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  • On Jun 26, 2024
    Vincenza from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I f I buy a 2 day ticket do I have to start on the first day of arrival or can I start it during the 4 day use period. For example if I buy a ticket starting 8/3 can I start using it on 8/5? Thank you

    Welcome to planDisney, Vincenza!

    Thanks for stopping by with such a great question. I'm happy to help!

    Multi-day date-based tickets have a usage range depending on the number of days purchased. Purchasing a 2-day standard theme park ticket will require you to select a start date on the admission calendar, but your tickets will be valid for use at any time within the 4-day usage window associated with that date. I reached out to a Cast Member who confirmed that you do not need to visit on the selected start date for your date-based ticket as long as you redeem all admission entitlements within the designated range. However, I recommend reviewing the pricing calendar carefully when it's time to make your purchase.

    Based on the dates you mentioned, selecting August 3 as a start date will be more expensive than selecting August 5 as a start date. Pricing fluctuates based on the time of year, and can also vary between weekdays and weekends within a single week. Regardless of when you begin using your tickets, you'll want to be sure you redeem each day of admission before the usage period ends. You don't have to visit on consecutive days, but keep in mind that partially used tickets will not retain value after the expiration date. 

    I hope this clears up any confusion, Vincenza. There's a lot of excitement to look forward to this summer, so I'm hopeful you'll find the perfect time to visit. In case you haven't heard, more details also recently became available for this year's EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, as well. This festival is scheduled to delight foodies from August 29 through November 23, 2024, and it's another fantastic time to visit Walt Disney World Resort. I'm anxiously awaiting the menu reveals but was excited to see the Eat to the Beat Concert Series lineup announced just yesterday. I'm looking forward to snacking and grooving my way around World Showcase this fall.

    Please come back and see us again with any additional planning questions. We're always here to help!

    Magic and memories,
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