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  • On Mar 28, 2022
    Abby from CO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to Disneyland and California adventure in October. My sons turns 3 on the last day of our trip, doing one day at Disneyland and one at CA… so my question is, do we have to get him a ticket for the day he turns 3 or is he free the whole trip?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Abby, thank you so much for bringing your question to us!

    Celebrating birthdays at The Happiest Place on Earth is the BEST way to mark this special day for your precious little boy, what memories you’ll make – ones to look back on with such fondness, I am so happy for you!

    Abby, as long as your little boy is under the age of three at the beginning of your trip, he will be a Guest of Mickey Mouse throughout his entire trip! So, let us focus on celebrating your child on his special day, and I really hope that you're planning on booking a Disneyland Resort vacation package to really bask and enjoy and be right in the middle of all the magic!

    Please consider stopping by Guest Relations at any Disneyland Resort theme park and let the Cast Members know it’s your son’s birthday and he will receive a complimentary Birthday Button – many Guests and Cast Members love expressing their Happy Birthday wishes to all who celebrate.

    In preparation for your visit, please refer to Disneyland Resort’s Planning for Preschool Kids & Little Ones resource which offers ideas for age-appropriate attractions, dining, activities and services to help make your visit convenient, such as the Baby Care Centers, onsite Disneyland Resort stroller rentals, Rider Switch service and more!

    Please link your Disneyland Resort theme park tickets and any reservations to your Disney account to manage your plans in My Disneyland, located on the top right of the page once you sign in to your Disney account.

    Children under the age of 3 currently do not need a Disneyland Resort – Theme Park Reservation, but everyone over the age of three does, using valid theme park admission.

    Be sure to include your child on any Disneyland Resort dining reservations so the dining team can prepare your dining table with a high chair.

    Keep tabs on Disney Character greets and entertainment using the Disneyland Mobile App or your guide map.

    Opt into the Disney PhotoPass Service to preserve those special memories. With the purchase of the Disney Genie+ service not only will you save time waiting in lines for attractions that offer a Lightning Lane entrance, but you will enjoy unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass Service attraction photos including Magic Shots from your day!

    I hope this information is helpful, Abby and I wish your son many Happy Birthday wishes and all, the happiest visit to Disneyland Resort, thank you!


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, from Ontario, Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher who is retired and home full-time always planning my next Disney Destination vacation. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort and travelling with a special needs family member. Learn More About Jacqueline

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