Mom And Son Red Car Trolly
  • On Apr 11, 2022
    Anna from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My son will be turning 3 a few days into our trip to Disneyland. Do I need to buy him a ticket for the days once he turns 3? What about a ticket for an after hours event?

    Hi there, Anna! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney!

    Children under three years of age are considered "guests of Mickey." So, as long as your tiny Mouseketeer is still two on the first day he enters the parks, he doesn't need a ticket for the length of your stay. This includes tickets for after-park hours events, such as the upcoming Disneyland After Dark event. Many families will schedule an extra special third birthday trip for their toddlers just for this reason.

    Here are some of my favorite tips for traveling with toddlers:
    *Pick up a complimentary Birthday Button inside at City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland Park or at Guest Services in Disney California Adventure Park.
    *Schedule a character meal to celebrate your big boy turning three! The Plaza Inn has the Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park, which would be perfect! And don't forget to count your little ones when making your Disneyland dining reservations. 
    *Make use of the Rider Switch service, which lets parents switch off caring for a little one and riding attractions with height restrictions. The second adult/parent and older children do not have to wait in line again!
    *Visit the Baby Care Center in each park. There are changing tables, private rooms with rocking chairs for nursing, high chairs, bottle warmers, and a microwave. They are indeed a welcome respite away from the hustle and bustle of the park! 
    *When in Disney Califonia Adventure Park, the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is a magical area for little ones to run off some steam. My kiddos love this area of the park and could spend hours here!

    I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating with Mickey, Anna! See ya real soon!

thumbnail image for Eean

Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for 5 Tips for Making the Most of your Disneyland Resort Vacation

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.