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  • On Mar 7, 2024
    Ruby Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi - my child will turn 3 towards the end of our trip. Does this mean we have to purchase a ticket? Thanks.

    Hey Howdy Hey Ruby and welcome to planDisney!

    Traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort and experiencing your holiday through the eyes of children is such a Magical experience. Seeing them step into the movies that they love and interacting with their favorite characters are memories you will cherish forever! That being said, there are things to be aware of as far as children needing theme park tickets to prepare you for your upcoming trip. I will be happy to give you more information on these rules to better help you prepare for your upcoming holiday. 

    You have it right so far Ruby, children age 3 and older do need theme park tickets to enter the parks. Where it gets tricky is when kids turn 3 during their holiday. The generally accepted rule is that on your date of arrival, the child's age will be accepted for the duration of the trip. So if your child is 2 when you arrive, they will usually accept this as their age for the duration of the vacation. They will not usually make you pay for a ticket if your child turns 3 during your trip. 

    One tip I wanted to give you has to do with navigating the parks with little ones. Baby Care Centers are located in each theme park and are great places to visit if you find your little one may be getting too overstimulated. These locations are for caregivers for little ones, babies and younger children. You will find an area for them to sit back, watch one of their favorite Disney shows and enjoy a snack. They are great areas for the little ones and their parents to recharge when in the parks. 

    I hope this information was helpful so you can better prepare for your upcoming holiday to the Most Magical Place on Earth. If you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out and let us know, we are always happy to help!

    Have a Magical day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Nick, Ohio

Hey howdy hey, I’m Nick! My happy place will always be Walt Disney World Resort and is where we call “Home”, but we do vacation exclusively in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of the year. My happily ever after is shared with my 3 girls, my beautiful wife and my career in Physical Therapy. I love any excuse to talk about Walt Disney World Resort and am so excited to help you discover the Magic of the Resort. Learn More About Nick

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