Preschooler on Carousel
  • On Feb 1, 2019
    Sara from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Planning our first Disney trip and my daughter will turn 3 the day after we check into our Disney hotel. Does she get a wristband and will she be able to ride the rides that say 3 and up?

    Hi, there!

     Sara, I'm thrilled to hear you're planning your first Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Your family is sure to have a magical stay!

     All Guests listed on a room reservation, regardless of age, are offered complimentary MagicBands. It's just one of the many benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel! Since your daughter will be under the age of 3 at the time of check-in, she doesn't need a MagicBand for theme park entry or to access FastPass+ entrances, but you'll have the option of customizing one for her or declining it altogether. My daughter made her first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort last summer at just 11-months old, and we went ahead and ordered her a MagicBand knowing that she'd simply enjoy playing with it!

     The attractions in the theme parks do not post age requirements. Rather, select attractions post height requirements. You'll see any height requirements clearly posted on the attractions section of the Walt Disney World Resort website. I recommend reviewing the list prior to your arrival so that you'll know ahead of time what your family can experience together during your stay. For thrill-attractions that your little girl is just too little for, be sure to use Disney's Rider Switch!

     Did you know that free planning videos are available online? These are great resources for anyone planning their first vacation!

     I hope this was helpful, Sara. Please let me know if you have any other questions about traveling with your little one!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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