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  • On Nov 15, 2023
    Jazzma from MS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning a Disney trip and during the time frame we will be there my daughter will be 9 when we arrive and then 10 during that week. What age do they go by when booking?l since she will have a birthday during that time frame? Thanks

    Hiya Jazzma,

    Welcome to planDisney! Let me be the first to wish your daughter a Happy Birthday! Birthdays are always special, but when you celebrate them at Walt Disney World Resort, they also become magical! Be sure to pick up a Celebration Button for your Mouseketeer when you arrive so that everyone can join in on the magic and send your daughter many beautiful wishes for her 10th birthday.

    Jazzma, thank you for this question. Your daughter will go from a child ticket to an adult ticket during your vacation, which is quite a milestone for multiple reasons. I spoke to a Cast Member, and the official Walt Disney World Resort policy is that when purchasing tickets, you should use the age your child would be turning while traveling. Since you mentioned your daughter would be turning ten during your trip, this would mean your daughter would need an “adult” ticket for their birthday trip. Depending on how many days you are visiting, you could potentially purchase tickets for the child’s price for the days leading up to her birthday and then swap to an adult ticket from her birthday on. If, after doing the math, it ends up being better for your family, I say go for it!

    I hope this was helpful, Jazzma. I know it will be a magical birthday trip, but if there is anything you need from us to help you make it even more special, please come back and see us.

    Happy Planning,

    Ashley F.
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Texas

Hey Y'all! I’m Ashley and I live in Texas. My family and I love trying out the yummy snacks (DOLE Whip anyone!) and taking full advantage of our resort days. When we are not piloting the Millennium Falcon, exploring Kilimanjaro Safaris, or watching fireworks, you can find me planning our next adventure to Walt Disney World! I am so excited that you are planning a trip, and I look forward to helping you dig a little deeper and find the magic in all of the wonders of Walt Disney World Resort. Learn More About Ashley

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