If you are fortunate enough to be spending your magical day at the most magical place on earth, then you will be hard pressed to choose only one restaurant to celebrate your birthday at. If there's one thing visitors realize when they step through the magical gates at Walt Disney World, it's that there are countless ways to make your visit, and your birthday, incredibly special.
You could choose to dine at a restaurant that offers spectacular views of the fireworks display that Disney puts on, or perhaps celebrate your day by going on a dinner cruise, or splurge on a fancy 5-star dinner at one of the posh places on site. Whatever you choose, you're sure to remember your birthday when you celebrate it at Disney. Here are the best restaurants at Disney World for celebrating your birthday.
10 Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Ohana is a great restaurant to visit if you want to celebrate your birthday with family, after all, 'osana' does mean family! This all-you-can-eat family restaurant with a Hawaiian twist is a great place to celebrate your day, with the delicious food served to your table on huge skewers.
With the Polynesian theme in abundance at Ohana, you will feast on steak, sweet and sour chicken skewers, oak-grilled shrimp, along with lo mein noodles and salad. Your birthday will be honored by everyone dancing the Hula during the grand birthday celebration.
9 Jiko at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Located in the heart of the Animal Kingdom at Disney World, Jiko immerses guests into African culture with an amazing combination of African, Mediterranean, and Indian cuisine. Enjoy the wood-burning fires that replicate the savannah sunset, while chefs create their masterpieces in the open-view kitchens.
For a limited time, and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie The Lion King, guests can also choose to dine on the 3-course prix fixe menu while enjoying soft African melodies played in the background. With opportunities to sample South African wines paired with your meal, you're sure to enjoy your birthday celebration at Jiko.
8 Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort
Perhaps you're a true die-hard Disney fan, and it just wouldn't be a birthday celebration without seeing Mickey. Then, head over to Chef Mickey's to enjoy, not only some delicious food, but also a visit with the Big Mouse himself. Not only will Mickey be around the visit, but some of his friends like Goofy, Donald, Minnie Mouse, and Pluto will all be there to wish you a happy birthday.
Guests can enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet featuring a wide selection of American cuisine, such as buttered chicken, seafood paella, and even macaroni and cheese for the kids. Finish off your birthday meal with a visit to the dessert buffet and treat yourself to a delicious ice cream sundae topped with your favorite extras!
7 Cinderella's Royal Table at the Magic Kingdom
Do you fancy treating yourself like royalty on your special day? If so, then perhaps a dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table might be the best choice for your birthday celebration at Disney. Cinderella will be there to greet you as you go up the stunning spiral staircase into the banquet hall, with medieval flags and stone archways adding to the elegance of the restaurant.
Between the gorgeous stained glass windows and views of Fantasyland, you will feel like a king or queen on your special day. After your delicious meal, treat yourself to a signature dessert in celebration of your birthday
6 Whispering Canyon at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
Whispering Canyon gives you a more casual birthday celebration experience, where you can unwind, relax, and have fun! The theme of this restaurant is the old west, and in true Disney fashion, the theme is obvious throughout the restaurant, from its decor to its food.
All-you-can-eat family platters are available for your to share with your crew, and you'll be dining on delicious dishes like chicken, sausage, and ribs. The serving staff are full of fun and surprises as well, to keep you laughing and having a ball celebrating your special day.
5 California Grill Lounge at Disney's Contemporary Resort
The view at the California Grill Lounge is second to none when it comes to viewing the fireworks display that Disney puts on. Enjoy sitting at your table with friends and family enjoying the view and the fireworks, in celebration of your birthday!
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High up on the 15th floor of Disney's Contemporary Resort, you will enjoy dining on delicious Californian cuisine, such as yellow fin tuna, goat cheese ravioli, or brick-oven fired pizza. Treat yourself to a decadent dessert or a glass of their finest Californian wines.
4 Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney's Yacht Club Resort
This restaurant incorporates New England seaside themes, with nautical touches throughout the restaurant. The menu focuses primarily on the top-quality grain-fed beef that is available, and you can watch the butchers carefully slice and prepare your steak to perfection.
Perhaps for your birthday you'd like to treat yourself to a delicious surf and turf dinner, consisting of lobster tail and prime rib steak, or perhaps the lobster pasta is more to your liking. Either way, this will be a meal full of delicious, carefully-prepared food, and topped off with a decadent dessert such as the cookies and cream brownie bar.
3 Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort
For your birthday, invite some animal friends to join you! At Sanaa, in the Animal Kingdom, you can sit at your table and enjoy watching a wide variety of animals roaming past, including zebras, giraffes, and ostriches. In the Animal Kingdom, there are over 200 birds and animals that you can see, and what better way to observe them than from your very own dinner table?
At Sanaa, you can enjoy dining on East-African-inspired food, starting with a delicious selection of Indian breads with 9 accompaniments. Following your starter, you can choose to enjoy a variety of food with their sample platter, allowing you to taste new and exotic dishes. Pair your special meal with a Kenyan beer or a signature cocktail like the Malawi Mango Margerita.
2 Dinner Cruise on the Grand 1 Yacht
A dinner cruise on the Grand 1 Yacht is one of those experiences that you will always remember, as it is an exquisite way to celebrate your special day. Tour around Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon while enjoying a private dining experience and butler service.
The Grand 1 Yacht can accommodate 18 guests (17 if you are having butler service), so you and your friends and family can truly enjoy this magical experience all to yourselves. If you choose an evening cruise, then you will also be treated to a spectacular view of the fireworks display, from the deck of your private yacht. You will truly feel like royalty spending your birthday celebration on this yacht!
1 Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Victoria & Albert's is the epitome of fine dining, offering guests a truly spectacular dining experience. It is a AAA 5-diamond restaurant featuring the elegance of the Victorian era combined with delicious gourmet American cuisine that uses ingredients from around the world.
Choose to dine at the coveted Chef's Table and be treated to a culinary experience that is out of this world. You will get to experience an 11-course feast, featuring dishes from all over the world such as Maine scallops and Japanese beef, all paired with the perfect wines from their wide selection. However you choose to dine at Victoria & Albert's, you are sure to remember this special birthday celebration.