Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On May 20, 2011
    John 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 husband and I are planning to stay at one of the Disney Resorts, and purchase the park hopper and dining pass. Will I have to purchase a dining plan and admission ticket for my son? He will be 2 1/2 when we go.

    Hi John!

    How exciting to hear you are planning your vacation!  Children under 3 are 'free' at Walt Disney World, which means that at 2.5 years old he will not require an admission ticket, and if you eat at a buffet style/family style/ all-you-care-to-eat style restaurant, his meal will be free.  At other restaurants he can either share from your plate, or you can buy his own meal. 

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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