• On Jun 20, 2023
    Deena from MI 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 turn 21 the week before my trip so I won’t have my new ID, my state snips it to show a new ID has been ordered so can I use this ID still or do I need a passport to show my age?

    Hello there, Deena!

    The Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place to visit after a 21st birthday. There are so many fun-themed lounges across the four theme parks and all of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels. Deena, one of my favorite activities is using the complimentary Disney Transportation to “Resort hop” to different lounges. For example, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and the Enchanted Rose in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are conveniently located on the monorail loop. 

    To get back to your question, I recommend reviewing the guidance under this frequently asked question. If you don’t have a new ID or your old ID has been tampered with, your next best option is to carry your original passport. I know many bars in the general Orlando area require passports if you don’t have a driver’s license too. It would be such a bummer if you brought the old ID and weren’t able to take advantage of all of the themed lounges available at the theme parks and Resort hotels. 

    If you are looking for recommendations for places to visit in the theme parks, two are my favorites are Oga’s Cantina in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Nomad Lounge in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. I’ve been able to join the waitlist for both of these spots in the past, but I recommend making an advanced dining reservation for Oga’s Cantina if it’s at the top of your list. Nomad Lounge doesn’t accept reservations, but I’ve had luck grabbing a spot by the water by showing up before they open. Plus, the Nomad Lounge churros are amazing!

    May the magic be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Melanie, Maryland

Hello there! I'm Melanie - a Walt Disney World Resort-loving Jersey girl living in Maryland with my Jedi Brewmaster husband and Bluey lookalike dog. Before I was even born, I grew up taking multigenerational vacations with my family at Disney's Beach Club Resort. The Disney force has grown stronger in my family since we took an adults-only voyage aboard Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whether you want to feel like a Disney Princess or a Jedi-in-training, I can't wait to help you plan a harmonious vacation. Learn More About Melanie

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