All Star Music Pool; Donald and friends fountain
  • On Oct 23, 2023
    Cara from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My friend, a FL resident, wants to buy a FL resident WDW ticket for my minor child. If my friend verifies her FL residency online when buying the ticket, can my spouse & I (not FL residents) enter the park with my child without my friend present?

    Hiya, Cara, and welcome to planDisney! It sounds like your family is ready to make some magical memories at Walt Disney World Resort soon, so let's look at your best options.

    It's thoughtful and generous of your Florida friend to offer to buy a ticket for your child. You've got a friend in her! But Florida resident offers for Theme Park Tickets and Disney Resort Hotel stays are intended to be used exclusively by guests who live in the Sunshine State.

    I know that policy isn't what you hoped for, but let's look at other options.

    There's a 2024 deal coming to Walt Disney World for stays from March through June. Details will be announced next month, so watch the Disney Parks Blog for the latest. Children ages 3-9 will get half-price park tickets and dining plans with the purchase of a non-discounted Walt Disney Company Travel Package. This might be just the ticket for your family, Cara!

    Keep an eye on the Special Offers page for additional savings that might apply to your family, such as military discounts and special rates on resort stays for select dates. 

    My number one tip for families planning a visit is to stay at a Disney Resort Hotel. You get many benefits like Early Theme Park Entry, complimentary transportation to the parks, discounts on MagicBand+, and more.

    But best of all, your family will be surrounded by Disney magic for your entire stay. You don't have to leave the Disney bubble! And there are price points for all budgets. I recently stayed at Disney's All-Star Music Resort and had a blast with friends at this Value Resort. The theming there is pitch-perfect!

    Cara, please stop by planDisney anytime. My pals and I love to help guests plan practically perfect visits to our happy place. I'm sprinkling pixie dust so your trip will be filled with magic. 

    Magic awaits,
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Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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