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  • On Jul 9, 2021
    Mike from PA Asked

    Hello. I would like to know if we need to make our reservation to include a 2 yr old child. The in the park restaurants require a park pass but you don't have to have a park pass for a 2yr old.

    Hi Mike,

    Welcome to planDisney! How exciting to be planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    When making vacation package and advanced dining reservations, you do need to include everyone in your party, so include the 2-year old. As you make those plans, I am happy to hear that you are making advanced dining reservations. I do hope you plan to do a few character dining experiences. Our favorite is Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck are super cute in their artist outfits.

    With a little one, I hope you have a plan for afternoon nap/rest time. When our girls were younger, we went back to the resort hotel room every day for rest time. And, I learned to plan a rest day in the middle of our trip so that everyone can sleep late and enjoy the pool. We always need that rest day or half-day to recover from the first few busy days of our vacation. 

    I hope that you have reviewed the Attractions List to check the height requirements for each ride. We checked before we brought our girls on their first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. We wanted to manage expectations and avoid rides that they were not tall enough to experience. 

    Keep your eye on the operational updates since policies and procedures could change. Pay particular attention to the dining updates since additional dining locations could open by the time of your visit. My family is waiting on an opening date for Space 220 in EPCOT. We are so excited for this experience!

    Mike, I trust you will get those reservations made. Keep up the excellent planning!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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