Hey, Kuleen! Now that you’re 50, what are you going to do next? I’m going to Disney World! And my trip is filled with super cool Disney World birthday ideas for adults.
Walt Disney once said,
Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.
You can put me in the group that chose the option to never grow up.
Celebrating a Birthday at Disney World
It has always been my dream to be at Disney World on my birth date. But with a late-July birthday, I never thought it would happen.
It is too hot to be in Florida in the summer.
But this year I turn 50. I can’t celebrate such a momentous occasion without doing something special, and Disney World was the obvious choice.
One of my longest (don’t say oldest) and dearest friends is my college roommate. Lori turns fifty just eight days before me, so she was the perfect choice for a travel companion.
So on July 28th, we go for three nights and four jam-packed days of Disney World adult birthday fun.
Disney World Birthday Ideas for Adults
So, what does an adult do for a 50th birthday celebration at Disney World?
Here is our itinerary filled with fun Disney World birthday ideas for adults.
When I get home, I will update this post with links and pictures of our crazy fun activities.
day one: my birthday day!
- Pick up FREE birthday buttons to wear with our matching birthday t-shirts and birthday mouse ears.
- Lunch in the castle at Cinderella’s Royal Table. A 50th birthday celebration requires the attendance of the Disney Princesses.
- Party like a dinosaur at the H2O Glow Nights Pool Party. Disney World parties and special events cost extra, but you can guarantee they will be a great time. This one is inspired by the Toy Story short Partysaurus Rex
A Disney party is always a great time to wear a costume. Here is my swimsuit coverup for the party.
day two: first visit to toy story land
- Sleep in! As a busy mom, getting the chance to sleep in one day is the ultimate birthday indulgence.
- Eat Tonga Toast at our late morning reservation at Kona Cafe in the Polynesian Village Resort.
- Ride a Minnie Van to the Yacht Club. One of the resort benefits at the deluxe resorts is the ability to travel directly to another resort via a Minnie Van for a small fee.
- Get a Character Couture makeover. Finally, there is a Bibbity Bobbity Boutique for adults. I have wanted one since my daughter’s first visit to the BBB over ten years ago. Ours is at the Ship Shape Salon at the Yacht Club, but there additional locations.
- Eat dinner at your favorite restaurant. I can’t visit Disney World without a meal at the Sci-Fi Dine-In in Disney Hollywood Studios. I love watching the clips from 1950’s Sci-Fi films while munching on onion rings.
- Try something new. This will be my first visit to Toy Story Land! We have a FastPass+ to ride Slinky Dog Dash. By the way, isn’t the Slinky Dog in my pin adorable? Disney sent me Slink to celebrate the opening of Toy Story Land. Slinky Dog is one of my Toy Story favorites, and I can’t wait to ride the Slinky Dog Dash for the first time. For this crazy huge Toy Story fan, Toy Story Land is a dream come true! I even made outfits for the occasion. (Because we are going on day three too.)
day three: three parks in one day
- Visit during the day and night. We are headed back to Hollywood Studios to ride the Alien Swirling Saucers and see Toy Story Land in the daytime.
- Eat your favorite foods. For lunch, we are off to Canada in Epcot for steak and mashed potatoes at Le Cellier.
- Hang out at Trader Sam’s. Before heading into the Magic Kingdom for the night, we will head over to Trader Sam’s for drinks and light bites. The Spikey Pineapple is the perfect beverage – it tastes like a Dole Whip with rum.
- Go to a dessert party. We will finish off the evening with the Fireworks Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace and reserved firework seating in the Plaza Garden area.
day four: the final day
- Get into Fantasyland early. Breakfast at Be Our Guest is my favorite way to get a jump on the crowds and be among the first to get on the rides in Fantasyland.
- Take a behind-the-scenes tour. Our last bit of birthday fun will be the 5-hour Disney’s Key to the Kingdom tour through the Magic Kingdom and visit the infamous Utilidors. Disney has special tours that fit any budget and interest.
What do you think of our adult Disney World birthday ideas? What have you done to celebrate an adult birthday at Disney World?