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  • On Aug 7, 2023
    Natalia Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We are planning to acquire a hotel+tickets package. Our smallest is turning 3 the day after the hotel check in day, which would be the first day we visit the parks. Do we need to purchase park tickets for her?

    Hi Natalia! An early fall visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth sounds fantastic! That is a great time of the year to visit!

    When it comes to park admission, the Disney Parks have three age ranges. Guests ages 0-to-2 do not need theme park admission. Guests ages 3-to-9 are considered children and must have theme park admission to enter a park. The third admission category is for Guests ages 10-and-up who must also have theme park admission tickets to enter a park.

    Members of your travel party, three or older, must have valid theme park admission tickets to enter a park regardless of their age on vacation arrival date. Keep in mind that birth certificates or proof of age are not required to enter the Disney Parks.

    Natalia, I want to share a PRO TIP with you! Sometimes the little ones (heck, even the big kids) can use a little break from the parks! If that is the case with your Disney Princess, you can always leave the park that you entered and then go back to the same park later in the day using your same admission!

    And, as a bonus PRO TIP, because your daughter will be celebrating her birthday at the Most Magical Place on Earth, be sure to request a birthday button! They are complimentary from either your Walt Disney World Resort hotel or at any of the Disney Parks from the Guest Relations office.

    I hope that you find this information helpful when planning for that little Mouseketeer’s visit!

    Happy Planning (and happy birthday to your daughter)!


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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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