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  • On Jan 6, 2011
    Angela from IN 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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    My son will turn 3 while we are in WDW. I know that kids 2 and under are free but what happens when a child turns 3 in the middle of the stay? Will we have to buy him tickets and pay for his meals the 2 days that he will be 3?

    Hi Angela!

    Disney goes by age at check in.  So, if your son is 2 at check-in then he will be counted as a 2 year old for the length of your stay.  Of course you'll be responsible for paying for meals unless you are at a buffet (or at meals served family-style or "all you care to eat" meals), where children under 2 eat free.  All other meals you can choose to purchase his own child's meal or he can share from your plate. 

    I hope your son has a VERY HAPPY Birthday! 
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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