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    Birthday question

    I'm curious... how do the Cast Members know when it's your birthday? I hear them tell people happy birthday using their first name but how do they do it? My boyfriend thinks they have a button of some sort that prompts this to happen, but I don't know. I went in for my birthday yesterday and when I was admitted into the park the lady checking tickets told me happy birthday, but that was it for the rest of the day. I didn't get any such button if that's the way it's supposed to work.

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    Re: Birthday question

    DL gives out Birthday Buttons.

    In your case, I'm assuming that your ticket said something that designates it a free birthday admission.
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    Re: Birthday question

    CBF is right, normally it's the buttons. Before the Free Birthday Admission deal if you had an annual pass it would make a different sound when the CM scanned it on your birthday.

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    Re: Birthday question

    When I went for my B-day last year I went to City Hall to get a birthday button and I had some of the CM's saying "Happy Birthday Princess Jennifer" It was funny. I had my boyfriend start saying that too...Lol!!!
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    Re: Birthday question

    It sounds like you didn't ask for your birthday button or, for whatever reason, the CM selling you your ticket (did you buy at the parks' ticket booths?) didn't pony up. CMs can see the birthday button a mile away and can usually read the guest's first name printed on it. Voila! There you have the personalized birthday greeting.

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    Re: Birthday question

    when they scanned my ap, it said happy birthday in bold on the screen.

    the rest of the time, it's people wearing their birthday buttons.
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    Re: Birthday question

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    Before the Free Birthday Admission deal if you had an annual pass it would make a different sound when the CM scanned it on your birthday.
    There's actually a monitor on the ticket booths and as a AP is scanned, your photo comes up on the monitor. If it's your birthday, a large 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' is displayed as well as your pic to prompt the CM with the greeting.
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    Re: Birthday question

    Gotta love the fact that they do stuff like that =) It really makes you feel so special, even though there are tons of people a day hearing it. but its still pretty cool that they at least acknowledge it. And even random people around the park (guests not CM's) have told me as well

    but as to your question, everyone has pretty much answered everything haha I just wanted to add that tidbit of funsicles

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    Re: Birthday question

    I love my birthday buttons. I don't have any from Disneyland, but I have a small collection of the various ones they gave out at WDW before they went to the general one they give out at all the parks now.

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    Re: Birthday question

    I have an annual pass. I did go get my Fun Card at the ticket booth before going through the entrance... wasn't told anything about a button either time. A lot of people must've had them though because I heard the greetings several times.

    Oh well, it was a great time anyway.

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    Re: Birthday question

    I wore my birthday button all day but I have to say I got more "happy birthday" 's from random people just walking by then by cm's.

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    Re: Birthday question

    Yes must get that B-day button pin to get that extra attention
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    Re: Birthday question

    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria View Post
    I didn't get any such button if that's the way it's supposed to work.

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    Any guest can go to City Hall and ask for a B-Day button. They'll put your name on it and while you are wearing it at the Resort, both CM's and guests might wish you a happy b-day!

    Be sure and ask them for your special B-Day phone call too!

    You can also get the buttons at the DLH and the hotel restaurants like Goofy's Kitchen.

    City Hall also has buttons for other occassions such as anniversary's, first trip, guest of honor, etc...

    It's a nice Disney touch...

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    Re: Birthday question

    Quote Originally Posted by idkmybffminnie View Post
    I wore my birthday button all day but I have to say I got more "happy birthday" 's from random people just walking by then by cm's.




    We encourage our kids (and ourselves too) to wish folks a birthday greeting while we are enjoying the Resort.

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    Re: Birthday question

    Here's a nice story. My boys had turned 5 and had their bday buttons on proudly. We were in line for the Carousel and Mary Poppins and Bert were on the ride. As they were going around, Bert noticed the boys standing in line and leaned over to Mary to say something. When they came back around, they both said "Happy Birthday Boys!" and waved to my kids.

    My boys were SOO excited that Mary Poppins knew it was their birthday and acknowledged it. Just a part of that Disney magic that keeps me coming back over and over again.

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