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  • On Apr 23, 2023
    Michele from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I bought a three day pass, but I’m worried my special needs 3 year old won’t be able to do the third day. If I use 2 off the 3 days can I use the 3rd day the next year? ( we live out of state)

    Hi, Michele, and welcome to planDisney! Your visit to Disneyland Resort is just around the river bend, and how exciting to be showing the magic to your little one. Children and Disney go together, and I'd love to watch your child experience the sounds, smells, and sights at the theme parks! I'm getting teary-eyed just thinking about it. But I understand your concerns with your tiny one's stamina, so let's brainstorm some ideas.

    Theme Park Tickets are nonrefundable, Michele, and you have 13 days from the first use to use them. If you cannot use the third day, it will expire at the end of that window. One option would be to extend your visit by a day or two and allow a day of rest and relaxation before the third park day. Your family could sleep in, lounge by your resort pool, or stroll around Downtown Disney District for shopping and ice cream. Then, you'll be refreshed and ready for that last day at the theme park.

    I also suggest setting a slower pace on your three park days. For example, purchase Genie+ Service to book Lightning Lanes and shorten your wait times for attractions. A bonus with this service is free digital downloads of all your Disney PhotoPass pictures! And when my son was a toddler, we would always go back to our hotel for an afternoon nap and then head back to the park for an hour or two in the evening.

    My final recommendation is to reach out to Disability Access Services. If your tot qualifies for this service, you'll be provided accommodations that will help make those three park days go smoothly. The Cast Members at Disneyland Resort go above and beyond to ensure every guest has a pixie-dusted experience!

    Michele, I'm waving my Fairy Godmother-in-Training wand that your visit next month will be full of fun and fabulous memories for your family. Please stop by planDisney anytime if you have any other questions. 

    Magic awaits,
    Elaine
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Meet the Panelist: Elaine, Florida

Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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