Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On Sep 12, 2022
    Kennedy from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I need a park reservation for a 1 year old?

    Hi Kennedy! Welcome to planDisney!

    WOW! You're in for such a treat when you bring your little one to enjoy the holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort! As a mom of three, I've visited the four Theme Parks with toddlers many times and each and every time we make such magical memories.  I absolutely love watching little ones enjoy play areas like Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station and take their first spin on attractions with their favorite characters like The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.  

    Taking toddlers to The Most Magical Place on Earth is not only enchanting for them, but it's also magical for parents and caregivers! Even though so many people will say they won't remember this first visit, I promise YOU will! One of the best parts about taking toddlers is the fact that children under the age of three are considered "Guests of Mickey" and are not required to have a Theme Park Ticket to gain admission to the Parks.  Because they do not need a Theme Park Ticket there is also no need to make Theme Park Reservations for them.  Save the money on their Ticket now so that you can bring them again once they're a little bit older! 

    With over 100 rides, attractions, and shows, you and your little one will have a wonderful time experiencing so much Disney magic together. You'll be able to sail on "it's a small world", Journey into Imagination with Figment, hang out with Mickey and pals in Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, and even keep an eye out for lions on Kilimanjaro Safaris! You can even get up close and personal with your toddler's favorite Characters by making an Advance Dining Reservation at a Character Dining Experience.  

    Whatever you decide to do, I just know you and your little one will have the very best time exploring The Most Magical Place on Earth!
    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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