Mom and daughter AA on Dumbo; Magic Kingdom
  • On Feb 2, 2024
    Emily from KY 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 just wondering what the things a 3 year old are allowed to do vs a 2 year old. Trying to plan ahead. Are 3 year olds allowed to do more than a 2 year old? Or is it just a price thing? Thanks!

    Hi Emily!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney!  It sounds like you are planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation with a little Mouseketeer in tow!  I've experienced many trips with my own boys as infants and toddlers and I'm happy to help you navigate what a two-year-old will be able to enjoy while visiting.

    Emily, little ones under three are considered very special guests of Mickey and do not have to pay for an admission ticket for the parks. My middle son was just five months old on his first trip to Walt Disney World Resort and he did a little bit of everything - rode some rides, watched the entertainment, and waved "hi" to his favorite characters!  There are very few things that your two-year-old wouldn't be able to do that a three-year-old could.  Many rides and attractions around Walt Disney World Resort have no minimum height requirement so even the youngest guests can join in the fun.  There are some special experiences and Enchanting Extras that do have age requirements to note.  For example, to participate in a makeover at the Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boutique in Magic Kingdom Park, the young prince or princess must be at least three.  Some of my favorite memories have been watching my boys as toddlers running down Main Street, U.S.A., flying high above Fantasyland in Dumbo The Flying Elephant, and dancing to the parades and shows.  My advice - take the trip and enjoy making the memories!

    Guests under three can also share a plate with adults or grab a plate from a buffet free of charge at Walt Disney World Resort restaurants.  I highly recommend booking character dining experiences as your little one will love interacting with the characters and enjoy all of the yummy food as well!  A few of my favorites for toddlers are Garden Grill in EPCOT, Disney Junior Play n' Dine Breakfast at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort, The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom Park, and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in EPCOT for any princess fans you have!  Character dining is very popular so I recommend checking for advanced dining reservations right when they open at 60 days before your trip.  

    There is so much to think about when planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, but Disney has done a lot of the thinking for you with information available regarding stroller rentals, Baby Care Centers, the Rider Switch program, and much, much more!  We also have several videos in our planDisney Video Library from my fellow panelists that you may find helpful.  

    Emily, I hope you have the best time planning your trip, and I invite you to stop by and see us again with any additional questions!

    See ya real soon,
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Meet the Panelist: Kristi, Maryland

Hi! I'm Kristi and I've been making magical memories at the Walt Disney World Resort since my first visit in 1989. While I cherished my childhood visits, my favorite memories have come sharing all of the excitement and wonder of a Disney Parks vacation with my husband and three boys. Whether you're planning a runDisney racecation, a trip with little ones, a land and sea adventure, or anything in between, I'm ready to help you make some bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful plans for your next Disney Parks vacation! Learn More About Kristi

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