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  • On Jan 24, 2024
    Samantha from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Traveling for our son's 3rd birthday. He turns 3 mid-trip. Several answers to posts from panelists say as long as they are 2 on the day the ticket package starts they are free for the trip. Now I am seeing other panelists say ticket needed mid-trip?

    Hi Samantha! Welcome to planDisney! I’m glad you brought your question to us! Happy birthday to your son! I’m happy to clear up the confusion regarding admission for children who turn three while on their vacation.

    Guests who are two and under do not need a ticket for admission to the Disney Parks! However, once a child turns three, they need a ticket to enter the Disney Parks. That is the case even if a child turns three during their vacation.

    Samantha, keep in mind that it would be unusual for a Cast Member to question the age of a Guest, especially one so young. Children visiting the parks are not required to bring identification or a birth certificate. So, I guess it's best to say that Guests are on the "honor system" when it comes to ticket purchases for those Guests turning three during a vacation.

    Your little Mouseketeer is going to have so much fun! Be sure to check out perfect attractions such as Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Mickey’s PhilharMagic, Festival of the Lion King, Peter Pan’s Flight, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Toy Story Mania, Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid, and so much more!

    Dreams do come true!


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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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