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  • On Feb 5, 2023
    Thomas or rose from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Part of my party includes minor children... Do they need photo ID ?

    Thomas and Rose,

    Thanks for asking your question to planDisney!

    No, you do not have to have photo IDs for your minor children. This is a common question, but one for which you don't need to worry. Disney does not ask for proof of age from children. IDs really only start to become an issue when you are talking about the purchase of adult beverages. Fortunately for me, nobody is confusing me for a 20-year-old anytime soon!

    I actually just answered a related question earlier today for a parent asking about their 2-year-old. Now, I don't know how old your kids are, but just in case I will share a few tips related to the under-3 set.

    While you don't have to pay for an under 3-year-old at select Disney buffet meals, like Chef Mickey's, 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.

    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.

    But perhaps you are looking at older age kids, and the age requirements of other activities, like tours. When you are excited to try out something exotic, like the Wild Africa Trek, the requirement that all guests be at least 8 years old (or over 18 if a parent is not along for the adventure) can start to bring those questions about IDs or proof of age to mind. Disney has you list your travel party's ages in their system, so you should be good to go with that. However, if you feel that you have a circumstance that might bring a question as to age for a member of your party, you could always opt to bring a copy of a birth certificate or similar document. Again, Disney does not require this, but I always like to err on the side of preparation and caution.

    No, you do not have to bring a photo ID or proof of age for minor children.

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

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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