• On Apr 7, 2018
    Shannon from MI 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.

    I want to take my daughter to Disney World for her 3rd birthday. For the days I'm looking at she would turn 3 during the trip. I know I don't have to pay for her ticket but what about the dining plan? Will I have to add her and pay more?

    Hi Shannon, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question. I can’t think of a better place to celebrate your daughter’s birthday!

    As you may already know, Guests under the age of 3 are Mickey’s very special guests during their visits to Walt Disney World Resort. This means that they don’t need to purchase a Theme Park Ticket in order to gain entry to the Parks but also that you don’t need to purchase a Disney Dining Plan for them in order for them to be able to dine at buffet and family-style table service locations at no charge. 

    From what I understand, a child’s “age” for these kinds of offerings is based on their age when you check in for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. This means that, if your daughter is under 3 when you check in, you won’t need to purchase a Disney Dining Plan for her during your stay. 

    Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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