• On Nov 17, 2018
    Annette from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My dad is retired military. Can he buy our park tickets with his military ID on discount if he is not going with us to DisneyWotld?

    Hi Annette,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thank you for your question. Your Walt Disney World Vacation is coming up in just a few short weeks, and I am so excited for you!

    Please thank your dad for his service to our country. Mine is a military family too, and we are so grateful for all the great discounts and promotions available to military families visiting Walt Disney World. The military ticket promotion is a really fantastic deal, and so it comes with very specific usage rules. The person holding the military ID does need to be present to activate the tickets at a Walt Disney World Guest Relations location. If your dad purchases your tickets but is not with you at Disney, you won’t be able to activate and use the tickets on your vacation. I’m so glad you asked us, because it would not be magical to arrive and find you couldn’t use those tickets!

    Annette, I do recommend purchasing your park tickets in advance so you’re able to take advantage of Disney’s FastPass+ service. If you’re staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, you can book three FastPass+ reservations per day 60 days in advance of your check-in date; if your stay will be off-property, you’ll be able to make FastPass+ selections 30 days in advance. This service is great for minimizing wait times at popular attractions, and we have lots of advice here on the panel about how to be strategic and get the most out of those selections.

    Have fun counting down to your visit, and please come back and see us if you have any more questions. There is so much holiday magic in the air at Walt Disney World right now, and I know you are going to have the best time!

    Wishing you a merry and magical vacation,
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Meet the Panelist: Robyn, Virginia

Hi there! I'm Robyn, and I am so excited to share my love of all things Disney with you! My proud military family loves going on Disney adventures that include enchanting moments, laughter and happy tears, and all the pineapple and Mickey-shaped snacks we can find. It's my pleasure to help you plan the most magical and unforgettable vacation in the Disney Parks. Learn More About Robyn

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