• On Feb 19, 2019
    Ashley from CA 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.

    Do 3 year old children need to purchase tickets in to the Disneyland?

    Hi, Ashley, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Bringing a little Mouseketeer to the Disneyland Resort is a magical experience! Yes, you will need to purchase a ticket for your 3 year old child to enter the parks. Pricing varies by age, and is broken down into two categories, ages 3-9 and ages 10+. Since you’re from California, you may also want to check out this fantastic offer for Southern California residents to see if it works for you! 

    Here’s a helpful guide for planning a Disneyland Resort vacation with a preschooler. You’re also going to want to get acquainted with the Baby Care Centers, which are available in both parks. These centers are a great spot to change, feed, purchase toddler necessities, or simply take a break. They even offer tiny toilets for little ones who may be potty training. Be sure to ask for a sticker on your way out for a fun, free souvenir!

    If you’re looking for a simple way to discover which attractions your little one can ride, check out the Attractions page and filter by your child’s height. This is a great way to narrow down your options and make a plan before your arrival. 

    Lastly, I highly recommend downloading the Disneyland app, which allows you to check wait times, use mobile ordering, and locate your favorite Characters.

    Wishing you a magical visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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