• On Apr 30, 2019
    Susan from Gloucestershire 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 travel to Florida 26 July 2020 and my grandson will be 3 years old on 29th July - while we are there. As we will have started our Disney tickets prior to his birthday do we need to pay for a ticket for him?

    Hi, Susan, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! My family absolutely loves celebrating birthdays at the Walt Disney World Resort, so I'm happy to help you plan your grandson's big day!

    As you know, children under three do not require tickets for admission to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. So what happens when, as in your case, your little guy celebrates his third birthday during your trip? Well, I have great news for you, Susan! Since your grandson will be two at the beginning of your vacation, he's considered a special Guest of Mickey Mouse for the entire trip and will be able to enter the Theme Parks for free each day for your whole stay. How's that for a little birthday pixie dust?

    Susan, there are so many amazing new things coming to the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts in the next couple of years! You're planning to visit at the perfect time, with Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on the horizon, plus Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway and a brand new way to get around with the Disney Skyliner. Plus, you can play in Andy's backyard at Toy Story Land and hop aboard classic attractions like Dumbo the Flying Elephant and "it's a small world." I know there's a lot to think about, so if you need some help planning your visit, check out Disney's planning guide for parents of preschoolers. You'll find tons of ideas to have big fun with your little one at Walt Disney World!

    I hope this helps you plan your grandson's magical birthday celebration, Susan. Please do come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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