Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 7, 2011
    Sherri from OH 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.

    We want to take our son to WDW right around his third birthday. Are there any perks in doing so?

    Yo, Sherri! There's a very nice perk if you take your son before he turns three: he's not required to have a park ticket. And, he can eat off of your plate, which means you can get a lot of mileage out of character buffets. 

    Other than that, there's the good ol' birthday button that he can sport to notify the World that his birthday is/was near. Cast members (and guests) will go out of there way to put the spotlight on the special boy with joyful greetings and special treatment throughout your stay. On our dining reservations around the time of my birthday last year, we noted my birthday. Each time, I got an extra desert. How's that for awesomesauce?

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Meet the Panelist: Joel, Wisconsin

I’m the proud papa of two little pirates or princes (depending on the day!) I enjoy sharing information to help beginners with little ones - including naps, strollers, rider swaps, height restrictions, scary rides, touring plans, characters and dining. Learn More About Joel

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