• On Jan 14, 2020
    Carla from CA 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.

    We are planning a visit in March for my sons 3rd birthday (he is going to be so surprised)! We are there the day before and the day of his birthday. He will be turning 3 on our 2nd day in the park, do we need to buy him a ticket, or is it free admission?

    Hiya Carla!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I love surprises and there’s no better surprise than a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth for a birthday. 

    Your little Mouseketeer is going to be beyond excited. Be sure to record his reaction when you tell him the big news of where he’s going! It is a memory you will treasure forever. I had this happen to me with one of my little ones too. We were celebrating my daughter’s third birthday and she was turning three in the middle of our trip. A Cast Member informed me that as long as the child was two years old at the start of the trip then we would not need a ticket for her to enter the park for the duration of our trip. You mentioned your son would be two years old at the start of the trip and turn three the next day. If that is the case, then you would not need to purchase a ticket for him until his next trip, which he’ll be asking when that is! 

    By the time you get to the Disneyland Resort, the new daytime parade at Disneyland Park, “Magic Happens” will be in full swing. It is the first new daytime parade in almost 10 years, so you know it’s going to be a must watch. Mickey Mouse will lead the parade, followed by the rest of his pals from your favorite Disney Movies. But before you enter either Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park, ask for a birthday button at the turnstiles or you can stop by City Hall as well. Your son will feel extra special when everyone wishes him a happy birthday throughout the day. Take time out of your day to visit Mickey’s Toontown where you’ll have the chance to take a tour of Mickey’s House and then take a picture with him at the end of the tour. You can do the same thing next door at Minnie’s House as well! You’ll find more to do around Mickey’s Toontown before you head out to enjoy all the attractions without height restrictions

    Well Carla, your trip is going to be here before you know it. If there’s any other questions you may have be sure to stop on by.

    Remember, always believe in the magic!

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Meet the Panelist: Andres, California

Hello from Southern California! I live 90 minutes from the "Happiest Place on Earth." I love photography and the Disneyland Resort and when you put them together, it's pure magic! I have a Disney-loving, rope-dropping family of four. My wife even calls me the Rope Drop Champion. I'm an Annual Passholder and Disney Vacation Club Member, with home resorts on both coasts. I can't wait to help you experience the most magic while on vacation and show you how to rope drop like a pro! Learn More About Andres

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