Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 23, 2014
    Kathryn Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi I'm coming to wdw but are not staying at a disney resort. We will be having 4 days in the parks and my daughters 3rd birthday is in the middle. I've read she doesn't need a ticket if 2 on first day is that correct or only if staying at disney?

    Heigh-Ho Kathryn!

    Happy birthday to your daughter! Walt Disney World is my favorite place to celebrate a birthday! I, like you, had heard the person's age on the first day of their Disney trip is considered the person's age during that entire trip. However, when I called to verify this information, the cast member informed me that if a child enters a park gate when they are 3 years old, then they are required to have a park ticket. 

    If you would like to verify the information prior to your ticket purchase, then I suggest calling (407) W-DISNEY. 

    I hope you have a magical, fantastical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Tania, Virginia

I've been on numerous Walt Disney World Resort vacations, ranging from girlfriend getaways, anniversary trips, "runDisney-cations," mommy/daughter trips and family vacations with my 5 princesses in tow! Need a reason for a Disney vacation? I've got 20! Learn More About Tania

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