• On May 20, 2022
    Sheila from MA 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 have a 2 year old grandchild with us. Does she need a ticket or reservation?

    Hello Sheila,

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. Taking your children to Walt Disney World for the first time is so much fun. I can only imagine watching your grandchild experience the magic will be priceless! Make sure you stop by Guest Relations in any of the parks to get a complimentary First Visit button. It's a fun keepsake, and Cast Members may notice the pin and sprinkle a little extra pixie dust on your Disney day. It doesn't always happen, but you never know.

    Children under 3 get to travel for free. You don't need a park ticket or reservation for your grandchild, but everyone else over the age of 3 will need tickets and park reservations for each day of your trip. Little ones also get to dine for free, meaning they can share off of your plate, or if you dine at a restaurant that has a buffet or serves food family style, they will be given a plate. So this is a great time to take advantage of character dining locations like Garden Grill Restaurant in EPCOT or Hollywood & Vine in Disney's Hollywood Studios. When you make reservations for dining, you should include them in your count. That way Cast Members will be sure to put you at a table with enough space to dine comfortably.

    Did you know that each park has a Baby Care Center? It's a comfortable, quiet, air-conditioned spot for families who need to feed a baby, change a diaper or outfit, or just take a few minutes to relax from the excitement in the parks.  

    Hope this helps. Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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