• On Jul 19, 2019
    Cynthia from TX 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.

    My child turns 4 in September 9—do I need to purchase park ticket for my child since still 3 when visiting?

    Hey there, Cynthia. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. 

    Children under the age of 3 do not require valid Theme Park admission when visiting Walt Disney World. Since your son is 3, he will need a park ticket this vacation. The good news is that children ages 3-9 are at a discounted rate when buying those tickets. It's easy to purchase online. Just go to the theme park admission page of the Walt Disney World website. Then choose your ticket type. You can select from options like a Standard Park Ticket which allows you to enter one park per day or the Park Hopper option which allows you to enter multiple parks in a single day. Then you'll need to decide how many days worth of tickets you'll need. After that, you'll see a calendar and you will pick which days your child will need a ticket for and then you'll select the child ticket option. From there, you'll see the grand total and be able to check out. It's a very seamless process and should only take you a few minutes. If you haven't purchased tickets for yourself yet either, you might be interested in a vacation package instead. Packages can include your resort stay, the Disney Dining Plan, park tickets and so much more. It's a great option and can save you some money by booking this way! 

    I hope this helps clear up any confusion. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back and ask. Have fun! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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