• On Apr 29, 2016
    Scott from IA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We arrive August 13th and leave on the 17th. My son turns 3 on August 14th. I understand that he can get in free to the theme parks. Can he still eat for free at the buffet restaurants on the 14th-17th?

    Hi, Scott!

    Thanks for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. There is no better place to celebrate a birthday than at Walt Disney World Resort. Your son's third birthday is sure to be magical! Be sure you stop by Guest Relations or the front desk at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel to pick up a "Happy Birthday" button for your son!

    I have great news for you: Did you know that you do not age while you are on vacation at Walt Disney World Resort? Walt Disney World Resort goes by the age your child is when you check-in. Because your son will be two when you arrive at Walt Disney World Resort, you will not have to purchase a theme park ticket for him. And that's true even though he turns three during your vacation. In addition, he can continue to eat for free at buffet dining locations by sharing his meal from an adult's plate. Hooray!

    I hope this helps with your planning, Scott. Please stop back and let me know if you have any additional questions about your upcoming vacation.

    Wishing you many magical memories!
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, Pennsylvania

I'm a wife, mom to three amazing girls (ages 10, 8 and 5) and lover of all-things-Disney! For our family of five, there is nothing more magical than a Walt Disney World Resort vacation (except, perhaps, the unforgettable memories that accompany those vacations!). I enjoy planning our Walt Disney World vacations almost as much as I love taking them, and I would love to share my tips and experiences with you so that you can get the most out of your next Walt Disney World vacation!  Learn More About Erin

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