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  • On Dec 8, 2019
    Sarah from ON 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 planning a trip to Disney over the Christmas holidays. We haven't purchased our park tickets yet so I was wondering if there is still time to order them online or if it would be better to just buy them at the gate?

    Hi Sarah, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question, my fellow Canadian! 

    You can absolutely buy your Theme Park Tickets for your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort online right now and I strongly recommend that you do so, for several reasons. First, if you’re planning to visit for 4 days or more, there’s a Special Offer for Canadian Residents for Theme Park Tickets that is ONLY available online. You can’t buy these tickets when you arrive, so it’s a very good reason to buy ahead.

    Second, the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort are typically busier than other times of year. This means that you’ll absolutely want to make your 3 advance FastPass+ selections for each of your Disney Days. I’m happy to say that the ability to make up to 3 selections per day (all in a single Theme Park) is open to all Guests, up to 30 days in advance. You won’t be able to make those advanced selections unless you buy your tickets beforehand, and I’d recommend purchasing them as soon as possible. 

    Please note that, although some selections may no longer be available for the most popular attractions, you can still make your choices now and change them at any time, including the day of your visit via the My Disney Experience mobile app. In fact, if you have your heart set on a particular attraction, but it isn’t available to you right now, I highly recommend that you keep checking back for availability, especially the day of your visit. I’ve had great luck getting access to some very coveted attractions by being persistent! 

    I hope my answer helps you plan the perfect series of Disney Days for you and your family this Holiday season! Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

    Lynne
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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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