• On Sep 13, 2017
    Linda from NY 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.

    Hi, we are planning a family trip. We have 2 grandkids. They will be ages 4 and 2 time of visit. I notice meal plans are for 3 and up& park hopper tickets from 3 and up. What about the 2 year old? Any information is greatly appreciat

    Dear Linda,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I would be happy to assist you with your question about planning for your very lucky grandchildren!

    The terrific news is that children ages 2 and younger do not need park tickets to enter the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks! They also do not need to purchase the Disney Dining Plan and may eat off of an adult's plate at any buffet, dinner show, or other "all you care to eat" meal. If your 2 year-old grandchild is a big eater and you plan to order him or her their own meal at a Table-Service or a Quick-Service restaurant, you can pay out of pocket for that at the time of ordering.

    If you do plan to make reservations for any Walt Disney World Resort restaurants, you should include the 2 year-old in the reservation even though they do not have to pay. That helps the staff plan for seating that adheres to the fire code and ensures enough space for all guests!

    Hope that helps with your magical planning!

    - Jan K. 

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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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