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Old 09-14-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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Do I need identification for my son?

My son is 2 1/2 but looks over the age of 3. I am worried that there may be an issue with him getting into the parks. Should I go to the DMV to get a photo id to prove he is under the age of 3? Do you think if I took a copy of his birth certificate that would be sufficient.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:46 AM   #2
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They aren't going to give you a hard time about it, but to make you feel comfortable just bring a photo copy of his birth certificate.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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You will probably never get asked by anyone. But you could bring a photocopy of the birth certificate just in case. Going to the DMV for an ID card is probably overkill.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:45 AM   #4
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No, Disney works on the honor system in regards to this. Unfortunately, not everyone is honorable, but WDW doesn't require proof that a child is under 3. You'll be fine not taking any identification for your DS. If you are eating at any buffets or family style meals, make sure your server knows your DS is under 3 so you won't get charged.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:05 AM   #5
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I am glad you asked this! We are going to be taking our 2.5 year old twins (boys) who we are expecting to be the EXACT same size as our 4yo DD. I am seriously thinking of bringing copies of their BCs so that I can prove that they are not triplets/older if anyone questions us.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:55 AM   #6
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I would take a copy of his BC. I mean taking a single piece of paper isn't exactly hard and for the peace of mind it brings it is well worth it.
It is a private business and they have the right to ask for proof if they want to, will they, probably not but why worry every morning?


You don't need to get the ID card a copy of the BC will be enough.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #7
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Thank you everyone for your help!! Only 5 more days until Mickey!
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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I wouldn't worry about it but is there another way to prove it? I wouldn't want to carry a copy of such an important document on vacation I mean that is just as important as your Social Security card. Oh i know maybe a passport?
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:44 PM   #9
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You could scan the birth cert and send it to your phone, if your phone is able to do that.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:50 AM   #10
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I wouldn't worry about it but is there another way to prove it? I wouldn't want to carry a copy of such an important document on vacation I mean that is just as important as your Social Security card. Oh i know maybe a passport?
A passport is worse to loose than a copy of a birth certificate! one is an official get out of the country or into, accepted anywhere proof of ID and the other is a non official piece of paper. No one is saying bring an official with a seal birth certificate.
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