• On Oct 13, 2021
    Rhoda from 47 Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    First time to Disney next week. Not able to buy tickets in good time, how late can I purchase and how do I access tickets after purchase?

    Hi, Rhoda! Thanks for stopping by to see us here at planDisney! 

    Ka-CHOW! You're going to the Walt Disney World Resort tomorrow! I bet you're more excited than Lightning McQueen crossing the finish line at a Piston Cup race! 

    Rhoda, if you still haven't bought your theme park tickets yet, don't worry about a thing! You can purchase tickets online at the Walt Disney World website literally anytime. There are a few things we need to get done before you hit the parks, so let's go through them right here:

    1. Create a My Disney Experience account.
    If you haven't already, create a free My Disney Experience account. All of your tickets and other plans will be linked to it so you can keep track of everything. 

    2. Buy your tickets.
    Head over to the "Tickets" page on the Walt Disney World website and choose your ticket type, number of days, and the start date. Then, follow the directions to complete your purchase. After that, you should see your tickets in the "My Plans" section of your My Disney Experience account.

    3. Make theme park reservations.
    Each Guest must have an advance reservation to enter the theme parks, so jump to the Disney Park Pass page to make them once you've bought your tickets. Just follow the prompts to make your reservations, and you'll be ready to go before you know it!

    4. Pick up tickets.
    When you arrive at the first theme park of your visit, stop by the Guest Relations window to pick up Admission Cards for your party. The Cast Member may ask for your email confirmation, so be sure to bring it with you, along with a photo ID. Your cards will be valid for your entire vacation.

    5. Have fun!
    Head over to the park entrance to tap your Admission Card, and let the magic begin!

    I hope this helps you get ready to enjoy all the amazing things in store for you on your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, Rhoda. Have fun, and please come see us again real soon!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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