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  • On Oct 24, 2022
    Lois from FL 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 family live in FL and are annual pass holders. My 74 year old mum is coming to stay with us from England and we’d like to bring her to Disney. She won’t be riding rides. Can I buy her a FL resident ticket? Otherwise it’s going to be $215 for one day…

    Hi there, Lois. Welcome to planDisney. Thanks for dropping by with your Walt Disney World vacation planning question. 

    Lois, I know you've got to be getting so excited about your mother's upcoming visit. Taking her to Walt Disney World is just going to be the icing on the cake! Unfortunately, you won't be able to purchase her a Florida Resident ticket to use while she is here. Florida resident tickets are intended only for those Guests who reside in Florida. To use these tickets, you actually have to show proof of residency at Guest Relations before the tickets are activated for use. The most common ways to show proof of residency are a valid Florida driver’s license (must have a Florida address), a valid Florida state-issued ID card (must have a Florida address) or a valid Florida-based military ID.

    Instead, you'll need to purchase your mom either a standard base ticket or you can upgrade the tickets to include the park hopper option. I did take a look at park tickets for dates in November and I am not seeing the price quite as high as you mentioned. A standard theme park ticket for November 17th is around $139.00 + tax. A park hopper for that day does increase the price to just over $200 but with one day, you could consider just doing one theme park instead. Please keep in mind that prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Magic Kingdom Park is so iconic and you could easily spend the whole day there so that would be my suggestion. 

    I'm sorry I don't have better news for you, Lois. If you have any other questions, please feel free to stop back by and ask me. I'm here to help. 

    Jackie H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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