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Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday At Universal Studios

Trying to find something special to do for your birthday. Look no further! Find out Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday at Universal Studios!Trying to find something special to do for your birthday. Look no further! Find out Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday at Universal Studios!

Birthdays are a big deal, and they should be celebrated! This year we surprised my son with a trip to Universal Studios Florida for his 13th birthday? I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate, could you? If you are trying to decide what to do for your birthday or someone special’s birthday, check out these reasons why you should celebrate your birthday at Universal Studios.

Birthday at Universal Studios

Birthday Button

First things first, you want to let everyone know it is your birthday at Universal Studios. On your way into the park stop by Guest Relations at the front gate to get your official birthday button. You can also pick one up at your hotel if you are staying on property. They are pretty snazzy!

PS: You can get a button at any time. It doesn’t have to be on the EXACT day of your birthday. They also offer buttons for other occasions and special celebrations too!

What Does the Birthday Button Do?

The birthday button will be marked with your name and let the park staff know it is your birthday. When we first walked into the park, the ticketing staff stopped and announced loudly it was my son’s birthday, and everyone sang. This mama’s heart skipped a beat to see the big smile on his face. All-day long as we made our way through the park all the staff wished him a happy birthday. It helped make his day special!

Trying to find something special to do for your birthday. Look no further! Find out Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday at Universal Studios!

The Biggest Secret

Now that you are wearing that birthday button proudly march yourself down to Diagon Alley in the heart of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and pay yourself a visit to Ollivanders Wand Shop. It is not 100% guaranteed, but Ollivander has been known to take notice of muggles & wizards with a Birthday Button and choose them for a wand ceremony. It worked for us, and my son was over the moon that his wand chose him at Ollivander’s.

Be prepared for singing

On our way to get on the Men In Black ride the ride, attendant stopped and announced over the loudspeaker that it was Mason’s Birthday. Everyone cheered, clapped and sang. I know some people might not like all of the attention, but it makes you feel special on your birthday to have everyone in such a fun place notice you.

Trying to find something special to do for your birthday. Look no further! Find out Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday at Universal Studios!

Hotel Surprise

Mention it is your birthday when staying on-site. Not only can you get your birthday button at check-in (saves waiting at guest services), at the Royal Pacific, we got a birthday card with a free drink coupon.

When we stayed at the Hard Rock my daughter received a special Hard Rock Birthday Pin, Coupon for Ice Cream, and a piece of birthday cake waiting in our room! Some have mentioned getting balloons in their room. It is worth telling them it is for a birthday when you reserve your room.

Rumors

I am calling these rumors because we did not experience these first hand, but I have heard of them happening from time to time, so I thought they were worth mentioning. Some other things we have heard that can happen to those wearing the Birthday Button are getting a free specialty drink, or getting priority admission to an attraction.

Why you should celebrate your birthday at Universal Studios should be clear. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate a special day than at Universal Studios. We haven’t stopped talking about it or smiling. My son’s birthday at Universal Studios was a magical day, even for us muggles.

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*A special thanks to Universal Orlando Resort for providing us with media tickets in exchange for coverage. All opinions are 100% our own. 

 

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5 Comments

  1. I’m taking my son to universal for his 11th birthday ( a very special birthday in the wizardring world ?). We scheduled the trip for about 10 days after his actual birthday due to holiday crowds. Will they still allow him to celebrate “officially “?

  2. After reading this post, my boyfriend called the Hard Rock to let them know it was my birthday when we come. And he was able to get a room upgrade! Wow, just wow! I don’t think they do that everytime, but because of Covid, some things they cant do. I can’t wait!!!

  3. Now, I am here just for a testimony. That the rumors of the button is true, for my daughter birthday last year 2020 we went during covid despite face-covering being on lock down for almost a year and we went to Universal not knowing how hard to reserve your spot in line to ride. We we’re late and also didn’t have the app working a lady dressed in business attire was in front of the mummy ride we had no spot reserve team member did not let us in line but the nice lady her name was Jessica she felt sorry and said they we’re able to do something for so we followed her to this door that her key card could get us in and had to walk a flight of stairs once we got to the 2nd floor the 2nd door we came out of was actually the exit side once the ride was over there we’re lockers by the door that you may notice till this day. I was told famous celebrity go this way, The nice team member also gave us a one time locker pass and rented the locker for free. We got on the ride once the party that was on exited and was able to enjoy mind. Best day ever

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