• On Jan 27, 2017
    Kelly from VA 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 are bringing our 2 year old to Disney World. He will turn 3 five days into our trip. We're purchasing park hopper tickets for our visit. Will we have to pay for tickets for his final 2 days there? With family nearby, we will stay off property.

    Dear Kelly,

    Thanks for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about your little one.

    The good news is that the age at Walt Disney World Resort is based on the age when you start your reservation or ticket, so in your case of your child turning three after you've already been in the Parks for 5 days, then he will not need a child ticket. If the child's birthday is the first day that you are in the Parks, then you would need a ticket for him for the duration of your stay.

    Have a magical vacation!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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