• On Mar 5, 2021
    Christopher from NY 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 a park ticket for my son and he can't make the trip can I use the ticket at a different time ? I would usually wait until I was 100 percent sure that he could join us but since we need to reserve park with ticket in advance

    Hi Christopher,

    Welcome to planDisney! It's great to hear that you're already thinking about the details of your summer getaway to The Most Magical Place on Earth! To me, planning is half the fun, so by starting early, you'll have plenty of time to dream about all the moments you'll enjoy at Walt Disney World Resort and put together the perfect itinerary for your trip! The availability calendar is still wide open this far out, so the great news is you'll be able to make your Disney Park Pass reservations now and guarantee your spot in the parks on your preferred days.

    The flip side of that is that it can be tricky to plan things so far in advance, especially with the ever-changing nature of the world around us. I'm happy to let you know that Disney's current ticketing policy does allow you to apply the value of any unused but expired theme park tickets to a future ticket, so hopefully that can put your mind at ease a bit and allow you to go ahead and include your son in your plans. I know how precious time with loved ones is, and I'm sending lots of pixie dust that he'll be able to join you on vacation. If his plans don't allow for that, though, it is possible to modify the ticket for a later date. Do note that you'd need to pay the difference between the value of the current ticket and the cost of the new one at that time, but that certainly provides some flexibility for your planning.

    While dates for the Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival have not yet been released, be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any announcements about special seasonal events happening during your visit, Christopher, and don't hesitate to come back to planDisney again if we can help with anything else! I hope you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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