Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 7, 2010
    Lisa from MO 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 daughter is 9 and will be turning 10 around the time we are planning to visit. Is there a difference in park ticket prices and cost of dining plans after she turns 10? How strict are they if she has her birthday mid trip? Thanks so much!!

    Hi, Lisa!    What a great way to spend a birthday - with Mickey Mouse in Walt Disney World!  Your princess must be so excited.

    Once a child reaches age 10, they are considered an adult and must pay the adult prices for tickets and Disney Dining Plans.   However, if your daughter is 9 when you arrive and has a birthday during your stay, she "remains 9" throughout the vacation, so you do not need to upgrade during your trip. 

    Just in case you have other children, kids 3 - 9 qualify for the child ticket, and kids under 3 are admitted free.  Let me be the first to wish your daughter a Happy Birthday!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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