• On Jul 13, 2021
    Julie 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.

    I want to check in to Disney World resort on 7/25/2022 but I want my park passes to begin 7/24/2022, Do I need to purchase my hotel and tickets separately?

    Hello, Julie!

    Thank you for stopping by and visiting us at planDisney, welcome. There’s nothing I love more than planning for a visit. It’s funny in a way, even while we are still there, I find myself planning for our next visit. It’s our favorite place to be!

    Julie, you are correct. If you are wanting to visit the parks before your check-in date, you will want to book your resort and tickets separately. Otherwise, your ticket start date will begin on your check-in date. My sister experienced this back in April. Her package was a good deal, and it was a last-minute realization, so she ended up just purchasing a 1-Day Ticket to use the day before her check-in date. It worked out perfectly! So that is an option for you to try as well. She also ended up pushing her flight to a later time so she could enjoy the parks for a little longer, which is also another great tip. My family and I always look to purchase the earliest arrival flight and the latest departure so that we can enjoy the most of our visit.

    Overall, it was a fantastic trip. I’m so happy she was able to book her trip around the same time my family was there so we could all enjoy some extra time together. I hope this helps answer your question. And please let us know if there’s anything else we can do when it comes to planning for this visit!

    Have a Magical Day!
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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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