This post sharing 8 reasons why your kids should have a Disney birthday celebration at Magic Kingdom is written in collaboration with Walt Disney World. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Tatiana turned lucky number 7 over the weekend and it was “the best birthday ever” according to her. This year we decided to skip the party and celebrate with a trip to Magic Kingdom for a Disney birthday experience. Disney has been on our minds since the last time we went for Christmas 2 years ago. Tatiana has been talking about it over and over again so my husband and I wanted to surprise her with a day at Disney for her birthday.
Honestly guys, my heart is so full after this trip. I cried. Not once but three times. I don’t know if it was the fact that my baby girl turned 7 or if it was because Tristan wasn’t there to celebrate with us. It was probably a combination of both. It was such an emotional day.
Tatiana has come so far and matured so much in the last year alone. She deserved this trip to Disney more than anything and to hear her say over and over again that this was “the best birthday ever” I couldn’t help but break down and let those thug tears out. As a mom, I’m proud of my princess for overcoming everything that we’ve been through and I am so incredibly grateful that we could make this day happen for her.
If you’ve never had a Disney birthday celebration for your kids, you should and here’s why.
8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom
1. Start their day with a birthday button
Once you get to Disney you’re greeted with a birthday button, if you let them know in advance when making your registration. If not, you can get your child a birthday button at the ticket kiosk or in City Hall once you get into the park. The birthday button comes along with the royal treatment of being greeted by every cast member at Magic Kingdom.
2. They’re treated like royalty.
Not only will the cast members greet you and wish you a happy birthday when you’re wearing a birthday button but they’ll even sing Happy Birthday to you too. Tatiana had the pleasure of being serenaded by Mickey Mouse with a Happy Birthday song. Some characters even left a special birthday message in her autograph book.
3. It’s less of a headache than planning a birthday party.
I don’t know about you but birthday parties are such a big headache sometimes. Guests don’t RSVP, they cancel at the last minute, and parties can be very expensive. Since we wanted this birthday to be special for Tatiana, we chose to put all the money and effort into making this a special day for just her. We didn’t have to worry about sending out invitations, decorating or hunting down guests for RSVPs. She loved it!
4. They can be the star of the show.
One of Tatiana’s favorite attractions at Magic Kingdom is Enchanted Tales with Belle. The last time we went to Magic Kingdom, Tatiana played Beast in the play as well. She never stopped talking about it. This time she was determined to play Beast again. Her roar was louder than everyone else’s, actually she didn’t even give anyone else a chance to roar, so she got to play Beast.
Another attraction that kids can be a part of is Monsters Inc Laugh Factory. This was our first time going to the show but we laughed non-stop. They give guests an opportunity to text in their own jokes so that they can be a part of the show. They also put spotlights on the audience to get people involved. It’s so much fun!
5. The entire family will have fun.
One thing that I love about Disney is that there is something for everyone. I’m not a fan of rollercoasters but Magic Kingdom offers so many rides and attractions that allowed me to create those special memories with Tatiana. We were able to take pictures together and meet so many Disney characters.
I love that my husband and Tatiana get to spend one-on-one time together while they’re riding the different rides.
If you’re not a fan of rides, there are still tons of things for you to enjoy. The parades are always a family favorite and we love riding It’s a Small World when we need a break from all of the walking.
6. It’s a one-stop shop for birthday presents and souvenirs.
One of the great things about having a Disney birthday celebration is that you don’t have to buy gifts or at least we didn’t. A day at Magic Kingdom was Tatiana’s gift but of course we couldn’t leave without taking a few things home.
Disney is literally a one-stop shop for any Disney toy your child could want. There are different stores to choose from with gifts and souvenirs for every age range. Tatiana ended up getting Fairy Princess ears along with a Maleficent hair bow that she wanted for when she plays dress-up. She also got a souvenir penny to add to her collection.
7. It’s the most magical place on Earth to spend a birthday.
Honestly, I couldn’t think of a better place for your child to spend their birthday. Disney is an overall good environment to celebrate. Everyone is happy and having the best times of their lives there. If you plan in advance, you can get to experience the entire park in one day.
If you’re budget allows, I would definitely suggest a character dining experience and staying in one of the hotel resorts for a little added magic.
8. End the night with a bang.
Last but not least, your kids night will end with a bang – literally. I mean what better way to celebrate a birthday then with a fireworks show? Disney’s Happily Ever After fireworks show is more than just your average fireworks display. It’s paired with your favorite Disney movie songs.
This show will play with your emotions guys. It’ll bring you back to your childhood and make you so grateful for all of the blessings you’ve ever received. It’s more than just a fireworks show. It’s Disney’s way of reeling you into all of the magic that they have to offer and showing you that you yourself are capable of doing magical things.