• On Oct 23, 2016
    Carolyn from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi Moms! I have added the water parks fun and more option onto my 6 day hopper tickets. Can my family and I head to a water park on our arrival day even though we haven't used a regular park ticket first?

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Carolyn!

    I am so glad that you asked this question!

    When you visit Walt Disney World parks while using Theme Park Tickets with the Water Park Fun & More Option, you may access all of those entitlements as soon as you arrive at Walt Disney World. So, get set for a fantastic first day, as both Walt Disney World water parks are SPECTACULAR!

    Think of your 6 days' worth of entrances into the main theme parks as entitlements in one bank account. You also have 6 days' worth of entrances--thanks to having added the Water Park Fun & More Option--to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course, Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course and Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course. Think of these entitlements as having been placed into another bank account. When you arrive at Walt Disney World, then, you may "withdraw" any of your ticket entitlements, including one for a water park. When you access your ticket that first day, it will become activated, meaning that you have 14 days to use all of your ticket entitlements from the day of your first use. You never have to head to a regular theme park in order to activate your entitlements, though, so your plan is perfect!

    Because you plan to skip all of the four theme parks on that first day, Carolyn, you'll still have the full 6 days' worth of tickets to use later in your trip. This may help you plan your activities throughout your stay in a way that works best for you.

    Send more questions as you plan your visit, Carolyn; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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