• On Apr 2, 2022
    Katie from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We didn't know that you have to reserve tickets..we have a trip planned for April 17th and 18th. Everything is bought. I went to purchase tickets and it shows unavailable. Can someone please help us? We are completely heartbroken right now.

    Welcome to planDisney Katie!

    I am so sorry you are having trouble booking your Theme Park Reservations for your travel dates. Let's try a few things to keep your vacation magical!

    I am guessing you already have your Theme Park Tickets purchased. If so, make sure they are linked to each of your travel guests on your My Disney Experience. Then comes the part that is very important: Keep checking for any availability for Theme Park Reservations! Guests are always moving their plans around so you might get a bit of pixie dust and be able to lock in a reservation. Right up to your travel days, keep trying! Make sure you are logged into your My Disney Experience when checking. Check several times a day and do this every day. You just never know. All 4 parks are a blast, so enjoy whatever park becomes available. 

    If you did NOT purchase your Theme Park Tickets yet, you can simply hold off buying the tickets until you see if there is availability. That is up to you how you want to handle that. 

    So, what to do on days you do not get a Theme Park Reservation? I think you will be so happy with all there is to experience at Walt Disney World! Start with your resort. I do not know where you are staying, but most resorts all around the Orlando area have wonderful pool areas. You are on vacation, so kick back and enjoy the sun!

    Plan a day at Disney Springs. Enjoy shopping, dining, bowling at Splitsville or catch a movie. Little ones love the Lego Store. While in Disney Springs, see if there is any live entertainment planned on their main stage. 

    If mini-golf is your thing, stop by Winter Summerland for a super fun time. My family loves these 2 courses, as they are fun to play and super cute.

    You should have great weather in April, so check out Disney's Typhoon Lagoon (no reservations needed). It is one magnificent water park. Your family will enjoy an entire day of fun on the slides and splashing in the amazing wave pool. 

    For a magical evening, book a Dining Reservation at the Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. After dinner, head out to their beach to watch Disney Enchantment, then hang around to see the Electrical Water Pageant. It will be a night to remember!

    You might also want to go to Disney's Beach Club Resort and make a Dining Reservations for Beaches and Cream. Enjoy lunch or just some delicious ice cream. After, hop on the Disney Skyliner just steps away from the Beach Club. Zoom around and get a bird's eye view of parks, resorts, and more! Disney transportation around property is complimentary and does not require reservations or tickets. 

    These are just a few ideas and only the beginning of all you can experience at Walt Disney World. If you want more ideas, stop back. But, I'm holding out hope that a Theme Park Reservation opens up for your family. Best wishes to all.

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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