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I love celebrating my birthday at Walt Disney World resort. Much of Disney World’s birthday magic comes from pixie dusting by cast members (and even other guests). However, I wanted to see if you could score any free stuff at Disney World on your birthday.

Let’s get the most important question out of the way when spending your birthday in Disney World.

Does Disney World give you free admission on your birthday? No, you do not get in free to Walt Disney World on your birthday. While many people want to know if Disney World is free on your birthday, there are no free or discounted admission perks on birthdays.

Unfortunately, Disney World birthday freebies are few and far between- but you can get a birthday treat!

Does Disney do Anything Special for your Birthday?

There are a few ways to maximize your chances of getting a Disney World birthday freebie.

  • Tell a cast member or travel agent when booking your vacation. If your Disney World vacation planner or travel agent notes it in the reservation, you will likely encounter little magical touches to help you celebrate your birthday.
  • Pick up a Celebration button ASAP to ensure 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. 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.
  • Share with your server. When you eat, tell the cast member while sitting down and at meals. However, there are some ways to bank on birthday freebies.
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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 restaurant email lists and clubs early (at least 30 days prior) to get your birthday coupons in time. Most of these Disney Springs birthday freebies will help you have the best Disney day ever.

The Earl of Sandwich (Disney Springs)

Earl of Sandwich has some of the best sandwiches on the planet. Better yet- did you know 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 you can get a discount (10% AAA, Disney Vacation Club, Annual Passholder). You can’t combine 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 (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. Make sure to get your birthday perks from Sprinkles!

Wetzel’s Pretzels (Disney Springs)

Wetzel’s Pretzels makes the perfect shareable snack. They have you covered whether you’re looking for sweet or savory pretzels. 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. You will receive a $25 birthday reward during your birthday month. 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

Do Any Stores Offer 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 at Disney World?

Shula‘s is located in the Swan & Dolphin Resort. They have a particular club that you can join here to get you $10 off your first meal.

If you’re looking to “treat yourself” but don’t 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, 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.

How do you make your birthday special at Disney World?

We recommend everything on this list because we enjoy it on our trips. However, we may earn a small commission if you click these links.

While spending your birthday in Florida, you deserve to celebrate. If you’ve discovered other answers to “What restaurants in Walt Disney World offer a free birthday treat?” please let us know in the comments!

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate a loved one’s Disney bday in the hotel room, you can order gift baskets to be delivered from Amazon. These are much cheaper than hiring the Disney Florist to do it for you- and Amazon will deliver to the hotel.

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