Pluto at Magic Kingdom
  • On Nov 28, 2022
    Mary from DC 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 am still confused about rules for FL grandparents buying tickets for their grandkids. Does the FL resident have to be present at the gate to validate the kids' tickets, or can they verify their residency when they buy the tickets online?

    Hiya, Mary. Welcome to planDisney

    I think it is so incredibly thoughtful that Grandma is purchasing Walt Disney World Theme Park tickets for the grandkids. There really is no better gift than the gift of a magical Walt Disney World vacation. 

    The Florida Resident purchasing tickets for kids under the age of 18 will need to show their Florida proof of residency for those tickets to be considered active. This can happen in 2 different ways. She can verify her proof of residency online at the time of purchasing the tickets. If online is the way she'd like to do it, it's very important to have all of the documents needed at the time of purchase because this is the only time it can be done online. Here's what she'll need to have on hand -a valid Florida driver’s license (must have a Florida address), a valid Florida state-issued ID card (must have a Florida address), or a valid Florida-based military ID. There are other ways to show proof as well, those are just the most common. During the online check-out process, she'll want to look for the section “Your Florida Resident Information” and fill that out. The other option is to verify her residency in person. This can be done anytime after the tickets are bought and does not need to be done the day of using the tickets. It can be at a time that is more convenient to her if she isn't planning on going to the parks with the grandkids. 

    I hope this helps clear up any confusion. If you have any other questions about this, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm happy to help!

    Have fun! 
    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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