Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland (California)
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-05-2010, 06:20 PM   #1
kez518
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 87

Age for when you have to buy a ticket into Disneyland

I see that you have to buy a ticket for anyone 3 and up. My DD is 2 1/2 and I was wondering do they ever ask for proof of age at Disneyland? TIA
__________________
kez518 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 06:26 PM   #2
CrazyDuck
DIS Veteran
 
CrazyDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Posts: 2,533

They don't ask unless your kid is freakishly huge.... My DD was taller than most kids her age (in the 95th percentile in height). I brought her Birth Certificate just incase we had trouble, but they never questioned us as we went through the gates. On CM did make a comment once that she was so tall but nothing more than that!
CrazyDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-05-2010, 06:29 PM   #3
gippaloo
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 666

I really doubt that they will ask for proof of age...Unless your child looks waaaay older than what you said. I'm sure they realize that most parents don't carry their young children's birth certificates around with them everywhere. ^_^ I wouldn't worry about it at all!
gippaloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 07:29 PM   #5
DisSarahK
Missing Mickey...
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Western Washington State
Posts: 1,560

We brought our son when he was 2 1/2 and he was BIG for his age--tall with a big head, big feet, and he talked a ton. Nobody ever questioned us once about his age or gave us any funny looks when we said he was 2 1/2.

(The picture in my signature is when he was 2 1/2--you can see that he was a big 2 1/2 year old...but I guess he still had that round young look about him...but he easily could have been a year or more older than what he was.)
__________________
plus age 10 and age 8
Disneyland 9/16-20 '08 & 9/13-18 '10 at the DI&S, DLH 9/10-17 '11 and the Grand 2/26-3/2 '13
Disney Wonder to Alaska 8/20-27 '12...Aulani 3/26-4/3 '14 heading BACK to Alaska on the Wonder! 8/24/15

DisSarahK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 07:41 PM   #6
pixiewings71
Sweet!!! Totally!!!!!
YAY for good weather!
It's that Disney Magic, I don't know how it works but it does!
 
pixiewings71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Suisun City CA
Posts: 22,217

One of our visits a family in front of us entering DCA had 2 small boys in strollers, 1 was under 3 for sure, the other was quite tall and did not appear to be under 3 (he didn't have any baby fat and honestly he looked about 5) the CM argued and did not want to let them in without buying a ticket for the older boy. She did end up letting them in but she told them they needed to buy the older boy a ticket their next visit, after they got in they looked at each other and said "well I guess this is the last time we can fake his age". They spoke perfect English but at the gates they pretended to not understand the CM, speaking in broken English "he no 3" over and over, they were totally lying about their son's age to get him in for free.

That said, that was the only time I'd seen anyone question the age of a child without a ticket, if you're worried about make a copy of your DD's birth cert. and carry it with you, just in case they ask. Oh and just so you know, if you take a trip and your DD turns 3 on the trip she will not need a ticket, she is considered 2 for the whole trip.
__________________
Kerri DBF DD17 DD14

We took 14 trips from July 07-July 08 and around 16 from Jan 09-Jan 10. We did 5 trips 2011-2012. 2012-2013 4 trips.


eBay and pins http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2213419
pixiewings71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 09:10 PM   #7
DisSarahK
Missing Mickey...
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Western Washington State
Posts: 1,560

Oooooh, Kerri, that makes me so mad that people would so clearly scam DL like that. ARGH! As the mama of children who are tall for their age, I really appreciate when I am *not* questioned on their age--and then I hear about nutty people who go and do stupid stuff like what you're describing. UGH!
__________________
plus age 10 and age 8
Disneyland 9/16-20 '08 & 9/13-18 '10 at the DI&S, DLH 9/10-17 '11 and the Grand 2/26-3/2 '13
Disney Wonder to Alaska 8/20-27 '12...Aulani 3/26-4/3 '14 heading BACK to Alaska on the Wonder! 8/24/15

DisSarahK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 09:17 PM   #8
KBelle5
Mouseketeer
 
KBelle5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 173

Quote:
Originally Posted by pixiewings71 View Post
One of our visits a family in front of us entering DCA had 2 small boys in strollers, 1 was under 3 for sure, the other was quite tall and did not appear to be under 3 (he didn't have any baby fat and honestly he looked about 5) the CM argued and did not want to let them in without buying a ticket for the older boy. She did end up letting them in but she told them they needed to buy the older boy a ticket their next visit, after they got in they looked at each other and said "well I guess this is the last time we can fake his age". They spoke perfect English but at the gates they pretended to not understand the CM, speaking in broken English "he no 3" over and over, they were totally lying about their son's age to get him in for free.
That's when you ask the kid how old they are, haha! I remember my cousin telling me how she tried to get her 3 year old to say he was 4 so he could go on some kiddie ride at a fair (he's big enough to look a year, year and a half older than what he is), but when asked, he proudly told them he was 3!

Going in once, the CM asked the woman in front of us where her son's ticket was, and she said she was going to buy an AP at City Hall, but he made her go to the ticket booth and buy it. If the parent puts up a fight, there's only so much the CM can do. Why put a blip on your own day, and possibly the day of other guests around you by arguing with a parent? Disney'll get their money in food, souvenirs, etc.
__________________
"Look there she goes, that girl is so peculiar...with a dreamy, far-off look, and her nose stuck in a book...""Of course I couldnít stay too long, and then Iíll have toÖ..oh, but Neverland! Iím so happy, I think Iíll give you a kiss!"
KBelle5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 10:45 PM   #9
jlmarr
You got that right
 
jlmarr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 2,841

I believe it is an odd statistical anomaly at DL - an inordinate number of 2 and 4 year olds, not very many 3 year olds.
jlmarr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 11:44 PM   #10
Squirrel!!!
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 384

I took my DD on the day before her 3rd birthday and was not questioned, and she is/was a giant kid.

I just realized from reading this thread that I have to pay adult prices for her the first time this year. She is 10 now. That makes this mamma sad!!!
Squirrel!!! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 12:09 AM   #11
kez518
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 87

Thanks everyone for the advice.

I can't believe people would lie about a child being under 3 when they are obviously older.

I'm glad I don't have to buy my DD a ticket yet since we had to buy an airline ticket...I wasn't too happy about but I understand she'll probably sit better on her own chair then on my lap, but I'd rather have her on my lap then pay the flight for her.
__________________
kez518 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 01:49 PM   #12
imcindy76
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 7

When my son turned 3, I took my son, his best friend (who was 2 and 1/2) and the friend's aunt to Disneyland to celebrate. It Never occurred to me that they would question the kids' ages- after all I bought my son a ticket. We had no way to prove his age, although I have to admit his friend was HUGE - as tall as my son and heavier, but with a baby's face. The cast member argued with us for almost 10 minutes about his age and finally took the boy a few steps away and asked him his age which he told them - 3. (He is now 24 and 6'6" tall.) I HATE when people lie and scam - what kind of message does that send?
imcindy76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 02:02 PM   #13
Disney Dreams
Proudly afflicted with TDMA!
Major pin collector in denial
 
Disney Dreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Somewhere this side of the rainbow
Posts: 16,084

Quote:
Originally Posted by KBelle5 View Post
...Going in once, the CM asked the woman in front of us where her son's ticket was, and she said she was going to buy an AP at City Hall, but he made her go to the ticket booth and buy it. If the parent puts up a fight, there's only so much the CM can do. Why put a blip on your own day, and possibly the day of other guests around you by arguing with a parent? Disney'll get their money in food, souvenirs, etc.
I don't know that questioning the age of a child (aka, doing their job) is
beyond that which a CM can do. You mention in your post that the CM made the lady go to the ticket booth and buy a ticket even though the woman said she was going to get an AP for the son inside the Park. This is how it should have happened. If someone does not have a ticket, they cannot enter the Park. If their plan is to get an AP they can purchase a ticket outside of the park and then upgrade to an AP inside the Park. To say that "Disney'll get their money..." from other sources is like saying they should just let everyone in for free. If you're over three, you need a ticket.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jlmarr View Post
I believe it is an odd statistical anomaly at DL - an inordinate number of 2 and 4 year olds, not very many 3 year olds.
Now THAT was funny! (And so very true!)

- Dreams
__________________
Uh-oh! What did we do?!?! OMG, we did it!


Disney Dreams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 02:17 PM   #14
3Minnies1Mickey
Just wanted to add, this is no longer a rumor
 
3Minnies1Mickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Modesto, Nor. CA
Posts: 8,331

We took DD in June and she turned 3 during the trip. We were never once asked about her age. We did not need proof even for meals, etc.
__________________
Shannon

Mommy to 3 Princesses and 1 Handsome Prince
Me(34) DH(36) DD(12) DD(8) DD(6) DS(5)
Disneyland: many times as a kid * 10/05 * 12/07 * 9/09 * 10/09 * 12/09 * 6/10 *1/13*12/13
Walt Disney World: 9/11 2 weeks at BCV!!!
3Minnies1Mickey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 02:42 PM   #15
pixiewings71
Sweet!!! Totally!!!!!
YAY for good weather!
It's that Disney Magic, I don't know how it works but it does!
 
pixiewings71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Suisun City CA
Posts: 22,217

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisSarahK View Post
Oooooh, Kerri, that makes me so mad that people would so clearly scam DL like that. ARGH! As the mama of children who are tall for their age, I really appreciate when I am *not* questioned on their age--and then I hear about nutty people who go and do stupid stuff like what you're describing. UGH!
Yes me too, I almost went to the CM and told her but DBF told me to let it go. Well I guess I did let it go, but when we walked past them I said very loudly that people who scam the parks should get kicked out. lol That's me being passive aggressive.....lol

Quote:
Originally Posted by KBelle5 View Post
That's when you ask the kid how old they are, haha! I remember my cousin telling me how she tried to get her 3 year old to say he was 4 so he could go on some kiddie ride at a fair (he's big enough to look a year, year and a half older than what he is), but when asked, he proudly told them he was 3!

Going in once, the CM asked the woman in front of us where her son's ticket was, and she said she was going to buy an AP at City Hall, but he made her go to the ticket booth and buy it. If the parent puts up a fight, there's only so much the CM can do. Why put a blip on your own day, and possibly the day of other guests around you by arguing with a parent? Disney'll get their money in food, souvenirs, etc.
Well the CM tried to talk to the kid BUT the parents kept interrupting, they kept saying "no English" in their broken Asian accent that they were clearly faking. If I had been the CM I would have just called a supervisor over and let them take it from there. The CM kept us waiting in line (which was ok with us, we could have gone elsewhere but we wanted to wait to see what happened lol) while she argued with them over the older boy needing a ticket.
As for the woman buying her son an AP once inside, that's not allowed, you have to have a ticket in hand to enter the park, you can buy your AP voucher online and that gets you in the park or you can buy a 1 day ticket and then upgrade using that but you have to have some kind of admission to enter. That's the policy and had that situation come up with us it would not have put any kind of blip on our day at all.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Squirrel!!! View Post
I took my DD on the day before her 3rd birthday and was not questioned, and she is/was a giant kid.

I just realized from reading this thread that I have to pay adult prices for her the first time this year. She is 10 now. That makes this mamma sad!!!
LOL We took DD10 in December for her bday trip, she wanted to eat at BB for her bday dinner on her bday. When I made the reservation I told them she was turning 10 that day, the CM asked if we would be there before that day and I said "yes, we will be there the 12-17" and she said "then your DD counts as 9 the whole trip" so she got to order off the kids menu at BB, which was good since she won't eat anything off the adult menu there. LOL
__________________
Kerri DBF DD17 DD14

We took 14 trips from July 07-July 08 and around 16 from Jan 09-Jan 10. We did 5 trips 2011-2012. 2012-2013 4 trips.


eBay and pins http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2213419
pixiewings71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: