Sunset at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 18, 2024
    Jenna Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you buy admission tickets with cash on the day of arrival, or do you have to pre-book online to reserve a spot for animal kingdom?

    Hello Jenna,

    It's exciting to hear you're heading to Disney's Animal Kingdom tomorrow, especially during the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend! This event adds an extra layer of magic and celebration throughout Walt Disney World Resort, making your visit even more special.

    You'll be pleased to know that while purchasing tickets in advance is often the way to go, you can indeed buy admission tickets at the park on the day of your arrival, and yes, cash is accepted. Plus, with the update that theme park reservations are no longer required for date-based tickets, you can seamlessly enter Disney's Animal Kingdom without the need for any additional steps once you've got your ticket. This makes for a worry-free and flexible approach to planning your day in the park.

    Given that it's a Tuesday, and despite the buzz of the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, you're likely to find the park more relaxed than on busier weekend days. This gives you a wonderful opportunity to explore all the incredible attractions and experiences Disney's Animal Kingdom has to offer, from the breathtaking beauty of Pandora – The World of Avatar to the thrilling encounters on Kilimanjaro Safaris.

    To make the most of your adventure, you might want to consider adding Disney Genie+ to your ticket. This service is a great way to maximize your time in the park by giving you access to the Lightning Lane for select attractions, helping you to enjoy more of what you love with less waiting.

    Arriving early is another tip I'd love to share. It can really enhance your experience, allowing you to enjoy some of the most sought-after attractions with shorter wait times early in the day. Disney's Animal Kingdom is a treasure trove of wonders waiting to be discovered, and getting there as the gates open is a fantastic way to start your magical journey.

    If you have any more questions or need further tips as you prepare for your visit, don't hesitate to reach out to us here at planDisney. We're here to help make your trip as magical and memorable as possible.

    Wishing you an absolutely enchanting day at Disney's Animal Kingdom tomorrow. May it be filled with adventure, discovery, and unforgettable moments.

    ~Yael
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Meet the Panelist: Yael, Florida

As a native Floridian, I've experienced the Disney Parks in every stage of life: as a child, a teenager, a newlywed, and now as a mom of three. My journey through the magic of Walt Disney World Resort has been filled with unforgettable moments and invaluable insights. Whether you're planning your first or your 100th visit, I'm eager to share my cherished memories and tried-and-true planning tips with you. Let's make your Disney experience as magical as mine have been! Learn More About Yael

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