• On Aug 12, 2018
    Kerry from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    If my son starts the Disney vacation and is two years old but turns three during the vacation do I need to buy a ticket for him?

    Hello Kerry, and thank you for bringing your question to me here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so excited to hear that you will be bringing your young padawan to the Walt Disney World Resort soon. That is such a great age to start your youngling off learning the ways of magical Disney vacations.

    While your youngling is under the age of 3 he will be Mickey’s Special Guest and not required to have a valid theme park admission ticket. Once he turns 3 you will need to purchase a ticket for him, if he will be entering a Disney Theme Park for the remainder of your trip. You can either purchase his admission in advance and link it to a My Disney Experience account and activate his ticket on his birthday. Or you can purchase a ticket for him when you arrive.

    Your little prince will not need FastPass+ reservations while he is Mickey’s Special Guest, but he will need them once he is 3 for any rides or attractions that he meets the height requirements to enjoy. Here’s a helpful tip, if you are already inside your 30 days or 60 days FastPass+ window and there is no availability for him, I would suggest that you explain the situation to a Cast Member that your youngling has just turned 3 and did not require a ticket at the time you made your FastPass+ selections. Don’t forget to stop by Guest Relations and pick up a birthday button to celebrate the occasion.

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Ohio

Hi there, I am Andrea from the Buckeye State. A very proud mom to my princess who is a former Miss Ohio. Friends and family describe me as a "Disney Nerd" and Star Wars fangirl. I have made 30 trips and counting to the Walt Disney World Resort in all stages of life since 1972 as a small child, a young mom with a toddler and now as an empty nester. The love of vacation planning runs strong in my family. My uncle had it, I have it and with my help, you will have it too. Learn More About Andrea

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