• On Jun 25, 2020
    Rebecca from PA 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.

    Hello, my son will be turning 10 three days into our WDW vacation. How will this effect the park tickets and dining plan please? Is there anything we need to do the day of his birthday while we’re there to change the tickets and dining plan?

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Rebecca!  We are so glad you brought your question to us today.

    I can't think of a better way to celebrate your son's 10th birthday than a visit to Walt Disney World Resort!  From taking control of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run to shouting "Sivako!" while soaring on the back of a banshee at Avatar Flight of Passage, your visit is sure to be full of magical experiences as your son turns double digits! 

    I am happy to let you know that just as imagination has no age, no one ages at Walt Disney World Resort!  Since your son will be 9 years old at the time of check-in, he will be considered 9 for the length of your stay and you will not need to do anything to change his ticket.

    As Walt Disney World Resort prepares for Returning to a World of Magic, during this reopening period dining experiences will be limited in capacity and some experiences will remain closed.  At this time, Disney Dining Plans are temporarily not available to add to vacation packages.  While we don't yet know when they may return, if Disney Dining Plans are available for your trip, the same rules would apply.  Your son would be considered 9 years old for the duration of your trip.

    Since no birthday celebration is complete without a birthday cake, I have included information about ordering cakes.  Don't forget to stop by Guest Relations to pick up a celebration button so everyone will know it is your son's special day and can wish him a Happy Birthday.

    I hope that helps!  Please stop by the Moms Panel again with any additional questions you may have.

    Happy Planning!

    Anne Marie
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Meet the Panelist: Anne Marie, Illinois

Hi everyone!  I'm Anne Marie from Illinois.  I love escaping our long Midwest winters with some fun in the sun at beautiful Walt Disney World Resort!  It seems our family of six is always on the go, and that is one reason why our Disney vacation memories are so special.  We get the opportunity to have fun while spending precious time together.  I enjoy helping family and friends plan their Disney vacations, and I'd love to help you plan yours too! Learn More About Anne Marie

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