• On Mar 17, 2021
    Megan from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I buy Florida resident tickets for my grandchildren do I need to enter the park with them or can I provide the proof of residency online?

    Hey there, Megan!

    Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney! It's wonderful to hear you're wanting to purchase Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets for your grandchildren!

    I'm happy to share some general information in hopes that it's helpful for your planning. While I don't have all the details around your plans for purchasing Florida Residents tickets, if I follow the gist of your question about purchasing tickets for others, I'd say you want to think about the online purchasing step and the in-person activation step as separate steps.  

    As a general tip, I'll share that Florida residents can verify their Florida residency online in order to purchase Florida Resident theme park tickets. You can verify your Florida residency online with valid identification that includes a Florida driver’s license with a Florida address, a Florida state-issued ID card with a Florida address, or Florida-based military ID. 

    Florida residents using Florida Resident theme park tickets would need to activate their theme park tickets by providing proof of Florida residency on the first day the tickets are used to enter a theme park. I know you don't mention if your grandchildren are adults or minors, but I'll note that all adults using Florida Resident theme park tickets would need to provide proof of Florida residency.  

    If you'd like to purchase your Florida Resident ticket by phone, or ask additional questions about your specific details for purchasing and using Florida Resident tickets, you can contact Walt Disney World Resort at (407) 939-1800.

    Megan, one idea to consider to activate the Florida Resident tickets you purchase is to visit the Disney Ticket Center at Disney Springs. This would give you an opportunity to activate your theme park tickets and skip an in-person visit to a Guest Relations window outside of the theme parks. 

    One other tip I want to emphasize, Megan, is to check out the Theme Park Reservation Availability calendar before you purchase your tickets. You'll want to make sure that the theme parks have reservation availability for the dates that you, or your grandchildren, plan to visit. When you see that there is availability, be sure to make your theme park reservations using the Disney Park Pass system. The Disney Park Pass system is a quick and easy tool for selecting who will be going to the theme park, the date of the visit, and the theme park. The theme park reservations can be viewed and managed in the My Plans area of My Disney Experience mobile app and the My Disney Experience tools online.

    Megan, I hope this information is helpful as you and your grandchildren get ready to enjoy all the magic of Walt Disney World Resort!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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