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  • On Apr 3, 2024
    Aly 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.

    When buying park tickets from Disney, the details state “After expiration date, the price paid for a wholly unused ticket can be applied to the purchase of a new ticket with an equal or higher price.” Would that still apply if I bought my tickets from AAA?

    Hi there, Aly, and welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks for stopping by as you prepare for your adventure to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Whether you plan to visit now or later this year, you've chosen an incredible time to be our guest at the Walt Disney World Resort. Check out some of the excitement arriving in 2024 here.

    Aly, you'll be pleased to know that the ticket policy you mentioned will apply to standard AAA tickets. I'm a fellow AAA member and occasionally take advantage of deals from this or other Disney-authorized ticket vendors. When you buy theme park tickets from AAA, you'll receive an e-mail with a barcode and 12-digit alphanumeric confirmation. Link the confirmation number to your My Disney Experience account and match the tickets to guests in your friends and family list. Once the tickets are in your My Disney Experience account, you can modify the dates or upgrade them.

    If your original selected travel dates don't work out and your tickets expire, they might disappear from view in your My Disney Experience account, but don't panic! At this point, you'd need to call Walt Disney World or visit Guest Relations or a ticket window upon arrival to validate them. Cast Members can view current, past, and expired theme park admissions in our accounts. Last month, my son and I redeemed unused Disney Water Park tickets that had expired at the end of 2023. We couldn't see the tickets anymore in My Disney Experience, so when we arrived at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, we stopped by the ticket window, where a friendly Cast Member scanned my MagicBand, located our old tickets, and helped us reactivate them to use that day. It was pretty magical!

    I hope this has been helpful, Aly. Best wishes for planning your vacation, and if there's anything else we can do to make it even more memorable, don't hesitate to reach out again.

    You've got a friend in me,
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Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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