• On Jul 16, 2019
    Miriah from LA 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.

    My son will be 2 when we go in february. He turns 3 in March. Do we need to carry his birth certificate for proof?

    Hey there, Miriah! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. 

    Isn't it great that kids under the age of 3 can enter any of the 4 Walt Disney World Theme Parks for free? I like to think of it as a personal gift from Mickey Mouse himself. I honestly think you won't have any trouble entering the parks with your son. I've never seen anyone get stopped and asked for age verification. It's kind of on the honor system when it comes to that. If it makes you feel better, you could always make a copy of his birth certificate just in case but you won't need it. 

    Did you know that kids under the age of 3 can also eat for free at Walt Disney World restaurants? If you dine at all-you-care-to-enjoy places like The Crystal Palace or 'Ohana, your son can have as many plates from the buffet of his own that he would like. When you are dining at restaurants where you select one entree from the menu, your son can plate share with anyone at the table. If you wish to order him his own entree, only then would you need to pay. When my daughter was younger, we did a lot of the all-you-care-to-enjoy style meals. It saved us a little bit of money and a lot of these restaurants are also character meals. She was thrilled to meet some of her favorite characters and it freed up some time in the parks so I didn't have to schedule that in. 

    I hope this helps, Miriah. If you have any questions before your trip, please feel free to come back and ask.  
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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