My birthday at Disneyland was everything I dreamed a birthday at Disneyland could be.

Some people thought I would be lonely.

Other people thought I was crazy.

BIRTHDAY. MADE. #MinnieStyle
Tracey met me early on and we both peed a little on Tower of Terror. Afterwards she took me to lunch and it was the most perfect segue into the rest of my day. I met Mr. Origami, Alexander, who just so happens to share the same birthday as me . (He guessed I was 26. Bless you Alexander.) He gave me a little purple origami box I put my ticket in when I got home. I befriended an eight year old named Wallace in a single rider line, I kind of wanted to set him up with Addie. He planned out the rest of my day for me and when I told him I was planning on eating ice cream for dinner I could tell I solidified adulthood as being awesome in Wallace’s mind.

Thanks to my birthday button I was wished ‘happy birthday’ no less than a hundred times and it never got old.

I can remember walking behind Addie on her 8th birthday aboard the Disney Magic, every crew member who saw her wished her a “Happy Birthday, Princess!” in their native language. I could see her stand a little taller every time they did. One of the things I love most about that kid is her inability to mask emotion, turns out I may be where she got it from.

It’s official. Disney can become even more magical when combined with your birthday.

Can’t see the video? Click here.

Thanks for the memories Disneyland, you’re simply the best.

So so so so happy. #LookForTheLovely

(Entire video shot with my Samsung Galaxy camera, I’m so in love with this thing it’s crazy. Not sponsored.)


  1. Your hair is so long and gorgeous! Yeah, that’s my first comment.

    I thought this was a great post. I think that society tells us we should take solo vacations when we’re in our 60s, but it may be even harder when we are younger. I’m looking up to you with inspiration now!

    Casey Reply:

    @Sara C, Thank you! But shhh…it’s fake! (the hair, not the trip.)

    Lindsay Reply:

    @Casey, Say whaaa? Well now I definitely want details. So pretty! Did you do the fancy-pants braid?

    Casey Reply:

    @Lindsay, No, no, no. Mindy from did it. She has SKILLS.

  2. Charlane says:

    OH MY GOSH! What an awesome birthday! Yay Disney and Happy Birthday Casey!

    Casey Reply:

    @Charlane, Thank you! It was SO much fun.

  3. It has always been my dream to celebrate my birthday at Disney (Land or World – I’m not picky). You have made it a permanent fixture on my bucket list.

    Casey Reply:

    @Katie, Oh yes. It must be ON your birthday, otherwise it’s not the same.

  4. saramd says:

    we did Disney for our Birthdays two years ago. So much fun!

    The we would be my husband and I. Our Birthdays are one day apart.

    Casey Reply:

    @saramd, How fun! Double buttons!

  5. Okay 5 things:

    1. I’m going to Disneyland with a friend for her bday in July and I sent her this link because I’m so excited.

    2. I love how you did your hair.

    3. I love your Mickey & Minnie shirt and if I see it I may buy it.

    4. What did you edit your video with? I loved it, makes me want to take way more videos except I’m not sure if my editing skills are remotely that good.

    5. I laughed so much at you on the Tower of Terror. There is no way I could ungrip the wall next to me (I insisted on sitting next to the wall when I went) to be able to video tape myself.

    Casey Reply:

    1. SO FUN.

    2. Mindy from @cutegirlhair did it, I don’t get any credit.

    3. Wet Seal! $10!

    4. iMovie

    5. I love that ride.

  6. It’s stupid how happy this makes me.

    Casey Reply:

    @Joules, Dude, I may have looked like a creep walking around smiling and talking to myself all day.

  7. Disney is the best place ever to spend a birthday. Glad you had a blast. Happy belated!!!

    Casey Reply:

    @Jess, It seriously is, I mean, I knew it would be good but I didn’t know it would be THIS good.

  8. Happy Birthday! Sounds awesome!

  9. Yay! You are delightful & lovely & I just love that you had a delightful & lovely birthday.

  10. I would spend any day at Disney. The staff are amazing, and I love the way the make a birthday extra special.
    Happy birthday xoxo

  11. Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing issues with your RSS.
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  12. Tiny Gramma says:

    Oh please…you somehow think I’ve never had ice cream for dinner? Though I have moved on from hot fudge to Coldstone’s Chocolate Devotion. Call me? Write me? K?

  13. I’ve decided that I NEED to be at Disneyland on my birthday next year. You’ve just convinced me of something I always knew but never realized.

  14. Annnnd now I’ve decided I want to go to Disneyland for my 30th next year. And I want you to go with me. Kthanksbye