Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 19, 2014
    Cassey 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.

    Hi there, We plan to come October 2015 and so just looking for advice as my daughter will be 3 after we arrive home. How much will her park tickets cost? Or any of the extra dining experiences be?. Will she be allowed on any rides?

    Hi, Cassey! Great news! Because your daughter will still be two at the time of travel, you do not have to purchase any tickets for her.  All children under the age of 3 are free. Everyone ages 3 to 9 requires a child's ticket.  Anyone 10 and older requires an adult ticket. Your daughter also does not have to purchase meals. Guests under the age of three may share from an adult plate at no charge at all meals. When you make your reservations, you should include your daughter in the total, though.  Even though she can share your meal at no cost, she must be counted in the number of people dining.  Walt Disney World uses this number when figuring restaurant capacity in order to comply with the fire marshal's maximum occupancy, and your daughter counts in that number. There are attractions that even infants can ride at Walt Disney World! So you will all be able to go on many rides together! I think any ride that you are not strapped into allows you to bring your toddler with you.  For example, this is the list (according to me - not Disney) that I would think would allow your baby to ride at Magic Kingdom. 
    • Walt Disney World Railroad
    • Jungle Cruise
    • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Haunted Mansion
    • Liberty Square Riverboat
    • it's a small world
    • Peter Pan's Flight
    • Prince Charming's Regal Carrousel (seated on a bench)
    • Snow White's Scary Adventure
    • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    • Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
    • Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin (may be hard to interact with the blaster)
    When in doubt about taking your infant with you on an attraction, simply ask the Cast Member at the entrance if it is permissible.  He/she will be more than happy to help you.  Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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