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  • On Mar 14, 2019
    Kristen from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! My son turns 3 in May, however, my son looks older than he is (his dad is 6'4" haha). Will we need to bring his birth certificate with us to show he is actually 2? Thanks so much!

    Hi there, Kristen!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your Walt Disney World vacation is just around the corner. How exciting!

    As a mom of two children who have always been tall for their age, I certainly understand your concern. Your 2-year-old will not be charged theme park admission since children under the age of 3 are considered Guests of Mickey Mouse. You will not be required to show proof of age for your 2-year-old. The theme parks work on an honor system when it comes to the ages of young Guests, and I've never personally seen a Cast Member ask to see a child's birth certificate. I've taken all four of my kiddos at least twice before their 3rd birthday and have never been asked to show proof of age. That being said, if it would ease your mind to bring a copy of his birth certificate, I don't think it ever hurts to be prepared. 

    Since your son will not require theme park admission, you will not be able to book FastPass+ selections for him. Simply let the Cast Member know at the entrance of the attraction that your little one is under the age of 3. During your FastPass+ window, your little Mouseketeer will be able to enter the FastPass+ entrance with you as long as he meets the minimum height requirement for that specific attraction. You'll be amazed at just how many attractions and entertainment options your little one will be able to experience at the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    I hope this information has been helpful to you, Kristen. Let us know if you have any new questions. We would love to assist you further in planning a magical trip for your family!

    ~Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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