Preschooler on Carousel
  • On Jul 26, 2019
    Laura Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are 4 adults, 2 children over 3, and one child under 3. The under 3 does not need a ticket. I booked fast passes for six on the day but you cannot make selections for under 3s. How does this work in practice? Can she get on the rides? (if tall enough)

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Laura!

    Children who have not yet reached their third birthday are "Guests of the Mouse" and do not need admission tickets.  Just as your littlest family member may enter the theme parks with you when you present your ticket, she may enter the FastPass+ queue (for attractions where she meets the height requirement) with the rest of your party when redeeming the FastPass+ reservations you have made.  For your convenience, I have included this list of attractions suitable for "Any Height".  If your little one is particularly tall and adventurous, you may sort the list for other heights using the filter at the top of the page.

    If there are attractions for which she does not meet the height requirement (or are perhaps too intense) that the rest of your party would like to enjoy, take advantage of Rider Switch service.  Simply ask the Cast Member at the entrance to the attraction.  While an adult waits with the little one, the rest of the party can enjoy the attraction.  I often used this time with my younger children to take them to the restroom, get them a snack, or perhaps pick up a special souvenir.  When the first party returns, the waiting adult can ride without waiting in the standby queue.  As a bonus, the Rider Switch entitlement is good for up to three guests, so the two older children can get in an extra ride!  If you would like to use FastPass+ in conjunction with Rider Switch, all riders should have a FastPass+ reservation for that attraction.

    I hope that helps!  If you have any additional questions as you plan your vacation, please stop by the Moms Panel again any time.

    Enjoy your visit!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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