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  • On Jan 21, 2022
    Pamela from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How far in advance should I purchase my theme park tickets?

    Hi Pamela!

    Welcome to planDisney! We're so glad you've decided to stop by and drop us a question! As an advanced planner myself, I am always trying to see when I can maximize my dollar and make the most out of our Walt Disney World vacations!  

    Pamela, truthfully there is never a suggested time when you can buy your tickets. It is at your vacation planning and financial discretion. If you are traveling during times when crowd levels are higher, such as Spring Break, Summer Vacation, and Holiday seasons, it is in your best interest to book your tickets early.  In this way, you can make your Disney Park Pass reservations as soon as your tickets are uploaded to the My Disney Experience account.  Currently, Disney Park Pass reservations are available through the entirety of 2022. Seeing that you are traveling towards the end of May, I suggest you purchase your tickets now and book your park reservations. You can check the availability of park reservations on the Disney Theme Park Availability Calendar to determine whether or not your intended park destination is available.

    Disney Park Pass Planning Tip:  On the Theme Park Availability Calendar, you can toggle between Resort Guest, Annual Passholder, and Theme Park Ticket guest. The calendar has different availability based on the type of ticket or resort guest. If you are an Annual Passholder AND a Resort Guest, your availability might be greater than solely a Theme Park ticket holder.

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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