Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 5, 2011
    Jaynee from IN 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.

    If I book a vacation and my son turns 18 a few day into it, will the entire booking be at a child rate or adult rate for him?

    Hi Jaynee,

    Just to clarify with you that a childs rate for Park Tickets and the Dining Plan at WDW are ages 3-9 years old.  An adult rate applies to guests aged 10+, so your 18 year old (or now 17 year old) son will already be considered an adult because he is over 10 years old.  If your son was on the cut-off age between a childs price and an adults price (i.e. 9 years old going on 10 during your vacation dates), he would be considered a child throughout your dates of travel even though his age would change to an adult category during your trip.  A guest will remain the age that they were booked at for the duration of a trip regardless of a Birthday occurring during the vacation, so if you are concerned about an "extra" charge for a 3rd guest/Adult in your Resort room because he would now be considered an adult for a room reservation, he would be considered the age he was at time of booking/travelling.  Hope this helps!

    Best wishes,
thumbnail image for Brigitta

Meet the Panelist: Brigitta, British Columbia

I am a Canadian citizen working in the tourism industry. My Disney World experiences started with my family when I was just a little girl. I have continued this tradition with my daughter who has been there now more than 15 times. Learn More About Brigitta

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.