Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On Feb 9, 2023
    Amy from NH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My nephew will turn three a few weeks after we return home. He is very tall for his age. Will we be questioned when arriving at the park or when trying to get on the rides since he won’t have a ticket? Should we bring a birth certificate?

    Welcome to planDisney, Amy! 

    Thanks for stopping by with your question for us. 

    When friends ask me what age is good to take little Mouseketeers to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth, I always answer any and every age because there’s so much to do for all ages at Walt Disney World Resort. 

    Amy, you don’t have to worry about bringing a birth certificate for your nephew. As you know, all little ones under the age of 3 are Guests of Mickey Mouse and do not require a theme park ticket. It’s more based on the honor system; if a Cast Member asks the age of your nephew and you tell them he is two years old, that’s all the proof they need. 

    Since you’ll be traveling with a little one, it would be remiss of me not to mention Baby Care Centers! There is one located in each theme park; it’s a nice, calm space that provides large changing tables, a feeding area with highchairs, a kitchen area with microwave and sink, a main room with television for any siblings of little ones, and a shop offering baby food, juice, diapers, etc. The Baby Care Centers were our go-to spots when my kiddos were younger, providing us a moment of peace and calm before returning to the hustle and bustle of the parks.

    If you haven’t already heard about the Rider Switch service, I’m ecstatic to be the one to tell you about it! If you have any Guests (including little ones) in your party who can’t or don’t want to board an attraction, Rider Switch service allows one adult to wait with the little one(s) who cannot board the attraction while the other adult rides. Then, once the adult returns from experiencing the attraction, they can wait with the little one(s) while the waiting adult goes through the queue without having to wait in the standby queue. Be sure to first confirm with the greeting Cast Member at the attraction if they offer the service, and they will help set it up for you. 

    We can’t wait to welcome you all to the magic, Amy. Have an enchanting time!

    Aena 
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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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