8 Reasons Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom

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.

8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin

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.

8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin 8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin 8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin 8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin

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!

8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin 8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin 8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin 8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin

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.

8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin 8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin 8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin

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.

8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin

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.

8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin 8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin 8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin8 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Have a Disney Birthday Celebration at Magic Kingdom - Bianca Dottin

join the list

Join my exclusive email list and be the first to get the latest updates

You Might Also Like

69 Comments

  • Reply
    Stacie
    02.26.18 at 6:25 pm

    That sounds so amazing! I would love to do this for my oldest. She’s well into the tween years, but she’s still a huge Disney fan. I think she always will be.

  • Reply
    Amber Myers
    02.26.18 at 6:38 pm

    Yes, I so agree with you! My daughter did celebrate a birthday there and had a blast! We ate in the castle.

  • Reply
    Melissa
    02.26.18 at 6:55 pm

    That is a great treat and she is the perfect age to enjoy it. With home and event parties costing near $500. this is such a smarter way to spend your money. My kids are a little older but I will share with my siblings.

    • Reply
      Bianca Dottin
      02.27.18 at 2:27 am

      Yes, parties are so expensive and often times the other parents and kids aren’t even appreciative. It’s so much better spending our money this way.

    • Reply
      Stacie
      02.27.18 at 1:52 pm

      I totally agree! Plus, you can’t beat the magic of Disney. I’m a full-on adult, and I still geek out like a kid over Disney.

  • Reply
    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    02.26.18 at 7:23 pm

    These are all really great reasons! I would love to take my daughter for her birthday celebration. I think it would be one trip to WDW that she would never forget.

  • Reply
    Liz Mays
    02.26.18 at 8:20 pm

    Wow, it sounds like they really do go the extra mile to make it a memorable experience for the kids. I’m glad you and your daughter had such an amazing time on her birthday!

  • Reply
    Jenna
    02.26.18 at 8:33 pm

    I SO wish we lived close enough to make this doable! Growing up, we went a few times a year, and it kills me that we live so far away now, my girls have never gone!!

  • Reply
    robin rue
    02.26.18 at 8:55 pm

    We go every August and it just so happens that both of my boys birthdays are in Aug, so they have had their birthdays there many times. So fun.

  • Reply
    Brittany
    02.26.18 at 9:32 pm

    This is so cute!! I agree. LOVE a Disney celebration day!!!

  • Reply
    Sarah Bailey
    02.26.18 at 9:40 pm

    Oh my goodness this would be the most magical birthday you could dream of! I would have loved this as a child.

  • Reply
    Jeuelle S
    02.26.18 at 10:04 pm

    I agree wholeheartedly with everything on this list! We live near WDW and we have opted for a family Disney day in lieu of birthday party a couple of times! I’m glad your princess had an amazing celebration day.

    • Reply
      Bianca Dottin
      02.27.18 at 2:26 am

      We live not too far from it too! We’ll definitely be going back again throughout the year.

  • Reply
    Amy
    02.27.18 at 1:24 am

    I have never had the pleasure of going to Disney. I really think my kids would also find it to be so magical.

    • Reply
      Bianca Dottin
      02.27.18 at 2:23 am

      You’ve got to make it there at least once. I guarantee you’re entire family will fall in love.

  • Reply
    Jessica Joachim
    02.27.18 at 1:25 am

    We did Disney for my daughter’s 2nd Birthday and it was amazing. My family prefers doing theme park and vacation birthdays over parties for sure!We will actually be at Legoland in a week for my daughter’s 5th birthday!

    • Reply
      Bianca Dottin
      02.27.18 at 2:23 am

      Legoland is one of our favorites too! So much to do there.

  • Reply
    Jessica Taylor
    02.27.18 at 1:33 am

    We actually just left Magic Kingdom a few weeks ago, and I agree it would be perfect for a birthday! So fun and lots to do.

  • Reply
    Dawn Lopez
    02.27.18 at 2:19 am

    Planning a party can be really stressful so this would be a great idea! On top of that, what child doesn’t love Disney.

  • Reply
    Sharon
    02.27.18 at 2:20 am

    What a fun idea to celebrate your birthday at Disney! And yes, we love the souvenir pennies too!

  • Reply
    brianne
    02.27.18 at 2:21 am

    Oh what a special vacation she will never forget! My children would absolutely love a birthday party at Disney!

  • Reply
    Kristi
    02.27.18 at 2:28 am

    We took our daughters there on their 4th birthday. We all had so much fun! The buttons were great!

  • Reply
    Merry
    02.27.18 at 2:44 am

    I love this and you are ABSOLUTELY right. It is just as easy as planning a big birthday party and it is SO MUCH COOLER.

  • Reply
    Crystal
    02.27.18 at 3:00 am

    Happy birthday to your little one! We have spent many birthdays at Disneyland. I would love to celebrate at the Magic Kingdom for my next birthday. It looks all kinds of magical.

  • Reply
    Reesa Lewandowski
    02.27.18 at 3:46 am

    Nothing more than special than a Disney birthday! We will be celebrating some next month when we go!

  • Reply
    Cyn Gagen
    02.27.18 at 6:02 am

    Oh gosh. Adding this to the list of things we need to do for my grandson. But if I’m going to be honest, I really want a Disney birthday for myself too! What fun!

  • Reply
    Luci
    02.27.18 at 6:12 am

    That looks like tons of fun. I want to do that for my birthday, maybe I’ll bring my niece and nephews so they can have fun too.

  • Reply
    Geraline Batarra
    02.27.18 at 8:42 am

    I never really thought about going to Disney to have a Birthday celebration before, it looks beautiful though. May need to add it to my want to do list.

  • Reply
    AnnMarie John
    02.27.18 at 11:38 am

    It’s one memorable birthday celebration especially since you’re going to be spending it at the happiest place on Earth. I think these are more than enough reasons to spend your child’s birthday there!

  • Reply
    Dee Jackson
    02.27.18 at 12:12 pm

    I’ve heard great things of Magic Kingdom. I want to visit even though I’m an adult ?

  • Reply
    Allison Cooper
    02.27.18 at 12:45 pm

    You’re daughter is the cutest! What a magical way to celebrate. I agree that every child deserves to have at least one super memorable vacation, birthday experience like this!

  • Reply
    Elizabeth O
    02.27.18 at 5:20 pm

    This looks like such a magical experience. I am glad your daughter had the best day!

  • Reply
    yreviewme
    02.27.18 at 5:29 pm

    Awww, this is so awesome. I’m sure your daughter enjoyed the quality time spent together with her loved ones! This is surely memorable 🙂

  • Reply
    Leslie
    02.27.18 at 6:20 pm

    What a great way to spend a birthday. Disney has a way of making everyone feel like its there special day when you visit!

  • Reply
    Eva
    02.27.18 at 7:02 pm

    We took my son there for his birthday when he turned 6. Everyone was SOOOOO nice that he was overwhelmed with all the attention. He had such a good time – all the kids did. He didn’t even need the extra attention to have a blast.

  • Reply
    Brittany
    02.27.18 at 7:41 pm

    What a fun birthday! I had honestly never thought of it but now I want to do this exact trip for our oldest son’s birthday.

  • Reply
    Dee Clarke
    02.27.18 at 11:25 pm

    You’re preaching to the choir here. We took my son for his 8th birthday and it was a blast for all of us. Disney exceeded my expectations. I know why it’s called the Magic Kingdom.

  • Reply
    Sapphire Kharyzma
    02.28.18 at 12:28 am

    My son just turned 7 this month and my goal was to take him to Beaches in Turks & Caicos to their Sesame Place at the resort! I am planning to do it for his 8th and do Disney for Christmas! Tell your princess I said happy bday ?

  • Reply
    Kelly Edgar
    02.28.18 at 12:58 am

    What a wonderful experience, I know that my nieces and nephews would really enjoy this for their birthdays .

  • Reply
    kim
    02.28.18 at 1:03 am

    What a magical b-day! Your daughter is such a cutie! Disney is such a special place and you’re right, it’s a one stop shop for b-days.

  • Reply
    Hey Sharonoox
    02.28.18 at 1:13 am

    Looks like she had an amazing birthday blast! What great way to spend a birthday. This must be a magcal and unforgetable birthday for her. It looks so much fun!

  • Reply
    Nallely Tapia
    02.28.18 at 1:21 am

    this is so cute and looks like she had the time of her life! my dad took me to disney world wwhen i turned 15 it was really my best birthday ever

  • Reply
    Holly Lasha
    02.28.18 at 1:59 am

    Love this. Disneyland is closer for us, so we go there more..but we always to Disney for the kid’s birthdays!!

    • Reply
      Bianca Dottin
      02.28.18 at 2:58 am

      We’ve never been to Disneyland but hope to make it there someday.

  • Reply
    Crystal
    02.28.18 at 2:02 am

    Disney is such a magical place. We took our son there when he turned 5..

  • Reply
    Jem Castor
    02.28.18 at 2:33 am

    Wow! That trip sounds fabulous. I’m sure this is definitely a memory your daughter will forever remember.

  • Reply
    Annie
    02.28.18 at 2:35 am

    This looks like a blast! I’m definitely going to plan one!

  • Reply
    Kristin Kimble
    02.28.18 at 2:50 am

    I use to go to Disney every year when I was younger because my mom was from Florida! Its such an amazing place! Your kids look like they had an amazing time!

  • Reply
    Marie
    02.28.18 at 3:59 am

    What a fantastic day! I celebrated my 21st birthday at Disney World and it was still just as fun.

  • Reply
    Jennifer L
    02.28.18 at 5:29 am

    I think having a birthday celebration at Disney is absolute genius no matter the age. There really is something for everyone there that you’re sure to give the birthday gal or gent a great time. So happy Tatiana had such an amazing time at Disney. Memories that will surely be with her forever.

  • Reply
    Tara
    02.28.18 at 5:35 am

    omg I bet this was such a dream!!

  • Reply
    Adepoju Grace
    02.28.18 at 6:01 am

    This amazing! I can only imagine how happy your child was. It’s indeed magical.

  • Reply
    Adepoju Grace
    02.28.18 at 6:04 am

    This is so beautiful. I can only imagine how happy your girl was. It’s truly magical.

  • Reply
    Emma Steve
    02.28.18 at 11:17 am

    It sounds like a great experience. Fun idea to celebrate birthday!

  • Reply
    Carissa
    02.28.18 at 1:20 pm

    This definitely looks like the best birthday EVER! My children are standing next to me as I read and loving the pictures! I cant wait to plan our own family trip!!!

  • Reply
    Kiwi
    02.28.18 at 3:34 pm

    You took some magical pictures of your daughters experience at Disneyworld When i have kids I will do this for them too!

  • Reply
    Scott
    02.28.18 at 7:11 pm

    We would love to. But…both of our girls’ birthdays fall in the middle of the school year. Can’t take that much time off!

  • Reply
    Lisa Rios
    02.28.18 at 7:38 pm

    I totally agree – a Disney Birthday is the best kind of birthday. It’s magical and special for the whole family!

  • Reply
    LavandaMichelle
    02.28.18 at 10:44 pm

    Aw, these pictures are adorable! She looked like she had so much fun, I would love to take my daughters here. I think I’d like it more than them, lol. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Bianca Dottin
      03.01.18 at 2:03 am

      My husband said that he couldn’t tell who had more fun so you just might have more fun than them.

  • Reply
    Ally Jones
    03.01.18 at 12:11 am

    This looks so fun! I want to do this for my birthday!

    • Reply
      Bianca Dottin
      03.01.18 at 2:02 am

      It’s so much fun. I bet you’ll have a blast!

  • Reply
    Farrah Less
    03.01.18 at 1:24 pm

    When I was a kid that is my dream birthday gift. Where else you can ask for a fun and memorable birthday celebration? Only here at Disney Magic Kingdom.

  • Reply
    David Elliott
    03.01.18 at 6:40 pm

    I have done the Disneyland celebration with my daughter many a time. But i would really love to go and do the Magic Kingdom one in Florida. My daughter would love the thing with Belle. I think the stockade outside would be fun.

  • Reply
    Kim
    03.02.18 at 3:01 am

    Birthdays are great at Disney. We surprised our daughter with a trip to Disney for her birthday. It was hilarious because we told her she was going to London and she believed us.

  • Reply
    Aditi Kulkarni
    03.05.18 at 3:28 pm

    Aww she looks so happy! Bless her! It sounds like the perfect place to celebrate a special day 🙂 I would love to go some day…

  • Reply
    Courtney CJ
    03.07.18 at 4:19 pm

    You know I used to live in Florida and I STILL haven’t been to Disney World. The fireworks show would seal the deal for me. I really need to plan an adult trip to Disney.

  • Leave a Reply