• On Jan 15, 2020
    Christina from ND 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.

    I’m planing a trip and can’t find any information about ages and tickets. I will have a once year old when I go, do I need to buy him his own ticket to the parks?


    Thanks for your question!

    So Disney typically prices things out by you being an adult or a child, whether it is for meals, dining plans, or park tickets. But what is an adult and what is a child? Here is the general rule;
    • Adults are guest who are 10 and older
    • Children are guests who are ages 3 through 9
    But you have a 1 year old? What to do then? You are in a GREAT place! First off, when you go to the parks, you don't have to buy children under the age of 3 a park ticket. Isn't that great news? And at certain meals, like the buffet at Chef Mickey's, you don't have to pay for them there, either. Disney encourages, and expects you to feed them from your plate. 

    The one thing you do need to do is count them when you are making reservations. That counts when talking about hotel or dining reservations. For instance, when you are making a reservation for a table at Chef Mickey's, you do still want to count that under 3 child in your request. That way they get a table appropriate to your party size.

    I hope that this helps you plan? If you have more questions, don't hesitate to send them my way!

    Have a Magical Vacation! 
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I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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