Many people who come to Walt Disney World do so for that once in a lifetime vacation.
However, were you aware that if you are coming for an extra special occasion, Disney offers a free way of recognizing this? Be that a Birthday, a wedding, or any other form of celebration, then Disney can ensure you get the recognition that you deserve (only if you want to of course!).
If, on the day that you visit any Walt Disney Park you happen to be celebrating your 1st Ever Visit! (Picture 1), Birthday (Picture 2), Engagement (Picture 3), Just Married “Happily Ever After” (Picture 4), Anniversary (Picture 5) Family Reunion (Picture 6), then feel free to pop into any Guest Services location in any of the parks — normally just by the main park entrance — and ask the very kind people here for a badge.
It’s a nice little free touch which can lead to lots of magical moments as you make your way through the parks. Cast members and members of the public will stop and ask you all about your special day.
It’s one of those little hidden things which make Disney so much fun!
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Nice post! I love these badges.
I would like to know if Universal Orlando has the same kind of badges for special ocasions.
To the best of my knowledge, Universal only has two badges: one for birthdays and one for the family selected to open each park on select mornings. Here’s a pic of the birthday badge:
Uau! I didn`t know that! It`s so nice!
Can I pick one at the entrance of the park, like Disney?
And one more question: is there a ceremony to open Universal`s parks?
Thanks a lot Dan!
When it is busy, they do have a small ceremony to open each park in the morning.
You can pick up the birthday buttons at Guest Services, on your right-hand side after you enter the park 🙂
Dan, can I post your pictures (Universal Badge and Disney Badge), in my Blog?
Of course, I would mention that they are from your website. My blog is from Brazil.
Sure. Just be sure to link back to this post, as you mentioned. Thanks for asking 🙂
Thank you so much Dan!
Do you have some photos or a vídeo about this small ceremony that open Universal Parks? I have never seen them. It would lovely to know!
Unfortunately I do not 🙁
These badges sure look pretty awesome! So, I was wondering if you had a list of the badges that are given for free by disney? (Pictures would be even better!) Thanks~
As we talked before, I did a post in my blog about these badges whit your photos (only one of them is mine).
I mentioned you and your website at the end. Thank you very, very much!!
We have just returned from Florida and saw people with these badges but everyone we asked told us you had to stay in a Disney Hotel to get them. Wanted then for my son and daughter. Is there any way I can purchase 2 from somewhere now we are home. I know not the same as wearing them there but to keep in their memory box from the trip. Thanks