Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 24, 2017
    Tracy from ON 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.

    I am planning to visit Disney World when my daughter is 10. If I purchase tickets ahead of time and decide to go sooner than expected can a 9 year old use an adult ticket?

    Hi Tracy!

    How exciting that you are planning your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World! My daughter is also ten years old and she was awaiting the day that Walt Disney World would consider her an adult! She feels so grown up now!

    You can certainly purchase the Walt Disney World tickets now and purchase the adult ticket for her, since you are planning for the trip when she will be 10. If you plan on visiting earlier, she can still use the ticket, that's not a problem. The opposite is not true though. You cannot purchase a child's ticket and then visit after your child turns ten, and have her use a child's ticket.

    Keep in mind also that if you purchase the Disney Dining Plan and buy an adult ticket, she will have the adult dining plan, which is great because she can order off of the adult menu and have many more dining choices. 

    While you are at Disney, don't miss Frozen Ever After! She will love this new attraction.

    I hope you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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