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Old 01-16-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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Would you / have you snuck in your 3-year-old?

The child price for park tickets seem so expensive considering my child won't meet height requirements for a lot of rides. So ... would you / have you?
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The child price for park tickets seem so expensive considering my child won't meet height requirements for a lot of rides. So ... would you / have you?
No, and it is against policy on this site to discuss ways to break Disney rules.

There are very few rides with a height requirement considering the vast amount of rides on property. Newborns can ride most things. If you do not wish to pay for a ticket, you should go before they turn three. This thread will likely be locked or deleted, so if it goes missing, you'll know why.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #3
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i will have a child who will turn 3 2 months before we go. and i will also have a child who is turning 2 a month before we go. no i will not try and sneak in my 3yr old.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:07 PM   #4
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We hadn't gone to WDW yet, so this is about disneyland. We went when DS was 1 (and free) and 2 (and free). By the time he was 3, we were SO excited that he was big enough to have his own ticket! He enjoyed the heck out of that visit; he got to ride almost everything, he enjoyed the sights, the sounds, even just the experience. He LOVED being there, and was an active participant, not just a baby looking around at things.

We were happy to pay for him, and we all got APs that year. Since Disneyland was ahead of WDW in charging the same price to everyone for APs, we paid a lot for his AP, and had no qualms about doing so.

A 3 year old can enjoy the park to the same extent that an adult can, even if they can't go on every single one of the rides.
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No, and it is against policy on this site to discuss ways to break Disney rules.

There are very few rides with a height requirement considering the vast amount of rides on property. Newborns can ride most things. If you do not wish to pay for a ticket, you should go before they turn three. This thread will likely be locked or deleted, so if it goes missing, you'll know why.
Agreed. In MK there are what 4 rides with a height restriction? Now that I'm thinking about it, I think it's less than that! The costs sucks, but they're a business.
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No, I did not sneak my 3 yr old in. He turned 3 less than a month before we went. Its not worth taking a risk like that. My son has been going since he was 3 months and honestly has rode a ton of rides since then, in fact the only new ones that he was able to get on this year was the new Barnstormer and Go-Carts at Magic Kingdom.
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No I wouldn't and I beg to differ about a 3 year old not being able to enjoy Disney parks. In September, we took our then 3 year old on her first trip. She rode almost everything...including many of the "bigger" attractions, including: Tower of Terror, Star Tours, Soarin, Dinosaur, Big Thunder Mt. Railroad, Splash Mt., etc. Not to mention she rode all the attractions that don't require a height limit to ride. There are like 4 rides left out of everything at Disney that she couldn't ride and with Disney having around 50+ attractions (give or take), I know that we got our $$$ worth. I suggest you either go to Disney before your child turns 3, or plan to pay for a ticket because it is so worth it. Yes, my child is a bit on the taller side, however there are plenty of rides for all ages.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:33 PM   #8
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No. But we have squeezed in a last minute trip a few days before a child's 3rd birthday. Perfectly legal in the eyes of the Disney gods .
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:37 PM   #9
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We too have snuck in trips right before the 3rd birthday, but we've always gotten them tickets when they are 3. At just before 3, DD was tall enough for Goofy's Barnstormer, meaning she only missed out on Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Stitch's Great Escape.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:45 PM   #10
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absolutely not.

I also don't lie about his age when we ate at Sweet Tomatoes, nor at the movie theater.
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No, I did not, even when he didn't quite make it to 40". I know people who have, though I don't agree with it.
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Who wants to take bets on how long before this thread gets closed lol
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The child price for park tickets seem so expensive considering my child won't meet height requirements for a lot of rides. So ... would you / have you?
I have not done it, nor would I. I never lie about my child's age to save money on admissions anywhere. I have a child who would loudly proclaim her age if asked, so why take the chance?

Honestly, there are far more rides and shows that a child CAN enjoy than those they can't. At WDW there are really not that many rides with height restrictions compared to the total number of rides that there are. We took our youngest for his first trip at age 9 months, and he was able to go on MANY of the rides. When you go to the park, you aren't paying only for the rides, you are also paying for the atmosphere, the parades, the shows, the landscape, etc, so your child will still get to enjoy LOTS.
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No. What kind of lesson would the child learn? That's it's ok to cheat and lie.

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Old 01-16-2013, 03:44 PM   #15
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My DD3 is quite small for her age and we could probably pull it off if we wanted to, but no, I have not nor would I for the reasons others have stated. We did, however, schedule a trip last year right before she turned 3 so we could get one more trip in before we had to start paying for her.
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