If you’re heading to the Happiest Place on Earth for your birthday, you are in for a treat. Spending a day – or three! – celebrating your birthday among Mickey Mouse and his friends can’t really be outdone. But did you know that such a thing existed as Disneyland birthday freebies?
What Does Disneyland Do On Your Birthday?
Our ultimate Disneyland birthday freebies list includes all the free things and discounts you can get for your birthday within the Disneyland Resort, with many of them located in Downtown Disney. It’s important to note that these are current as of October 2018 – we’ll make sure to update the article as we notice changes. As always, each of these Disneyland birthday freebies are subject to availability and change from the stores/restaurants at any time.
The Best Disneyland Birthday Freebies and Discounts:
Disneyland Birthday Freebies - Parks and Hotels
Birthday buttons. Everyone who is celebrating a birthday at Disneyland can get a free “Happy Birthday” button, whether you're traveling over your actual birthday or not. You can get them from City Hall in Disneyland, Guest Services in Disney California Adventure Park or many of the retailers located throughout the Resort. Many Cast Members will also have some on-hand, so don't hesitate to ask. Not only is the free birthday pin a fun souvenir, Cast Members will go above and beyond to make sure they wish you a happy birthday. You never know what fun birthday surprises may await.
Birthday dessert. When you make a reservation for a table service restaurant inside either of the parks or any of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels, be sure to let them know you are celebrating a birthday. The restaurants will provide a free birthday cupcake or other dessert, and song. You also have the option to purchase a birthday cake to celebrate the occasion. This applies to all table service restaurants - including Character Dining. Talk about a memorable birthday meal!
Disneyland Birthday Freebies - Downtown Disney:
Wetzel's Pretzels. Download the Wetzel’s Pretzels app to earn a free pretzel item, as well as a free pretzel item after purchase of six pretzel items. Additionally, you’ll receive a free pretzel – regardless if you’ve purchased with them before – on your birthday. Find out more here.
Starbucks. Sign up for the Starbucks rewards app and program to earn rewards with every purchase. You'll get a free reward (good for beverage or food item) on your birthday. You have to join at least 30 days before your birthday. Although there are multiple Starbucks locations throughout the Disneyland Resort, only the Downtown Disney Starbucks location allows you to use rewards and honor your birthday freebie. Click here to find out more about the program and join.
Sprinkles. Join the Sprinkles Perks program and you'll get a free cupcake on your birthday. Plus, joining the program gives you the ability to earn discounts and other free cupcakes as you purchase more with them. You must sign up at least two weeks before your birthday to get your free birthday cupcake. Sign up here.
Sephora. Sephora’s Beauty Insider Program will give you access to rewards on all your makeup purchases. Plus, you get a special birthday gift that can be chosen from a few different items either in store or online during your birthday month. This is a great Disneyland birthday freebie if you love Sephora and are planning on visiting on your next Disneyland trip. Click here for information and to sign up.
Jamba Juice. Become a part of the Jamba Juice Insider Program and you’ll get a free birthday smoothie or juice. Jamba Juice is always a great treat, whether it’s a smoothie in the morning or a refreshing juice in the afternoon. Make sure to sign up at least a week before your birthday here.
Disneyland Birthday Discounts - Downtown Disney:
Catal, Uva Bar, Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria and Tortilla Jo’s. When you sign up for the Patina Group email blast, you’ll receive a certificate for $30 off your $60 or more purchase that’s valid anytime during your birthday month. You can use this Disneyland birthday discount at your choice of any of the Patina Group restaurants in Downtown Disney, which includes some of the most popular table service restaurants. You can use your certificate at either Catal, Uva Bar, Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria or Tortilla Jo’s. If you’re dining with two or more people, you can easily reach the $60 minimum and save up to half off your meal. That’s a birthday dinner to remember! Click here for more information and to sign up for the email blast.
Earl of Sandwich. Join Earl of Sandwich’s Royalty Club rewards program and you’ll get an instant bonus coupon for $5 off within 7 days of joining. You can use this $5 coupon towards any purchase, including their $5 featured sandwich of the day, making it a free sandwich. Additionally, Royalty Club members can earn rewards on purchases and receive a coupon for a free item on their birthday. The free birthday item changes each year, but we’ve seen the free item qualify for a sandwich, brownie or drink. You can find more information and sign up for the Earl of Sandwich Royalty Club here.
LEGO Store. Sign up for the LEGO VIP program and you’ll earn rewards on all LEGO store purchases. Plus, they offer a special birthday offer and more exclusive deals throughout the year to their VIP members. Join the program here.
Sanuk. Now this one may not exactly qualify on our list of Disneyland birthday freebies, since you can get the discount any time, but we think it should still be included. By joining the Sanuk email list, you’ll get an instant 10% off coupon. Since this is good whether it’s your birthday or not, you’ll definitely want to share with anyone interested in a Sanuk purchase. Sign up for their email list here.
Sunglass Hut. When you join the Sunglass Hut email list, you’ll earn perks on orders as well as special birthday and seasonal discounts. The offers and discounts change from time to time, but it’s definitely something to look into if you’re interested in stopping by the Sunglass Hut on your Disneyland birthday trip. Find out more information and join the list here.
What Does Disneyland Do On Your Birthday? - More Disneyland Birthday Fun
What are you most excited for on our list of Disneyland birthday freebies? A free pretzel, Starbucks drink, Earl of Sandwich discount or something else? Let us know in the comments below – and don’t forget to share these Disneyland birthday freebies with anyone you know heading to Disneyland to celebrate!
And if you're looking for more birthday fun, be sure to check out our article, 5 Things You Must Do On Your Birthday at Disneyland. There's nothing quite like celebrating a birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth.
Book your Disneyland birthday trip now to save the most! Our discount Disneyland tickets and reduced room rates will help you save, all while enjoying a magical birthday. Book any of our Disneyland birthday packages online or give our travel experts a call at 855-GET-AWAY. We’ll go over any questions you have on your trip as well as the Disneyland birthday freebies. No matter what, you’re going to have a wonderful time celebrating at the Happiest Place on Earth!