Celebrate Donald’s 85th this Weekend in Disneyland

Donald Duck takes center stage this weekend as his 85th birthday is celebrated. Donald was introduced in the Silly Symphony, The Wise Little Hen, on June 9, 1934.

Happy 85th Donald! ©Disney

Here are a few ways to honor our main duck this weekend, and beyond, in Disneyland.

Donald Duck Legs Headband at Mickey’s PhilharMagic ©Disney

“Mickey’s PhilharMagic”

The magic of Disney animation comes to life in the 3D movie musical “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” starring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other favorite Disney characters. As Donald prepares the orchestra for Mickey, he comes across the conductor’s baton and Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Hat. A little magic goes a long way and proceedings go awry as Donald is unexpectedly plunged into a high-definition 3D dream world and you’re taken along for the ride!


Wear your “Donald-best” with fun headwear and apparel. Favorites include the Donald Feet Headband, baseball cap, pins, whistle, and more.

Donald’s Boat ©Disney

Donald’s Boat:

Step aboard the Miss Daisy, Donald’s colorful boat in Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland park. You’ll see Donald’s favorite photos, his seaworthy rain gear and where he sleeps below deck. Don’t forget to ring the boat bell and pull the ship’s whistle!

Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast:

At Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Donald brings beachy fun to Disney’s PCH Grill for breakfast and brunch! Catch some waves on the dance floor with Donald, Daisy, and Stitch as you enjoy an all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet.

This Sunday, PCH Grill is celebrating Donald’s birthday with celebratory moments each hour! Learn more about this breakfast and brunch on the Disneyland website or call (714) 781-DINE.

Donald Duck Donut ©Disney

Donald Duck-Inspired Specialty Eats:

  • Lemon Blueberry Bundt: Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake, filled with Lemon Curd and Blueberry Jam, finished with Blue Lemon Glaze and Whipped Cream. Available at Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland park.
  • Lemon Blueberry Magic: Flaky Donut with Lemon-Blueberry filling, topped with Colored Icings, Whipped Cream and Chocolate Decorations. Available at Schmoozies in Disney California Adventure park.

Will you be in Disneyland this weekend? Share your plans in the comments. Be sure to wish Donald a Happy 85th!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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2 Replies to “Celebrate Donald’s 85th this Weekend in Disneyland”

    1. I contend that plastic surgery played a part in many Disney characters’ continued success. They can afford it, certainly. As for the “trophy wife,” that’s just fowl play.