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  • On Mar 27, 2023
    Courtney from NY 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 we need to show proof of age for children under 3?


    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    I have to say, if your 2-year-old already has a driver's license, I would be wildly impressed!

    No, Disney does not expect you to bring any proof of age for children under 3. The honor system is pretty easy to follow at that age, so you are good just arriving and having a magical time.

    I have been visiting for years, and back when my teenagers fell into the under-3 category, I was so impressed with all the things Disney did to make our lives more manageable. For instance, when we ate at the buffet at Chef Mickey's, we did not have to pay for our girls if they were under 3. We were welcomed, in fact encouraged, to let them eat from our plates, knowing that a 3-year-old was hardly going to clear the buffet out. It made the visit both more affordable, and easier to manage. 

    BONUS TIP #1
    A lot of parents don't know about the availability of the Baby Care Centers in each of the theme parks. These complimentary venues have changing tables, rooms for nursing, and a lounge area with couches and a TV tuned to Disney Junior. It can be the best place for a toddler to reset for the day.

    BONUS TIP #2
    While you don't have to pay for an under 3-year-old at select Disney buffet meals, you do want to include them on your reservation request, so that you are seated at a table that has adequate room for your entire party.

    Please feel free to write me back directly if you have any follow-up questions.

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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