Mom And Daughter Outside Grand Floridian
  • On May 23, 2015
    Andrew from Gloucestershire 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.

    Hi, we are coming from the UK and staying at the Bay Lake Tower from 11/27/15 to 12/18/15, our daughter will be 2 on arrival however will turn 3 on 12/13/15 do we need to buy a park ticket for her? Initially told no, now being told yes when she turns 3?

    Hi Andrew!

    What a lovely long holiday you have planned. Disney’s Bay Lake Tower is a great location with a little one. You’ll be walking distance to the Magic Kingdom, and a quick Monorail ride to Epcot and all the dining, shopping and activities at the other Monorail resorts. You may also want to check out Chef Mickey’s. Located right next door at the adjacent Contemporary Resort, you and your family can dine with the big man himself, Mickey Mouse! In addition to Mickey Mouse, you’ll also meet a selection of his most popular friends. Beginning this week, Chef Mickey’s will be adding brunch to it’s offerings, in addition to breakfast and dinner. Be sure to call 180 days in advance of your resort check-in for the best availability for Advance Dining Reservations.

    Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday. You’ll be happy to know that the child’s age on the day you check-in to your resort determines their age for the entire trip. This applies to theme park tickets, room occupancy and the Disney Dining Plan. Since your daughter is 2 years old when you check-in, you will not need a theme park ticket for her during your stay.

    Please let us know what other questions we can help you with here on the Disney Parks Moms Panel as you plan your upcoming holiday. We love helping fellow Guests’ vacations magical!

    Have a Disney Day!
    -Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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