• On Apr 3, 2018
    Anniesha from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My son is turning 3 while on vacation, do I need to purchase a park ticket for him?

    Hello Anniesha!

    Welcome back!  It's always a pleasure to help out a returning Guest to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  First and foremost we want to wish your little boy a very happy birthday from all of us.   I hope his trip is extra magical.   Be sure to pick him up a birthday button from any Guest Services location.   The button is sure to bring lots of smiles and well wishes his way during your visit.

    I have great news.  Disney will abide by the age your child is when you either check in for a Resort package,  or enter a theme park for a first time if you are staying off site with a multi-day ticket.   For example if you check in for your package at a Disney Resort hotel on a Tuesday and your little one turns 3 on Thursday,  he would be considered 2 years old for the entire trip.  Children under 3 are Guests of Mickey himself and do not need to pay for theme park admission.    Isn't that awesome?

    I hope your trip is filled with memories you will never forget.  I encourage you to check out the planning for pre-school kids & little ones page.   It highlights age appropriate attractions,  the best Disney Resort hotels for little ones and vacation packages aimed at families with preschoolers.   It's a fabulous, helpful resource.   If you need anything else answered please visit us again.  We love to help.

    Dream as Dreamers Do,


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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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