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  • On Sep 18, 2019
    Rebecca from PA Asked

    We're going to DW in January 2020 and I have a 2 year old that is the size and weight of my 4 year old. He turns 3 at this end of Feb and I'm worried they'd still charge admission. Should I bring his birth certificate for proof?

    Hi there, Rebecca,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to be visiting Walt Disney World Resort in January! Your trip to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" will be here before you know it!

    As you know, children under the age of 3 are considered Guests of Mickey and don't require theme park admission. You should not be required to show proof of age for your 2-year-old son. The theme parks work on an honor system when it comes to the ages of young Guests. I've visited with all four of my Mouseketeers at least twice before their 3rd birthday and have never been asked to show proof of age when entering the parks. In fact, my oldest two children have always been very tall for their age, and we were never questioned or asked to show proof of age for either of them. That being said, you could always bring a copy of your son's birth certificate to be on the safe side.

    You will be amazed at just how many attractions and entertainment options your little one can experience at the theme parks. If you find there are attractions that your 2-year-old does not meet the minimum requirement for or prefers to not ride, be sure to take advantage of Rider Switch.

    I hope this information has been helpful to you, Rebecca. Please don't hesitate to stop by again with any additional questions. We would love to assist you further in planning a magical trip for your family!

    Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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