• On Jan 2, 2019
    Elaine from Sao Paulo 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 youngest boy will turn 3 years old on March 13th, and we will arrive at Orlando on March 12th. I will not be at Disney Hotel, but I am planning to go to Disney Parks, I would like to know how to proceed regarding the tickets. Could you please help me?

    Hello, Elaine! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Visiting Disney World is sure to make your son’s birthday particularly magical!

    The current Disney World ticket system is actually based around the age of Guests so that will impact the purchasing process for you depending on the date in which you decide to visit. Children under the age of three years are not required to have tickets for park admission. However, once your son turns three years old on March 13th, he will then fall into the three to nine years of age ticket category. So, if you intend on visiting the parks on or after March 13th, you will need to purchase a ticket for your son’s park admission. 

    Tickets for Disney World can be purchased online through the Walt Disney World website or through the My Disney Experience app. You may also purchase tickets by calling the Disney Reservation Center, visiting any ticket or Guest Relations window at the Walt Disney World Resort, or through other authorized ticket sellers and travel professionals. 

    Also, be sure to stop by any Guest Relations or indoor merchandise locations while visiting Disney World to receive a complimentary celebration button for your son’s birthday! Your son can wear this special birthday button during your visit and may receive a bit of special attention from Cast Members throughout your stay. He is sure to wowed when Cast Members wish him a very magical happy birthday!

    Have fun planning the rest of your Disney World vacation!   

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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