. -.-
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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What? You used to get in the parks for free on your birthday? I have celebrate my past five birthdays there and i paid to go in every year! If that is true then my guess is that people were abusing the birthday system and lie about their birthdays. People always abuse the systems. This is why we now have RFID chips in drink cups now. -.-
It was only a 1 year promotion and you had to provide proof of birth date.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:55 PM   #6
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It was only a 1 year promotion and you had to provide proof of birth date.
2009 to be exact. I was at WDW on my birthday that year. I took the card option since I was booked on a package.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:35 PM   #7
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I don't know what you mean by promotion, by I celebrated my birthday last month there and I just got a button. I ate at boma that day and got a little special dessert but not all disney restaurants do that. If you want to surprise him go to disneyflorist.com . They have different packages that can be delivered to your hotel room.
I have had every intention of doing Be Our Guest for my 40th (try the grey stuff), but Boma is a favorite, so maybe... Still a few years away.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:58 AM   #8
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Type in disney world celebrations in google and click on the first website. It Can help you celebrate birthdays more. You can order special cakes and baskets of fun things. The cast members are really nice and always tell you happy birthday. Other than that, there is nothing else. You still have to pay for everything.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #9
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Type in disney world celebrations in google and click on the first website. It Can help you celebrate birthdays more. You can order special cakes and baskets of fun things. The cast members are really nice and always tell you happy birthday. Other than that, there is nothing else. You still have to pay for everything.
Over the years. I've gotten free sundaes in a couple of spots. One was Beaches & Cream (take out line) & the other was an ice cream parlor in EPCOT. Got to love the Birthday button.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:00 PM   #10
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What were you hoping for? Aside from 2009, there was nothing specific for being in the park on your birthday.

By getting and wearing the button, you'll often be greeted by a "Happy Birthday". And in some cases, maybe get just a little extra magic - but I wouldn't expect anything - it's more magical when its unexpected.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:56 PM   #11
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For birthdays, anniversies, honeymoons, and other celebrations . . .

1) It is a matter of the CM's personal initiative.
. . . depends upon how much they like you as a guest
. . . it always helps to wear a Happy Birthday button
. . . depends if they feel like doing anything special today
. . . depends upon the phase of the moon
2) CM's can do a lot, or they can do nothing at all - they have immense control.
. . . they are under no obligation to give goodies
. . . they are under no obligation to even acknowledge your special day
. . . but, they can go way overboard and give lots of gifts to a guest
. . . list the event on the ADR or hotel ressie, and hope for the best
3) The CM's have a lot of leeway of things to do or not do for you if they wish
4) Some of the things a CM can do for free are
. . . table with Mickey confetti
. . . best table location
. . . special personalized menu
. . . character-autographed birthday cards
. . . balloons
. . . wine or champagne or Shirley Temples
. . . appetizers or desserts
. . . cakes
. . . cupcake with candle (almost always available for the asking)
. . . placemats autographed by characters
. . . free appy or free dessert
. . . ride an attraction with a character
5) Other items CM's can give for free
. . . room full of balloons and/or flowers
. . . fruit basket or wine basket in hotel room
. . . individual fastpasses or booklets of several fastpasses
. . . food and snack items (candy, popcorn, sundries)
. . . room uogrades
. . . attraction rides with characters
6) If you want something special (cakes, etc) buy them instead of hoping for them.


NOTE: Hundreds or even thousands of folks are celebrating everyday
at WDW. If they gave an item to all of them it would be too much time
and too much money.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:02 PM   #12
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For birthdays, anniversies, honeymoons, and other celebrations . . .

1) It is a matter of the CM's personal initiative.
. . . depends upon how much they like you as a guest
. . . it always helps to wear a Happy Birthday button
. . . depends if they feel like doing anything special today
. . . depends upon the phase of the moon
2) CM's can do a lot, or they can do nothing at all - they have immense control.
. . . they are under no obligation to give goodies
. . . they are under no obligation to even acknowledge your special day
. . . but, they can go way overboard and give lots of gifts to a guest
. . . list the event on the ADR or hotel ressie, and hope for the best
3) The CM's have a lot of leeway of things to do or not do for you if they wish
4) Some of the things a CM can do for free are
. . . table with Mickey confetti
. . . best table location
. . . special personalized menu
. . . character-autographed birthday cards
. . . balloons
. . . wine or champagne or Shirley Temples
. . . appetizers or desserts
. . . cakes
. . . cupcake with candle (almost always available for the asking)
. . . placemats autographed by characters
. . . free appy or free dessert
. . . ride an attraction with a character
5) Other items CM's can give for free
. . . room full of balloons and/or flowers
. . . fruit basket or wine basket in hotel room
. . . individual fastpasses or booklets of several fastpasses
. . . food and snack items (candy, popcorn, sundries)
. . . room uogrades
. . . attraction rides with characters
6) If you want something special (cakes, etc) buy them instead of hoping for them.


NOTE: Hundreds or even thousands of folks are celebrating everyday
at WDW. If they gave an item to all of them it would be too much time
and too much money.
I was just there and got the following for my B-day(Was wearing the button).

1)On one ride, I was allowed to enter the fastpass line when he saw me in the regular line.
2) We got a free dessert at the Main Street Bakery (Paid for the others)
3) Dinner at BOG I got to have the Grey stuff of course, and also a birthday card from Belle and Beast
4) Hundreds of Happy Birthday wishes from cast members and guests alike.

Nothing was expected. In fact I only wore the button because my DD asked me to and she wore a celebrating button. It was a fun day. I'm pretty sure nothing is given and it's supposed to be a way a CM can spread a little magic if they wish.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:26 AM   #13
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Yes it was only a one year promotion. We were there that year and had to bring my son's birth certificate . Because we purchased a package and had paid for our tickets , room. , etc - they issued him a disney gift card with the amount of a one day ticket on it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:01 PM   #14
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I just found out that Disneyworld no longer does birthday promotions! Just a birthday button. Is this true.
We were going to celebrate my grandsons birthday there in Nov
Like other posters I too am wondering what you were expecting for birthday promotions...,

Last year I was celebrating mine, I had my button, so I got a million birthday wishes from CMs, special deserts at several of our table service dinners, and at teppan edo I got a paper chefs hat.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:18 PM   #15
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Birthday questions for you all my birthday is the last of our 7 day trip would it be wrong for me to wear a birthday button all week? I'm so excited haven't been to Disney in 5 years and I actually get to be there on my birthday

I'm just so excited!!!!
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