• On Nov 18, 2019
    Jessica from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello! We are planning a trip to Disney World and we may have to check in on my son’s 3rd birthday. Would he still be free? I don’t know how specific it is, but we would check in before his time of birth if that makes a difference. Thanks for your help!

    Hi, there!

     Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jessica. We're glad you stopped by!

     I can't think of a better place to celebrate a birthday than the Walt Disney World Resort. We celebrated my son's third birthday there a few years ago, and it was certainly his most magical birthday to date! I know your little guy's visit will be just as memorable. 

     If you check-in at your Disney Resort hotel on your son's third birthday, regardless of what time you check-in, he will be considered 3-years old for the length of your stay. If you check-in prior to his birthday and he turns 3-years old during your stay, he will be considered under the age of 3 until you check-out. Children under the age of 3 do not require theme park admission, so I recommend you schedule your arrival date to be at least one day before your little guy's birthday!

     Be sure to request a complimentary celebration button from the Front Desk at the time of check-in. With a birthday button, your son will receive lots of birthday wishes from Cast Members and Guests alike!

     I also suggest you schedule a special dinner for your birthday boy. We made a reservation at The Crystal Palace on my son's birthday, and Winnie the Pooh and his pals from the Hundred-Acre Wood made it extra special! 

     I hope this was helpful, Jessica. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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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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