• On Dec 18, 2018
    Melissa from MI 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.

    My 9 year old daughter looks more like she's 12. She still qualifies for the child ticket pricing. Will I be required to show a birth certificate at the gate or restaurants if they think I am trying to bring an older child in under a child ticket?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Melissa! Thank you for stopping by to bring us your question.

    Melissa, when my youngest was not quite three, she looked so much older. She was big for her age and her long hair made her appear much older than she was. So, when I was planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort around that time, I wondered the same thing and was nervous about a Cast Member thinking I was not being honest about her age. Thankfully, I quickly realized Cast Members are the most fun-loving bunch! And while they asked me her age, it was never questioned, nor additional proof required. They also asked my princess how old she was. When she replied with her name and a smile instead, they welcomed us home without hesitation! I still giggle at that memory. 

    Age requirements at the most magical place on earth, outside of verification for things like proof of residency and alcoholic beverages for adults, run on the honor system. And you’re on the up and up, so hakuna matata! Just answer with your mousketeer’s age when asked and enjoy the magic and wonder with your princess during your visit.

    Have you planned any special mother-daughter magic for your upcoming visit? I highly recommend the Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room. A lovely and relaxing time of tea and pastries at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Or if you want to make your little lady feel like the princess she is, a pixie-dusted makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will transform her into royalty right before your eyes. 

    I hope you have an unforgettable time! If you have any additional questions, please do send those our way! 

    See ya real soon! 

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Meet the Panelist: Emille, Florida

Hi! My name is Emille. I’m a mom of two and wife to a wonderful fellow Disney nerd! As a current Florida resident and Annual Passholder, I love being able to visit the Walt Disney World Resort frequently. When I’m not at the Parks, you can find me leading worship at my local church or traveling with a prison ministry I sing and speak for. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing some of my favorite tips to help you plan your next magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Emille

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