A Ride in the Teacups
  • On Dec 8, 2022
    Lynsi from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am looking into to buy tickets for my 12, 10 and 9yr old children. I was wondering if my 9 yr old is going to still be able ride and do everything my 12yr and 10yr old get to? Since 9yr is kids ticket and my older to are considered adults?

    Hiya, Lynsi!

    Thank you for reaching out to us hEAR at planDisney! 

    Oh boy! It sounds like you and your Mouseketeers are going to start the yEAR off with some extra fun at The Happiest Place on Earth! How exciting! I'm happy to share that the age distinction of your children's tickets only pertains to the different price points and does not exclude anyone from enjoying any attractions or rides. The age specifics for these "Disney Adults" seems to have a bit more to do with table service and character dining locations than it does specifically with tickets or being able to enjoy attractions; however, the age-related pricing carried over across the board to keep everything consistent.

    While most attractions do have very strict height requirements, anyone is more than welcome to enjoy any attraction for which they measure up. I've been on some "any height" attractions by myself seated next to a mom wearing a baby in a carrier, and my seven-year-old is my ride buddy for things that my thirty-seven-year-old isn't brave enough to do.

    Speaking of brave, check out the Rider Switch service! This is super useful in case there is something that someone in your crew doesn't wish to enjoy. Basically what will happen is someone can hang back with the one who doesn't want to ride while the first group goes on the attraction. When group 1 is done, the person who waited behind gets to skip the line. This way no one has to miss out. How fun is that!

    I hope that this clEARed up your question, Lynsi, and also helped to better plan your upcoming Disney day! Be sure to follow the official planDisney Panel Instagram account for even more tips and tricks. And if you have any more Disneyland Resort planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen N.
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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