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  • On Feb 8, 2022
    Susan from CT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughter has a hopper ticket from 1996 with 1 day left, how does she go about using it?? We want to book our park tickets for April trip.

    Hi Susan,
    Welcome to planDisney. We're your ticket to boots on the ground advice for planning Walt Disney World Resort vacations and it would be a pleasure to advise you on the next steps for accessing the magic of your daughter's ticket from 1996. If you had the pleasure of seeing Cinderella Castle transformed into a pleasantly pink birthday cake for Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Celebration that year, you will be awe-struck by its current status as an EARidescent masterpiece in honor of The World's Most Magical Celebration. The gold details, vibrant hues, and gleaming turrets draw inspiration from Disney Legend Mary Blair. At night, Cinderella Castle shines with pixie dust as a Beacon of Magic, and a viewing of the new nighttime spectacular, Disney Enchantment, will leave you filled with a sense of magical empowerment. 

    To enter one of the four theme parks, you must have a valid park admission and park pass reservation linked in your My Disney Experience account. When linking park tickets on the Walt Disney World website, Guests with tickets purchased before 2010 are instructed to call (407) 939-4357 for information and assistance. In the My Disney Experience mobile app, a similar message appears with directions to call (407) 939-6204. A Cast Member at either one of these phone numbers will be able to use their magic wand to help you and/or your daughter preserve the magic of her unused ticket. Lots of folks are answering the call to Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration, so I recommend calling when you have some time to enjoy some music while you wait. I like to call when I'm doing chores around the house; folding laundry is always better with a Disney soundtrack. 

    As soon as your admission is squared away, take a look at the Theme Park Reservation Availability Calendar and make your park pass reservations as soon as you are able. To make plans with your daughter, you'll want to make sure you're connected as Family and Friends in My Disney Experience. You'll also want to consider your mode of entry into the parks. The information from your My Disney Experience account can be connected to a MagicBand, admission card, or Disney MagicMobile pass that will be scanned at the entrance to each park.

    The My Disney Experience mobile app opens up a whole new world of connectivity and planning assistance throughout your Disney days. While the magic of a Disney vacation remains unchanged, the ways to maximize and strategize the magic have grown exponentially in the past twenty-five years. Please reach out to planDisney with any other trip-planning questions before, during, or after your visit.  

    You are the magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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