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  • On Feb 8, 2023
    Monica from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are you able to purchase tickets to a park the day of at the gate?

    Hello and welcome to planDisney, Monica!

    I'm so glad you stopped by with your question. There is nothing quite as Magical as a last-minute trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, so let's talk about same-day tickets. 

    Monica, the quick answer is yes, you are permitted to purchase tickets at the gate, however, it's important to note that a (complimentary) theme park reservation is required to enter the park in addition to your ticket. Because of that, I would highly encourage you to check availability before heading out the door. You can view theme park availability HERE and search by date. 

    Now, Monica, to keep spontaneity alive and still get the most out of your Disney day, my best recommendation would be to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App in advance (just in case you decide to visit) and sign up for a My Disney Experience account if you don't already have one. (Both of these are complimentary.) This way, should you wake up in the morning with a desire to see Cinderella Castle up close, you could check availability and purchase your ticket through the app. You'll also have the added bonus of being able to check wait times for attractions and get recommendations for restaurants with Disney Genie!

    Monica, I hope this helps as you're considering a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. Whether you choose Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios or Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, I hope you have a pixie-dusted day! Please come on back to planDisney with any additional questions. 

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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