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  • On Oct 24, 2023
    Bonnie Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    getting to DL 3 days before my LO turns 3. I am told that because she might say that it is her birthday even though it won't technically be until we are gone that the cast members will question me and might give me a hard time for not having ticket?

    Hey there Bonnie,

    Welcome to planDisney - the second happiest place on Earth (at least according to me) next to the Disneyland Resort. Thanks so much for your question! 

    We have two little ones who are now 5 and 2, and I remember taking our older a bit before his third birthday. We wanted him to feel special so we told him we were there to celebrate his birthday, and got him a birthday pin to commemorate. It was such a fun trip!

    When visiting the Disneyland Resort, anyone aged 3 or older does need their own theme park ticket - this would include if they turn 3 during a trip (in other words, Guests need tickets for when their little ones turn 3 and after).

    However, to your point, when we were on our trip to celebrate our son's birthday early, we were not questioned about his age or asked to show proof that he was not 3 yet. In fact, multiple Cast Members went out of their way to make sure our son was having a fantastic time!

    So, Hakuna Matata, Bonnie! All you'll need to worry about is celebrating your little one during this special trip and making lots of memories. As I mentioned above, I would highly recommend getting a special birthday pin, and you could also consider purchasing Disney Genie+ service so you can get access to unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos of your trip (not to mention the ability to book Lightning Lane return times on some of the most popular attractions for shorter wait times).

    Thanks again for your question, Bonnie! I hope you have such a fun time visiting the Disneyland Resort.

    Have a Magical Day,
    Greg
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Meet the Panelist: Greg, Arizona

Hello there! Greg here from sunny Arizona. I'm a husband, dad to two kiddos under five, and an avid fan of all things Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars. I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since I was 5 and have loved making all new magical memories as a family of 4. I enjoy helping friends get the most out of their trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I am excited to help you plan your most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Greg

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