Much of Disney’s birthday magic comes from the dusting of pixie dust by cast members (and even other guests). While planning to visit the magical World over a birthday, I wanted to see if any special treats were available.
To start with- Tell whoever books your vacation. If they note it in the reservation, you are more likely to encounter little magical touches. Pick up a Celebration button ASAP to make sure you don’t miss out. You can pick up a “Happy Birthday” pin at Guest Relations or the front desk of Walt Disney World Resorts. When you go to eat, tell the cast member while sitting down and at meals.
You may find yourself getting free dessert or other treats throughout your day. Just be careful- if you’re anything like me, you’ll stab yourself a few times. I am always cautious not to poke my children. However, there are some ways to bank on birthday freebies.
What restaurants in Walt Disney World offer a free birthday treat?
We all know that nothing in Walt Disney World is truly free (except these ten activities). However, these birthday freebies may ease your wallet on those expensive Disney trips. Make sure to sign up for these email lists and clubs early (at least 30 days prior) so that you will get your coupons in time.
The Earl of Sandwich (Disney Springs)
Earl of Sandwich has some of the best sandwiches on the planet. Better yet- did you know that you can enjoy a free sandwich for your birthday? If you sign up for the eClub here, you will get a special welcome and birthday gift. A few days before your birthday, you will receive an email with a coupon for a free sandwich. The coupon is good for 30 days when you receive it (so you don’t even have to use it on your birthday). To save extra money, have one person buy the birthday sandwich and have someone else order the rest of the food so that you can get a discount (10% AAA, Disney Vacation Club, Annual Passholder). You can’t combine any deals with the coupon, so it’s only possible with separate purchases. Luckily, you can also get refillable drinks here.
Starbucks (Everywhere- just about!)
Starbucks typically needs no introduction- but you can sign up for the coffee shop’s rewards program here (if you’re not already a member). To qualify, you must have a valid account and have made a star-earning purchase before your birthday. While you can accumulate stars at all of the Disney World Starbucks locations, you can only redeem your birthday drink at the two Disney Springs locations.
- EPCOT: World Showcase (Before Canada)
- Magic Kingdom: Main Street USA
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Creature Comforts
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Trolly Car
- Disney Springs
Sprinkles (Disney Springs)
Sprinkles cupcake shop features a loyalty program known as Sprinkles perks. If you sign up for the program here, you will earn 5 points for each $1 and be eligible for a free treat on your birthday (either a mini sampler, cupcake, cookie, brownie, or a scoop of ice cream). You will also get the free item when you’ve accumulated 300 points.
Wetzel’s Pretzels (Disney Springs)
Wetzel’s Pretzels makes the perfect shareable snack. Whether you’re looking for sweet or savory pretzels, they got you covered. If it’s your birthday, you can get a free pretzel if you download the app.
Landry’s Restaurants (Animal Kingdom & Disney Springs)
Landry’s restaurant group has a rewards club that you can join here for $25. After purchasing a membership, you register your account and receive a $25 welcome reward. During your birthday month, you will get a $25 birthday reward to use. You can also accrue points as you eat at Landry’s restaurants. This restaurant group owns a lot of restaurants in Walt Disney World, such as :
- Rainforest Cafe in Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs
- T-Rex in Disney Springs
- Yak & Yeti’s in Animal Kingdom
Are there Other Free Birthday Goodies in Walt Disney World?
Anthropologie: If you’ve joined their program, Anthroperks, you will receive a birthday treat. Anthropologie is located at Disney Springs.
What other free stuff can I get in Disney World?
If you’re looking to “treat yourself” but don’t really care if it’s related to your birthday, consider joining Chicken Guy’s Sauce Squad for free sauce or hitting up the Ghiradelli store for a chocolate square.
Joffrey’s coffee is all over Disney World and features specialty coffee (Kona and Riviera each have unique blends). Sign up here, and you will get 25% off your first order when you head home. They sometimes offer free coffee travel mugs or bags of coffee during promotions.
It’s Time to Celebrate
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