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  • On Feb 14, 2023
    Laura from Northern Ireland Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am staying onsite in March 2023. My son will be aged 2 on arrival but turns 3 the day after arrival. I have purchased him a park ticket through your UK provider but it won’t link to My Disney Experience. Will this cause a problem for us when we arrive?

    Hi Laura, welcome to planDisney. In just a matter of weeks, you'll be welcomed into the magic of Walt Disney World! I'm so excited for you. 

    As your adventure begins in Northern Ireland, I'm assuming you've been able to purchase the fantastic Magic Ticket (available only to U.K. residents) for your son. If purchased directly from the Walt Disney World Travel Company, please know that you will need to wait 48 hours after booking to link your ticket to My Disney Experience. The Will Call number is in the PDF attachment of the second email confirmation received after booking. Within this Will Call PDF attachment, on the top right-hand side, there will be a barcode with a number printed below; it's this number (along with the Lead Passenger Surname) to use when linking tickets in My Disney Experience. 

    If you have already waited at least two days since you received this confirmation email and are still having issues making that link in My Disney Experience, please speak with one of the super-helpful Disney experts. Once you're all linked, Laura, please remember that each party member will need a valid Park Pass reservation in addition to their ticket.

    On our Disney adventures with kids, we found a break away from the Parks during the day beneficial - either by taking a nap and a swim at our Disney Resorts Collection hotel or by eating at one of the nearby restaurants in the Disney Resort hotels. I recommend the Grand Floridian Cafe, which you can access by monorail - our kids find this a ride in itself! If you would like to stay all day in the Parks, you can usually find some quiet spots for a moment of calm, at Tom Sawyer Island, for example. And if your little man still has some growing to do before hitting those thrill rides, Rider Switch means you don't have to miss out.  

    Laura, I hope this information helps and that your family makes many magical memories on your Walt Disney World trip. I'm here if you have any further questions. Louise
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