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  • On May 12, 2019
    Elizabeth from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I’m looking at the +FastPass. First time planning a Disney trip. As I add everyone, it tells me that my youngest (infant) needs a ticket. When making FastPass reservations, do I need to include her in the reservations? Thanks!

    Hello, Elizabeth. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! I am so excited that you are planning your first ever Walt Disney World vacation. It can be overwhelming but the reward is going to be amazing. You are going to make memories that will last a lifetime. 

    Children under the age of 3 do not require Theme Park admission. I like to think of it as a gift from Mickey Mouse himself! Because of this, they don't need to be on your My Disney Experience account and because there are no theme park tickets to link, they also don't require FastPass+ selections. Only members of your party who are 3 and older will need tickets and FastPass+ selections. When you are entering a FastPass+ return queue that is appropriate for your infant to accompany you on, you'll just bring them right along with you in line. One thing I should mention is that if you are making advanced dining reservations, be sure to include your baby in the headcount for a table. While you won't be charged or buying them food there can only be so many bodies inside of a restaurant at one time and this will help the restaurant better plan for your arrival. 

    Are you familiar with the Baby Care Centers located at each of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks? These areas are great for parents of small children. Inside the Baby Care Centers you'll find changing tables, toddler size toilets, an area for nursing mothers, basic food prep area in case you need to warm something up for baby, high chairs, an area with items for sale if you've forgotten something, a comfortable area for your family members with a Disney movie playing and wonderful air conditioning to cool off with! It's a great place that I encourage you to take advantage of during your trip. Also, if you haven't already, I suggest checking out the Planning Guide for Parents of Preschoolers. In the guide there is a comprehensive list of attractions throughout Walt Disney World that will be appropriate for your little one. That might be really helpful for you while you are making your FastPass+ selections. One last thing I'll mention is to consider using the Rider Switch Service offered at several attractions throughout the parks that have a height requirement. The Rider Switch Service allows one adult to wait with the non-rider while the rest of the group enjoys the attraction. When the group returns they can stay with the non-rider and the waiting adult can board the attraction without having to wait in the regular line again. It's a great system and if you are wanting to do the thrilling attractions, I highly suggest utilizing it while you are on vacation. 

    I know I've just put a lot of information out there but I want you to have the best time possible. Be sure to check out all of the links I've left for you. They will be so helpful while you plan your trip. If you have more questions, I'd love for you to come back and ask me. Enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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