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  • On Mar 21, 2024
    Eliza from New South Wales Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    As a coach of a Summit team I'm looking to buy Disney World tickets not through Varsity as I intend to purchase 9 days worth of tickets which is more than Varsity offers. Is this allowed or do we need to buy tickets through Varsity as a coach of a team

    Hello, Coach Eliza, and welcome to planDisney! How exciting to be planning to watch your team compete at the prestigious Summit 2024 Championship at the Walt Disney World Resort this spring! My daughter is a competitive cheerleader, so I know the commitment and dedication that athletes and coaches alike put into preparing for these events; thank you for your commitment to shaping athletes and providing them with these unforgettable experiences! You're all all-star!

    Eliza, when attending these competitions sponsored by third-party organizers like Varsity Spirit, there are options for coaches and athletes to register as part of the Varsity Travel Packages, where hotel rooms are bundled with park tickets and admission to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, or as commuters. When my daughter attended a competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports, we registered as a commuter team and we were able to select our ticket options through Varsity or on our own. Our coaches were able to do the same. No matter how you elect to purchase your theme park tickets, you will want to link them to your My Disney Experience account so you will have the ability to enter the parks using a Magic Mobile pass or a Disney Band.

    One thing I'd like to mention is that if you do not purchase your theme park tickets through Varsity directly, you will need to also purchase your tickets for entry into the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex separately, as a standard theme park ticket will not include entry to a third-party event at ESPN. In looking at Varsity's website, it looks like they offer a Coach's Pass/Personnel Pass that includes coach registration fees and admission to the complex. If your team is planning to also attend the Celebration Party at Disney's Hollywood Studios on May 5, you would also need to purchase that ticket separately through Varsity. This special after-hours event is a great way for your team to celebrate their accomplishments at Summit and have some magical fun with dance parties, attractions, and some well-known favorite characters! 

    Eliza, I hope this information is helpful as you prepare your team to compete for the championship and make the most magical memories together! If we can help with any other questions as you count down the days to your arrival, don't hesitate to come on back and ask again! You bring the cheers; we're all ears!

    Here's to making magic and hitting zero,
    Alison
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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