Anniversaries & Special Events at WDW


If you are celebrating a special anniversary, a big birthday, a family reunion or other special occasions while on vacation, Walt Disney World has a wide array of customized events to make your celebration unforgettable. Many of the options discussed below might even be a part of your wedding festivities, such as a welcome party or a private dining experience to kick off your happily ever after. 

How can I celebrate my anniversary in Disney?

The first rule of thumb is to let people know you are celebrating something: Wear a special celebration pin or simply tell your concierge upon check- in or when making a private dining request. Often the Disney magic will be added to your celebration in a subtle way. You may simply want to book a dinner at one of the dining locations or explore more unique experience. 

What are my options? 

As with Disney Fairytale Weddings, the options for celebrating an anniversary or special event in Walt Disney World are endless and customizable to meet your needs and budget.
Several Options Include:

Private Dining
Disney's Deluxe Resorts and a select few Moderate Resorts offer private dining menus. You can plan a private dining experience in your resort room or balcony or recreate your wedding menu at a secluded public resort area. To plan a private event not in your room, we recommend calling private dining prior to your arrival to discuss options. You can even have your wedding cake recreated for your anniversary celebration.
Many of the deluxe resorts have a variety of secluded areas to plan an event, including:

  • The Grand Floridian Resort
  • The Boardwalk Inn
  • Disney Resort Suites and Villas are also a perfect way to host a party for a smaller group. 

Specialty Cruises
You can reserve a cruise to watch Epcot's Illuminations or the Magic Kingdom's Wishes fireworks. There are many locations to rent the specialty cruises from including the Grand Floridian, Contemporary and Boardwalk Resorts. These are best suited for smaller events but can be customized with decorations and private meals and snacks.
You can also book the Grand One Yacht from the Grand Floridian for an extra special touch.

Theme Park Events
Plan a private dinner for two or a small dessert party as a way to mark your wedding anniversary. Depending on your event size many of the locations available when planning a wedding dessert party. While these areas are public they are very secluded and makes for a very exclusive dining experience. (Site fees and viewing fees apply to these events.)

  • Epcot: Uk Pubside, Morocco, etc
  • Hollywood Studios: Fantasmic! Dessert Party

When should I start to plan my special event?

The best advice is to start planning early, in order to explore all the options you will have while vacationing. Contact your resort concierge who can lead you in the right direction to begin planning.

Many of the Disneymooner forum members have planned and hosted a variety of private events on Disney property including birthday parties, dessert parties, recreation of their wedding cake and much more.

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