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  • On Feb 1, 2023
    Brittany 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.

    When going to a park with children under 2 do we need identification for them? And do they need to be included in the park reservation or the ticket group?

    Welcome to planDisney, Brittany! It is a pleasure to answer your very first question and sprinkle a little pixie dust on your Walt Disney World Resort vacation plans!

    I have never been requested to show proof of identification for my daughters at park entrance at any age. However, since I am an international Guest visiting from Brazil, I always send PDF copies of their passports and birth certificates to my e-mail account, so I can access them on my phone if needed. I know digital copies do not substitute original documents, but I am always a bit worried about keeping original identification with me while visiting the parks. Whenever I must take a government-issued ID with me (I have already been asked for my passport to purchase alcoholic beverages), I make sure to keep it in a zip-lock bag to protect it, so I recommend doing the same if you decide to take the child’s birth certificate or another type of identification with you.

    Little ones under the age of 3 are Mickey’s special Guests and do not need theme park tickets or theme park reservations. In addition, they are also welcome to accompany adults as they enjoy attractions as long as they meet the height requirement. If you make Lightning Lane reservations using Disney Genie+ service or individual Lightning Lane purchases, the Mouseketeers in your travel party under 3 will also be welcome to join you, but again, they must meet the height requirement.

    planDisney tip: Be sure to include the children traveling with you, regardless of age, while booking a Disney resort hotel or making dining reservations.

    I hope this information is helpful, Brittany. Visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth with small children is a special experience, and I cannot wait for you to make memories you will cherish forever. Come back to visit us if you have additional questions, we are delighted to help!

    Best Disney wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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