• On Jan 8, 2020
    Meriam from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you have to pay for a park ticket if your child turns 3 while on vacation at WDW? For example, if we book for 9/20-9/26 and my toddler turns 3 on 9/22, do we have to pay for park tickets after 9/22?

    Hello, Meriam! 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It's so cool that you're celebrating your kid's birthday at the Walt Disney World Resort! I'm thrilled for you!

    My husband and I just came back from celebrating his birthday at the Disneyland Resort. He was SO happy! I surprised him with a Mickey-shaped birthday cake, and it was fantastic to conduct a Happy Birthday Sing-Along moment with our friends! 

    I'm happy to share that all little Mouseketeers up to 3 years old are Mickey's Guests to enjoy the Theme Parks! You will only have to purchase tickets for visitors that are older than three years old when they arrive at a Disney Resort Hotel or enter a Theme Park for the first time during that trip. Since your child will be turning three after your arrival on September 20, there's no need to worry about Theme Park tickets for the following days!

    Upon arrival, don't forget to ask for the Birthday Celebration buttons. They will inevitably open many smiles along the way if you wear them throughout this vacation!

    Finally, no birthday is fully complete without a cake, right? That's what the Walt Disney World Resort Cake Delivery is here for! You can either have a cake delivered to your Disney Resort Hotel room or to a restaurant where you have a Dining Reservation (like I did on my husband's birthday). How does it sound?

    I'm already excited about this birthday, Meriam! I'm sure it's going to be awesome! If you have more questions before September is here, please, don't hesitate to ask us. We will always be here to help! 

    May the magic be with you, 

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist, and amateur cook. I grew up in Brazil, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now I love to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events, and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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