• On Jan 27, 2017
    Julie from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! My family and I are driving to our next WDW vacation in March 2017. I am not planning to go to the parks on arrival day in case our road trip takes longer than planned. If we change our minds, how do we get last minute tickets on the day of arrival?

    Hi Julie,

    A road trip to Walt Disney World Resort. How exciting! That is how my family prefers to travel from New Jersey. We actually drove all the way to Disneyland a couple of summers ago. So much fun!

    There are two ways to book a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort. You can have a room-only reservation, and then you would need to purchase Theme Park Tickets. Although you can do so when you arrive to your Resort Hotel or even at the entrance of the Theme Park, it is best to purchase them ahead of time, since you will be able to book FastPass+ reservations ahead of time.

    The other way to book a vacation, is with a Magic Your Way Vacation Package, which includes a stay at a Disney Resort Hotel and Theme Park Tickets. You can still customize the number of days you want, regardless of the number of nights of hotel. My family usually does not go to the Theme Parks on arrival, departure and usually a day halfway through. It is the best way to recharge and enjoy all the amenities the Resort Hotel has to offer.

    One last tip: Theme Park Tickets are valid up to 14 days from first use. And you can add days or options as long as you have remaining days available. Simply visit Guest Relations at the entrance of any of the Theme Parks, or the Lobby Concierge in your Resort Hotel. See you real soon!

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