Preschooler on Carousel
  • On Apr 16, 2021
    Taylor from NJ Asked

    Hello. My daughter is 2. Does She need a magic band? I want to buy the tickets but I don’t want it to be a problem when I get in the park

    Hello, Taylor. Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. Take your daughter to Walt Disney World while she is so little is so much fun. My daughter's first trip was also when she was 2 years old and while she may not remember it, we made memories that will last for my lifetime! 

    Taylor, I think you will be happy to know that children under the age of three and personal Guests of my pal, Mickey Mouse, and do not require theme park admission when visiting Walt Disney World. Because of this, she won't need a ticket and there will not be anything to link to a MagicBand for her so she won't need one of those either. When you arrive at any of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks, you'll simply scan yourself in with either your MagicBand or ticket card and walk her right in beside you. 

    Another benefit of visiting with such a young child is that Guests under 3 can also eat for free at Walt Disney World restaurants. At sit-down restaurants where the meal is served all-you-care-to-enjoy, like Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort, your child is free to have as many of her own plates as she'd like. At restaurants where you pick a single entree off of a menu, like The BOATHOUSE at Disney Springs, your daughter is able to plate share with anyone at the table free of charge. If you are dining somewhere and wish to order her own meal at a restaurant (that is not all-you-care-to-enjoy) only then would you be required to pay. I always loved this about visiting when my daughter was smaller. Often times she'd barely eat and was so picky, it was great knowing that I wasn't wasting money on ordering her a ton of foo. 

    Taylor, on top of purchasing theme park admission I wanted to let you know that since the reopening of Walt Disney World last summer, Guests are also required to make park pass reservations for the day and park you'd like to visit. After you've purchased your tickets and linked them to your MyDisneyExperience account, you will then need to head over to the park pass reservation website and make your selections. You'll choose your party (your 2-year-old daughter will not be listed since she doesn't have a ticket but no worries there), select the date and then the theme park you'd like to go to. If it's available you'll be taken to a confirmation page and then be able to make additional reservations for another day. Before purchasing your tickets, I recommend visiting the Walt Disney World availability calendar to be sure there is theme park availability for the parks and dates you'd like to visit. 

    I hope you and your daughter have such a wonderful time visiting Walt Disney World, Taylor. If you have any other questions before your trip, please feel free to come back and ask me. I'm happy to help!
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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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