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  • On Jan 6, 2020
    Shirly from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I know children under 3 are mickeys special guest and are free when staying in a Disney resort, is it also true if you stay off site?

    Hi Shirly,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    A Walt Disney World vacation is a magical experience for all ages, from wee ones to mature adults. For children under the age of 3, no admission ticket is required, regardless of whether or not their families are staying at an official Walt Disney World resort. They are indeed Mickey's special guests. 

    Little ones who aren't yet 3 also do not need a separate FastPass+ reservation to accompany family members on rides and attractions. Dozens of Walt Disney World rides and attractions have no height requirements, so they are accessible for guests of all ages, including infants.

    And at Walt Disney World table service restaurants and buffets, the under-3 crowd eats free from an adult's plate. 

    Because you are travelling with a tot, I think you will find this Planning Guide for Preschool Kids & Little Ones page on the Disney website helpful. It's packed with ideas and tips and includes a downloadable Preschool Parents Guide.

    Both my daughters made multiple visits to Walt Disney World before their third birthdays, and those remain some of our fondest memories. Wishing you a magical visit that you will treasure for years to come. And please let us know if we can help in any other way.


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