• On Feb 12, 2017
    Laurie from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to Disney Orlando next week and taking a few friends of our kids. What is the best way to purchase tickets, since the original card used to purchase tickets has to be presented and the parents of each of the friends will be purchasing online?

    Hi Laurie!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question - I'm happy to help!

    What awesome parents you are, to be chaperoning this fun Walt Disney World Resort adventure with your family and lots of friends. You're sure to make memories that will last a lifetime!

    It's true that when Disney theme park tickets are purchased with a credit card online, the cardholder needs to be the one to pick up the pass.Only the guest with the credit card used to make the purchase and matching photo ID can pick up the tickets at Guest Relations at Walt Disney World Resort.

    I spoke with a Disney Cast Member to find out the best way around such a situation. The best solution is to have your friends purchase Disney Gift Cards in the amount they plan to spend on the tickets, and use the gift cards to purchase the park tickets online. If a Disney gift card is used to make the purchase, you will not need to present a credit card or ID to pick up the tickets at Guest Relations. Disney Gift Cards can be purchased at many major retailers, such as Walmart, Walgreens or CVS.

    I hope this helps, and I hope you have a most magical Walt Disney World vacation! - Diane W.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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