• On Mar 13, 2017
    Natalie Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If child is currently 3 years but will be turning 4 during his visit to Disney world would I have to buy him a child ticket or does he get in for free? The website says child under 3 dont need a ticket.

    Hi, Natalie!

    It is so fun traveling to Walt Disney World with a little Mouseketeer! Everything is so magical for them. You may want to read about traveling with little ones to Walt Disney World. It might have some good tips for your upcoming vacation.

    Once a child reaches age 3, he/she will require a theme park ticket. Since your son will already be 3, turning 4, he will need a valid admission ticket. There is a child price for tickets, and this price is for all children ages 3 - 9. Once children reach age 10, they will they be considered "adults" when buying their theme park tickets.

    Once kids are 3 years old, they will also be charged at buffets and family style dining locations. Kids menus are available at Table Service locations as well as Quick Service locations. The kids' choices are really very good and I think reasonably priced.

    Unfortunately, we can't keep our kids little forever (mine are now teenagers, yikes!) but at least we are eased in with a discounted child rate for tickets and dining at Walt Disney World!


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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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