Disneyland's theme for 2009 is "What Will You Celebrate?" and as part of the promotion Disney will be offering free admission to Disneyland or any of the parks at Disney World.
As an Annual Passholder, I'm quite excited that in lieu of the free admission ticket, passholders who visit the park on their birthdays will be given gift cards of the same value as an admission ticket, currently $69.
On my last birthday I received matted posters of the Matterhorn and Skyway Buckets, and I'd love to add to my collection of Disneyland attraction posters next year with the gift card!
There are more details about the promotion in today's Mouseplanet Updates for both Disneyland and Disney World.
Be sure to check out the other interesting info in the updates. The Disneyland update includes a rumor about the return of the dearly missed Big Thunder Ranch barbecue restaurant (but will it be expensive if it's for birthday parties?!), as well as information about a new monthly payment plan for annual passports.
The WDW page has great photos of the new Contemporary Tower -- my kids were interested in the design of the pool slide -- and plans for reopening the Treehouse Villas as part of the Saratoga Springs Resort. I glimpsed the Treehouses when I was at WDW in January; staying in one would be a completely unique experience!
You'll also find some discussion about Disneyland's 2009 plans in the comments for my Disneyland post of last Friday.