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Old Yesterday, 04:32 PM   #1
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Which mod resort is more likely to do something special for a 50th bday?

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I hate to say it, but none. Sometimes (no matter where you stay) a birthday might be acknowledged... But think of how many people celebrate birthdays/anniversaries at Disney.

You can arrange for something special, if you pay for it. That's the only guarantee.
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There is no one resort on site that is more or less likely to do anything for a celebration. (with the possible exception of the deluxe club level where there is a smaller guests/cm ratio and they will do a little extra for you with more frequency.

I've been at the Deluxe and the Mod level for my birthday and got the obligatory prerecorded phone call, and a 'happy birthday' shout out by wearing my birthday pin. Nothing more.

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Originally Posted by si-am View Post
I hate to say it, but none. Sometimes (no matter where you stay) a birthday might be acknowledged... But think of how many people celebrate birthdays/anniversaries at Disney.

You can arrange for something special, if you pay for it. That's the only guarantee.
I totally agree.

We travel to Disney at the end of every August. Luckily for my husband, he has spent the last five birthdays at Disney. The only thing he has ever received is a ton of birthday wishes (which he loves)! This year he will be spending his 50th birthday at POFQ.

The only thing I expect from the resort is a phone call to say the packages I ordered for him that I bought and paid for are at the front desk ready to be picked up.
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Have been at Disney World on both my husband's and my own birthday many many times, including during the year that the big celebration was about getting the free day for your birthdays. Never got anything special at a resort other than the "Happy Birthday" greetings and one automated phone call from Mickey one time. We have stayed at all levels of resorts, from value all the way to concierge level at the Deluxe. Same thing everywhere...just the happy greetings.

Very occasionally they made a big deal about it at a restaurant (like putting Mickey confetti on the table or bringing a cupcake out) But even at restaurants, more often than not they just stuck a candle in the dessert we had ordered...or were bringing a cupcake out at a buffet where you already had all the dessert choices anyway, lol.
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The only way to guarantee something special is to plan and pay for it yourself.
Otherwise, there's no way to ensure that a resort, restaurant or CM will do anything special.

You can ask for a birthday button and wear it and you'll get birthday wishes from CMs and other guests. Beyond that nothing is guaranteed. Probably half the visitors at DW are celebrating something - birthday, anniversary, graduation, engagement, wedding, family reunion, life milestone. etc so it's impossible for every special occasion to be acknowledged. At restaurants we've had cupcakes, confetti, special desserts, champagne at some places and absolutely no acknowledgement at others. It completely depends on the CM and venue so it's best not to expect anything special and be happy if it happens.
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Originally Posted by Susiec View Post
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I just celebrated my 50th at Poly CL and got a card from Mickey and Minnie.

So, I would not expect much.

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POR of course. You'll get nothing special but DTD is just a boat ride away when you celebrate with friends and family (and a couple of adult beverages, or more than a couple). It is the BIG 5-0 ya know.
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my grandmother just celebrated her 100th birthday with all of our family in RPC. everyone was wonderful but there was nothing "special" done for her aside from what we set up and paid for.

You will see birthday pin after birthday pin after anniversary pin after honeymoon pin at disney. Aside from getting a "happy birthday" or maybe a cupcake at a restaurant I would be surprised to see a birthday celebration at disney that wasn't paid for.

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Old Yesterday, 07:51 PM   #10
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Thousands of people stay at Disney every day and its a good bet that the majority are celebrating something that is important to THEM. It would not be reasonable to expect the resorts to do much, if anything, for all of them. But you can certainly choose to pay for an upgraded room, an in room celebration, or a cake to be delivered to your table at a restaurant.
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I don't know about a resort but at Tony's Town Square restaurant our server grabbed the back of my chair, took me for a gloriously noisy spin around the dining room, and announced to all that it was my birthday. Awesome!
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