• On Sep 21, 2018
    Lri from CA 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 turns 3 on the 3rd day of our trip. I seen some posts on here that she would not need a ticket if we check in when she is 2. I booked a bippity boppity boutique and was told that she would still need a ticket to even participate...help!

    Hi there, Lori!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thanks for bringing us your great question. Your daughter is going to have an absolutely magical birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    If you purchased a Disneyland Resort Vacation Package that includes your hotel stay along with park tickets, then your daughter will not require a park ticket when she turns three during your trip as she will be considered a Guest of Mickey. If you have booked hotel and tickets separately, then your daughter will require a ticket at the time of her birthday. The reason for this is that Vacation Packages are based on your child's age at the start of the reservation whereas separate tickets are not. When you book a Vacation Package specifically, your daughter is considered 2 years old for the entire length of stay. I know this can sometimes be confusing, so I'm glad you asked this question. Keep in mind that proof of age will not be required for children at the parks.

    If you did not purchase a Vacation Package and are worried about budgeting for this extra ticket, you may want to consider moving your dates earlier.  Unfortunately this would mean cancelling your Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique appointment since your daughter does have to be three years old to participate in this experience.

    Even if you visit before your daughter's birthday you are still welcome to pick up a complimentary Birthday button from City Hall to let everyone know she is there to celebrate her special day. You can also order a custom Celebration Cake to be delivered to any of your Table Service reservations by calling (714) 781-3463 from 3-60 days before your reservation.

    I hope this helps, and I wish you and your daughter a Very Merry Unbirthday in the meantime.
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, New Mexico

Hi there!  I'm Jennifer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am a toddler mom, military wife, and dentist who is constantly inspired by Disney. One of my greatest pleasures is helping others experience the magic of a Disney vacation! I can't wait to answer your questions so that you can easily explore the worlds of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy at the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jennifer

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