Toddler; Prince Charming Regal Carrousel; Magic Kingdom
  • On Feb 3, 2024
    Melissa from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    For kids under 3, do I need to buy magic bands, genie plus and tickets for the parks?

    Hi Melissa, welcome back to planDisney! It's absolutely delightful to have you here with us. As a dad of two little ones, I'm constantly searching for the best deals and insider tips to make the most of our park visits. So, I'm thrilled to receive your question and help you plan your next incredible adventure.

    Great news! You will be happy to know that all Children under the age of three are special Guests of Mickey Mouse and do not require a ticket, a theme park reservation, a MagicBand+ or Genie+ to join their party on Lightning Lane selections. Please note that while a MagicBand+ offers unique benefits, they are not required for anyone in your party.

    I just returned from an unforgettable Walt Disney World Resort trip with my 10-month-old baby boy. It was his first time visiting, and he had a blast joining us and his big brother for a fun-filled ride on Dumbo through the Lightning Lane entrance. The good news is that most Cast Members are incredibly helpful and know how to identify little ones, but if they have any doubts, just let them know that your little one is under 3 years old, and they will welcome them with open arms.

    I highly recommend using Genie+ during your visit to Magic Kingdom Park. With so many attractions, parades, and character experiences to enjoy, Genie's assistance can really enhance your experience. I suggest booking your first selection at 7am so you can head straight to Lightning Lane as soon as you arrive and then book your second selection. Disney suggests that you can make 2-3 selections per day, but in my experience, it's possible to do way more. Just set an alarm every 2 hours to remind yourself to make another selection, and do some research beforehand to know which attractions or experiences you want to book.

    Melissa, I am super pumped to know all about your wonderful trip to Orlando this upcoming April! Your whole family is going to have a blast! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me anything.

    Cheers
    Nilson
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Meet the Panelist: Nilson, Ontario

Hello from Canada's capital, Ottawa! I'm a devoted husband and a proud father of two energetic boys originally hailing from vibrant Sao Paulo, Brazil. When I'm not working as a marketing director or training to get my pilot's license, I'm deep in plans for our next magical escapade to the Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Nilson

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