• On Nov 27, 2018
    Melanie from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How young does a child need to be for free entrance to parks

    Hi, there!

     Melanie, I'm thrilled to hear you're planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. You're sure to have a magical stay!

     I love visiting the theme parks with my little ones in tow. Watching them experience the magic of Disney just melts my heart! Theme park admission is not required for children under the age of 3; infants and toddlers are special Guests of Mickey Mouse. There are a few things to keep in mind when traveling to the theme parks with a kiddo under 3-years old. You do not need to include them when making your FastPass+ selections. They can simply enter the FastPass+ line with you! While you don't need to include your infant or toddler in your FastPass+ selections, it's important to remember that you do need to include them in the total party size for dining reservations. Did you know that children under the age of 3 can eat for free at buffets and all-you-care-to-enjoy meals? With free food and the fabulous company of beloved Disney characters, Character Dining Experiences like Chef Mickey's and The Crystal Palace are especially great for infants and toddlers.

     Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Melanie. Please visit us again soon with any new questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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