• On Sep 19, 2019
    Breana from FL 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.

    Hi, so if I am a Florida resident and am thinking of buying a ticket as a gift for my friend who lives out of state, am I able to get the Florida resident rates or would I have to buy him a normal pass?

    Hi Breana,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! One of the best advantages of living close to The Mouse is the fantastic discounts we get on Disney Theme Park tickets. I love that you want to take advantage of that and treat your friend to a magical visit. Unfortunately, while we can share our love of all things Mickey with our friends and family, unless they are Florida residents, we can’t share the discount!

    All adults over the age of 18 need proof of Florida residency to take advantage of the discount. So unless he has evidence of that, you will not be able to purchase discounted tickets for him. But you can buy a discounted ticket for yourself, and then buy a non-discounted ticket for him.

    Breana, do you know that you don’t need to show up to the Parks to activate your tickets? A Ticket Center is now open at Disney Springs, which makes logistical errands a lot simpler! When you activate your pass, you will need to show proof of residency. That proof can come in a variety of forms, including:

    -State or military-issued ID card with Florida address.
    -Bills, Policies or Registration in their name (i.e., automobile registration, insurance policy or statement from utilities, insurance, etc. note though that the bills can be no more than two months old).
    -Mail from a certified institution such as a bank, federal, or state agency with their name.

    Current statements and bills that are printed from an electronic version or via smartphones are acceptable.

    Now more than ever is a magical time to visit Walt Disney World. chEARs to an enchanted vacation with your friend!

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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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