• On Sep 1, 2020
    Amanda from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! We have a 10 day trip planned and would like a 3 day ticket. We want to spread out the days, but when I purchase it says the tickets are only good for 5 days. Do I have to purchase one day tickets, three times to be allowed to spread them out more?

    Greetings Amanda! Welcome back to planDisney. I'm happy to help with another great question.

    A ten-day Walt Disney World vacation sounds heavenly. You'll have plenty of time to relax and explore all that your Resort Hotel has to offer. Recently, my family enjoyed an end-of-summer getaway to Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge during which we spent multiple days lounging poolside and indulging in some delicious meals. 

    Amanda, when you purchase Disney theme park tickets, you will select a start date; 3 day park tickets will expire 5 days after the selected date. For example, a 3-day base ticket with a start date of November 1 is valid any 3 days from November 1 to November 5. Even within a five-day window, you can still spread your theme park days out with a resort day in between each. Your ticket start date does not have to coincide with your check-in date, so you could potentially arrive and enjoy your resort for a day or two, and then select your first theme park day, beginning the five-day usage window. 

    To stretch out the number of days you can visit the theme parks, you could certainly purchase 3 separate one-day admissions, selecting a different day for each ticket. Because the price per-day doesn't start to decrease significantly until the five-day mark, you would only be paying slightly more than you would for one 3 day ticket. Another option is to purchase a five-day ticket. Not only would this give you two more days to enjoy the theme parks, but you would have 8 days to visit the theme parks five times. Should you decide to upgrade your admission after you have arrived, this is fine too! Just be sure to add on before your ticket expires - before midnight on the ticket's last valid use day. 

    I hope this has been helpful as you make your final ticketing decisions. While Elastigirl can't stretch out those usage dates, I'm sure you will find an option that works for your group. Once you have made your purchase, remember to reserve your theme park days in advance with the Disney Park Pass System. Thanks again for stopping by, and if there is anything else can do to make your stay more memorable, come back and see us again!

    Have a great, big, beautiful tomorrow,
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Meet the Panelist: Betsy, Maryland

Greetings! I'm Betsy, a middle school teacher, wife, and mom of two. My family and I love to travel the world, but our best memories are those made when we're visiting Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort. No matter how many times we visit, there is always something new to see, ride, or eat at the Disney Parks. Learn More About Betsy

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