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  • On Apr 8, 2021
    Shalisia from FL Asked

    whats the best deal for a family of six? what exactly can the exchange certificate be use for? with the deal package that you suggest how does the gong to the theme parks work

    Hi Shalisia,

    Welcome to planDisney! We are so glad you stopped by with several great questions!

    In looking at your arrival date, we have a lot to plan in a short amount of time! 

    First things first, all Guests need theme park reservations to enter a theme park. Check the theme park reservation availability calendar to see which parks are available for the dates of your visit. Given the availability, you may want to shift your dates. For more information on Exchange Certificates, check out this great explanation from my fellow panelist Amy. Since you are a Florida resident, you may need additional info on how to verify your residency to purchase Florida Resident tickets.

    If you are looking to stay a few nights at one of the resort hotels in our Disney Resorts Collection, then you need to book that resort hotel as soon as possible. For a family of six, I would suggest a family suite at Disney's Art of Animation or The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. Even if you are close to the theme parks, it might just be a good time for a staycation. If some folks in your family will need theme park tickets, you can certainly book a vacation package but, with a package, everyone has to get the same number of tickets. Be sure to check the Special Offers as you make your decision. Check out the Spring Into Magic offer - search with your exact arrival and departure dates.

    If you have not done so already, create a My Disney Experience account and link that Exchange Certificate and resort hotel (if you have one) to your account. When attempting to link the Exchange Certificate, click on the option to Link Tickets. Once your certificate or tickets are linked, you need to immediately make Disney Park Pass system reservations.

    With your certificate linked, you can use a MagicBand or Admission Card to enter the parks. Or, if you have an iPhone, you can now use Disney MagicMobile service to scan your passes at the entrance to each park. My family loves MagicBands, so we still use those. It is, however, certainly nice to have options!

    Shalisia, I hope this helps! I am sending you an extra sprinkle of pixie dust to help you make those plans expeditiously!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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