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  • On May 15, 2023
    Marlyn from FL 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 turns 3 years old when we go to the disney park. Will I be charged for his entrance and dinning?

    Hi there, Marlyn!

    A warm welcome to planDisney and thanks so much for stopping by with your Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question. I'm excited to hear that your little Mouseketeer will be celebrating a birthday at The Most Magical Place on Earth in just a few days! Marlyn, you and your son are in for an unforgettable time at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks.

    Perhaps you've heard people say that some children are "too young" to enjoy the magic of Disney destinations. Marlyn, I personally think that couldn't be further from the truth! I took my son to the Walt Disney World Resort for his "First Visit" trip when he was 11 months old, and even though he may not remember that vacation, I'll never forget it. Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort with little ones is pure magic - and cost-effective, too! Marlyn, I'm happy to inform you that, as long as your son is still 2 years old when you arrive onsite for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, he will not need theme park admission to enter the theme parks!

    Food is my favorite part of any vacation, and it sounds like you have some special dining experiences planned during your visit - yippee! For table service and/or character dining experiences which are charged per person, Guests will be charged for children over the age of 3. Though policies can vary between restaurants, in general, you should expect to pay for your son's meals for any dining reservations occurring on or after his birthday.

    Marlyn, have you explored the Baby Care Centers at the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks? Baby Care Centers are located in each of the four theme parks and offer quiet, air-conditioned spaces to relax with your little one or complete a clothing change, areas for preparing food and feeding babies and toddlers, and even toddler-sized potties! Even if your little Mouseketeer isn't necessarily a baby anymore, I think you'll find convenience and value in the Baby Care Centers.

    On your son's special day, be sure to stop by a Guest Relations location to request a complimentary "Happy Birthday" button for him to wear, Marlyn. He's bound to get some birthday greetings while wearing his button, and it'll make a great keepsake to commemorate his magical birthday at the Walt Disney World Resort! I'm wishing you and your son a memorable visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth. If you have any additional questions before or during your trip, please revisit us at planDisney again anytime - we're all ears!

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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