Do Children Under 3 Need to Reserve a Disney Park Pass?

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This morning, Walt Disney World Resort launched its new reservation system for when the parks officially reopen to guests mid-July.

According to Walt Disney World: “Beginning June 22, 2020, Disney Resort and other select hotel Guests with valid theme park admission can make reservations. Beginning June 26, 2020, Annual Passholders without a Resort stay can make reservations. Beginning June 28, 2020, existing ticket holders can make reservations.”

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Credit: Inside the Magic

But with so many questions relating to the new reservation system, a lot of guests are left wondering about children within their party — More specifically children under 3 years of age.

According to Disney, (also reflected in the screenshot from our Inside the Magic team member below) “Children under 3 years of age do not need a Disney Park Pass or park admission — they may join you when you redeem your Disney Park Pass.”

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Credit: Inside the Magic

More Information on Disney World Reopening

Remember, Walt Disney World is reopening in phases — Magic Kingdom park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will open the gates on July 11 while EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios plans to open on July 15. The Resorts on property also will be opening up in phases with each resort having a different reopening date.

Remember that when Disney World reopens to guests next month, things at the theme park will look a lot different. Social distancing measures will be put in place, excessive cleanliness, encouragement of mobile orders, plexiglass, and as we previously mentioned, the elimination of character meet and greets. Also being eliminated from the parks are parades and fireworks along with other similar entertainment that draws a crowd, and much more.

Related: How to Enjoy Disney Without Character Meet and Greets, Fireworks, or Parades

Minnie Mouse, Topolino's Terrace
Credit: Disney

There will also be changes to the FastPass+ system and the PhotoPass System along with changes for previously bought tickets including refunds and exchanges.

If you are looking for more information regarding the Walt Disney World Resort reopening, check out our comprehensive guide here.

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