10 Ways to Celebrate a Special Event at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is an amazing destination to celebrate just about anything that brings you and your loved ones joy.  There are many great ways to celebrate and make your day extra special.  Here are 10 of our favorite ways to celebrate a special event at Walt Disney World:


10. Schedule an In-Room Celebration.

If you are looking for a more personal touch perfect for the event, then consider one of the in-room celebration options offered by Disney Florist.  There are celebrations for birthdays, anniversaries, first visits, princess experiences and more.  You can celebrate all of the joy in your live no matter what the occasion is.

9. Book a dessert party.

There are multiple dessert party options depending on the season and which theme park you are visiting.  The dessert parties include a variety of delicious dessert offerings, plus some savory options.  The parties that in parks other than Magic Kingdom Park also typically offer alcoholic beverages for adults.  It is a great way to celebrate while enjoying delicious treats and reserved viewing for the evening show.

8. Reserve a meal at an amazing table service dining location.

There are so many great table service options to enjoy throughout Walt Disney World.  You can go for one of the Disney Signature Dining experiences and get a little more dressed up or you can stay casual and book one of the other options.  If you want more extravagance, you can book a meal at Victoria & Albert’s.  No matter what you pick, be sure to tell the cast members what you are celebrating.  They may be able to add a little extra magic to the meal.


7. Set sail for a fireworks cruise.

This is a luxurious experience where you get to set sail on a private boat with treats for your very own fireworks viewing from the water.  It is an intimate way to enjoy the fireworks with breathtaking views over the water. It is on the pricy side, but well worth it if you want an intimate way to celebrate with your loved ones.

6. Get a celebration button.

You can get celebration buttons for just about anything you are celebrating, for free!  You can pick them up at the front of the theme parks at Guest Relations.  They are able to write what you are celebrating on them and special buttons for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.  The buttons make great souvenirs and are a great way to show off to everyone what you and your family are celebrating while at Walt Disney World.

5. Plan a “birthday party.”

You can book a birthday party at TREX in Disney Springs if you have kiddos who want to celebrate their birthday at Walt Disney World.  There is also a Build-A-Dino location for kiddos who want to make their own stuffed animal.  You can also book one of the amazing dining locations at Walt Disney World for a large group and make your own birthday party that way.  In the past, we have also had our son’s “birthday party” at Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long at Fort Wilderness.  It is a free event and we brought the s’mores stuff for our guests so that we could enjoy an evening of hanging out together.  You can get creative and make many spots a great “birthday party” option while at Walt Disney World!

4. Order a special cake.

You can order your own custom cake from the Disney bakery.  You can select the colors, characters, flavors, etc. to make the perfect cake for your celebration.  They can deliver it to your room or you can have them deliver it to a dining location where you will be dining so that you can enjoy the cake at the end of your meal.  This is a great add-on when you are trying to create a party celebration at Walt Disney World.

3. Pick out special hats or mouse ears (and wear celebration shirts).

There is a wide variety of hats and mouse ears to be found at Walt Disney World.  The mouse ears are probably our favorite.  If you pick the cap style mouse ears, you can even have most of those embroidered with your name or celebration info to wear around the parks.  Many families also make celebration shirts to wear around the parks, too!

2. Book a cabana rental.

If you will be visiting one of the water parks or hanging out by the pool at select resorts, then you may want to consider a cabana rental.  They are on the pricey side, but give you a more luxurious feel while enjoying the day.  You get a private, covered area to enjoy that is also equipped with a few refreshments and a cast member to help with any of your needs during the experience. You may even be able to set up your own mini party at the cabana.

1. Go on a carriage ride.

We love the carriage rides over at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.  The ride through the grounds is intimate and romantic.  It is a great way to relax and enjoy the simpler things in life. There are also carriage rides available at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort.  During the holiday season, there are Holiday Sleigh Rides at Fort Wilderness for guests to celebrate the holiday season.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!