Can Child Under 3 Ride Theme Park Rides

Can Child Under 3 Ride Theme Park Rides

I've noticed that children under 3 are free at most (maybe all) of the theme parks on the Gold Coast.

My son will be just under 3 when we visit later this year.

If we don't have a ticket for him but he meets the height requirements, is he still able to go on the kids rides and attractions or should we buy him a pass?


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A great question, because I am sure it is not exactly clear on any of the theme park information!

However, I will describe what happens when you enter a theme park in the Gold Coast so you can then easily see the answer!

Entry to the theme parks is through their ticket booths or turnstiles. Tickets for each person are either purchased at the gate or internet vouchers verified and surrendered for tickets or passes.

When you go through the turnstiles or ticket booths and enter the park, there are no wristbands or tickets to show at rides. Unless you are purchasing any extra pay per ride options or attractions.

Once inside the parks, when you want to go on a ride, if you meet the requirements (and it isn't a pay per use ride - there aren't very many, but I mention it for completeness) then you simply queue up and take your turn. Generally, tickets or passes don not need to be shown once inside the theme parks.

When our daughter was under 3, we regularly went to the theme parks and she enjoyed all the kids rides she was tall enough to go on!

I hope that answers your question, that in general, once inside a theme park, there are no distinctions made between the type of ticket or pass you entered on, nor if your child is under 3 years old.

It's probably not a bad idea to take some kind of confirmation of the child's age, especially if they are quite tall or mature for their age. We never had any issues back when ours were under 3, but I am sure they have tightened this one up a little.

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