Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On Jun 28, 2022
    Jennifer from MI 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 you need to pay for genie for guest under 3?

    Hey There, Jennifer!

    Welcome to planDisney.  I'm excited to hear that you'll be bringing a little one along during your upcoming Walt Disney World Resort visit.  If you ask me, there's something extra special about traveling with tiny Mouseketeers in tow –– they're so full of wonder and excitement, it spreads to everyone around them!  Not only that, but I think January is the perfect time for traveling with small kids.  Since the weather is (usually) mild and the holiday crowds have passed, it offers you a nice opportunity to take a slower pace for those little legs.  So, get ready for plenty of pint-sized fun during your upcoming stay –– I think you're in for a fantastic time!

    When it comes to visiting Walt Disney World Resort, I like to think of children under the age of three as Guests of the Big Cheese, himself –– Mickey, that is!  That's because those Guests who are two years old and younger are welcome to enjoy the parks without purchasing theme park admission.  And the best part?  This also extends to Lightning Lane access with the Disney Genie+ service.  So don't worry –– as long as your little one meets the height requirements for an attraction, you'll be able to bring them with you in the Lightning Lane without purchasing the Disney Genie+ service for them. 

    While you're out and about at Walt Disney World, I also recommend taking advantage of the Baby Care Centers located in each park.  These adorable spaces are designed specifically with kids (and parents) in mind, and they can really help make things easier during your visit.  Here, you'll find a relaxing, air-conditioned space complete with areas for feeding, nursing, or pumping, as well as high changing tables and chairs for feeding.  You'll even find tiny toilets that are perfect for kids who are potty training.  Plus, if you forget any supplies, you'll find items available for purchase, like diapers and wipes or extra onesies in the event of an accident.  It's the perfect spot for letting small children take a break from the hustle and bustle of Walt Disney World theme parks, so I definitely recommend checking them out during your stay.

    Thanks for visiting planDisney, Jennifer.  If you think of more planning questions as your visit to Walt Disney World Resort approaches, I hope you'll stop by again –– we're always here to help!

    Happy Planning,
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