Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Mar 9, 2010
    Timothy from NY 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.

    If my family of 4 purchases 1 day/1 park tickets online, do we have to specify the day we use them in advance? Is there any drawback to waiting and buying at the gate (such as long lines)? We may base our decision on the weather outlook.

    When purchasing Disney park tickets, you do not have to specify in advance which days you are going to use the tickets. Disney park tickets are valid until you first use them. Once they are used, you have up to 14 days to use your admission days until the tickets expire. You can visit the parks in any order you want. You do not have to visit the parks on consecutive days, as long as those days are with the 14-day use window.

    The lines at the ticket windows are not usually long. You can also buy park tickets at the Disney hotels. The only possible drawback to purchasing your tickets at WDW is that you may be able to buy the tickets for slightly cheaper elsewhere. There are a few reputable Disney ticket sellers that offer discounts. Try checking the websites and for ideas.

    Good luck and have a great vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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