• On Apr 26, 2019
    Lisa from TN 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're visiting MK for 1 day from KY. We planned to visit the day before our daughter's 3rd b-day for budgeting reasons, but have had to push it back to her actual b-day due to a family death. Does she need a ticket or can we get an exception?

    Hello Lisa. Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. I am really sorry to hear that you've experienced a loss within your family. That's a really hard thing. 

    I've done many 1 day trips and they are always a whirlwind of fun! Even though you will be visiting the park on her birthday, I am curious to know if you'll be arriving to the Walt Disney World Resort before then. As long as your daughter is under 3 at the time of check-in, even if she turns 3 during the trip, she's still considered free during that vacation and won't need valid theme park admission. I like to consider it a birthday gift from Mickey Mouse himself. However, if you are arriving on her actual birthday and she is 3 years old, she would need valid theme park admission. My daughter is much older now but I know we tried to squeeze as many visits in as possible before her 3rd birthday to save some money while we could. 

    If you haven't already, I highly suggest checking out the Planning Guide for Parents of Preschoolers. This comprehensive guide breaks down attractions that might be suitable for your child park by park. You can even listen to a cute Disney Junior Playlist to help get your little one excited for what's to come. Also, when you arrive be sure to grab her a complimentary "It's My Birthday" button. Cast Members and Guests alike will go out of their way to wish your daughter a very Happy Birthday throughout the day. 

    I really hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating your daughter at Magic Kingdom Park. I just know the day is going to be filled with such excitement and you will treasure those memories forever. If you have any other questions about your day, I'd love for you to come back and ask me. Enjoy! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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