Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Holiday
  • On Sep 5, 2022
    Andy from GA 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 traveling with a nine person group, including a five year old. The 5 year old's ticket is connected to my account. What is the best way for someone else (grandparents) to take the five year old back for a nap and return to the park afterwards?

    Hi Andy, welcome to planDisney!

    I'm Happy as the dwarf to hear you are planning a multigenerational vacation at Walt Disney World Resort this December. The five-year-old in your party will enjoy soaring on Dumbo the Flying Elephant in Magic Kingdom Park. The grandparents will enjoy soaring with the five-year-old on Dumbo the Flying Elephant. The parents will enjoy taking pictures of the grandparents and five-year-old soaring on Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Now multiply that experience times one hundred and you're starting to get the idea of how magical this trip is going to be. 

    For all Guests over the age of three, valid admission, a theme park reservation for each park day, and a method of entry (MagicBand, MagicBand+, Disney MagicMobile pass, or admission card) are currently required for theme park entry. As long as the person leaving and/or re-entering a theme park with the child has the child's method of entry in hand, it will grant the child entry to the park because it's connected to the ticket housed in your My Disney Experience account. Keep in mind that fingerprints are often needed at park entry. Parents sometimes use their fingerprint instead of the child's fingerprint for consistency, but I recommend using the child's fingerprint in this case so you don't run into any re-entry problems.

    This kind of park entry switcheroo is common practice on my family's annual multigenerational visits. For example, when my husband and I enjoyed Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour recently, we gave our kids' MagicBands to my in-laws so they could meet us at the park. Admission cards, roughly the size of a credit card, are also easily shared and can be obtained at a ticket or Guest Relations window outside the theme park. Be prepared to show the ticket order confirmation number, the original credit card used to purchase the tickets, and a valid government-issued photo ID. Disney MagicMobile passes can be shared on eligible iPhones and Apple Watch devices via the My Disney Experience mobile app (three small lines at the bottom right of the home page --> Disney MagicMobile --> Select Passes to Share --> Share via Messages).

    I hope your party of nine has a jolly holiday at Walt Disney World Resort this December, Andy. My favorite taste of the season, the Werther's Original Gingerbread Caramel Cookie Sandwich, is share-size and can be found at Karamell-Küche in the Germany pavilion of EPCOT's World Showcase. 

    Plan magic; planDisney.


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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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